The Taste of Cincinnati
is the longest running culinary arts festival in the country, and this year, it's adding some new flavor with food trucks, a handy tour guide app and, in partnership with goVibrant
, a non-profit with the goal of making Cincinnati a healthy city, signs that mark healthier meal options.
Food trucks will include Cafe de Wheels, Pizza Bomba, Taco Azul, Coldstone Creamery and the new Queen City Cookies' elephant truck. The new mobile app gives Taste of Cincinnati patrons menus, maps, booth details and music schedules, all for free. Users can even create their own agenda and even post pictures via the photo booth feature.
Restaurants were encouraged to create a menu item that meets the basic American Heart Association Standard of under 650 total calories, 20g of total fat, 7g of saturated fat, 100mg of cholesterol and 800-850mg of sodium. The approved booths will have a "V" on their booth. goVibrant is a 10-year challenge that started after Cincinnati ranked 27th out of 50 on the American Fitness Index. The goal? To make Cincinnati one of the top 10 healthiest cities in the country.
By partnering with local companies and hosting and promoting events that include activity and healthy lifestyle options, goVibrant hopes to make Cincinnatians healthier.
: any of goVibrant's activities and help make Cincinnati a healthier city.
: the Taste of Cincinnati app and try the best food Cincinnati has to offer.
By Evan Wallis