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Tickets available for 'Polar Bites,' pre-party
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 09:15 am
Tickets are now available for "Polar Bites 2015," a fundraising event benefitting the Buffalo Zoo. The popular wintertime event, presented by the Pro Zoo board, will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

Tickets also will be available for purchase at the "Polar Bites" pre-party taking place Thursday, Sept. 25.

Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, Duff's receive three first place awards at 2014 National Chicken Wing Festival
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:15 pm
Buffalo is famous for its chicken wings, and now, the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino has won bragging rights for the best chicken wing sauces in the city. Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino emerged a clear winner with Duff's Famous Wings in the "Restaurant Sauce Off" competition at this year's National Chicken Wing Festival.
Grandpaws Café for Good opens in Village of Lewiston
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 06:50 pm
Grandpaws Pet Emporium has opened a Village of Lewiston café that benefits your sweet tooth and someone's future furry best friend.
Bailey O'Riley's officially open for business
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 05:15 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Bailey O'Riley's Village Pub, which recently opened for business at 840 Center St. Local business owners and elected leaders welcomed owner Chris MacKenzie and his family to Lewiston.
NCCC Culinary Institute sponsors Peach Festival taste-off
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 03:00 pm
Niagara County Community College has long supported the Lewiston Kiwanis Club and the Niagara County Peach Festival. Now that NCCC's Culinary Institute is up and running - and garnering praise for its offerings - the timing was right for the downtown Niagara Falls campus to sponsor the annual Peach Festival peach recipe contest taste-off.
Hibbard's launches new location
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:00 pm
Jim and Julie Hibbard have opened a new Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard location at the sweet shop located next to Clancy's (formerly Page's Whistle Pig) at the corner of Packard and Military roads, in Niagara Falls.
Favorite for a reason
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 10:45 am
I don't have to tell you Favorite's Pizzeria is, well, Lewiston's favorite.

The steady line of customers standing in front of the restaurant counter daily is proof Favorite's has mastered pizza, wings and fingers.

Hold on to your taste buds: Local residents launch Lewiston Culinary Tours
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:35 pm
Come and discover the delicious cuisine the Village of Lewiston has to offer in a new and fun way with Lewiston Culinary Tours presented by The Roaming Table.
Old Falls Street adds free weekly cooking demonstrations with Niagara Falls chef Bobby Anderson
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 06:00 pm
Chef Bobby Anderson, a Niagara Falls native and competitor on the fourth season of FOX's "Hell's Kitchen," is bringing "F-Bites" youth nutritional cooking program to Old Falls Street each Thursday, from noon until 1 p.m.
'Kids Cook-Off' returns for second go-round with Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri as coach and mentors
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:25 pm
Food Network icons and best-selling cookbook authors Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri return for season two of "Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off," premiering Sunday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m.
'Best Breakfast USA': Tracy Gillick's Hill-Vue Café & Catering
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 09:00 am
GardenFest is this weekend in Lewiston. The annual event is a time for residents and visitors to get out and explore different gardens and to take notice of the Garden Club's work in beautifying the village. In keeping with that idea, why not venture out a little further this weekend when in search of breakfast? You might find a new morning favorite food.
Silo serving 'Sand Dock Sundae'
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 09:00 am
Why do we all scream for ice cream? Because we want more of it, of course.

Fortunately, The Silo Restaurant has us covered. The waterfront eatery has introduced a new dessert that is heavy in history and even heavier in scoops.

'Best Breakfast USA': Syros Restaurant
Fri, May 30th 2014 09:00 pm
There's a saying around Lewiston: "Come hungry to Syros."

The family restaurant doesn't skimp on breakfast servings. ... Or tables, for that matter. Subsequently, guests can get in, fill up fast, and get out.

