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Caressed by a lively breeze, the masses turned out under flawless skies on Saturday for a little Taste of Buffalo. Couples, families and assorted gaggles filled Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square, weaving through lines of folks waiting to trade tickets for tastes and the occasional billow of barbecue smoke. Food judges drawn from media, politics and business professi…

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Taste of Siam won the Best of Buffalo Award for its Fried Ice Cream and Caribbean Experience landed accolades for the Best Overall Item, Jerked Chicken with Rice, organizers for the Taste of Buffalo announced late Saturday afternoon. Judging took place during the first couple of hours of the festival, which continues through 9 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Su…

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The City of Good Neighbors ought to be called the City of Good Eaters. This is the place whose passion for food helped propel a homegrown taste sensation around the world. Then when a chicken wing festival was referenced in the film "Osmosis Jones," Buffalo made the throwaway line a nationally known event, filling a stadium and 60,000 bellies. Yet the National Chicke…

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The Buffalo-area has reached the pinnacle of its festival season, with annual giants such as Taste of Buffalo, Jam in the Valley, Queen of Heaven and Canal Fest all running this weekend. These four festivals all cater to different interests, too, with the Taste focusing on food, JiTV celebrating country music artists big and small, Queen of Heaven pitching carnival ride…

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There's not one correct approach to eating at the Taste of Buffalo, but entering with at least a simple plan can make a difference when exploring the largest two-day food festival in the United States. The iconic summer event runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 13 and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 14 in Niagara Square and north on Delaware Avenue. There's no cost to wander the fe…

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The Taste of Buffalo, one of the city's premier summer events, will have a few different twists this year. Ten restaurants will serve at the two-day street festival for the first time, while the ticketing procedure has changed slightly. Overall, 57 restaurants and food trucks will be joined by six wineries in Niagara Square and up Delaware Avenue on July 13 and 14. H…

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Officials estimated that 450,000 people attended the Taste of Buffalo this weekend, said police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge. The 35th annual festival is billed as the largest two-day food festival in the country. https://buffalonews.com/2018/07/09/gallery10919/

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Creating a restaurant in the street is a minor miracle of modern refrigeration and can-do attitude. At 2018's Taste of Buffalo, a daring bunch of restaurateurs braved the challenges to take their flavors to the masses thronging Delaware Avenue. There's more than 200 tastes on offer. After getting my chance to graze, here's what stood out.   Best in sho…

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Don't make an immediate beeline for the wine slushies. Well, you can - who am I to tell you not to? - but through experience, they're most refreshing after a few hours of sampling food from among the 200 individual options at the Taste of Buffalo, which runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 7 and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 8 at Niagara Square and up Delaware Avenue. Maybe it'…

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1) Taste of Buffalo, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 7, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 8 in Niagara Square and north up Delaware Avenue. Free to attend, while food tickets (50 cents apiece, sold in sheets) may be purchased at several locations on site. Commentary: Roughly 500,000 people will take in the Taste of Buffalo this weekend, as Niagara Square and Delaware Avenue – now as far no…

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The Taste of Buffalo is just the start. We’ve set the table for the rest of your summerlong eating adventure. Galbani Italian Heritage Festival July 12-15, Outer Harbor; buffaloitalianfestival.com Hot on the heels of the Taste of Buffalo, you know the drill.  Scandinavian Folk Festival July 20 to 22, Jamestown Community College, Jamestown; scandinavianjamestown.or…

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When it comes to deciding what to eat at the Taste of Buffalo this weekend, there are too many choices. That's the point of the event, of course. Hungry people show up and get hungrier as they window-shop the possibilities. Stuffed pepper or pulled pork? Mac and cheese or chicken wing soup? Hard decisions have to be made, because you're not going to get a second chan…

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The Taste of Buffalo is a signature local event that lines Niagara Square and Delaware Avenue with booths representing restaurants and other vendors, while food trucks and wineries - doling out wildly popular wine slushies - also take part. Festival organizers have announced 59 participants for its 2018 festival, which runs 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 7 and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.…

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Taste of Buffalo pre-sale food ticket vouchers are on sale now at participating Tops Markets. The 34th Taste of Buffalo returns to Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo, July 8-9, beginning both days at 11 a.m. You also can plan ahead and take advantage of the Family Freebie. Through July 9, buy a $50 pre-sale food ticket voucher and get a coupon good f…

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Trapped in the bitter depths of winter, I made myself promises. “There will be strawberries,” I vowed, grimly chipping bulletproof ice from my windshield for the umpteenth time. Real strawberries, so brimming with sweet juice my fingertips are stained crimson as I finish off the quart over the sink without reaching for sugar or cream.Nothing whets a craving like the imposs…