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Roman Café has sizeable lead in fish fry contest
Fri, Mar 16th 2012 09:00 pm
Roman Café has sizeable lead in fish fry contest. Vote for your favorite fish fry at
Amazing dishes right around the corner
Thu, Mar 15th 2012 10:50 am
Foodies Event hosted by The Social Media Club of Buffalo.
Encore presents flavorful and creative dishes
Thu, Mar 15th 2012 10:30 am
Located in Buffalo's theater district, Encore presents a sort of closure to a theatergoer's evening. The restaurant's happy hour can also represent a final and entertaining conclusion for anyone's evening, or it can stand alone as a frequent hot spot for those in need of an upscale dining experience.

Encore has two floors and outdoor seating for when the weather is warm. The hardwood floors, brick walls and beautiful fire places give a rustic and spacious feel. With so much space the restaurant can play host to large parties, and can provide a private dining area for any event you may want to hold.

The bar is also large and spacious and continues with the restaurant's rustic setting.

Teresa Giudice cooks Italian at Seneca Niagara Events Center
Fri, Mar 9th 2012 05:00 pm
Star of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" and "Celebrity Apprentice" to feature recipes from "Fabulicious!: Teresa's Italian Family Cookbook"
Get chowder in Bergholz
Thu, Mar 8th 2012 07:00 am
The Bergholz Fire Co. and Ladies Auxiliary's monthly chowder and baked goods sale will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at the truck hall on Niagara Road in Bergholz.
Try Polish cooking
Thu, Mar 8th 2012 07:00 am
Chef Remy Orlowski will present a night of cooking authentic Polish dishes as part of the Niagara-Wheatfield Continuing Education on March 20, just in time for the Easter holiday.
Tops Markets celebrates National Nutrition Month with NuVal Nutritional Scoring System
Mon, Mar 5th 2012 07:00 am
Tops Friendly Markets has announced that the company is encouraging its customers to celebrate National Nutrition Month with the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System, a unique food ranking system found at Tops stores that helps consumers find the best nutrition on supermarket shelves. Launched as National Nutrition Week in 1973 and "promoted" to National Nutrition Month in 1980, the March event was created by the American Dietetic Association to encourage better eating habits.
Far from fishy: Vote for your favorite fish fry
Tue, Feb 28th 2012 12:45 pm
Just in time for Easter, Niagara Frontier Publications' new Web contest seeks an answer to one of life's great questions: Which restaurant has the best fish fry?

We're looking for the freshest catches, the tastiest batters and the best bang for the buck. The restaurant with the most votes will receive a special recognition, bragging rights, and a full write-up in our three main newspapers (The Sentinel, The Tribune and The Dispatch).

Those nominating an eatery will enter to win a prize of their own. One lucky participant will be drawn from a hat and receive a $25 gift certificate to an area restaurant.

Niagara University graduate publishes St. Joseph's Day cookbook
Mon, Feb 27th 2012 05:45 pm
A Niagara University graduate is publishing a book to help Roman Catholics set their St. Joseph's Day table.
15 hours of free flapjacks at IHOP Feb. 28
Wed, Feb 15th 2012 08:40 am
For the seventh consecutive year, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
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
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.