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Niagara University accepting reservations for Student Chef Series
Wed, Oct 9th 2013 07:30 am
Niagara University is now accepting reservations for this fall's edition of its highly popular Student Chef Series, which showcases the culinary skills of student managers in the university's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Village of Lewiston: Tom George calls it a career
Sat, Oct 5th 2013 11:00 am
Iconic restaurateur Tom George retired this week after 44 years of serving Lewiston's best bagel sandwiches and chili-cheeseburgers. His last day at The Villa Coffee House was Monday.
'Trisha's Southern Kitchen' is back for season four with special guest stars, more music, new family-inspired recipes
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 07:00 am
Trisha Yearwood's Emmy-winning series "Trisha's Southern Kitchen" returns for a fourth season this fall with new, family-inspired recipes, music and special visits from relatives and famous friends, including Kelly Clarkson and Wendy Williams.
IHOP brings back 'Scary Face' pancake, a special Halloween treat
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 11:55 pm
As Halloween approaches, be very afraid - and also a little hungry - because participating IHOP restaurants in the Buffalo area are bringing back one of their most beloved traditions for kids: the "Scary Face" pancake joins the "Just For Kids" menu this month.
Hop aboard with Robert Irvine in new Food Network culinary competition 'Restaurant Express'
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 07:00 am
Chef Robert Irvine heads to Las Vegas to give nine chefs a chance at fulfilling their lifelong dream of launching a restaurant in Sin City in his new series, "Restaurant Express," premiering Sunday, Nov. 3, at 9 p.m. on Food Network.
'Food Network Star' winner Damaris Phillips is 'Southern at Heart' in new series centered around cooking for love
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 07:00 am
Season nine "Food Network Star" winner Damaris Phillips brings her fresh take on southern cuisine to the Food Network lineup with new series "Southern at Heart," premiering Sunday, Oct. 27, at 10:30 a.m. Her "Southern food is the food of love" philosophy and quirky sense of humor lead the way as she teaches people how to impress through cooking. From preparing a special dish for a date to helping beginners master the perfect meal for their partner, Damaris plays matchmaker and chef to a tee in her six-episode series, providing entertainment and delicious food along the way.
Dunkin' Donuts to celebrate National Coffee Day with free coffee offer through Dunkin' app
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 07:40 pm
National Coffee Day is Sunday, Sept. 29, and Dunkin' Donuts will celebrate by treating fans to a free cup of the brand's famous coffee. Dunkin' Donuts will heat up the holiday with a cool mobile offer for a free small hot or iced Dunkin' Donuts coffee at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants throughout the U.S.
'MasterChef Junior' unveils 'World's Smallest Cupcake'
Thu, Sep 26th 2013 04:35 pm
"MasterChef Junior," along with Sprinkles Cupcakes, FOX and Shine America, created the "World's Smallest Cupcake" in celebration of the series premiere.
Cooking Channel's Ching-He Huang to save failing restaurants in new series 'Restaurant Redemption'
Wed, Sep 25th 2013 12:45 pm
Ching-He Huang changes the face of Asian cuisine in America one menu at a time in the new series "Restaurant Redemption," premiering Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. on Cooking Channel.
Ben & Jerry's founder to discuss 'Building the Ice Cream Empire'
Tue, Sep 24th 2013 07:00 am
Keynote speaker Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., president of the Ben & Jerry's Foundation, and co-author of "Ben & Jerry's Double Dip: Lead with Your Values and Make Money, Too," will give the inside scoop on being a socially responsible and successful entrepreneur when he speaks Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 5-7 p.m. at GCC in Batavia.

The event, which includes an ice cream reception, is part of the Wolcott J. Humphrey III Symposium on Leadership and Community Life.

Cocktails and puppy dog tails: 'America's Best Yappy Hours'
Mon, Sep 23rd 2013 01:35 pm
Ah, happy hour. Great food, great drinks, a fun atmosphere - and the chance to enjoy some much-needed downtime. What's not to love? Now, thanks to a fairly recent trend that's gaining momentum across the country, you and your favorite furry friend can love happy hour together. Happy hours called "Yappy Hours" are cropping up in pet-friendly restaurants, bars and hotels in cities everywhere. We've compiled a list of some of the best "Yappy Hours" across the country.
Pancake breakfast, pork dinner
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 07:00 am
The Ladies Auxiliary of Lewiston Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2 will sponsor a pancake breakfast fundraiser, Sunday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the firehall, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road.
