Buffalo Hosts Taste of Buffalo

The home of the Buffalo wing hosts largest two-day festival in the nation

Over 50 restaurants will be featured in the Taste of Buffalo on July 7th and 8th.

Western New York restaurants are gearing up for the 29th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops grocery stores in the Queen city. The streets downtown will be filled with the smell of chicken wings and barbeque July 7 and 8, but a variety of culinary options are available for those with both a savory and a sweet tooth.

Nearly 450,000 food lovers from Buffalo and beyond are expected for the largest two-day food festival in the nation. Over 50 restaurants and seven New York State wineries are participating with four local food trucks serving up over 200 culinary specialties.

Food trucks serving their street eats include Lloyd Taco Truck, Roaming Buffalo, R & R BBQ and Cheesy Chick who will serve up snack-size portions of their popular grub. Local restaurants will also serve dishes for $1 to $4.

New to the festival this year are Anderson's chocolate covered, strawberry waffle bowl sundae for those looking for a treat and seafood stuffed mushrooms with lobster sauce by Carmine's Restaurant for the indulgent crowd.

A portion of the proceeds from the Taste of Buffalo go to a scholarship fund which awards $1,000 scholarships to five high school seniors from the area who intend to pursue a major in culinary arts or hospitality.

Sean Flynn is a Junior Writer for The Daily Meal.  Follow him on Twitter @BuffaloFlynn