May 21, 2013
Countdown to Taste officially on as Best are unveiled
Lori Salzarulo, Senior Manager, Community & Corporate Events for the Chamber and Greg Aichele with Silver Ladle Restaurant. Silver Ladle won two Best of Taste awards in the appetizer and entrée categories.
With the 35th edition of the Taste of Cincinnati just days away, final plans for some new elements for this year's Taste have been revealed.
Taste of Cincinnati is presented by Meijer and Christian Moerlein has become a Memorial Day weekend tradition in the area. It is the nation's longest running culinary arts festival.
Last week, nine local restaurants earned top prizes for this year's Best of Taste Awards. This year, judges included some 200 area celebrities, chefs, professionals and foodies, and each served as "mystery diner" taste testing various dishes throughout the city for two weeks.
While Taste of Cincinnati might not officially begin until Saturday afternoon, a rather unique event is set to unfold the day before on Fountain Square. Local media celebrities representing TV, radio, print and blogs will compete in the first-ever go Vibrant Veggie Races from noon to 1 p.m. Similar to the Cub Scout's Pinewood Derby races, contestants will be provided vegetables to build and race a veggie-fueled vehicle in a round-robin style tournament.
Pat Sheeran, Chamber Vice Presidents, displays a model car for the go Vibrant Veggie Races.
Taste of Cincinnati isn't just contained to Fifth Street; it's also coming to a TV near you. Check out our commercial airing locally in the days leading up to Taste
Taste of Cincinnati is Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, from noon to midnight, and Monday, May 27, from noon to 9 p.m.