Chiavetta's chicken BBQ in Bergholz
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 04:25 pm
First Volunteer Fire Co. of Bergholz Inc. will hold its annual Chiavetta's chicken barbecue on Sunday, Sept. 22, from noon until sold out, at the firehall, 2470 Niagara Road, Bergholz.
Lewiston Fire Co. flips for pancakes
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 04:25 pm
The Lewiston Fire Co. No. 2 Ladies Auxiliary will hold a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the firehall, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road.
Quaker Steak & Lube wins National Buffalo Wing Festival Favorite for second straight year
Sat, Sep 14th 2013 07:00 am
The award-winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube took the coveted Festival Favorite award, an honor voted on by fans, at the 2013 National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo. This marks the second year in a row that The Lube has been named Festival Favorite, and the third time overall.
Islanders open Magpie's Bake Shop & Café in Tonawanda
Sat, Sep 14th 2013 12:55 am
Sisters Sarah Mallare and Christine Carr of Grand Island have opened a new bakery in the City of Tonawanda. Magpie's Bake Shop & Café, named after their mother, Christine "Maggie" Smith, recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting. Located at 38 Niagara St., they offer soups, pizza, cakes, pastries, many other baked goods.
Applebee's teams up with law enforcement to raise funds for Special Olympics New York
Wed, Sep 11th 2013 11:10 pm
On Thursday, Sept. 12, during dinner hours (5-8 p.m.), law enforcement officers and local officials will take their oath to "serve and protect" to a new level, trading in their handcuffs and badges for menus and serving trays at the "Law and Orders" event taking place at various Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations throughout Western New York.
Chef's Restaurant celebrates 90th anniversary
Wed, Sep 11th 2013 12:30 pm
Mary Beth and Louis J. Billittier are proud to announce that longtime family friend and legendary Buffalo broadcaster Dave Thomas will be at Chef's Italian Restaurant to host the "World's Largest Pasta Dinner."
Local produce, agriculture jobs highlight GCC's annual Harvest Festival and Farmers Market
Wed, Sep 11th 2013 07:00 am
Nearly 200 Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, Wyoming region high school students interested in careers in agriculture will visit Genesee Community College on Thursday, Oct. 10, for the second annual Harvest Festival and Farmer's Market.
Niagara Wine Trail celebrates harvest season
Tue, Sep 10th 2013 05:15 pm
From Sept. 20-22, the wineries of the Niagara Wine Trail will celebrate the beginning of the harvest season with their annual Harvest Fest Weekend event. As part of one of the most popular events for the trail, wine and food pairings will be featured at each participating winery.
Aquarium of Niagara fundraiser hails the grape
Tue, Sep 10th 2013 05:15 pm
M&T Bank will once again be the grand marquee sponsor for the Aquarium of Niagara's annual "Winds, Waves & Wines," which celebrates the area's grape harvest. "WWW XIV" will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Convention & Event Center Niagara Falls from 6 to 9 p.m.
Pigapalooza returns to Ransomville
Fri, Sep 6th 2013 09:15 pm
For the ninth year in a row, the Ransomville Free Methodist Church is holding the Pigapalooza community event on their grounds at 3924 Ransomville Road in Ransomville. The family-friendly event is free of charge and parking is also complimentary. Pigapalooza will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Greater East Aurora Chamber preparing for 2nd annual Taste of East Aurora
Wed, Sep 4th 2013 11:55 pm
East Aurora will play host to the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce's 2nd annual Taste of East Aurora on Saturday, Sept. 14. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Main Street, between Olean Road and Riley streets, will come alive with wonderful taste tempting samples of the finest cuisine available in the greater East Aurora area.
Mo Rocca's back in the kitchen cooking with America's grandparents in 'My Grandmother's Ravioli'
Wed, Aug 28th 2013 01:25 pm
Mo Rocca discovers treasured family recipes and a whole lot more from grandparents across the country in an all-new, 13-episode season of "My Grandmother's Ravioli," premiering Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. on Cooking Channel.
Carl Russo wins 'Meatball Challenge' as Chef's 90th celebration kicks off
Wed, Aug 21st 2013 01:00 pm
Carl Russo of WGRF 96.9-FM (97 Rock) was the winner Tuesday in the Chef's Restaurant "Media Meatball Eating Challenge." He consumed 11 meatballs in the first ever meatball-eating contest in Buffalo, which was hosted by "Wing King" and food marketing icon Drew Cerza.
Tim Horton's offers special doughnuts to benefit Buffalo Zoo bears
Mon, Aug 19th 2013 11:55 pm
Tim Horton's Café and Bake Shops are offering special doughnuts to benefit the Buffalo Zoo's "Our Bears Belong in Buffalo" campaign.
