BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - An all out food war was underway at the Canalside Saturday, among several local trucks.
"Canalside Food Fight" kicked off a season-long cooking competition between several food trucks. The organizers of Buffalo Soup-Fest started the series.
Event organizer, Matt Carlucci said, "We just want to show off the future of Buffalo, all in one spot."
The future, includes the rising number of mobile food vendors, and the continuing development of the Canalside.
Chefs in seven trucks competed against each other using a Pan-American Exposition as inspiration for their dishes.
What were some of the contestants serving up with the inspirational ingredient?
Competitor Brenden Haggerty from the Whole Hog food truck said, "We did a little bit of research and we found an old menu they served to President McKinnley during the Pan American Expo."
Kelly Brewer from the Sweet Hearth food truck said, "I am going to make an old-fashioned ice cream float."
Michael Dimmer, from the Black Market food truck said he was making, "Cracker-jack fritter. It's inspired by Cracker Jack, popcorn and peanuts everywhere at the Pan-American Exposition."
News 4's Ed Drantch was one of the celebrity judges who said picking a winner wasn't too complicated. He said, "If it tastes good, it's going to get points."
When the points were counted for, the Black Market food truck took third place while the Sweet Hearth took second.
The winner was the Whole Hog food truck with the dish that was once served to President McKinnley in Buffalo during the Pan-American Expo.
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