The 10th annuall Taste of Lockport is coming this Sunday, August 15th to Ida Fritz Park. The Buffalo News and the LUSJ reported:
"...About 30 restaurants, wineries and organizations will take part from noon to 6 p.m. The Teasers will perform from noon to 3 p.m. and 90 West Country plays from 3 to 6 p.m..."
I enjoy the Taste of Buffalo for its size and the ablity to seek out new place or two to try out. I enjoy the taste of Lockport just as much to see if anywhere local is offering anything new and because it is a quick walk from home with managable crowds.
"...Chapman said the stuffed peppers will not be on fire, but on the mild side. Customers can also try specialty chicken fingers, that’s a breaded chicken breast meat. “We have the largest chicken fingers in the industry, almost one-quarter of a pound. “We use the biggest and best when it comes to chicken fingers....”
I love Papa Leo's chicken fingers. They are the type I rememeber eating as kid from the pizza joints on the East Side of Buffalo. Once the bar has been set on fingers of this size, any others are just a let down ;)
The secret judges are a nice idea that should ensure the main public has the best chance at receiving a good sample.
"Although the public gets to vote for that award, other awards, such as best wine, best entree and best dessert, will be decided this year by about 10 undercover judges.
They will simply get in line and buy food, so no one will know who the decision-makers are.
“I put one person in charge of it. She’s sworn to secrecy,” Chapman said. “Last year, the vendors brought their entries over to the judges. Who’s to say they didn’t make the portions a little bigger, or put some extra whipped cream on them? This year, we’re going to catch them in the act.”
LUSJ Article on Papa Leo's
LUSJ Article on Indian Grill
LUSJ Article on the Basket Factory
Official Taste of Lockport Website