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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.
Niagara County Fair: Farm-City Breakfast sponsored by Niagara County Community College
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 07:00 am
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County has announced the 2013 Niagara County Fair kickoff event, the Farm-City Breakfast, will be sponsored by Niagara County Community College.

On July 31, more than 600 people will enjoy a homestyle breakfast in the food tent at the Niagara County Fair located on the fair grounds at 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport. The festivities begin at 8 a.m. Tickets for the Farm-City Breakfast are available now in the CCE-Niagara County administrative building or the day of the breakfast for $7. The NCCC mascot will be at the breakfast with a free giveaway.

'The Great Food Truck Race' hits the road with fresh cast of hopefuls, longest route in series history
Thu, Jul 18th 2013 05:30 pm
"The Great Food Truck Race" kicks off season four with a brand-new cast of food truck hopefuls, who hit the road for the longest route in series history (4,181 miles), and exciting culinary challenges that celebrate the country's national landmarks.
Food Network follows Mississippi barbecue clan in new series 'The Shed'
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 01:45 pm
Food Network introduces the (unofficial) "First Family" of Mississippi and barbecue royalty in the new series "The Shed," premiering Monday, Aug. 5, at 10 p.m. The six-episode series chronicles the exploits of the Orrison clan, founders of The Shed, one of the most popular barbecue joints in Mississippi.
Foreigner, Denise Richards, Amy Grant and more heat up the kitchen on ABC's 'The Chew'
Fri, Jul 12th 2013 04:10 pm
Celebrating and exploring life through food, "The Chew" is a daytime series co-hosted by a group of engaging, fun, relatable experts in food, lifestyle and entertaining: celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz.
Grill smart: Watch what you heat on 4th of July
Thu, Jul 4th 2013 10:45 am
Plan to grill this week or weekend? Many New Yorkers are planning to enjoy their barbecues and other outdoor amenities for 4th of July celebrations. And while gas grills, portable fire pits, and patio heaters make outdoor spaces comfortable places to gather, it's important that they are used properly.
Seneca Niagara Casino announces $26 million transformation of main casino floor
Tue, Jul 2nd 2013 02:20 pm
Officials with the Seneca Nation of Indians and Seneca Gaming Corp. have unveiled plans to completely renovate the 88,000-square-foot main gaming floor at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel.
Chuck Hughes pounds the pavement in search of unique food destinations in 'Chuck's Eat the Street'
Tue, Jul 2nd 2013 12:20 pm
Chuck Hughes returns to Cooking Channel for the second season of "Chuck's Eat the Street," premiering Thursday, Aug. 1, at 10 p.m. Throughout the season, viewers join Hughes on his travels in search of some of the most intriguing and off-the-radar streets, while tasting savory dishes and listening to the histories behind them.
Review: Remington Tavern and Seafood Exchange
Thu, Jun 27th 2013 01:30 pm
I have this theory I call the "Disney World theory." That's when your favorite thing is the last thing you did. When you just get off Space Mountain that's your favorite ride until you get off of the Rock and the Rollercoaster and that becomes your favorite ride.
McCullagh Coffee, Tops launch premium 'Polar Bear Brew' coffee to support Buffalo Zoo's new 'Arctic Edge' polar bear exhibit
Tue, Jun 25th 2013 08:30 am
McCullagh Coffee and Tops Friendly Markets are pleased to announce that they have partnered to offer "Polar Bear Brew" coffee, a premium 100 percent Rainforest Alliance coffee, to support the Buffalo Zoo's new "Arctic Edge" polar bear exhibit. The coffee, locally roasted by McCullagh Coffee at its facility at 245 Swan St., will be available exclusively at Tops Friendly Markets in 50 locations throughout the Western New York area June 23 through Aug. 4.
The Silo Restaurant - history never tasted so good!
Sat, Jun 22nd 2013 07:00 am
The story of The Silo, 115 N. Water St., began in the 1930s, back when this area was referred to as the "Hojack Country."
NBC Universal, Five Star Gourmet Foods team up to introduce 'Biggest Loser' healthy meals and snacks
Fri, Jun 21st 2013 07:45 pm
NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products and Five Star Gourmet Foods have announced they are teaming up for the launch of a new line of "The Biggest Loser" fresh and frozen healthy meals and snacks.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops celebrates 30 years of 'Fun by the Forkful'
Tue, Jun 18th 2013 07:00 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops Markets, celebrates its 30th birthday this summer and everyone is invited to the two-day culinary event. Expect a birthday party like no other, complete with cupcakes, cookies, chocolate and ice cream, as well as a large smorgasbord of the region's most scrumptious culinary delights, including barbecue, seafood, Asian and vegetarian.