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Yelp Without Borders 2019 Brings Out The Best in Ethnic Food Culture




Written by Hannah Kadryna, Yelp Buffalo Community Coordinator

Could Yelp Without Borders 2019 have been the best one yet? We think so. A combination of incredible food vendors, delicious drinks, and perfect weather made Buffalo’s annual party at the International Institute of Buffalo a huge hit!

In support of the International Institute of Buffalo, which has been providing services for immigrants and refugees in the Buffalo area since 1918, we hosted a huge party at their mansion and encouraged guests to explore multicultural food that can be found right here in Buffalo!

Sizzle Reel by Brett Deneve

Each vendor put their best food forward during the event. La Verdad Cafe provided delicious brisket and pulled pork with coleslaw and barbecue, Sun Cuisines was dishing up some savory soup and noodles, and Mandarin Garden Restaurant offered some delicious crab rangoons and lettuce wraps. Bomba Arepa, who is fresh to the Buffalo food scene, served their delicious grilled Arepas, and La Casa De Sabores also showed their stuff during the event with their seasoned pollo and beef with rice. We were also very glad to welcome Lucy East African Cuisine and their spicy samplings, along with Obviously Avi and his unique take on dumplings, and Gourmet Lao Foods with their popular lotus cookies. Let’s not forget the dessert, with ice cream from Hertel Avenue Poutine & Cream!

It wouldn’t be a party without the drinks, right? Resurgence Brewing Co. brought samplings of their delicious Sponge Candy Stout, and Teton Kitchen brought their unique sake cocktails to share!

Dj Rock brought the entertainment once again, providing tunes to keep the party flowing! Guests were also able to enjoy having their caricatures drawn by Jeremy Stock Caricatures!

Raising awareness for the International Institute is the goal – and altogether, we were able to raise a grand total of $3,040 for the International Institute of Buffalo! Huge thanks to all of the guests who came out in support of this fantastic institution.

Huge thanks to Living In The Buff Studios for photographing the event, as well as Brett Deneve for the video! Be sure to read all of the reviews from the event as well!

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