Taste of Cincinnati to feature more food options, expanded hours

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati foodies rejoice! Organizers with Taste of Cincinnati, the nation's longest-running culinary arts festival, announced that this year's festival will feature more food options than ever before in its 35-year history.

Forty restaurants will be participating. Of those 40, nine will be new to the 2014 edition of the Taste. In total, more than 250 food options will be on the menu ranging from fine dining to casual fare, a record level of variety.

Taste Experience will also return in 2014 in the beautiful P&G Gardens. Under a white tent, complete with high top cocktail tables and a selection of fine wines and craft beers, some of the area's finest restaurants will be featured. This year, the Chamber will be donating a portion of the Taste Experience proceeds to Cincinnati State's Midwest Culinary Institute. Last year $13,500 was donated with organizers anticipating they will exceed that in 2014 with a larger Taste Experience planned.

2014 Taste of Cincinnati Participants:

  • Andy's Mediterranean Grille
  • Alfio's BuonCibo*
  • Arloi Dee Thai Bistro
  • Bangkok Bistro
  • Bella Luna*
  • Busken Bakery
  • Chicago Gyro
  • Claddagh Irish Pub
  • Delicio Coal Fired Pizza*
  • Down Under
  • Eddie's
  • Ena's Jerkmania
  • Giminetti's Baking Company
  • Habanaro
  • Indigo Casual Gourmet Café*
  • Izzy's
  • J. Gumbo's
  • Keystone Bar & Grill
  • LaRosa's
  • Laszlo's Iron Skillet
  • Market Street Grille
  • McCormick & Schmick's*
  • Mecklenburg Gardens
  • Melting Pot
  • Moerlein Lager House
  • Old Bag of Nails Pub
  • Oasis
  • Pit-to-Plate BBQ
  • Pizza Tower
  • Pompilios Restaurant
  • Sammy's El Pueblo*
  • Silver Ladle
  • Strasse Haus/Zoomer
  • Thai Taste
  • Tom Chee*
  • Trattoria Roma*
  • Via Vite
  • Washington Platform
  • WG Kitchen and Bar*
  • Wertheim's

Taste of Cincinnati will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26.  The event is held in Downtown Cincinnati on Fifth Street sprawling from Vine to Sentinel. For the first time in Taste history, the event will open at 11 a.m. on all three days this year.

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