Taste of Cincinnati welcomes 13 new eateries

Taste of Cincinnati welcomes 13 new eateries
Posted at 2:47 PM, Apr 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-18 15:50:37-04

CINCINNATI — Taste of Cincinnati will host 13 new eateries at this year’s culinary arts festival, scheduled May 28-30 on Fifth Street, Downtown.

“One of every four Taste of Cincinnati food vendors is brand new to the event – and your favorites are returning, too,” said Cynthia Oxley, director of corporate and community events for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. “Taste of Cincinnati will feature seven new restaurants, and six new food trucks will join our expanded West Sixth Food Truck Alley.”

The eateries (including the new ones highlighted in bold) participating at this year's Taste of Cincinnati include  Alfio's Buon Cibo; Andy's Mediterranean Grille; Bella Luna; Budina Noodle and Rice; Busken Bakery; Buona Terra; Cazadores Restaurant; Chicago Gyros; Crave; Cuban Pete Sandwiches; 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; and Urban Vistro.

Thirty-six restaurants and 15 food trucks will serve a total of 265 menu items at the event hosted on Fifth Street between Vine and Sentinel. The Taste Experience that highlights more than 20 boutique restaurants within a three hour time period also returns this year.

The chamber will reveal the Best of Taste winners and runners-up in five food categories at 1 p.m. Friday. Those categories include best appetizer, best entrée, best dessert, best go vibrant healthy dining option and best soup-salad-side.

Last year’s Taste of Cincinnati attracted more than 550,000 people.