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Order Taste Takeout on July 11 and 12! TasteofBuffalo.com


summer The sounds of big splashes and laughter by the pool. The sweet taste of a cool drink on a hot day. At Tops Friendly Markets, that’s our idea of summer. So pour a cold drink because while this season may look and feel a little different, we’re sure it will taste exactly right. Tops is ready for you - all summer long with the best deals in town!


CHAIR’S MESSAGE Thank you for supporting Taste of Buffalo at Home presented by Tops! In my wildest dreams, I never could have imagined that the food festival we all know and love would turn to a virtual format in its 37th year. Restaurants are the heart and soul of our event, and the industry has been devastated by our new reality as a result of COVID-19. I’m honored to serve as board chair during this historic time, as we find new ways to enjoy local food and support our beloved restaurant community. Thank you to my fellow volunteer board members who found time to help put this event together while adjusting to a new normal in their personal and professional lives during a global pandemic. My sincerest thanks to Connie Wending of Sell-utions, Inc., our event management and sponsorship agency. She came to the board with an incredibly creative idea to reinvent our festival in a virtual format, and has done an amazing job leading the charge under extraordinary circumstances. Taste of Buffalo at Home would not be possible without generous support from Tops Friendly Markets, and we are so grateful to have a partner that shares our love for food and community. Thanks also to our other sponsors mentioned throughout this guide, along with Mayor Byron Brown and the City of Buffalo for their continued support. To my friends at Gelia, thank you for supporting the Taste of Buffalo as my passion project. To my family – Mom, Dad, Tim, Alexa, and TJ – thank you for your encouragement and love. I know you always have my back. Extra special thanks to my dog Bailey for her patience every time she waited for me to finish “one more thing” before we went out for a walk.

On behalf of the board, I offer our deepest sympathies to those who have lost loved ones during this time. Their memories remain in our hearts. We are also grateful for the doctors, nurses, hospital staff and other essential employees who are working tirelessly to help people in need. Thank you. COVID-19 has changed our world, but our passion remains for the things that make Western New York such a special place. So get ready to order some delicious Taste Takeout and enjoy your food safely at home on July 11 and 12! During Taste weekend, I hope you can tune into our social media channels to enjoy local music, cooking demos, family activities with Explore & More, and other fun programming. Check Pages 34 and 35 for the schedule. You can also help FeedMore WNY by purchasing a sheet of virtual food tickets as a donation to support their vital services. Details on how to do that can be found on page 9. Cheers!

Erin Collins, Chair 2020 Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops

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OUR TEAM OFFICERS Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Secretary Treasurer Past Chair

Erin Collins Gelia Amber Hartman Employer Services Corporation Luke Baecker Roofers Local No. 74/203 Benefit Funds Elizabeth Mamot AAA Western & Central New York Rozana Melandinidis Millennium Collaborative Care, PPS Matthew Testa KeyBank

DIRECTORS Becky Chambers Churchill Child Center Jessica Christensen Linde Eric R. DuVall Twin Cities Sun Amelia Hakes Horizon Health Services, Inc. Chris Hitchcock Hitchcock Tensility Enterprise LLC Darcy Hitchcock Cognigen Corporation Leonard Hubbard NFTA-Metro Julie Maciejewski Niagara Frontier District of the United Methodist Church Thomas Mahoney SAHD Tim Matthews University at Buffalo Thomas P. Muscarella Erie County Department of Health Valerie E. Pillo Decision Resources Group Mark E. Reimann U.S. Department of Homeland Security Matthew J. Reis Tallinger Associates, Foodservice Design Adam C. Roma BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York Mark Zawodzinski Integer Holdings Corporation 4

EX-OFFICIO James K. Morrell W. Morgan Smith

NFTA-Metro Buffalo Place, Inc.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE Ann Hackett Mac Hartman Laura Jacobs

aHa! Designs Freed Maxick & Battaglia CPA e3communications

FESTIVAL & SPONSORSHIP MANAGEMENT Connie Wendling

Sell-utions, Inc.


READY TO FILL A COMMUNITY WITH HOPE Citizens Bank is pleased to support the Taste of Buffalo.

