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Taste Of Cincinnati Extends Hours For 2016


Taste of Cincinnati is back this year with longer hours. The annual Memorial Day food festival will run 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday.

There will also be a Memorial Day honor guard procession at noon on Monday. Veterans will be served a free Pepsi that day as well.

Food participants include:

  • Alfio's Buon Cibo
  • Andy's Mediterranean Grille
  • Bella Luna
  • Budina Noodle and Rice
  • Busken Bakery
  • Buona Terra
  • Cazadores Restaurant
  • Chicago Gyros
  • Crave
  • Delicio Coal Fired Pizza
  • Eddie's Southern Style BBQ
  • Eli's BBQ
  • Forno Osteria & Bar
  • Habanero Latin America
  • Izzy's
  • J Gumbo's
  • Keystone Bar & Grill
  • LaRosa's
  • Le's Pho & Sandwiches
  • Market Street Grille
  • McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks
  • Mecklenburg Gardens
  • Moerlein Lager House
  • Oasis Grill
  • Palomino
  • Pompillios Restaurant
  • Ramundo Family Sausage Co.
  • Silver Ladel
  • Skyline Chili
  • Thai Taste
  • The Melting Pot
  • Tom + Chee
  • Via Vite
  • Washington Platform
  • Wertheim's Restaurant
  • Adena's Beefstroll
  • Alabama Fish Bar
  • Best Thing Smokin
  • Bistro de Mohr
  • Catch-a-Fire Pizza
  • C'est Cheese
  • Empanadas Aqui
  • Just Jerks
  • Marty's Waffles
  • Red Sesame
  • Roll With It Café
  • streetpops
  • SugarSnap! Sweet Treats
  • Texas Joe Tex Mex
  • Urban Vistro



Bold = Brand New to Taste of Cincinnati

This year's Best of Taste winners are:

Food Truck Best Dessert

Third Place: Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick – Sugar Snap! Sweet Treats

Second Place: Sea Salted Belgian Waffle with Caramel Sauce topped with Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whipped Cream – Marty’s Waffles

First Place: Thai Lime Basil Pop – streetpops

Food Truck Best Appetizer

Third Place: 3 Meat Stroll – Adena’s Beefstroll

Second Place: Mini Quesadilla – Red Sesame

First Place:  Borocado Martini – Urban Vistro

Food Truck Best go Vibrant!

Third Place: Psycho Hummus – Catch-a-Fire Pizza

Second Place: Pomegranate Tangerine Pop – streetpops

First Place: Korean BBQ Taco – Red Sesame

go Vibrant! menu items adhere to the American Heart Association per-serving standards of 6.5 grams or less of total fat, 1 gram or less of saturated fat, a half gram or less of trans fat, 20 milligrams or  less of cholesterol, and 480 milligrams or less of sodium.

Food Truck Best Entrée

Third Place: 12 hour Braised Brisket Taco – Texas Joe Tex Mex

Second Place: Carnitas Taco – Urban Vistro

First Place: Bee Sting Sandwich – C’est Cheese

Restaurant Best Dessert

Third Place: Cinnamon Bread Pudding – Alfio’s Buon Cibo

Second Place: Gourmet Pops - Delicio

First Place: Chocolate Chip/Blueberry Bread Pudding – Bella Luna

Restaurant Best Appetizer

Third Place: Buffalo Chicken Empanada – Alfio’s Buon Cibo

Second Place: Antipasto on a Stick – Bella Luna

First Place:  Ricotta & Veal Meatballs – Via Vite

Restaurant Best Soup-Salad-Side

Third Place: Silver Ladle Salad – Silver Ladle

Second Place: Cioppino – Via Vite

First Place: Black & Bleu Tuna Salad – Market Street Grille

Restaurant Best go Vibrant!
Third Place: Vegetarian Grape Leaves – Andy’s Mediterranean Grille

Second Place: Chicken Wrap – Market Street Grille

First Place: Wonton Soup – Thai Taste

Restaurant Best Entrée

Third Place: Five Cheese Angus Raviolo – Alfio’s Buon Cibo

Second Place: Sacchetti (Stuffed Shells) – Bella Luna

First Place: Teriyaki Marinated Sirloin – The Melting Pot