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Matt Conroy art show at Wine On Third
Tue, Feb 14th 2012 02:40 pm
Wine on Third continues "Third Thursdays on Third" with an artist reception for Matt Conroy. The local artist's work begins a month-long show and sale at Wine On Third on Thursday, Feb. 15. An opening reception is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. that night.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops now accepting scholarship applications
Wed, Feb 8th 2012 11:30 am
In an effort to support local area high school seniors in their pursuit of higher education in the food service and hospitality industries, the Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarships. Up to five scholarship winners will each receive $1,000 to be applied toward their college education.
Mmmm! Rotary chili!
Fri, Jan 27th 2012 05:10 pm
Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, the Grand Island Rotary Club has returned to a favorite fundraiser: a chili sale.
Deirdre Bartholomew named dining manager at Niagara University
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 12:30 pm
Niagara University has announced that Deirdre Bartholomew has been named the new dining manager for Sodexo, the company that provides dining and hospitality services on campus.
Island demands its Dunkin' Donuts
Fri, Jan 20th 2012 08:20 pm
Dunkin' Donuts restaurant owner and manager Paul Orsino didn't need fancy market research to tell him that opening a restaurant on Grand Island would work.
All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner
Fri, Jan 20th 2012 09:00 am
The Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial VFW Post 9249 Ladies Auxiliary will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the post, 2121 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island.
Lewiston Village Pub to celebrate fourth anniversary
Mon, Jan 16th 2012 02:00 pm
The Lewiston Village Pub will mark four years on Center Street with a celebration beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19.
Dining Out for Parent Network
Mon, Jan 16th 2012 07:00 am
As part of its celebration of 25 years of service to families of children with special needs, Parent Network of WNY is holding Dining Out for Parent Network.
Bergholz serves chowder
Thu, Jan 12th 2012 12:15 pm
The Bergholz Fire Co. and Ladies Auxiliary's monthly chowder and baked goods sale will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the truck hall on Niagara Road.
New Village of Lewiston wine bar on Planning Board agenda
Tue, Jan 10th 2012 03:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston Planning Board is expected to discuss Emery Simon's plans to convert 755 Center St. North into a wine bar at Tuesday's meeting.
American Red Cross and Dunkin' Donuts celebrate five years of helping save lives
Fri, Jan 6th 2012 07:00 am
For the fifth year in a row, Dunkin' Donuts and the American Red Cross are teaming up for the "Give a Pint, Get a Pound" campaign, which provides a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin' Donuts coffee* to all presenting donors at Red Cross blood drives during the month of January in the greater Buffalo area.
Have breakfast at Adams VFC
Fri, Jan 6th 2012 06:55 am
Visit Adams Volunteer Fire Company for its all-you-can-eat farmers breakfast this month on Sunday, Jan. 8.
'Cake Boss' cooks Italian for a special night at Seneca Niagara
Wed, Jan 4th 2012 11:40 am
The "Cake Boss" is coming back to Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel this February as the "Kitchen Boss." Buddy Valastro, a master chef and star of shows "Cake Boss" and "Kitchen Boss" on TLC, provides an up-close, interactive, Italian-cooking demonstration at Seneca Niagara Events Center.
'Soup Night' at VFW
Mon, Jan 2nd 2012 07:00 am
Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial VFW Post 9249, 2121 Grand Island Blvd., will host an all-you-can-eat "Soup Night."
Free coffee at thruway rest stops
Fri, Dec 30th 2011 11:00 am
Keeping up a 41-year tradition, free coffee and hot tea will be available to travelers along the New York State Thruway on New Year's Eve.
Dunkin' Donuts rings in new year with free doughnuts to celebrate the year of '20 Dozen'
Tue, Dec 27th 2011 10:50 am
Dunkin' Donuts today announced a New Year's Day initiative to celebrate 2012 as the year of "20 Dozen." The first 20 guests to visit a participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurant in the greater Buffalo area after 7 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2012 will receive a dozen donuts for free.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops now accepting restaurant & winery applications for 2012 festival
Tue, Dec 27th 2011 07:00 am
The snow may have just started to fly, but preparations for the 2012 Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops are well under way. The event is now accepting applications from restaurants and wineries interested in participating in one of the region's favorite summer events. The 2012 Taste of Buffalo is set for July 7 and 8 in downtown Buffalo.
'Gooey Butter Cake' takes top prize in national baking contest
Tue, Dec 27th 2011 06:55 am
Amateur cook and blogger Melissa Sperka of Greensboro, N.C., beat out nearly 900 competitors in the Flour Power baking contest with her caramel, chocolate and almond "Gooey Butter Cake." The contest was hosted by Just A Pinch Recipe Club, the online food-focused social network at www.justapinch.com.
Beer as art
Tue, Dec 27th 2011 06:55 am
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center will host the fifth annual "Art of Beer" at the NACC on March 9, 2012. Tickets are now available in the NACC office.
Looking for last minute holiday entertaining ideas?
Fri, Dec 16th 2011 02:40 pm
Tis the season to eat drink and be merry. Celebrate the holiday season as SOAPnet airs "'The Chew's' Countdown to Christmas" marathon on Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., bringing viewers more of all the food, drinks, gift ideas and helpful hints to tackle last minute holiday cooking, shopping and festivities.
Christmas week on 'The Chew'
Fri, Dec 16th 2011 02:20 pm
The festivities are in full swing at "The Chew," television's holiday headquarters this season. Hosted by celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Carla Hall, entertaining and style expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz, "The Chew" invites viewers into its kitchen weekday afternoons to dish about everything from easy entertaining to making meals on a budget, while celebrating and exploring through food.
'Taste of the Season' food and wine weekend brings eats and treats to Niagara Holiday Market
Wed, Dec 14th 2011 11:20 am
As the holidays inch closer, it's time to celebrate the great dishes and wishes of cooking and baking this celebration season at the Niagara Holiday Market's "Taste of the Season" weekend, sponsored by Wegmans, Friday, Dec. 16, to Sunday, Dec. 18, in the heart of Niagara Falls.