Member FDIC. Citizens Bank is a brand name of Citizens Bank, N.A. 1308957

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ABOUT US The Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS is the largest twoday food festival in the United States. It began in 1984 and we are celebrating our 37th year - for the first time ever as a virtual event! The Taste is a not-for-profit corporation registered with the State of New York and is run by an all-volunteer board of directors and Connie Wendling of Sell-utions Inc., our event management and sponsorship agency. While we will not be eating along Delaware Avenue with hundreds of thousands of our friends this July, the Taste of Buffalo is committed to keeping the summer tradition alive and encouraging support for our local restaurants. With the reinvented Taste of Buffalo at Home, you can help the restaurants, food trucks, and wineries we all love so much at a time when your support is urgently needed. Thirty-two restaurants that were slated to participate in our 2020 live event, along with Tops Markets, will instead offer Taste Takeout at their own businesses. These are special menu items featuring full-sized portions for guests to order and enjoy at home. Some may also offer patio or in-restaurant dining. Guests can contact individual businesses for those details. Five wineries have Taste Takeout deals as well. Understanding the financial hardship that our area restaurateurs have endured due to COVID-19, the Taste refunded all entry fees for the original event or if so desired by the participant, the fee was rolled over for 2021. The Taste is not charging our participating restaurants any fee for the virtual festival. Every purchase you make during Taste of Buffalo at Home directly benefits the businesses involved. From your favorite festival staples to that new restaurant you have wanted to try, now more than ever it is important for us to come together in support of our local establishments. 6


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FUTURE CULINARY LEADERS! The Taste of Buffalo, Inc. in its continuing commitment to Western New York, is proud to offer a scholarship program for college-bound students in the eight counties of Western New York who will pursue a degree in Foodservice or Hospitality industries. Students are evaluated based on academic achievement, experience, enthusiasm, recommendations, community involvement, goals and objectives, and overall interest. See tasteofbuffalo.com in February for 2021 scholarship information.

SHALEIGH DAMCOTT Shaleigh Damcott graduated from Westfield Academy and Central School in 2020. She attended Erie Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES- LoGuidce Educational Center for her Junior and Senior years studying Culinary Arts. Her junior year she was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society and was able to maintain this privilege through her senior year. She also was awarded other attendance and outstanding student of month awards. Shaleigh has really developed her love of cooking and baking since attending the Culinary Arts program at BOCES. She now creates new recipes and bakes new creations on a regular basis. She is looking forward to attending D’Avolio Culinary Institute in the fall.

SAVANNAH HARVEY I’m a senior at Orchard Park High School. In the Fall, I’ll be attending SUNY Brockport where I’ll major in Recreation Management. I hope to use this degree to work within and support our community and the surrounding area. Volunteering is a big part of my life. When I was very sick and in the hospital, our community helped us out in so many ways. I’d like to pay it forward in any way I can.

JACK STRANG I plan to graduate from Williamsville East high school in June 2020 and will be finishing my two-year program at Harkness Career Center in the baking and pastry arts program. I then will attend the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute for Baking and Pastry Arts. I am super excited to continue my life of baking and can’t wait to learn more. While we have been on Pause I have learned how to make sourdough bread using a starter and hope to keep it going till I can my own bakery in New York City. I enjoy baking other sweet treats such as cookies and cakes for my family and friends.

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HOW TO ORDER

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Browse the next few pages to find all of the delicious Taste Takeout menu items that are being prepared for July 11 and 12. Some are also available the week after, so you can visit as many places as you’d like over several days.

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Keep in mind that most of these dishes are full-sized meals. If you’re looking for more options, check out each restaurant’s website and choose from their regular menu offerings to complement your Taste Takeout.

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Check the “How to order” section for the place you’d like to order from. Each business is a little different! Some ask that you call ahead, others want you to order online, and some are accepting walk-ins.

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Also check to see who is offering pre-orders, so you can order a few days ahead of time. You’ll find that in the “How to order” section for each business as well.

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Place your order and go to the restaurant, food truck, winery, or Tops Markets location to pick it up when it’s ready. No food tickets necessary! You’ll pay each business directly.

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Bring your food home to enjoy, and tune into our Facebook and Instagram channels for some fun Taste entertainment.

Vote for your favorite Taste Takeout before 9pm on July 12th. https://www.tasteofbuffalo.com/Taste-Takeout-Awards


Join Taste of Buffalo and Tops Markets to ensure that people in need of nutritious food don’t go without in Western New York this summer. Purchase “Virtual Food Tickets” to help feed your WNY neighbors in need. Just like the food tickets you would buy at the in-person Taste festival, but your purchase of our virtual food tickets is a donation to FeedMore WNY. All proceeds go to FeedMore WNY to help fund their mission of providing dignity, hope and a brighter future by providing nutritious food, friendship and skills training to our Western New York neighbors in need. We thank you for your donation.

