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Record-tying crowd of 550K visited Taste of Cincinnati this past weekend

Posted at 12:34 PM, May 29, 2018

CINCINNATI -- The Queen City’s beloved food festival saw a record-tying crowd this past weekend, according to event organizers. 

About 550,000 people flocked Downtown to feed their faces at the Taste of Cincinnati. Last year’s festival saw about the same size crowd. The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber manages Taste, which just celebrated its 40th year.

This year’s feeding frenzy featured 73 restaurants and food trucks, 300 menu items and 100 kinds of beer (half of which were locally brewed).   

GALLERY: A taste of Taste of Cincinnati 2018 

Chamber president and CEO Jill Meyer said in a news release Taste “continues to evolve and innovate.” 

“For 2018, we added the wildly successful Music Bash @ Taste of Cincinnati and our new partnership with Kroger will bring bigger ideas for Taste of Cincinnati’s creative future,” Meyer said. 

Taste of Cincinnati is collaborating with Uber Eats to bring Queen City dwellers tastes of the city in June. You can use the code TASTEOFEATS18 before June 30 to receive a free first-order delivery. About one third of Taste of Cincinnati restaurants are on Uber Eats.