Buffalo, NY (WBEN) – Are you ready to satisfy your taste buds?
The 40th Annual Taste of Buffalo will be held Saturday and Sunday in downtown Buffalo. The event will feature 37 restaurants and food trucks offering healthy menus and diet-friendly treats.
Nick Mussolini is at Avenue 29, one of ten new restaurants specializing in plant-based foods. He told WBEN that his fan base found him at various outdoor festivals, including Hamburg’s Burgerfest. “In 2016 I went in and felt like I had leveled up my game just a little bit. My burger’s meatless burger was overall better than all the other real burgers out there.” We won the best burger,” says Mussolini.
Mussolini says the challenge lies in logistics. “We basically have to downsize what we normally serve in large sizes,” Mussolini explains. “Our burgers are usually on top of regular burger buns, and I actually figured out how to use cookie cutters to make little slider buns, so you don’t have to compromise on flavor or taste.” It was our original product.”
Cathy Sawter, along with her sponsor Topps, said the supermarket focuses on local products. “We have Huntley sausages with peppers and onions, and we also have Saalen hot dogs under the tent,” says Sauter. Tops also offers strawberry shortcake and pulled pork sliders.
Sauter suggests making room for dessert or eating it first if possible. “We have ice cream, birthday cakes from Topps, and even cupcakes,” added Sauter. She also said each restaurant will have healthy options.
At Tops stores, pre-sale taste food ticket vouchers will be sold at the cash register. Vouchers can be purchased in $10 or $60 increments and can be redeemed at the festival ticket his tent for a meal voucher. $60 coupon includes 4 free non-alcoholic drinks. You can buy 10 tickets for $6 at Taste.
Taste of Buffalo Chairman Beth Mamotte said she was thrilled to celebrate the event’s 40th birthday. “I’m going to have a birthday party at 1 p.m. at Tops Stage in Niagara Square, Delaware. I’m going to have a dance party and invite people.” and have a great time,” Mamot says.
Mamot said the event was inclusive. “We want to showcase our city, we want to showcase our restaurants, and we want to connect people,” says Mamo. “We all love coming together. Now that we’ve moved from Main Street to Delaware, it’s amazing the change we’ve made over the years.”
Road closures will be in place from Friday.
12:00 p.m. – Delaware Avenue, starting at Chippewa Street and continuing to Niagara Square and the surrounding area, will be closed to inbound traffic.
Portions of other streets adjacent to Taste Footprint will also be closed. Includes:
o Courthouse between Franklin and Niagara Square.
o Perkins between Elmwood and Niagara Square.
o Niagara between Elmwood and Niagara Square.
o West Genesee between Franklin and Niagara Square.
o West Mohawk between Elmwood and Franklin.
o Western Huron between Elmwood and Franklin.
o Cary between Elmwood and Delaware
5:00 p.m. – Delaware Avenue from Chippewa to Niagara Square is closed to outbound traffic.
These streets will be closed until midnight on Sunday 9th July.