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Alex’s Place

Babcia’s Pierogi

8322 Park Rd., Batavia, NY 14020

999 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14212

585-344-2999

716-436-3894

www.alexsribs.com

www.babciaspierogi.com

The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-19

The Taste Takeout is available: July 11, 13-19, closed on Sunday 7/12

How to order: By phone, online, or in-person.

How to order: By phone, online, or in-person.

Takeout Dinner for Two - $55.00

Three Banana Pepper Stuffed Pierogies - $7.00

Choose one appetizer and two entrees, plus salad and two sides. Entrees include Baby Back Ribs, 12 oz. Strip Steak, or Snow Crab

Topped with chicken sausage and peppers

Labatt Blue or Blue Light - $2 per bottle

Online orders and free shipping to WNY

Applebee’s Any WNY location www.applebees.com/en/restaurants The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-12 How to order: By callling your neighborhood Applebees. Visit https://www.applebees.com/en/restaurants to find the WNY location closest to you. Takeout Burger Meal Deal - $9.99 Any burger with fries and non-alcoholic drink

Labatt Blue or Blue Light - $2 per bottle

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Bavarian Nut Company 716-810-6887 www.bavariannut.com promo code TOB2020 bnutsco@yahoo.com The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-19 How to order: By phone, online, or via email. Pre-orders also accepted between July 1 and 10. Cinnamon Glazed Almonds, Pecans, or Cashews $4.99 for 4 oz.; $9.99 for 8 oz., or $19.99 for 16 oz. Small batched cinnamon glazed nuts, roasted in authentic German copper kettles


grilling The smoky scent of backyard grilling. The creak of a swing set as feet go higher. The sweet taste of a popsicle on a hot day. At Tops Friendly Markets, that’s our idea of summer. So fire up the grill because while this season may look and feel a little different, we’re sure it will taste exactly right. Tops is ready for you - all summer long with the best deals in town!


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Big Ditch Brewing Co

Buffalo Soul

55 East Huron St., Buffalo, NY 14203

454 Pearl St., Buffalo, NY 14202

716-854-5050 ext. 1

716-768-8549

www.bigditchbrewing.com

www.buffalosoulny.com buffalosoulcatering@gmail.com

The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-19 How to order: By phone or online. Pre-orders also accepted between July 7 and 19.

The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-19 How to order: By phone, online, or in-person. Pre-orders also accepted between July 6 and 10.

Big Ditch Summer Salad - $15 or $11 for plain version A bed of fresh spring mix tossed with fresh strawberries, blueberries and a Berry Vision-iagrette, made from our own Berry Vision Sour Fruit beer. The salad is topped with candied walnuts and goat cheese, as well as grilled chicken breast. Can come plain as well.

Finely chopped sirloin steak mixed with onions, mild banana peppers, and secret sauce. Topped with cheese.

Stuffed Hot Pepper Bread Bowl - $12.00

Country home-style chicken, seasoned to perfection. Comes with any two regular sides and cornbread.

A homemade stuffed hot pepper dip served in a herb butter coated baked bread bowl and served with fresh vegetables.

12� Steak Hoagie - $10.00

Fried Chicken Dinner - $10.00

16oz Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip - $10.00 Served with Doritos.

Caribbean Experience 2897 Bailey Ave., Buffalo, NY 14215

716-838-5131 The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-19 How to order: By phone or in-person. Jerk Chicken Meal - $11.95 Includes rice and cabbage

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Carmine’s

Cheesy Chick

9430 Transit Rd., East Amherst, NY 14051

5385 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221

716-636-3100

716-817-9559

The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-19

The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-19

How to order: By phone or in-person. Pre-orders also accepted between July 7 and 10.

