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May 24, 2016

Who's hungry? See what's cooking at Taste of Cincinnati

Best of Taste tileTaste of Cincinnati, presented by Budweiser and produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber runs Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30 along Fifth Street from Vine to Sentinel. New hours for Taste of Cincinnati are Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Monday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Taste will feature more than 70 area restaurants, one of every four of which are new to Taste in 2016. 


Alfio's Buon Cibo
Andy's Mediterranean Grille
Bella Luna
Budina Noodle and Rice
Busken Bakery
Buona Terra
Cazadores Restaurant
Chicago Gyros
Delicio Coal Fired Pizza
Eddie's Southern Style BBQ
Eli's BBQ
  Forno Osteria & bar
  Habanero Latin America
  J Gumbo's
  Keystone Bar & Grill
  Le's Pho & Sandwiches 
  Market Street Grille
  McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks
  Mecklenburg Gardens
  Moerlein Lager House
  Oasis Grill
  Mecklenburg Gardens
  Moerlein Lager House
  Oasis Grill
  Pompillios Restaurant
  Ramundo Family Sausage Co.
  Silver Ladel
  Skyline Chili
  Thai Taste
  The Melting Pot
  Tom + Chee
  Via Vite
  Washington Platform
  Wertheim's Restaurant 

Food Trucks
West Sixth Food Truck Alley is returning, adding 5 additional trucks this year for a total of 15 food trucks. 

Adena's Beefstroll
Alabama Fish Bar
Best Thing Smokin
Bistro de Mohr
Catch-a-Fire Pizza 
  C'est Cheese
  Empanadas Aqui
  Just Jerks
  Marty's Waffles
  Red Sesame
  Roll With It Café
  SugarSnap! Sweet Treats
  Texas Joe Tex Mex
  Urban Vistro

Click here to see what each restaurant and food truck will be serving!


Taste Experience & Caterer's Corner
Cincinnati’s signature restaurants will participate in the Kingsgate Transportation Taste Experience located in P&G Gardens at Fifth between Sycamore and Broadway. Taste Experience offers an intimate dining experience with seating and live music. Chefs from the participating restaurants will be at the Taste Experience for 2-3 -hour increments each day. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State and the Findlay Kitchen at Findlay Market. Participating restaurants & caterer's include: 

Taste Experience (Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 30)

Aglamesis Brothers
Belterra Park
Café Bistro
Café Mediteranean
Cuban Pete's
Huit BBQ
Jenny's Homemade Cookies
Jerry's Cheesecakes
    Madisono's Gelato
    Off the Vine
    Revolution Rotisserie
    Ruth's Chris
    Sawasdee Thai Cuisine
    Stone Bowl
    V's Café
    Webb's BBQ

Caterer's Corner (Monday, May 30)
Catering by Kates
Chef Bambina
Davis Catering Inc
Delish In A Dish
Findlay Kitchen/All Day Catering
Findlay Kitchen/Ms. Cora's Southern Style Catering
Findlay Kitchen/Smiley's Bayou
Findlay Kitchen/The Jaded Fork
Findlay Kitchen/Two Women and an Oven
Jeff Thomas Catering
Keystone Bar & Grill
McHale's Catering
Tailored Catering LLC
V's Café on 7th

Click here to view the Taste Experience Schedule

Best of Taste Winners
In 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.

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

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