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River Region encourages shoppers to think local on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday
Sat, Nov 21st 2015 07:00 am
One weekend a year, Lewiston retailers and restaurateurs invite the community - and those from across Western New York - to "think big, and shop small." In other words, skip the trip to the national chain stores and spend time (and dollars) exploring the River Region's unique, locally owned businesses.
Booming business at Becker Farms
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 01:25 pm
On a typical Friday at Becker Farms, one would be surprised to see lots going on around them.
Renovations completed: Lewiston Tops remodeled from front to back
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 10:35 am
DiMino Tops Lewiston, the Village of Lewiston's biggest store and largest employer, has been transformed.
'Deposits for Food' makes latest donation to area soup kitchens
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:15 am
Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees' "Deposits for Food" project made its latest donation this week, providing contributions of $1,000 each to Community Missions and Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry.
Thea's brings Ethiopian flavor to Western New York
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 01:25 pm
Looking at the building, it is hard to imagine an Ethiopian restaurant being in part of East Aurora's historic downtown area. Yet, Thea's Restaurant is a welcome and delicious escape. With a large variety of food, it's a gathering place for vegetarians and meat eaters alike, and a cozy stop for a great meal any time of the day.
Webster's Kitchen preps new ways to serve community
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 12:45 pm
Webster's Bistro is cooking up something big for local residents and it's not just their flavorful French cuisine.
Niagara River Region Chamber: 'Share the Bounty Weekend' wine tour
Wed, Oct 21st 2015 01:10 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has organized the third annual "Chamber Wine Tour," coinciding with the Niagara Wine Trail "Share the Bounty" event, set for Saturday, Nov. 14.
Fresh Start to debut, deliver bison and cheese sub
Sat, Oct 10th 2015 07:00 am
Fresh Start Café & Market is set to offer a unique, all-natural alternative to traditional football foods.
Twenty years of friends & food: Sandi's in Wheatfield celebrates landmark anniversary
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:25 am
Sandi's Family Restaurant at the corner of River and Williams roads in Wheatfield will celebrate its 20th anniversary Oct. 7.
New faces, new places on Webster Street
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 04:00 am
Michele Krienbuhl's little boutique has a big history to live up to, but she's up for the challenge.
Hard Rock fights breast cancer through annual PINKTOBER
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 07:00 am
Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls USA is uniting musicians, supporters and survivors in honor of the brand's PINKTOBER campaign. On Friday, Oct. 9, Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls USA will host the sixth annual "Living Ribbon" across the international Rainbow Bridge.
Enjoy the Harvest: Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show celebrating 32 years
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 11:35 am
One of the River Region's favorite fall festivals of the year will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27, along Center Street in the Village of Lewiston.
Peach Queens are Pizza Queens
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:40 pm
Earlier this week, the Peach Queen contestants paid a visit to Favorites Pizza, where Chuck and his staff treated each to a free "I Love Favorites" T-shirt and gift cards for pizza.
'Come Dine with Me - WNY!' launches sixth season
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 08:00 am
Starting at noon Sunday, Channel 7 is airing "Come Dine with Me - WNY!" The half-hour program, entering its sixth season, showcases top regional restaurants as their chefs share recipes and serving suggestions.
2015 National Buffalo Wing Festival gets crafty during Labor Day weekend
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 08:20 pm
The National Buffalo Wing Festival, one of the country's most beloved food festivals, returns to Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo Sept. 5-6.
Lloyd's Taco Truck donates full lunch service to Buffalo City Mission
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 03:45 pm
Buffalo City Mission's Men's Community Center received a full lunch service Monday, courtesy of one of Western New York's most popular eateries: Lloyd's Taco Truck.
Lockport CARES Homeless Shelter yard sale and chowder sale
Mon, Aug 17th 2015 11:25 am
Lockport CARES Homeless Shelter will hold a yard sale/open house/chowder sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19, at 188 and 192 Genesee St. Chowder will be sold for $2 a bowl or $5 a quart.
The Silo hosts 'Paws for a Cause' fundraiser for SPCA
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 06:10 pm
From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, come on down to The Silo Restaurant for free hot dogs, face-painting, the chance to win prizes and possibly meet your new best friend.
Opportunities Unlimited: 18th annual fundraiser to take place at The Brickyard
Thu, Jul 30th 2015 07:00 am
The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. is hosting Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's 18th annual Celebrity Bartending Night from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. The event will benefit the more than 600 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities the agency serves.
A lot of work goes into that Polish platter
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:30 am
For visitors to the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas, the most strenuous part of getting that Polish platter at the Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish tent is waiting in the inevitable line of hungry festivalgoers.
FOX orders another helping of 'MasterChef'; judges Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, Christina Tosi will return
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 09:25 am
Fox Broadcasting Company has ordered a seventh season of the hit cooking competition series "MasterChef." Additionally, all three judges, including veterans Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot, as well as newcomer Christina Tosi, will return to the "MasterChef" judging panel.