How to order: Order by phone or in person. Cheesus - $8.00

Crab Cake Stuffed Shrimp - $19.99 Artichoke Fritters - $5.00 Served with gorgonzola dip

Cup of Seafood Bisque - $4.00 Labatt Blue Light Bottles - $2.00 2 Liter Bottles of Coke or Diet Coke - $2.50

Casa Azul Food Truck 128 Genesee St., Buffalo, NY 14203

716-331-3869 CasaAzulBuffalo@gmail.com The Taste Takeout is available: July 11 & 14-18 How to order: By phone, email, or in-person. Pre-orders also accepted between now and July 10. Torta and Churro Combo - $15.00 Coke, Diet Coke, or Sprite - $2.25

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Award winning mac-n-cheese inside our grilled cheese sandwich with chips and pickle

Cheesus with Bacon - $9.00 Includes chips and pickle

Vegan Cheesus - $8.00 Includes chips and pickle


Bond is proud to sponsor the 2020 Taste of Buffalo virtual food festival. With the restaurant and food industry so hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important we support the establishments that we love so much. We are a firm devoted to a thriving future for our clients and communities in which we live. Bond’s COVID-19 Recovery for Business group brings together attorneys from multiple practices within the firm to offer informed holistic counsel. If your business needs assitance, visit us at bsk.com to get a taste of what our firm can do for you.

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Chiavetta’s BBQ Takeout

Chocolate Bar

6100 Fisk Rd., Lockport, NY 14094 10654 Brant-Angola Rd., Brant, NY 14027

114 Chippewa St., Buffalo, NY 14202

Lockport location: 716-625-9503, Brant/Southtowns: 716-549-1700

www.chocolatebar.com chocolatebar1@gmail.com

www.chiavettas.com

The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-19

The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-19 How to order: By phone, online, or in-person. Pre-orders also accepted between July 6 and 18.

716-430-1151

How to order: By phone, online, e-mail, or in-person. Pre-orders also accepted between July 6 and 10. White Chocolate Pasta with Bacon - $15.00

BBQ Meatball Bomber - $6.00

Choice of Martini - $10.00

Four meatballs slow roasted in our new Roasted Garlic BBQ Sauce on a fresh baked roll, finished with melted mozzarella cheese.

Chocolate Mousse Brulee - $7.00

Grilled Chicken Wings - $7.50

Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwich - $13.95

One pound (6-7 Wings) of Chiavetta’s grilled chicken wings tossed in our new Hot & Spicy BBQ Sauce. Then finished on the grill for a slight char.

Served with coleslaw

Labatt - $3.00 per bottle

Berry Good Salad - $10.95 Martinis Four-Pack - $37.95 Spiked Freezie Pops Four-Pack - $19.95 Strawberry and Peach

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Chrusciki Bakery & Simply Pierogi

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

80 W. Drullard Ave, Suite 300, Lancaster, NY 14086

301 Franklin St., Buffalo, NY 14202

716-681-9866

716-880-1675

www.chruscikibakery.com

buffcatering@dinobbq.com

The Taste Takeout is available: July 11, 13-19, closed on Sunday 7/12

The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-19

How to order: Pre-orders also accepted between now and July 17 by phone or online.

How to order: By phone, e-mail, or in-person. Pre-orders also accepted between June 22- 5pm the day before pick up.

Loaded Pierogi Bake for Two - $18.00

1/2 Rack Special - $16.00

White Almond Raspberry Swirl Cake slice - $4.95 Cheesecake Slice with choice of topping - $4.25

Includes ribs with two sides and cornbread

Taste of Wings - $4.00 Taste of Ribs - $4.00

Clarence Center Coffee Co. & CafĂŠ 9475 Clarence Center Rd., Clarence Center, NY 14032 www.clarencecentercoffee.com The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-12 How to order: Order online.

Taste a Side - $1.00 Taste portion of any side. Choose from: BBQ Beans, Cajun Corn, BBQ Fried Rice, Simmered Greens, Black Beans & Rice, Mashed Potatoes, Mac n Cheese, Harlem Potato Salad, Tomato Cucumber Salad, or Coleslaw)

Two liter soda - $3.95 Coke, Diet, or Sprite

20 oz. bottles - $2.25 Coke, Diet, Sprite, Cherry Coke, Gold Peak Sweet Tea

The Tahoe Bluze ½ wrap - $5.00 Turkey, bacon, crumbly blue cheese, tomatoes, roasted garlic mayo & mixed greens

The Tahoe Bluze Whole Wrap - $10.00 Southwest Quinoa Salad - $4.00 Served in a bowl, including a blend of quinoa & grains, mixed w/fresh cilantro, bell pepper, red onion, freshly squeezed lime, and tabasco, with tortilla chips on the side.

