The focus will be on food this weekend at the 37th annual Taste of Cincinnati.
Nearly 70 restaurants and food trucks will be serving dishes during the event, which begins Saturday and continues through Memorial Day. Those range from appetizers, salads, seafood entrees and desserts.
“Close to 50 are there full time and then there’s an area called the Cisco Taste Experience, which is restaurants that don’t have necessarily the manpower or the food to be there all weekend, so they can do three hour shifts on Saturday or Sunday,” said Rich Wahlberg with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.
The Taste of Cincinnati is again on Fifth Street this year between Vine and Broadway. Wahlburg said it is a good location.
“We have half of a mile that we can put as many restaurants and beer and wine vendors as possible along with entertainment, bands and comedians along that half a mile,” Wahlburg said.
Besides the food, there will also be live entertainment on five stages.
Taste of Cincinnati is one of the oldest, continually running culinary arts events in the nation. A half-million people are expected to attend.
Taste runs Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Monday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.