May 07, 2013
Hungry yet? 18 days till Taste of Cincinnati
50 restaurants, 200 food items, 5 stages, 50 entertainment acts -- Taste of Cincinnati is sure to serve up three days of scrumptious fun this Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27. Upscale dining, food trucks, and special Christian Moerlein beer events are just a few of the new things happening at Taste this year.
Taste of Cincinnati is held every Memorial Day weekend in downtown Cincinnati. Started in 1979, it is now the nation's longest running culinary arts festival, with approximately 500,000 in attendance for the annual food extravaganza.
Meijer will return as the presenting sponsor of Taste of Cincinnati and Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. will be the co-presenting sponsor as well as the official beer of Taste of Cincinnati. Upscale dining, food trucks, and special Christian Moerlein beer events are just a few of the new things happening at Taste of Cincinnati this year.
"For the 35th edition of Taste of Cincinnati presented by Meijer and Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., we want to pay tribute to Cincinnati's growing culinary and brewing scene from fine dining to food trucks and locally-brewed craft beer," said Patrick Sheeran, vice president, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and Downtown Council, the producers of Taste of Cincinnati, Party in the Park and Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.
The new signature events for Taste of Cincinnati include:
Taste of Cincinnati Experience
Ten of Cincinnati's signature restaurants will participate in the newly created Taste of Cincinnati Experience, located in the P&G Gardens at Fifth and Sycamore streets, to offer an intimate dining experience with seating and live music. Participating restaurants include: 20 Brix, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Daveed's, Orchid's, The Palace and Tano's in addition to Graeter's. Chefs from the participating restaurants will be on-site at the Taste of Cincinnati Experience for three-hour increments each day (schedule will be released closer to the event). Representatives from Les Chefs de Cuisine will also be in the area throughout the weekend with samplings, and cooking demonstrations.
Tastings, Tappings & Tours by Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., presenting sponsor and official beer of Taste of Cincinnati
Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. will serve as the Official Beer sponsor of Taste of Cincinnati and will create the Moerlein Beer Garden on Fountain Square during the event. The following specialty craft beers will be served: the Moerlein Original Golden Helles, Moerlein Over-the-Rhine Ale, Moerlein Exposition Vienna Lager, Moerlein Northern Liberties IPA and the soon-to-be-released Moerlein Seven Hefeweizen, as well as some new styles yet to hit the market. Every two hours of Taste of Cincinnati, the brewers of Moerlein will tap specialty kegs "Pins and Firkins" of dry hopped cask-conditioned ales to offer samples and discuss beer and brewing methods.
Additionally, visitors to Taste of Cincinnati will be offered free one-hour tours of the Christian Moerlein Production Craft Brewery, located in Over-the-Rhine at 1621 Moore Street. Buses will run continuously to and from Fountain Square during Taste of Cincinnati. Guests can register, free of charge, at the Christian Moerlein Beer Garden on Fountain Square.
Food Truck Alley on North Broadway
Local food trucks will take over North Broadway off of Fifth Street, downtown to serve as variety of cuisine in a new area called Food Truck Alley, which will also feature live music and seating. Participating food trucks include: Café de Wheels, C'est Cheese, EAT Mobile Dining, Gold Star Chili Mobile, Mellow Mushroom and Sugarsnap! and more.
We can't wait to see you at Taste of Cincinnati to kick off summer on Memorial Day weekend!
And, don't forget to download the Taste of Cincinnati app!
Taste of Cincinnati 2013 is presented by: