CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - May 20, 2015) - Taste of Cincinnati, presented by Budweiser and produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, runs Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25 along Fifth Street from Vine to Sentinel. The 37th annual festival will feature nearly 70 area restaurants and food trucks, close to 60 live entertainment acts on five stages, and more than half-a-million food and festival fans.

"As the nation's longest running free culinary arts festival, we do our best to keep Taste of Cincinnati fresh and new, year-after-year," said Patrick Sheeran, Vice President of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and Downtown Council, the producers of Taste of Cincinnati, Party in the Park and Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.

Bud & Burgers Championship Tour
"America's No. 1 full-flavored lager is setting out to find the tastiest partner: a king of burgers," said Budweiser spokesperson, Elizabeth Wiles. Bud & Burgers will feature two contestants putting their burger recipes head-to-head in a cook-off, May 23 through 25, at Fifth and Main Street.

Taste of Cincinnati visitors will listen to live music as they try the pairing of great burgers and cold, crisp, quality Budweiser. The Taste of Cincinnati Bud & Burgers winner will advance to the finals in St. Louis on July 11, where the Bud & Burgers Champion will be crowned. The winner of the Bud & Burgers Championship will receive $100,000 to support his/her culinary ambitions. In addition, the winner will be invited to compete in a new television cooking competition series, working title "United States of Burgers," which will premiere on the Esquire Network.

Sysco Taste Experience
Cincinnati's signature restaurants will participate in the Sysco Taste Experience located in P&G Gardens at Fifth between Sycamore and Broadway. Sysco Taste Experience offers an intimate dining experience with seating and live music. Chefs from some 20 participating restaurants will be at the Sysco Taste Experience for three-hour increments each day.

Again this year, Taste of Cincinnati will match all Sysco Taste Experience restaurant registration costs and donate the entire sum to Cincinnati State's Midwest Culinary Institute. In 2014, organizers donated $17,000 and expect to exceed that figure in 2015.

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Contact Information:

Rich Walburg
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

(513) 579-3194