BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A handful of local favorites took home top honors Saturday at the 29th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops.
A panel of honorary judges--including several members of the News 4 team--had the difficult task of deciding which treats at the two-day food festival were the tastiest.
The 2012 Taste winners are:
• Chairman's Choice (chosen by 2012 Chairman Chris Hitchcock): Eddie Ryan's – ¼ pot roast sandwich
• Children's Choice (chosen by Delaney Jones, niece of this year's chairman): Fat Bob's Smokehouse – Macaroni & Cheese
• New York Award (selected by New York State Senator Mark Grisanti): Buffalo Tap Room – Sausage Cacciatora
• Pat Sardina Memorial Award for Best Comfort Food: Francesca's – Eggplant Fra Diablo
• Lou Billitier Memorial "Rookie of the Year" Award: Cabaret
• Best Overall Item: Orazio's Restaurant – Brasciole Sliders w/ sauce and cheese
• Best Meat Item: Papi's Family Restaurant – Beef & Cheese Pastelillos
• Best Seafood Item: Ms. Goodies – Junkyard Dog
• Best Vegetarian Item: Delhi Chaat Sweets and Restaurant – Samosa Chaat
• Best Dessert: Landies Candies – Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
• Best Red Wine: Merritt Estate Winery – 2010 Merlot
• Best White Wine: Glenora Wine Cellars – 2011 Gewurztraminer
• Independent Health Foundation's Healthy Options:
o First Place: Kabab & Curry – Malai Tikka
o Second Place: Orazio's - Faye Salad
o Third Place: Applebee's – Grilled Jalapeno Lime Shrimp
The AT&T Fan Favorite Food Award, which is voted on by festival-goers, has yet to be determined.
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops, runs through 9 p.m. today and Sunday July 8, from 11
a.m. – 7 p.m. along Delaware Avenue from Chippewa Street to Niagara Square in downtown
Buffalo. For more information, visit www.tasteofbuffalo.com .
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