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April 26, 2016

Taste of Cincinnati's 'Best of Taste' winners announced

Best of Taste tileIn March and April, hundreds of greater Cincinnati food enthusiasts served as mystery diners, sampling dishes throughout the Cincinnati area. New for 2016, Taste of Cincinnati food trucks were also eligible for Best of Taste Awards. Mystery diner evaluations were submitted and tallied. Winners were announced by Brendon Cull, senior vice president and COO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.

“It was a healthy challenge for our judges to try so many dishes from so many restaurants in order to proclaim the best 27 in the land – and on the road, offered Cull. “These dishes represent the true diversity of our Cincinnati region.”

And the winners are…

Food Truck Best Dessert
Third Place: Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick – Sugar Snap! Sweet Treats
Second Place: Sea Salted Belgian Waffle with Caramel Sauce topped with Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whipped Cream – Marty’s Waffles
First Place: Thai Lime Basil Pop – streetpops

Food Truck Best Appetizer
Third Place: 3 Meat Stroll – Adena’s Beefstroll
Second Place: Mini Quesadilla – Red Sesame
First Place: Borocado Martini – Urban Vistro

Food Truck Best go Vibrant!
Third Place: Psycho Hummus – Catch-a-Fire Pizza
Second Place: Pomegranate Tangerine Pop – streetpops
First Place: Korean BBQ Taco – Red Sesame

go Vibrant! menu items adhere to the American Heart Association per-serving standards of 6.5 grams or less of total fat, 1 gram or less of saturated fat, a half gram or less of trans fat, 20 milligrams or less of cholesterol, and 480 milligrams or less of sodium.

Food Truck Best Entrée
Third Place: 12 hour Braised Brisket Taco – Texas Joe Tex Mex
Second Place: Carnitas Taco – Urban Vistro
First Place: Bee Sting Sandwich – C’est Cheese

Restaurant Best Dessert
Third Place: Cinnamon Bread Pudding – Alfio’s Buon Cibo
Second Place: Gourmet Pops - Delicio
First Place: Chocolate Chip/Blueberry Bread Pudding – Bella Luna

Restaurant Best Appetizer
Third Place: Buffalo Chicken Empanada – Alfio’s Buon Cibo
Second Place: Antipasto on a Stick – Bella Luna
First Place: Ricotta & Veal Meatballs – Via Vite

Restaurant Best Soup-Salad-Side
Third Place: Silver Ladle Salad – Silver Ladle
Second Place: Cioppino – Via Vite
First Place: Black & Bleu Tuna Salad – Market Street Grille

Restaurant Best go Vibrant!
Third Place: Vegetarian Grape Leaves – Andy’s Mediterranean Grille
Second Place: Chicken Wrap – Market Street Grille
First Place: Wonton Soup – Thai Taste

Restaurant Best Entrée
Third Place: Five Cheese Angus Raviolo – Alfio’s Buon Cibo
Second Place: Sacchetti (Stuffed Shells) – Bella Luna
First Place: Teriyaki Marinated Sirloin – The Melting Pot

For all the latest Taste of Cincinnati news, visit the Taste website.

 


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