Sangria - $6.00 Oreo Shake - $4.00 Coke or Diet Coke fountain drink 16 oz. - $2 18

20 oz. Water - $2.00


Eli Fish Brewing Company

India Gate

109 Main St., Batavia, NY 14020

1116 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14222

585-343-0008

716-886-4000

www.elifisbrewing.com The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-19 How to order: By phone or online. Eli Fish Plate and 32 oz. crowler of Eli Fish Beer - $20.00

The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-19 How to order: By phone or in person. Pre-orders also accepted between July 4 and 12. Alu Mater Samosa - $3.50 Three pieces

Includes two proteins and two sides topped with meat sauce and onions

Chicken Butter Tikka Masala - $13.00

Hawaiian BBQ Food Truck

Kheer - $3.00

Parked at the Boulavard Mall In-Person Orders Only The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-12

Full entree 12 oz. cup

Lloyd Taco Trucks 1503 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, NY 14216 www.whereslloyd.com

How to order: In-person July 11 from 11am-3pm and July 12 from 12-5

The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-12

BBQ Chicken - $12

How to order: Order online. Pre-orders also accepted between July 1 and 10.

Boneless skinless chicken thighs trimmed up and marinaded.

Taco & Churn Ice Cream Package (serves 4) - $35.00 Choice of beef, chicken, or pork tacos with black beans, rice and toppings. Choice of 2 pints of Churn ice cream: Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or coconut (vegan).

Margarita Party Pack (serves 4) - $40.00 Batched margarita, limes, Kosher salt, and bar ice

Taco, Churn, and Margarita Special Package for 4 - $70

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Local Kitchen and Beer Bar

Melloni’s Meats & Catering

88 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo, NY 14202

1000 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda, NY 14150

716-849-1000

716- 260-2939

kim@localkitchenandbeerbar.net The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-12, 15-19

The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-12

How to order: By phone or e-mail.

How to order: By phone or in-person. Pre-orders also accepted between July 7 and July 12.

Fried Cheese Raviolis - $8.00

Sweet Italian sausage sandwich - $7.00

From Gondola Macaroni Co., served with marinara

Served with peppers and onions

Beef on Weck Eggrolls - $10.00

Chicken and feta sausage - $7.00

Three eggrolls cut in half, served with horsey sauce

Chicken Wing Dip - $10.00 Homemade chicken wing dip, served with tortilla chips

Iron Island Poutine - $13.00

Topped with lettuce and Greek dressing

Mineo & Sapio Street Eats Food Truck

Braised short ribs in demi-glaze, over sidewinder fries, with melted cheese curds

Parked at the Boulavard Mall www.streetfoodfinder.com

Ultimate Chicken - $15

The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-12

Grilled chicken, goat cheese spread, bacon, tomato, avocado, pesto aioli on wheatberry bread, served with sidewinder fries

Labatt Growler - $10 32 oz.

How to order: Order online or in-person. Pre-orders also accepted between July 8 and 12. A Taste of the Truck: - $10 Three of our award winning menu items - Chorizo Poboy, Dirty Bird, Italian Mac & Cheese Chorizo Po’Boy - Pork Chorizo Patty, dill pickle, tomato, pickled red onion, Asian slaw and chipotle creolaise on a Costanzo’s roll. Dirty Bird - Our classic Chicken Italian sausage patty with BBQ glaze, caramelized onion, cheddar cheese, Asian Slaw, chipotle creolaise on a Costanzo’s roll. Italian Mac & Cheese - Elbows, crumbled spicy Italian sausage, onion and peppers in our Parmesan, Romano, Gouda sauce topped with crispy fried onions and panko.

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Osteria 166

PhatCatz of WNY

166 Franklin St., Buffalo, NY 14202

965 Kensington Ave., Buffalo, NY 14215

716-858-3118

716-235-8549

www.osteriabuffalo.com The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-12 How to order: By phone, online, or in-person. Pre-orders also accepted between July 6 and 12. Osteria 166 Package Deal - $19.00 Two risotto sticks, two porchetta sliders, three mini Nani’s 1 oz. meatballs, and 6 oz. farro salad

The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-19 How to order: By phone or in person. Sweet Potato Waffle and Fried Chicken - $10.95 Chocolate Waffle and Fried Chicken - $10.95

Pizza Amoré The Wood Fire Way 2024 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island, NY 14072

Papi Grande’s 4276 Maple Rd., Amherst, NY 14226 or delivery service

716-836-7274 www.whosyourpapi.com The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-19

716-775-5975 www.pizzaamorewoodfire.com The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-12 How to order: By phone, online, or in person. Pre-orders also accepted between July 8 and 12.