The three-day event will feature cooking demonstrations, tastings/pairings, celebrity chef appearances and delicious events, as a part of the Holiday Market's successful run in the Cataract City. The events are all free and will be held at Conference Center Niagara Falls on Old Falls Street, just west of the Seneca Niagara Casino. The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, with beverages and food samplings.

"We're thrilled to offer three jolly and yummy days in the Falls to celebrate the best of this special time of year," said Mark Rivers, the CEO of Brix and Company, the Holiday Market's organizer. "With the magic of Wegmans, our wonderful regional purveyors and special stars, I know this will be a terrific time for something for everyone. Food and wine are a highly popular element of the market itself and, we know that folks will enjoy these special events. Please come and join us!"

Other well-known participants include: First Light Farm and Creamery, Zillycakes, Woodbury Vineyards, Flying Bison Brewery, Nectars of the Vine, All That Chocolate, Brothers of Mercy, Rosina, Sahlens, Upstate Milk and Yancey's Fancy.

Appearances by "Top Chef" winner Kevin Sbraga and Cooking Channel star Roger Mooking will headline the event.

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Buffalo launches two-liter campaign with Tops to benefit patients at Roswell Park
Mon, Dec 12th 2011 03:50 pm
Representatives from Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Buffalo and Tops Friendly Markets today announced a customer-driven fundraising campaign to raise funds for patient quality-of-life programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
'Taste of Lewiston' at warming tent this weekend
Fri, Dec 9th 2011 03:00 pm
Looks like the Lewiston ice rink is starting to take off, both in popularity and events.
Dunkin' Donuts donates up to 372,000 cups of coffee to help Roswell
Thu, Dec 8th 2011 07:00 am
Representatives from Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Dunkin' Donuts gather to announce the "Cups for Roswell" program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo on Wednesday.
Ceretto: 'Fat tax' tips scales against families
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 04:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-I- Lewiston, today called the so-called 'fat tax' "a blatant Albany money grab, plain and simple." He said downstate politicians are once again pushing the levy, which was rejected by New Yorkers in 2009.
'The Chew Holiday Cookie Swap' launches today
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 02:20 pm
During the Monday, Nov. 28, episode of "The Chew," ABC Daytime's new lifestyle series announced the launch of "The Chew Holiday Cookie Swap," a nationwide search for the most scrumptious and unique holiday cookie recipes. Hosted by "Iron Chef America" stars Mario Batali and Michael Symon, "Top Chef" alum Carla Hall, entertaining and style expert Clinton Kelly, and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz, "The Chew" brings viewers a daily dose of food, life and fun, along with information on how to live a more full and healthy life.
Buffalo native and world-renowned baker returns to town
Wed, Nov 23rd 2011 09:05 pm
Diana Sproveri is bringing her signature dessert to Ryan Miller's annual fundraiser.
Which restaurant has best service?
Wed, Nov 23rd 2011 10:55 am
From long waits to short tempers, undercooked food to over-sauced fare, there's nothing worse than poor service at a restaurant. Fortunately, most of Western New York's restaurants excel at pairing exceptional cuisine with outstanding service.

In our new Web contest, we want to hear from you: Which restaurant has the best service? Where can you go to find a great meal served in a warm and inviting atmosphere?

The restaurant with the most votes will receive a special recognition and a write-up in all four of our newspapers.

