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Chefs compete for Pastry Chef of the Year Award
Fri, Feb 22nd 2013 02:45 pm
Three pastry chefs will go head-to-head in Verona next month to see who will win the title of American Culinary Federation Northeast Region Pastry Chef of the Year, sponsored by Plugrá European-Style Butter.
Jude the Foodie now a part of NFP website
Fri, Feb 15th 2013 09:30 pm
Niagara Frontier Publications is proud to announce noted food blogger Jude Russo Caserta is now a contributing writer for its website, www.wnypapers.com. A new version of her column, "Jude the Foodie," appears online each Monday.

"We are thrilled to be working with Jude, a well-liked and well-respected foodie," said Web Co-Editor Joshua Maloni. "Food is always a popular topic, and we're happy to have a tried and tested home cook and world traveler contributing stories, recipes and dining-out pieces for our website."

Field & Fork reconnects with farm and food
Tue, Feb 12th 2013 07:00 am
On Feb. 24 and 25, the Field & Fork Network will host its biennial "Connections Conference" (formerly the Farmer-Chef Conference) at the new, state-of-the art Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Ceretto pledges support for region's wine industry
Mon, Feb 4th 2013 04:20 pm
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto signed the New York State Legislative Wine Pledge Monday in support of the region's expanding wine and grape industry. The pledge requires Ceretto to serve New York state wine and grape products at events sanctioned by his legislative office or campaign organization.
Village Bake Shoppe adds paninis
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:30 pm
You asked for it.

In response to patron requests, the Village Bake Shoppe is now serving sandwiches. Five different paninis are on the menu, and include "The Meltdown," a Cuban, the "Gucci" grilled cheese, ham and mozzarella, and turkey and bacon club.

Grand Island restaurants win awards at Buffalo Soup Fest
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:00 pm
The Village Inn and Serene Gardens were winners Sunday at the third annual Buffalo Soup Fest, held at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew. Village Inn owner Mike Carr and Sarah Mallare took home the Best Chili award at the event for their Mayan Chocolate Chili, while Satomi and Dr. Joshua Smith of Serene Gardens took home an award for Best Kept Secret.
American Red Cross, Dunkin' Donuts launch annual "Give a Pint, Get a Pound" campaign
Thu, Jan 3rd 2013 04:15 pm
For the sixth 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 in the greater Buffalo area during the month of January.
Holiday cookie showdown
Sat, Dec 22nd 2012 10:10 am
Christmas is just around the corner, and it's time to get into the holiday spirit.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops now accepting restaurant, food truck & winery applications for 2013 festival
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 09:00 pm
While the calendar may say the start of winter, preparations for one of the region's favorite summer events is well under way. The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications from restaurants, food trucks and wineries interested in participating in the 2013 event, set for July 13 and 14 in downtown Buffalo.
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel opens all-new Thunder Falls Buffet
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 06:45 pm
VIDEO: Seneca Gaming Corp. upped the ante on casino dining Thursday with the unveiling of the new Thunder Falls Buffet at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls USA.
Kim's International Café opens at Niagara Falls Air Base
Thu, Dec 6th 2012 03:00 pm
Kim's International Café is serving up "from scratch" cuisine from American classics to Italian and traditional Asian dishes.
IHOP to offer free pancakes to guests nationwide on Feb. 5
Sat, Dec 1st 2012 07:00 am
Batter up, breakfast lovers! IHOP, one of America's most popular family-friendly restaurants, known for "everything you love about breakfast," will once again invite guests to enjoy free pancakes during National Pancake Day on Feb. 5, 2013, while celebrating Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' 30th anniversary.
Former Lewiston businessman to open The Topper Social Club
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 07:00 am
Imagine a place where Gatsby, Sinatra and Bourdain would all feel at home.

Now imagine such a place on the corner of 19th and Ferry in downtown Niagara Falls.

Jonathan "J.B." Boas could imagine such a place.

