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Best of Taste winners and what's new for 2019

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Organizers of the Taste of Cincinnati announced the Best of Taste Awards and unveiled details of a new 5K and a Zero Hunger Zero Waste plan.

The Eat & Run 5K will take place Sunday, May 26 at 10 a.m. It will start and end at Sentinel and Culvert Streets. Along the route, runners and walkers can grab bite-size samples from the Best of Taste Winners. Participants will get a medal, t-shirt and a 26.2 brew from Marathon Brewing at the Taste of Cincinnati.

This year, the Taste of Cincinnati will give its extra food to The Shelterhouse which helps more than 200 homeless men and women.

Kroger and Taste organizers will work with restaurants and food trucks so that they use compostable paper products and utensils. They'll also have designated areas to break-down their cardboard which will be recycled.

Here are the Best of Taste winners:

Restaurant Best Dessert

Third Place (tie): Spumoni Cannoli - Pompilio’s
Black Forrest Cake - Oakbrook Bakery
Second Place: Crème Brulee - Market Street Grille
First Place: Apple Quince Bread Pudding - Alfio’s buon cibo
Restaurant Best Appetizer

Third Place: Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Kisses - McCormick & Schmick’s
Second Place: Gnocchi Bolognese - Alfio’s buon cibo
First Place: Lightning Wings - Revolution Rotisserie
Restaurant Best Soup-Salad-Side

Third Place: Thai Papaya Salad - Sawasdee Thai Cuisine
Second Place: Gods’mac Grippos Mac & Cheese - Tickle Pickle
First Place: Cambodian Chicken Taco - Mahope
Restaurant Best go Vibrant!*

Third Place: Buns N Roses Black Bean Burger with Cashew Cheese - Tickle Pickle
Second Place: Poke Cupcake - Poke Hut
First Place: Cambodian Portobello Mushroom Taco - Mahope
Restaurant Best Entrée

Third Place: Gourmet Mac & Cheese - Market Street Grille
Second Place: Brisket - Just Q’in BBQ
First Place: Pork Grenade - McK’s Chicks
Food Truck Best Dessert

Third Place: Turtle Fried Cheesecake - Hungry Bros.
Second Place: White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcake- The Cheesecakery
First Place: “Make it a Sundae” Brownie - Sugar Snap!
Food Truck Best Appetizer

Third Place: Smoked Lamb Nachos - Wicked Hickory
Second Place: Lobster Poutine - Harvest Mobile Cuisine
First Place: The Stroll - Adena’s Beefstroll
Food Truck Best Soup-Salad-Side

Third Place: Sprouts - Harvest Mobile Cuisine
Second Place: Brisket Mac - Wicked Hickory
First Place: 12 hour Braised Brisket Bowl - Texas Joe Tex-Mex
Food Truck Best go Vibrant!*

Third Place: Strawberry Chicken Taco - The Tin Man Grill
Second Place: Pink Lemonade streetpop - streetpops
First Place (tie): Swordfish Kebab with Molasses Glaze - Screaming Goat
Fruit Punch streetpop - streetpops
Food Truck Best Entrée

Third Place: Jerk Chicken Nachos - Just Jerks Ena’s Jamaican Grill
Second Place: Cheesy Garlic-Style Italian Beef - Adena’s Beefstroll
First Place: Smoked Rib Tips - Sweets & Meats BBQ.


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