'Share the Bounty'
Thu, Nov 17th 2011 07:00 am
Nov. 18 to 20 is the Niagara Wine Trail's "Share the Bounty" event.
K of C pasta
Mon, Nov 14th 2011 07:30 am
Knights of Columbus Council 14622 sponsors its fourth annual pasta dinner, to be served at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 1023 Swann Road, Lewiston. The event runs from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, the opening of the shrine's 21st annual Festival of Lights.
Which restaurant has best service?
Sat, Nov 12th 2011 07:15 am
From long waits to short tempers, undercooked food to over-sauced fare, there's nothing worse than poor service at a restaurant. Fortunately, most of Western New York's restaurants excel at pairing exceptional cuisine with outstanding service.
New owners hope to put old charm back into Village Bake Shoppe
Tue, Nov 8th 2011 02:30 pm
Why bake for the holidays when the Fiores will do it for you?

That's Michael Fiore's thought, anyway. He and his wife, Lindsay, are the new owners of the Village Bake Shoppe at 417 Center St., Lewiston. On Thursday morning, the store will reopen with a new look, newly painted walls, the previous staff ... and original owner Bridget Schroeder's from-scratch recipes.

Michael, who has known Bridget for several years, says her no-mix, original cakes, pies, cookies and brownies "can't be easily duplicated."

Pairing high-end products with a fresh décor, he says his plan is to develop the Village Bake Shoppe into "more of an attraction."

"I want this place to be a destination," Michael says.

Ruby Tuesday 'GiveBack' program to benefit Buffalo Zoo
Tue, Nov 8th 2011 07:30 am
Hungry as a wolf? Head to Ruby Tuesday to fill up and support the wildlife at the Buffalo Zoo at the same time. From Tuesday, Nov. 15, to Thursday, Nov. 17, Ruby Tuesday will donate 20 percent of eligible meal purchases to the zoo.
Join in 'Italian Feast Night'
Tue, Nov 1st 2011 03:45 pm
Old Falls Street, Global Spectrum, the Pine Avenue Business Association and The Como Restaurant are teaming up to put on the second annual night of Italian fare, family, wine, and a good time on Thursday Nov. 17. "Italian Feast Night" will be presented from 6 until 10 p.m. at The Conference Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls.

"Italian Feast Night" is catered by The Como Restaurant and The Conference Center of Niagara Falls. Guests can enjoy an Italian buffet of traditional dishes, including pasta, Italian delights and a variety of delectable desserts. Additionally, the celebration will have music by The Formula Band to set the Italian mood.

Italians have a long tradition in the area of Niagara Falls. This feast is a fundraiser for the Pine Avenue Business Association, which continues to preserve culture and traditions in the area.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and include a complementary beverage. Tickets can be purchased in advance from The Conference Center Niagara Falls, the Como Restaurant (on Pine Avenue), and The Pine Avenue Business Association.

Drive up for barbecue at St. Peter's
Mon, Oct 31st 2011 02:00 am
St. Peter's Lutheran School, 6168 Walmore Road, Sanborn, will hold a Chiavetta's "Drive-Thru" chicken barbecue from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the school.

The cost is $8 and includes half a chicken, baked potato, corn, dinner roll with butter and a brownie, along with condiments and utensils so you're ready to eat.

The fundraiser is sponsored by the seventh- and eighth-grade classes to raise funds for their New York City trip in the spring. This is a long running tradition at St. Peter's for the upperclassmen to take a bigger "field trip" away every other year.

Frightfully delicious Halloween treats at Dunkin' Donuts

Fri, Oct 28th 2011 03:00 pm
As Halloween approaches, Dunkin' Donuts has brewed a bewitching selection of wickedly good treats to help guests and ghosts alike celebrate the season. Whether you're haunting a Halloween party or trick-or-treating with your favorite ghouls and goblins, Dunkin' Donuts can make the scary holiday much sweeter.
Come for pancakes
Fri, Oct 28th 2011 02:20 pm
Wheatfield residents are invited to a free pancake breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 30.
With tips from TOPS, Halloween doesn't have to be a fright for your waistline
Tue, Oct 25th 2011 04:25 am
Healthy and Halloween are not often used in the same sentence. Halloween is usually seen as a time to get dressed up, gather sugary treats, and enjoy the spookiness of the season. TOPS Club Inc. provides tips to stock the kids' bags with better treats, host a healthy party, and more.

It's inevitable that kids will receive candy, so parents should take steps to limit sugar consumption. Feeding children a nutritious meal before trick-or-treating will help curb their urge to snack on sweets. Once the candy is home, adults can let kids pick out their favorite pieces and decide how much to have each day.

Brennan's celebrates grand opening
Fri, Oct 21st 2011 06:30 pm
Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Brennan's Irish Pub, 418 Main St., Youngstown.