'Best Breakfast USA': Mangia Café & Bakery
Fri, May 30th 2014 09:00 pm
"Feel good food" can mean eating something that's healthy, or partaking of a meal that's made with fresh ingredients. It's not necessarily both - unless Mangia Café & Bakery chef Bec Poletti is making the food. Then you know you're going to eat a great meal that's guilt-free.
'Best Breakfast USA': The Villa Coffee House
Fri, May 30th 2014 09:00 pm
Stop the presses: The Villa Coffee House has added blueberries and chocolate chips to its signature thin and crisp pancakes! "We did sort of violate one of Tom's rules, which was putting things into the pancakes," owner and chef Mike Loraine said. "That's a new addition. ... I think the chocolate chips are great."
Zamir Gotta visits Niagara Falls
Mon, May 19th 2014 03:50 pm
Russian producer, broadcaster and creative thinker Zamir Gotta visited Niagara Falls last weekend. Zamir, head of Gotta Media LLC, sampled local cuisine and toured world-famous attractions.
Beach House repeats as 'Best Fish Fry' winner
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:20 am
For the second year in a row, Grand Island's The Beach House has won Niagara Frontier Publication's "Best Fish Fry" contest.
The Silo opens with mouth-watering new menu items
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 09:30 am
Oh, you won't believe this.
'Food Network Star' returns for 10th season with new cast of contenders, more intense culinary challenges
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 am
Food Network's long-running competition series "Food Network Star" is back for a 10th season in June, with culinary icons Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay leading the charge to discover the next promising face in food television.
Lewiston: Big Guys Pizzeria and More moving in next to Hibbard's
Wed, Apr 16th 2014 12:50 pm
Speaking of his new restaurant, chef Michael Clark promises, "We're not going to be your everyday pizzeria."

Business partners Clark, of Niagara Falls, and Lewiston's Tony Vescio plan to open Big Guys Pizzeria and More early next month in the addition next to Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard on Portage Road. The eatery's name comes from its signature pie, a 28-inch pizza affectionately called "The Big Guy."

Hibbard's is open
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 07:55 pm
Kiss winter goodbye: Hibbard's is open.

Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard officially began its summer season Friday in the Village of Lewiston. On a warm spring evening - after a long, cold winter - children and families lined up to grab the first ice cream treats of the season.

Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls launches new menu
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 11:55 pm
The Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls USA, officially unveiled its new menu Wednesday. The global restaurant chain is promoting its new fare with the slogan "It Tastes As Good As It Sounds," which emphasizes the eatery's unique connection to the music industry.
'Jazz and Pasta' fundraiser for Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival set for May 4
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:35 pm
Carol Calato, board chairwoman of the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival, has announced the organization will host its annual fundraiser Sunday, May 4, at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St., Lewiston. The "Jazz and Pasta" event will begin at 1 p.m. and continues through 7 p.m. All proceeds support the Jazz Festival.
Casa Antica hosts annual St. Joseph's Day table
Sat, Mar 22nd 2014 07:00 am
It was a feast fit for a king at Casa Antica, as the Village of Lewiston restaurant presented its annual St. Joseph's Day table. As shown, a large assortment of Italian dishes and desserts greeted patrons, who filled each table in the Center Street eatery.
20 aspiring restaurateurs brave the heat of 'Hell's Kitchen' in season 12
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 04:10 pm
Host, executive producer and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay welcomes 20 new competitors on the season 12 premiere of "Hell's Kitchen," airing Thursdays on FOX.
Niagara Wine Trail expands 'Taste of the Trail' food paring event
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 04:00 pm
During the weekends of April 4-6 and 11-13, the wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail will participate in their annual wine and local food-pairing event, "Taste of the Trail." The popularity of this event has lead to its expansion to two weekends.

The concept of "Taste of the Trail" is to educate how wine can easily pair with each part of a meal. A sample from a local food vendor, or the winery's own favorite pairing, will be given at each location with a taste of three wines.

Home cooks across the country compete for grand prize and title as 'America's Best Cook'
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 02:25 pm
Home cooks from across the country compete, with the guidance and determination from Food Network chefs, for a $50,000 cash prize in the new culinary competition series "America's Best Cook," premiering Sunday, April 13, at 9 p.m.
Brio Pizzeria & Restaurant rolls out 50-cent chicken wings, vegan dishes
Sat, Mar 1st 2014 07:00 am
It's cliché to say a restaurant has "something for everyone."