Delicious: Village Bake Shoppe celebrates first anniversary in Lewiston
Fri, Nov 9th 2012 09:40 am
PHOTO GALLERY: There's a reason professional chefs on television steer clear of baking: It's not easy.
Dunkin' Donuts announces partnership with U.S. Marine Corps Reserves' Toys for Tots program in Western New York
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 05:55 pm
Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, every-day stop for coffee and baked goods, will show its support for one of America's most iconic holiday toy collection drives this November through a first-time partnership in Western New York with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves' Toys for Tots program.
Tickets on sale for eighth annual Lewiston Tour of Homes
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has announced tickets are on sale for its eighth annual Tour of Homes, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at select addresses in Lewiston.
Beauty and the beast
Sat, Oct 20th 2012 07:00 am
Niagara Frontier Publications' Skip Mazenauer, publisher of the Sentinel, poses with Casa Antica manager Robert Herman, chef Charlie Soldano and the "Casa Girls" outside of the Italian restaurant.
Town Hall meeting
Sat, Oct 20th 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce held a "Business Blender" Thursday at Town Hall, the Village of Lewiston's newest Center Street restaurant.
Ludo Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey join Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson as culinary mentors on 'The Taste'
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 08:45 pm
Famed culinary experts Ludo Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey are confirmed to join no-holds-barred chef Anthony Bourdain and British food star Nigella Lawson as mentors on eight episodes of ABC's innovative new cooking competition show, "The Taste." The new one-hour alternative series will premiere in 2013 on the ABC Television Network.
Mmmm! Island Presbyterian barbecue chicken
Sat, Sep 29th 2012 07:00 am
With its first chicken barbecue fundraiser last Saturday, Island Presbyterian Church hoped to provide not just tasty Krolick's chicken, but food for the soul too.
'MariO's': Limited edition Mario Williams cereal now on shelves at Tops Friendly Markets
Wed, Sep 19th 2012 12:20 pm
Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams has introduced his very own cereal just in time for the new NFL season. The cereal is called "MariO's" and is available exclusively at Western New York-area Tops stores.

"MariO's" is a honey-nut toasted oats cereal packaged in a 14-ounce collector's box featuring the newest member of the Buffalo Bills defensive line. The cereal is available exclusively at Western New York Tops stores and online at www.plbsports.com. "MariO's" is the latest athlete endorsed product from PLB Sports, which has created products for some of Buffalo's most famous athletes, including Ryan Miller, Terrell Owens, Michael Peca and Doug Flutie.

Quaker Steak & Lube wins National Buffalo Wing Festival Favorite
Sat, Sep 15th 2012 01:00 am
The award-winning motor-sports themed restaurant Quaker Steak & Lube added another award to its ever growing list of honors when it took home the 2012 Festival Favorite at the National Buffalo Wing Festival. The two day event took place on Sept. 1 and 2 at Coca Cola Field in Buffalo. Approximately 40,000 people attended the event.

"We are extremely satisfied that the excellence of our sauces is recognized by so many chicken wing fans in the Buffalo-Niagara Region," said Nick Scott Sr., president of Scott Enterprises Inc.

Accomplished Dunkin' Donuts franchisee launches plan for growth in WNY with opening of new Tonawanda location
Mon, Sep 3rd 2012 07:00 am
Dunkin' Donuts has announced plans for sustained growth and expansion in Western New York during the grand opening of a new restaurant in Tonawanda.
Wheatfield Lions Club holds annual steak roast
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 04:25 pm
It was another beautiful summer evening, Thursday, Aug. 16, when four civic groups met at Five Senses Park on Ward Road to enjoy Wheatfield Lions Club's annual steak roast.
Celebrity Bartending Night to benefit Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation
Fri, Aug 17th 2012 05:25 pm
The Brickyard Pub & BBQ, 432 Center St., in Lewiston, is hosting its 15th annual Celebrity Bartending Night from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug 23.
Smokin'
Thu, Aug 16th 2012 09:00 am
Attendance was down a bit this year due to intermittent rain, but organizers of the Smokin' Eagles International BBQ Festival reported a lot of happy customers last weekend at Gateway Harbor in Tonawanda.
Smokin' Eagles heats up
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 01:20 pm
There's nothing like a barbecue festival to set your taste buds on alert.