Chef's Restaurant hosts 'Media Meatball Eating Challenge'
Mon, Aug 19th 2013 02:30 pm
Mary Beth and Lou Billittier Jr. are announcing the final list of competitors in the first ever "Chef's Restaurant Media Meatball Eating Challenge." This non-competitive food challenge is scheduled for noon on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Chef's Italian Restaurant, 291 Seneca St. (at Chicago), in downtown Buffalo.
McDonald's celebrates 45 years serving 'twoallbeefpattiesspecialsauce ...'
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 08:00 pm
The Big Mac sandwich - with its catchy jingle and elusive sauce recipe - is celebrating its 45th birthday this year. To honor this American icon, McDonald's restaurants across Western New York are planning a special party featuring a tasteful gift for thousands of Big Mac fans.
Take a look behind the counter in 'Thieves, Inc.'
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 03:30 pm
Food Network viewers take a comedic peek behind the scenes of what food and beverage retailers have to deal with when it comes to the constant threat of theft, as professional security experts Scott McDonald and Connie Ribble expose internal flaws and offer advice on how to prevent future loss in "Thieves, Inc.," premiering Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10 p.m.
'Top Chef' goes marching in ... to New Orleans on Wednesday, Oct. 2
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 03:30 pm
Bravo Media's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series "Top Chef" is back and heads to New Orleans for season 11 on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 10 p.m. This season kicks off with a new pre-premiere digital video series, "Padma's Picks," sponsored by Cigna and available on
Navigate corn mazes, pick a peck of apples, sample new wines; discover iconic joys of autumn in New York
Thu, Aug 8th 2013 12:40 am
A covered bridge framed by mountainsides awash in brilliant crimsons, oranges and yellows, bushel baskets of apples, fields of plump pumpkins and corn mazes carved into the hillsides. ... Many of the most iconic images of autumn in America seem to have come straight out of New York state.
Smokin' Eagles International BBQ Festival returns canalside
Thu, Aug 8th 2013 12:40 am
The hot, sweet smell of barbecue will pervade Gateway Harbor in North Tonawanda and Tonawanda this weekend as the Smokin' Eagles International BBQ Festival returns.
Polish Harvest Festival celebrates spirit of thanksgiving
Tue, Aug 6th 2013 07:00 am
The 34th annual Dożynki Polish Harvest Festival at Corpus Christi Church in Buffalo will take place Aug. 16-18. This is the largest festival in East Buffalo's Historic Polonia.
Apple lovers everywhere, get ready to taste 'SnapDragon' and 'RubyFrost'
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 10:00 pm
After years of development and consumer testing as "NY1" and "NY2," Cornell University and New York Apple Growers have given the hottest new apples in the Empire State names worthy of their unique assets: "SnapDragon" and "RubyFrost."
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' announces Mustache Mobile food truck as winner of "LIVE's Truckin' Amazing Cook-Off"
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 10:00 pm
This morning on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan announced the Mustache Mobile food truck from Atlantic City, N.J., was chosen as the winner of "LIVE's" Truckin' Amazing Cook-Off" and took home the $20,000 grand prize.
Say FAREwell to food allergies
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
With all the things that can cause parents gray hairs these days, you would think something as innocent as a birthday cupcake or the childhood staple of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches wouldn't be on the list.
Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri to mentor eight talented children in first ever 'Kids Cook-Off'
Thu, Aug 1st 2013 02:45 pm
Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri are back to battle it out for ultimate bragging rights, but this time mentoring the most talented kid chefs around, in "Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off," premiering Sunday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
'Hooked Up with Tom Colicchio' premieres Wednesday on NBC Sports Network
Wed, Jul 31st 2013 01:15 pm
NBC Sports Network presents "Hooked Up with Tom Colicchio," a new 30-minute outdoor fishing show featuring chef/owner of Craft restaurants and head judge of Bravo's "Top Chef" Tom Colicchio and guests in various fishing locations in the U.S. The five-part series premieres with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, July 31, beginning at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Network.
Historical Association of Lewiston distributes 1,000,000th place mat at Apple Granny
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 09:55 pm
Lewiston's Apple Granny is known for its fish fry, a wide assortment of sandwiches and a killer bacon cheeseburger basket.

It's also known for history. That is, its promotion of the village's storied past.

Niagara Wine & Culinary Festival returns to Lewiston
Sat, Jul 20th 2013 07:00 am
Enjoy a taste of all 17 of the Niagara Wine Trail wineries in one convenient setting at the fifth annual Wine & Culinary Festival on Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28.