How to order: By phone or online. Pre-orders also accepted between July 6 and 18.

Our Famous Buffalo Mac and Cheese - $9.00

Award Winning Queso Taco Mac and Cheese - $4.49

16 oz.

32 oz.

Buffalo Mac and Cheese - $5.00 20 oz. Soda - $2.00

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Share Kitchen & Bar Room Food Truck 5590 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221 http://sharekbr.com The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-12 How to order: Order online. Pre-orders also accepted between July 7 and 12.

Souped Up! Food Truck Parked at the Boulavard Mall

Texting orders is preferred 716-458-5707 The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-12 How to order: By phone, text, or in-person. Soup and Sandwich Deal - $7.00

Ground bison, blueberry BBQ Sauce, Goat cheese, and onion Jam on bun

Choice of Mexican Street Corn Chowder or Stuffed Banana Pepper Soup with 1/2 sandwich. Choice of Bacon Jam Cheddar Melt, Irish Taco or Thai Peanut Wrap.

Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill

Stack Burger

Bison Sliders - $5.00

189 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202

716-240-9392

1506 Abbot Rd., Lackawanna, NY 14218

716-288-8204

www.sidelinesbuffalony.com

www.stackburgerwny.com

The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-19

The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-12

How to order: By phone, online, or in-person. Pre-orders also accepted between July 6 and 11.

How to order: By phone, online, or in-person. Pre-orders also accepted between July 4 and 12.

Chicken Wontons - $10.00

Taco Burger - $6.00

Stuffed with jalapenos and cream cheese, topped with sweet chili lime sauce

Taco seasoned burger, cheese, sour cream, lettuce, tomato, and tortilla chips

Five Fried Pickles - $10.00

Stack Burger - $4.00

Chicken Fingers with Fries - $12 for three or $21 for seven Choice of sauce and served with house made bleu cheese

Labatt Blue or Blue Light - $3 bottle 16 oz. Coke or Diet Coke - $3

Fresh toasted roll, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and our signature Stack Sauce. Ketchup, mayo and fresh onion upon request.

2016 Taste of Buffalo “Chairman’s Choice” and “Best Overall Item” Award Winning Deep Fried PB&J - $4.00 PB&J sandwich battered and fried, loganberry sauce, peanut butter drizzle, and grape whipped cream 23


Sweet Life Dessert Experience

Sweet Melody’s

1750 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda, NY 14150

716-235-8511

8485 Transit Rd. (Near Millersport), East Amherst, NY 14051

The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-12

sweetmelodyswny@gmail.com

How to order: By phone or in-person. Strawberry Waffle - $5.00 Taste Size Waffle, Strawberries, and Strawberry Sauce

Nutella Crepe - $11.00 Crepe with Bananas, Nutella, and Praline Crunch

S’more Waffle - $13.00

716-818-6145 The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-12 How to order: Orders accepted through text, email, or in person. Pre-orders also accepted between July 1 and 10. Gelato and Cannoli Combo - $14.00 Two cups of Gelato or Sorbet and Two Cannoli

Gelato - $5.00

Waffle with Marshmallow Sauce, Belgian Choc Sauce, Graham Crackers, and White Choc Ice Cream

Authentic homemade Italian ice cream

Brownie Dessert - $8.50

Sorbet - $5.00

Warm Brownie, Belgian Choc Sauce, Caramel, Praline Crunch, and Vanilla Ice Cream

Vegan friendly non-dairy frozen fruit dessert

Large Cannoli - $3.00 Freshly filled

Slush - $4.00 - $7.00 Your choice of flavor

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Venus Greek & Mediterranean Food Truck 3500 Main St., Buffalo NY , 14226

716-864-2223 The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-12 How to order: By phone or in-person.

