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Weight Watchers cooks up a competition with ABC's 'The Chew'
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 10:30 pm
Weight Watchers International has unveiled a partnership with ABC'S food and lifestyle show "The Chew" to host the competition, "The Chew Search for the Weight Watchers Chef." The winner will be an enthusiastic culinary professional with a passion for making great tasting food that can support a healthy lifestyle.
Verni to lead restaurant and sports bar at HARBORCENTER
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 01:10 pm
HARBORCENTER President John R. Koelmel announced today that Dominic Verni has been named general manager of its restaurant and sports bar.

"Dom brings tremendous experience and notable success in the food and beverage industry to HARBORCENTER," Koelmel said. "We are very excited to have him leading the team that will make our restaurant and sports bar one of downtown Buffalo's most enjoyable and notable entertainment venues."

The yet-to-be-named establishment will be owned and operated by HARBORCENTER.

Farmers seize opportunity with trans-fat solution
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 07:00 am
High oleic soybeans deliver innovation in every pod harvested. It's innovation that provides solutions to some of U.S. soy's biggest customers and helps build demand for U.S. soybean oil. But, these varieties don't stop there - they also perform in farmers' fields.
'The Chew' continues its countdown to Thanksgiving with everything you need to celebrate in style
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 07:00 am
With only two weeks until the big day, "The Chew" gives viewers everything they need to celebrate Thanksgiving in style.
'Customer Appreciation Day' at The Village Bake Shoppe
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 12:45 pm
To celebrate their eatery's second anniversary, The Village Bake Shoppe owners Mike and Lindsay Fiore invite patrons to stop by today for free cookies and hot chocolate. "Customer Appreciation Day" is their way of thanking the community for its support.
New owners at The Natural Link
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 07:05 am
Walt is turning over the meat slicer to the Martin family.
Intimate night of jazz at Water Street Landing
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 07:10 pm
Water Street Landing is inviting you over for dinner, drinks and live music. "Jazz at the Landing" takes place tomorrow at 7 p.m.
Turkey trouble? Sweet potato stress? Food Network all-stars Alton Brown, Giada DeLaurentiis, Bobby Flay and Ina Garten are on-call with expert advice
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 12:35 pm
The biggest names on Food Network take on the biggest food holiday of the year in the two-hour special, "Thanksgiving Live!" Co-hosted by Alton Brown, Giada DeLaurentiis, Bobby Flay and, in her first "Thanksgiving Live!" appearance, Ina Garten, the show will air Saturday, Nov. 23, from noon until 2 pm ET/PT (west coast will be taped).
Bob Evans salutes veterans with free hotcakes
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 11:55 am
This Veterans Day, Bob Evans Farms salutes service to country with a hearty plate of hotcakes. The company has announced that veterans and active military personnel will receive free, all-you-can-eat hotcakes at its restaurants on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11. All these honored servicemen and women need do is show a valid military ID.
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute to hold open house Nov. 13
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 11:55 am
The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute will hold its annual fall open house Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 6-8pm at 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls.
'The Lighting of the Manor' in Appleton
Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 07:00 am
On Sunday, Dec. 1, the Winery at Marjim Manor will celebrate the holidays with "The Lighting of the Manor." Six Christmas trees, various displays and Hanukah menorah will be ablaze. The festivities begin at 1 p.m. at 7171 E. Lake Rd, Appleton.

Admittance will be a new hat, scarf or pair of mittens for the designated tree.

As part of the festivities, Manor wine presenter Kim Seddon will play Christmas carols, and Santa will be available for pictures. Nando's Pizzelles will return with a myriad of flavors. Mulled wine and mulled apple cider and other holiday treats will also be available. There will be hourly wine specials and giftwrapping.

Vote for ham at St. John Lutheran
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 06:10 pm
An Election Day ham dinner will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 at St. John Lutheran Church, corner of Ward Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard.
Dunkin' Donuts shows love for Western New York animals with special treat
Tue, Oct 29th 2013 08:55 pm
Dunkin' Donuts, America's "all-day, every-day stop for coffee and baked goods," will offer Western New York residents a reward for good behavior when they show support for the second-oldest humane society in the country.
Trick or treat never tasted so good
Tue, Oct 29th 2013 04:55 pm
Casa Antica hosted its annual customer appreciation event Monday, but with a twist. For the first time, the eatery invited guests to dress up in Halloween costumes.
Niagara Wine Trail announces 2014 event schedule
Fri, Oct 25th 2013 07:00 am
The 2014 event schedule for the Niagara Wine Trail, USA is now posted on the trail's website. Tickets for the 2014 events will be on sale in the coming month.
2-time 'Cupcake Wars' winner shares gluten-free desserts
Thu, Oct 17th 2013 03:35 pm
Bakery owner tosses the flour but keeps the flavor.

Bussanich's gluten-free cupcakes twice bested their floury competition on "Cupcake Wars."

Top chefs crowned at Memorial's third annual 'Ladies Night Out'
Thu, Oct 17th 2013 03:30 pm
Executive Chef Kate Elliott, fourth from left, and the culinary team from The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls celebrate their victory at Wednesday's "Healthy Chef Competition," which was sponsored by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Dunkin' Donuts announces launch of 'Cups for Roswell,' donation of up to 372,000 cups of coffee to Roswell Park
Wed, Oct 16th 2013 01:25 pm
Late last week, Dunkin' Donuts announced the start of the "Cups for Roswell" program and the donation of up to 372,000 cups of coffee to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in an effort to generate $175,000 for the nationally recognized comprehensive cancer center this holiday season.
Dominique Wilkins, 'Human Highlight Reel,' targets diabetes in Niagara Falls
Tue, Oct 15th 2013 11:55 pm
Dominique Wilkins provided guests at the Niagara Falls Culinary Center with diabetes education and prevention tips.
'The Chew' kicks off Halloween season in style beginning with spooky crafts
Sat, Oct 12th 2013 07:00 am
It's a week of celebrations at "The Chew." First, it's all things Italian on Columbus Day, international cuisine on World Food Day, pasta on National Pasta Day, and delicious, informative and hilarious every day.
Top chefs to face off at Memorial's third annual Ladies Night Out
Thu, Oct 10th 2013 06:30 pm
Five of Western New York's top chefs will face off Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Niagara Falls Conference & Event Center in a "Healthy Chef Competition" sponsored by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
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.