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Best of Taste

Best of Taste Awards Recognize City’s Top Cuisine

2016 Award Winners

Restaurant Best Dessert 

Third Place: Cinnamon Bread Pudding – Alfio’s Buon Cibo
Second Place: Gourmet Pops - Delicio
First Place: Chocolate Chip/Blueberry Bread Pudding – Bella Luna

Restaurant Best Appetizer 
Third Place: Buffalo Chicken Empanada – Alfio’s Buon Cibo
Second Place: Antipasto on a Stick – Bella Luna
First Place: Ricotta & Veal Meatballs – Via Vite

Restaurant Best Soup-Salad-Side
Third Place: Silver Ladle Salad – Silver Ladle
Second Place: Cioppino – Via Vite
First Place: Black & Bleu Tuna Salad – Market Street Grille

Restaurant Best go Vibrant! 
Third Place: Vegetarian Grape Leaves – Andy’s Mediterranean Grille
Second Place: Chicken Wrap – Market Street Grille
First Place: Wonton Soup – Thai Taste
*go Vibrant! menu items adhere to the American Heart Association per-serving standards of 6.5 grams or less of total fat, 1 gram or less of saturated fat, a half gram or less of trans fat, 20 milligrams or less of cholesterol, and 480 milligrams or less of sodium

Restaurant Best Entrée
Third Place: Five Cheese Angus Raviolo – Alfio’s Buon Cibo
Second Place: Sacchetti (Stuffed Shells) – Bella Luna
First Place: Teriyaki Marinated Sirloin – The Melting Pot 

Food Truck Best Dessert
Third Place: Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick – Sugar Snap! Sweet Treats
Second Place: Sea Salted Belgian Waffle with Caramel Sauce topped with Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whipped Cream – Marty’s Waffles
First Place: Thai Lime Basil Pop – streetpops

Food Truck Best Appetizer 
Third Place: 3 Meat Stroll – Adena’s Beefstroll
Second Place: Mini Quesadilla – Red Sesame
First Place: Borocado Martini – Urban Vistro

Food Truck Best go Vibrant! 
Third Place: Psycho Hummus – Catch-a-Fire Pizza
Second Place: Pomegranate Tangerine Pop – streetpops
First Place: Korean BBQ Taco – Red Sesame.

Food Truck Best Entrée
Third Place: 12 hour Braised Brisket Taco – Texas Joe Tex Mex
Second Place: Carnitas Taco – Urban Vistro
First Place: Bee Sting Sandwich – C’est Cheese