Any WNY location www.topsmarkets.com The Taste Takeout is available: July 5-18 How to order: Pick up in store, call ahead, or walk in Hot To Go 8” Personal pizza - 2/$7

Shrimp Souvalki Wrap - $10.00

Family Size Mac & Cheese Entrees - $9

Shrimp, lettuce, tomato, onions, feta cheese, and homemade garlic sauce in pita wrap

Mac & Cheese topped with Brisket, Pulled Pork, or Diced Buffalo Chicken and crumbled blue cheese

Gyro Wrap - $10.00

Tops Packaged Summertime Salads check weekly circular for pricing

Gyro, lettuce, tomato, onions, feta cheese, and homemade garlic sauce in pita wrap

Greek Fries - $10.00 Steak fries topped with feta cheese, slice onion, and tomato with homemade garlic and Greek sauces

Water Lily Café 3800 Union Rd., Cheektowaga, NY 14225

716-288-9940 The Taste Takeout is available: July 11-19 How to order: By phone or in-person. Pre-orders also accepted between July 6 and 12. Thai Basil Chicken - $10.00 with white rice and a fried egg

Thai Spring Roll - $4.00 Thai Tea Smoothie - $4.00 26

Tops Friendly Markets

Cole Slaw, Mustard Potato, White Potato, and Macaroni Salad

Real Whipped Cream Strawberry Topped Square Cake - $5.99 Kenny’s 9” Key Lime Pie - $12.99


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11am - 11:30am

11:45am - 12:30pm

Music  Samuel Tambe Duo

Culinary  Beef Steak and Pepper Sliders

12:45pm - 1:15pm

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3pm - 4pm

Happy Hour - Celebration of Beer

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5:15pm - 6pm

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Music  Under Arrest

6:15pm - 6:45pm

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Culinary  Moe’s Famous Shrimp and Grits with the Singing Cops

8pm - 8:30pm

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8:45pm - 9:30pm

Music  10 Cent Howl

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DJ Dance Party

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SUNDAY, JULY 12

11am - 11:30am

11:45am - 12:15pm

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KidZone Healthy Flowerpot Snacks

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12:30pm - 1:15pm Culinary  Grilled Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad Presented by 1:30pm - 2pm KidZone Origami Chicken Wings Hosted by

1:30pm - 2pm

2:15pm - 3pm

Culinary  Arugula and Grilled Sweet Potato Salad Presented by

3:15pm - 3:45pm

Music  Zak Ward

DJ Dance Party

4pm - 4:45pm Culinary Buffalo Pork Ribs Presented by 4:45pm - 5:15pm

Culinary  Cooking with Kids

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Culinary  Beef Steak and Pepper Sliders with Chef Darian Presented by Chef Darian will show you how to prepare juicy and delicious Beef and Pepper

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Culinary  Simple, Healthy Cooking Sweet Potato Tacos with Chef Darian T urn your favorite Tuesday dish into a hearty and healthier option with Baked Sweet Potato Tacos. Watch or cook along with Chef Darian. The whole family will love this gluten-free and vegetarian option.

Culinary  Cooking For Kids with Chef Andy Ruszczyk Presented by Everything meatballs! You may think of Meatballs as an unhealthy diet

choice, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn how to put healthy new spins on Classic Meatball Recipes. You will gain hands on experience in how to create the perfect traditional meatballs and sauce.

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Culinary  Moe’s Famous Shrimp and Grits with the Singing Cops The always loving, funny and talented Singing Cops will prepare Moe’s Famous Shrimp and Grits. Cook along or just watch. They’re sure to surprise us with a couple of their favorite songs too.

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2:15pm - 3pm

Culinary  Arugula and Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Chef Melissa Racvika Presented by

 Summer flavors off the Grill! This class is all about incorporating in-season

fruit, bursting with flavor. Learn how to create your own salad dressing and what toppings to add to make this your summertime favorite dish.

4pm - 4:45pm Culinary Grilled Pork Chops and Pears with onions in a fig balsamic reduction with Dave Greber Breakfast Egg Muffins

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4:45pm - 5:15pm

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11am - 11:30am Music  Samuel Tambe Duo  Acoustic duo playing an eclectic mix of easy listening covers and originals by Samuel Tambe.

band The Beggar’s Best and will be bringing you some original material as well as a span of cover songs from the Beatles to the 90’s!

4:15pm - 5pm Music  Under Arrest  Buffalo Night Life’s 2019 Best Rock Band Playing your favorite songs from the 60’s to present.

