35th annual Taste of Cincinnati starts Saturday

May 24, 2013

Five blocks of Fifth Street in downtown Cincinnati will turn into what's billed as the nation's longest running culinary arts festival this weekend.   The Taste of Cincinnati runs tomorrow through Memorial Day.  Lance Barry with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber said there will be about 40 restaurants at the event, and 8 food trucks.

"That's actually a new addition with the Food Truck Alley," said Barry.  "Certainly the food trucks have taken off all over the country, including Cincinnati, so we wanted to incorporate them."

Other new offerings this year:

  • Some healthier food options--all 650 calories or less.  Those will be identified by a Go Vibrant logo.
  • Taste Experience, which Barry says will feature samples from several of Cincinnati's finest restaurants like Ruth's Chris, Daveed's, Orchids and Tano Bistro all under one roof.

Here's a link to Channel 9's guide to the event.

Taste is expected to draw about a half-million people.