Wegmans spruces up Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 04:50 pm
More than two dozen Wegmans employees took time to volunteer at the downtown Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club Wednesday.
Tonawandas offer a gateway to summer
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 08:00 am
With all the artisans, musicians and food vendors present for the T-NT Gateway Market last Thursday, the biggest crowd congregated around Lloyd III, the third incarnation of the popular Buffalo-based food truck.
Food Network heats up with new seasons of 'Chopped Grill Masters,' 'Chopped Teen Tournament'
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:00 pm
Hosted by Ted Allen, "Chopped Grill Masters" and "Chopped Teen Tournament" return for second seasons on Food Network with special five-part themed tournaments.
New owners, same Apple Granny
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 09:10 am
The new owners of Apple Granny Restaurant have grand plans to change ... well, nothing.
World-traveling chef Piat Phuah adds flavor at 700 Center Street Juice Bistro & Café
Sat, May 23rd 2015 10:30 am
When Piat Phuah said she could blend peppers, onions, mushrooms, eggplant and tomato in such a way that the flavor would knock me over, I was intrigued.
Hard Rock Cafe Niagara announces lineup for first 'World Burger Tour'
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:30 pm
For the first time ever, Hard Rock Cafe Niagara gives guests a backstage pass to sample "Local Legendary Burger" offerings, showcasing the flavor and ingredients at Hard Rock locations across the globe as part of the new "World Burger Tour" menu.
Video: Spicey Pickle hosts annual Cinco de Mayo 'NOOCH'-eating contest
Tue, May 5th 2015 10:10 pm
Seven competitors entered the culinary ring Tuesday to tackle the mighty "NOOCH" burrito, a 14-inch meat-on-meat tortilla with lettuce, tomato, cheese and medium sauce. The first one to finish would win The Spicey Pickle's eating competition.
Beach House wins 3rd straight 'Best Fish Fry' contest
Sat, Apr 4th 2015 07:00 am
The Beach House has won its third "Best Fish Fry" contest, presented by Niagara Frontier Publications. The eatery netted nearly 20 percent of the 269 votes cast in March.
How to make dinnertime a priority for your family
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 12:05 pm
Do you have dinner with your kids? It's become almost a luxury today, with our crammed schedules. And yet, numerous studies show that no other hour in your children's day will deliver as many emotional and psychological benefits as the one spent unwinding and connecting over food and conversation.
Casa Antica: Tavole di San Giuseppe
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 pm
As is tradition at Lewiston's Casa Antica, St. Joseph's Day was celebrated with massive tables of fish, bread, pasta and desserts.
South-of-the-border snacks at La Galera in Niagara Falls
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 10:15 am
While most students traveled down to warm, sunny locations for spring break, I found myself looking for my own tropical getaway here in Niagara Falls. I craved the flavors that most students would be finding from our neighbors to the south at a decent price to treat myself and a guest to lunch.
Food Network gets sugarcoated with new series 'Spring Baking Championship'
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 03:15 pm
As temperatures warm up outside, the competition heats up in the kitchen as eight of the country's best bakers compete on Food Network's "Spring Baking Championship," premiering Sunday, April 26 (9 p.m.).
The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. marks 10 years as Lewiston's go-to pub, eatery
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 08:15 am
Little did Brickyard owners Ken Bryan and Eric Matthews know 10 years ago that bringing southern food to the north side of Center Street would be a resounding success.
Give parties a boost with gourmet cheese
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 12:35 pm
There's more to Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese than you may have considered. While delicious grated over pasta, it also can be served on its own or paired with other flavors to help liven up the table at a party.
'Big Daddy Pizza' debuts at Favorite's
Sat, Feb 7th 2015 07:00 am
Favorite's Pizzeria recently hosted a contest wherein customers could offer ideas for a new pizza pie. Congratulations to the Briglio family, pictured, which thought up a spaghetti and meatball pizza, aka "The Big Daddy Pizza."
LongHorn Steakhouse opens in Niagara Falls
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 03:15 pm
The newest LongHorn Steakhouse opens its doors to the Niagara Falls community today. Located at 1861 Military Road, the restaurant will be led by Bill Englert as managing partner.
Five interesting foods that should be on everyone's bucket list
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 04:10 pm
Whether you live for culinary adventure, or unfamiliar items on your plate make you nervous, trying new foods is a worthwhile endeavor. But even avid foodies don't have the time to try everything.
School's out for 10 skilled cooks battling for grand prize in Food Network series 'All-Star Academy'
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 11:45 am
Ten talented and successful home cooks from around the country compete in intense culinary challenges as they are mentored by some of Food Network's most popular chefs, while competing for a $50,000 grand prize in "All-Star Academy," premiering Sunday, March 1 (9 p.m.).