6:15pm - 6:45pm DJ Dance Party  DJ P-Nasty will be spinning all the best party tunes for you to dance. Have a blast

dancing with family and friends, safely, at a distance. Join us on Zoom to dance at the party. Watch the Taste Facebook to sign up.

8pm - 8:30pm Music  Michael Hund Hall of fame guitarist 8:45pm - 9:30pm Music  10 Cent Howl  Ten Cent Howl has been making waves in the original Buffalo Americana scene

for almost two decades. Their music is built on a strong foundation of solid, story-telling songs, professional musicianship, and incredible vocal harmonies.

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Music Schedule

1:30pm - 2pm Music  The Beggar’s Best  Dan and Joe have been playing together for almost 30 years. They are 2/3 of the


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11am - 11:30am Music Porcelain Train Porcelain Train is an acoustic Americana Folk Roots duo performing original and

cover music with singer/songwriter Tamala Fonda on acoustic guitar and vocals, and Ralph Fonda on drums/percussion and vocals. A unique blend of rhythm and harmony combined with thoughtful lyric.

1:30pm - 2pm

Music  Zak Ward

Singer/Songwriter from Buffalo, NY.

3:15pm - 3:45pm DJ Dance Party  J P-Nasty will be spinning all the best party tunes for you to dance. Have a blast D

dancing with family and friends, safely, at a distance. Join us on Zoom to dance at the party. Watch the Taste Facebook to sign up.

5:45pm - 6:30pm Music  Funktional Flow  Funktional Flow is versatile five piece band that fuses elements of rock, funk and reggae. Dubbed a multi-genre monster, Funktional Flow is best experienced in their natural state – a live performance.

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SATURDAY 12:45pm - 1:15pm

KidZone  Make Your Own Trail Mix

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Trail Mix is a healthy snack to keep you full while exploring many of the trails right here in Buffalo! Watch the Taste Facebook page to sign up for a FREE kid’s kit with all the ingredients to make a healthy snack. This kit also comes with a fun activity for the whole family to do while on the trails!

2:30pm - 3pm

KidZone  Make English Muffin Personal Pizzas

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 English Muffin Personal Pizzas are a delicious and HEALTHY snack for the whole family to enjoy. Top your pizza with anything you want from veggies and meats or even fruit! Kids will enjoy listening to the book, World Pizza, a wonderful story about a child’s wish for world peace. Ingredients needed: English muffin half, pizza or red sauce, pizza toppings of your choice (cheese, veggies, pepperoni)

SUNDAY 11:45am - 12:15pm

KidZone  Healthy Flowerpot Snacks

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Get your carrots, cucumber and cheese ready to learn to how to make a flowerpot snack! This

 healthy, veggie and protein packed snack is not only fun to make, but it is fun to eat too!

1:30pm - 2pm

KidZone  Origami Chicken Wings

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In this mini workshop, we’ll teach you step-by-step how to create origami chicken wings, celery & carrots, and who can forget the bleu cheese?! To take part, purchase a kit from WNY Book Arts Center by 7/3 and join us on Taste’s Instagram page. https://wnybookarts.org/event/origami-chicken-wings-online-workshop-for-families/

5pm - 5:30pm

KidZone  How to Make Paletas Mexican Popsicles

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Summer is here! Cool down and learn to make yummy Paletas – Mexican Popsicles. Kids will enjoy listening to the story What Can You Do with a Paleta during this session. Ingredients needed: various fruits, popsicle sticks, water, sugar (or honey) and popsicle mold. If you don’t have a popsicle mold you can use an ice cube tray!


play into possibilities

With four floors of fun to explore on Buffalo’s waterfront, Explore & More has seven play zones and three educational studios for loads of hands-on play. This year-round destination sits on replica canals and bridges across from Buffalo’s bustling boardwalk at Canalside with more family friendly things to do on the waterfront than ever!

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JOIN US FOR HAPPY HOUR! SATURDAY, JULY 11 AT 3PM A Celebration of Beer Pour your favorite local craft beer and chat with our panel of experts as we discuss local history, popular beer styles and learn the basics of brewing. We will be joined by local beer experts from Big Ditch, Community Beer Works, Labatt Brew House, Buffalo Beer Goddesses, and 2019 Taste Home Brew Winner Adam Akers. Join the Happy Hour on Zoom. Watch the Taste Facebook to sign up. 21+. Please drink responsibly.


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