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The 30th edition of Taste of Buffalo promises the widest array of edible choices yet, as 51 restaurants, three food trucks and seven wineries offer more than 200 choices for eaters of all appetites.

Event guides, with complete menu listings from each vendor, are available at Tops Markets and at

Tickets are the currency of the Taste, as none of the food vendors accept cash. Savvy Taste-goers will buy ticket vouchers ahead of time. Available in $10 denominations, voucher holders can use the shorter express lines to obtain tickets.

Faithful fans of the Taste of Buffalo know that a few smart tactical decisions can make the difference between satisfaction and regret. They know how to play the game, and come away with a rewarding ratio of happy bellies to lighter wallets.

So we figured, why not make it a challenge even the uninitiated could enjoy? Game on.

Contributions by Anne Neville, Jason Silverstein and Evonne Austin

The restaurant list

Restaurants located in Niagara Square

• Alex’s Place

• Anderson’s Frozen Custard

• Applebee’s

• Bings

• Bravo

• Caribbean Experience

• Chester’s Cajun Grill

• Chrusciki Bakery

• Dannys Restaurant

• Delhi Chaat Sweets and Restaurant

• Dinosaur BBQ

• Eddie Ryan’s

• Francesca’s

• Garris Bar-b-Que

• Indian Falls Log Cabin*

• Just Pizza

• Landies Candies

• Lloyd Taco Truck

• Miller’s Steak and Crab House

• Ms. Goodies

• Niagara Seafood Inc.*

• Saigon Cafe

• Sakura Sushi

• Sweet Melody’s

• Tops Friendly Markets

• Zebb’s Deluxe Grill and Bar

Restaurants located on Delaware Avenue

• The Bavarian Nut Company

• Black Market Food Truck*

• BW’s Barbecue

• Cabaret

• Carmine’s Italiano

• Cecelia’s Ristorante

• Clarence Center Coffee Co. & Cafe

• DiBella’s

• Fat Bob’s Smokehouse

• Go Veggie’s Cafe*

• Gordon Biersch*

• Jack Astor’s Bar and Grill

• Jewel of India*

• Joe’s Crab Shack*

• Louie’s Hot Dogs

• Manhattans

• May Jen Chinese Restaurant

• Merge*

• Mister Pizza

• Nette’s Fried Chicken*

• Nick Charlap’s Ice Cream

• Orazio’s Restaurant

• The Original SoupMan

• Papaya Restaurant

• R&R BBQ Food Truck*

• Red Osier

• The Riverstone Grill*

* New restaurants to the Taste of Buffalo this year