This weekend, wander down to Gateway Harbor in Tonawanda and take a deep breath of sauce, spices and grilling meat - the Smokin' Eagles International Barbecue Festival is back.

Marilu Henner wins "LIVE! with Kelly's' 'Grilling with the Stars' competition
Mon, Aug 6th 2012 12:40 pm
Friday on "LIVE! with Kelly," host Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Nick Lachey announced that actress and author Marilu Henner is the winner of "LIVE's" summer-long "Grilling with the Stars" competition, and the recipient of the coveted Golden Grill trophy, plus $25,000 for her charity of choice, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Former 4-Her places in cook-off
Thu, Jul 26th 2012 02:35 pm
Sean Conlin, a former Niagara County 4-Her from Lockport, recently took third place in the Chuck Wagon Challenge to benefit the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne, N.Y.
Yum! Fifth annual 'Buffalo's Best Pierogi' contest
Mon, Jul 23rd 2012 07:00 am
Corpus Christi Church is once again looking for Buffalo's best pierogi. This historic east side church is hosting its fifth annual "Buffalo's Best Pierogi" contest on Saturday, Aug. 18. It begins at 4:30 p.m., and is open to all amateur cooks and businesses.
Santa Fe wins 'Best for Food'
Tue, Jul 17th 2012 05:10 pm
Santa Fe was named "Best for Food" in the 2012 Rand McNally/USA Today "Best of the Road" competition. The New Mexico town topped five other destinations - including Lewiston - to take the title. The official announcement was made Tuesday afternoon as part of the Destination Marketing Association International annual convention in Seattle.
Lewiston: 'Tuesdays in the Grass' debuts at Casa Antica
Sat, Jul 14th 2012 07:00 am
Casa Antica, 490 Center St., is offering all of your favorite menu items on the patio before each "Tuesday in the Park" concert at Artpark.
'Road Bros' video of Lewiston
Thu, Jul 5th 2012 03:45 pm
The "Road Bros," the "Best for Food" travel judging team of Mike Shubic and Brian Cox, have posted a video of their time in Lewiston. Check it out:
'Best for Food' judges welcomed to Lewiston
Sat, Jun 23rd 2012 07:05 am
Residents and local volunteers welcomed Mike Shubic and Brian Cox to Lewiston at The Silo Restaurant Wednesday night.
Q-and-A with the 'Road Bros'
Sat, Jun 23rd 2012 07:05 am
Travel judges Mike Shubic and Brian Cox, better known as the "Road Bros," visited Lewiston this week to see if the 30-restaurant-village has what it takes to become "Best for Food" in the Rand McNally/USA Today "Best of the Road" contest.
Tour of Kitchens winners
Sat, Jun 23rd 2012 07:00 am
Sandy Hays Mies, event coordinator for the Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens, has announced the winners of the 2012 People's Choice Awards.
'Best for Food': Lewiston volunteers promise to give judges royal welcome
Tue, Jun 19th 2012 07:00 am
"Best for Food" judges Mike Shubic and Brian Cox are in for a treat when they visit Lewiston on Wednesday. The "Road Bros," one of Rand McNally/USA Today's Best Small Towns in America travel teams, will receive a police escort down Center Street to a gathering at The Silo Restaurant. There, they'll find a "rousing welcome."
Lewiston 'Best For Food': Meet the 'Road Bros'
Mon, Jun 18th 2012 11:20 am
Judges coming to Lewiston for national contest; Travel Channel will be in Lewiston accompanying judges; public reception scheduled for Wednesday at The Silo Restaurant. Watch the preview video.

Lewiston is finalist in USA Today/Rand McNally "Best for Food" contest.

Ashker's is open in Lewiston
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 07:00 am
Ashker's Juice Bar, Bistro and Gallery opened this past week in the Village of Lewiston. The popular Center Street eatery was a little later opening this season due, in part, to the opening of a third Ashker's location (1002 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo).
Long road leads to ribbon-cutting for new Dino-Mart
Thu, May 24th 2012 12:45 pm
Grand Island is home to a new gasoline convenience store brand with the opening of the long-awaited Dino-Mart at the corner of Ransom and Stony Point roads.
 


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