May 02, 2017
'Best of Taste' winners announced
Hungry judges visited the Taste of Cincinnati food truck preview, April 21, on Second Street and local media and friends of Taste of Cincinnati gathered at Findlay Kitchen, April 24, to chew and choose our 2017 Taste of Cincinnati Best of Taste winners. These dishes and 200+ more menu items will be able for the community to enjoy at Taste of Cincinnati, May 27-29.
You can view photos from both events below:
'Best of Taste' Food Truck Preview
'Best of Taste' at Findlay Kitchen
2017 Award Winners
Restaurant Best Dessert
First Place: Crème Brulee – Market Street Grille
Second Place: Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Mascarpone Cheesecake – Alfio’s buon cibo
Third Place: Cannoli – Pompilio’s
Restaurant Best Appetizer
First Place: Crab Cake – Market Street Grille
Second Place: Jerk Chicken Pasta – Island Frydays
Third Place: Risotto Balls – Pompilio’s
Restaurant Best Soup-Salad-Side
First Place: Birra Chiarra Italian Greens – Rivertown Brewery & Barrelhouse
Second Place: Sidewinder Fries – Market Street Grille
Third Place: Mandy's Che' Chili – Che’
Restaurant Best go Vibrant!
First Place: Silver Ladle Salad – Silver Ladle
Second Place: Spicy Chicken Wrap – Market Street Grille
Third Place: Buns n Roses – Tickle Pickle
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
Restaurant Best Entrée
First Place: Pulled Pork Sandwich with BBQ Sauce & Cole Slaw – Eli’s BBQ
Second Place: Jerk Chicken with Rice and Peas – Island Frydays
Third Place: Bacon Jelly Slider – Sammy’s Craft Burgers & Beers
Food Truck Best Dessert
First Place: Fried Cheesecake – Hungry Bros.
Second Place: Belgian Sugar Waffle with Sea Salt, Caramel & Maker's Mark Whipped Cream – Marty’s Waffles
Third Place: Pineapple Strawberry Swirl streetpop - streetpops
Food Truck Best Appetizer
First Place: The Stroll – Adena’s Beefstroll
Second Place: Mini Chicken Quesadilla – Red Sesame
Third Place: The Kevin Bacon – Hungry Bros.
Food Truck Best Soup-Salad-Side
First Place: Jalapeno Mac n Cheese - Packhouse
Second Place: Tostones – Empanadas Aqui
Food Truck Best go Vibrant!
First Place: Lamb Slider – Hungry Bros.
Second Place: Korean BBQ Taco – Red Sesame
Third Place: Hairy Empanada – Empanadas Aqui
Food Truck Best Entrée
First Place: Hand Battered Cod Platter – Alabama Fish Bar
Second Place: Bangin’Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Slaw – Best Thing Smokin’
Third Place: Hickory Smoked Brisket Taco with Island Slaw – Wicked Hickory