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Taste of Cincinnati offers a wide range of culinary delights

Sights at Taste of Cincinnati
Sights at Taste of Cincinnati
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Sumptuous food to please your palate provided by 40 restaurants (more than 250 food options), continuous live musical entertainment, and wine and beer tastings and are just some of the sights, sounds and experiences that await visitors to the free 36th annual Taste of Cincinnati event over Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, May 24, Sunday, May 25 and Monday, May 26). Cincinnati is approximately a 4 hour drive from Cleveland.

Ribs at Taste of Cincinnati
Ribs at Taste of Cincinnati
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Taste of Cincinnati Taking place on six blocks of Fifth Street (from Race Street to Broadway) in downtown Cincinnati, this 3-day family-friendly culinary and entertainment extravaganza is a showcase of the city's food and music and provides a great way to kick off the approaching Summer season. Taste of Cincinnati is the longest running culinary arts festival in the United States. Last year more than 500,000 people attended.

The Taste Experience will be back this year featuring a variety of local restaurants offering limited menu items for sale to visitors in an intimate dining setting with seating and live music. Taking place at the P&G Gardens under a huge white tent, The Taste Experience will also offer a selection of fine wines and craft beers.

Be sure to stop by the Moerlein Beer Garden at Fountain Square presented by Christian Moerlein Brewing Company where you can enjoy specialty craft beers. Every 3 hours expert brewers form Moerlein will be tapping specialty kegs and offering samples.

Visitors will also be able to take free one hour tours of the Christian Moerlein Production Craft Brewery at 1621 Moore St. Free buses to the brewery will be provided.

Food Truck Alley will also be back this year (located on North Broadway off Fifth St.). Visitors will be able to sit and enjoy live music while partaking of food from 9 food trucks.

Continuous live musical entertainment provided by local and national recording artists will take place on multiple stages throughout the festival.

Hours for Taste of Cincinnati are noon - midnight both Saturday and Sunday and noon - 9 p.m. on Monday (Memorial Day). Admission is free but there are fees for various food and beverage items. Parking is available at Fountain Square Garage.

For more information about Taste of Cincinnati call 513-579-3124 or get online at www.tasteofcincinnati.com.

Taste of Cincinnati takes place in downtown Cincinnati on 6 blocks of Fifth Street (from Race Street to Broadway). It is approximately a 4 hour drive from Cleveland straight down I-71.