Taste of Buffalo 2017

Here are the other award winners for the 2017 Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops:

  • Chair’s Choice (chosen by 2017 Chair Ralph Basile): Buffalo Scotch Egg (chicken wing sausage, egg, cheezit, and panko crust) from Riverstone Grill
  • Children’s Choice (chosen by Jacob Loretz): Waygu Meatball with Carmelized Onion Sauce from Black & Blue Steak and Crab
  • Pat Sardina Memorial Award for Best Comfort Food: Prosciutto Tortellini with Truffle Cream Sauce from Salvatore’s Italian Gardens
  • Lou Billittier Memorial “Rookie of the Year” Award and Best Overall Item: Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake from The Cheesecake Guy
  • Veteran Restaurant Award: Jerked Chicken from Caribbean Experience
  • Best of Buffalo Award: Chicketta Slider from Osteria 166
  • Best Meat Item: Dinosaur BBQ Wings from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
  • Best Seafood Item: Lobster Mac & Cheese from SEAR
  • Best Dessert: Lemony Coconut Bar from Chrusciki Bakery
  • Best Sandwich: ½ Reuben from Eddie Ryan’s
  • Best Red Wine: Rose Bud Peach from Niagara Landing Wine Cellars
  • Best White Wine: Zia Minx from Spring Lake Winery

Independent Health Foundation’s Healthy Options:

  • First Place: Watermelon Sorbet from White Rabbit Frozen Yogurt
  • Second Place: Watermelon Gazpacho from Savor @ Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
  • Third Place: Fresh Fruit Sorbet (Italian Ice) from Sweet Melody’s   

The judging was done Saturday morning by a panel of representatives from the local media, political, and business arenas.

Taste of Buffalo continues Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. along Delaware Avenue between Chippewa Street and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo. More information can be found here.