Unless that restaurant is Brio Pizzeria.

Tully's Restaurants presents 'Special Thursdays' to benefit Special Olympics
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 12:05 pm
Tully's Good Times Restaurants in Amherst, Clarence and Cheektowaga have joined forces with the Special Olympics NY Western Region to raise money for the upcoming Special Olympics New York State Summer Games, taking place June 6-8.
Islanders raising money at Pasta Sauce Off
Tue, Feb 18th 2014 07:00 am
The LaSalle Yacht Club has turned its Pasta Sauce Off benefit over to two successful fundraisers who are all of 11 years old.
Tickets available for Niagara County Farm Bureau's 'Taste Niagara 2014' event
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 07:00 am
"Taste Niagara 2014," a celebration of local foods and beverages, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the state-of-the-art Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. The culinary institute is home to Niagara County Community College's culinary arts, baking and pastry arts program.

Hosted by the Niagara County Farm Bureau, in association with the Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Niagara County, the event is open to the public. It will feature multiple food stations.

Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops now accepting scholarship applications
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program, which supports local high school seniors in pursuit of higher education in the foodservice and hospitality industries. The scholarship awards up to five winners with $1,000 each to be applied toward college education.
The Como and The Polish Nook: Niagara Falls' best-kept secrets
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 10:00 am
Niagara Falls has long been considered a tourist destination because of its natural wonder of the world. This area also continues to expand in the retail industry and is visited by people from all over the world. But, the best-kept secret in Niagara Falls is the abundance of family-owned restaurants.
HARBORCENTER introduces (716) Food and Sport
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 11:00 pm
HARBORCENTER President John R. Koelmel unveiled plans for (716) Food and Sport, HARBORCENTER's 13,000-square-foot dining establishment.

"(716) will be dedicated to providing the best-in-class fan, food and sports experience," Koelmel said. "Our commitment to hospitality, quality and community will make HARBORCENTER a dining destination for residents of Western New York and Southern Ontario, as well as numerous visitors to the area."

Located on the corner of Scott Street and Washington Street, (716) will feature fare that is highlighted by Western New York culinary favorites, with an emphasis on locally produced ingredients.

Bobby Flay faces off against chefs in 'Beat Bobby Flay'
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 03:40 pm
Skilled chefs compete for the opportunity to cook against culinary master Bobby Flay in the new eight-episode competition series "Beat Bobby Flay," premiering Thursday, March 6, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
New coffee shop in Wilson
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 12:40 pm
Wilson has a new coffee shop. The Wilson Brew Co. held its grand opening Saturday, Jan. 18. There were drawings and giveaways for the large crowd that came out on a snowy morning to attend the opening.
Niagara Now: Niagara Eater says eat like a (Italian) local in Niagara Falls USA
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 02:10 pm
What you eat is where you are - and there's no better way to know a destination than through its food. Niagara USA is home to 800 farms, 20 wineries, one brewery and even a cideria, so it's no wonder that our culture has seeped into some of the best eateries around.
'da Blue' food truck debuts in Buffalo
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 09:50 pm
The Blue Lantern Lounge, located at 6120 Seneca St., Elma, has announced a new venture that will reach beyond its current brick and mortar location. The new "da Blue" food truck will burst onto the scene in early February, taking a unique "street eats" menu direct to the downtown Buffalo lunch scene.
American Red Cross, Dunkin' Donuts launch annual 'Give a Pint, Get a Pound' campaign
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:00 pm
For the seventh year, 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 donors at Red Cross blood drives.
Sonic bringing eight new drive-ins to Buffalo market
Mon, Jan 6th 2014 04:50 pm
Starting the new year with additional unit growth, Sonic Drive-In has announced expansion plans in the state of New York with a franchise agreement bringing eight new drive-ins to Buffalo within the next six years. The nation's largest chain of drive-in restaurants has reached an agreement with Kevin DiPirro to develop these locations, with the first planned to open in the spring of 2015. The eight drive-in locations will extend throughout Niagara and Erie counties.
 


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