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Apple Granny defends title; named 'Best Fish Fry' in Western New York
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 09:30 am
For the second year in a row, readers voted Apple Granny Restaurant as "Best Fish Fry" in Western New York. A record 2,006 votes were cast in the Niagara Frontier Publications contest.
Cuomo: Taste NY sales increased to $17.8 million in 2018
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 03:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Taste NY sales increased to a record $17.8 million in 2018. Total gross sales of New York products from Taste NY events and locations last year, including the opening of six brand-new Taste NY Markets in welcome centers across the state, increased by $1.7 million over the previous year. The continued year-over-year growth reflects increasing consumer demand for local food and beverage products.
Hibbard's now open in Lewiston
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 03:55 pm
A sure (and satisfying) sign of spring: Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard officially opened for the 2019 season on Monday.
2019 Chamber Gala Awards: G-Mac's Inn named 2019 Sanborn Business of the Year
Sat, Apr 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce G-Mac's Inn as the recipient of the 2019 Sanborn Business of the Year Award. The restaurant has grown quickly over the past two years, revitalizing a historic building in Sanborn and bringing new business to the community.
Food Network's 'Best Baker in America' returns as 9 professional bakers compete for cash prize, bragging rights
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 04:25 pm
Nine professional bakers battle it out on the new season of "Best Baker in America," premiering Monday, May 13 (9 p.m. ET/PT). Food Network's Scott Conant returns to host, tasking the bakers over seven episodes with challenges designed to put their baking skills and technical proficiency to the test for a chance to walk away with $25,000 and the coveted title.
'We won't politicize fried chicken': Gooch invites Chick-Fil-A to Niagara County
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 07:35 pm
On Tuesday, GOP Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch spoke out against the controversy surrounding a proposed Chick-Fil-A restaurant in the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. News broke last week that BNIA was considering bringing a Chick-Fil-A to the airport's food court. However, after criticism from Buffalo Assemblyman Sean Ryan, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority announced it would not be bringing Chick-Fil-A to BNIA.
2019 Chamber Gala Awards: Youngstown Business of the Year is The Youngstown Galley
Sat, Mar 30th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce The Youngstown Galley as the 2019 Youngstown Business of the Year.
St. Joseph Day table celebrated at Casa Antica
Sun, Mar 24th 2019 03:45 pm
Casa Antica Restaurant and Lounge hosted its annual St. Joseph Day table on Sunday. The 2019 Lewiston Business of the Year was packed with patrons ranging in age from preteen to 100.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce to take over Taste of Lewiston in 2019
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 07:00 am
The Taste of Lewiston is returning this year - but with a twist.
Buddy Valastro wants to 'Bake You Rich' on new Food Network series
Tue, Mar 19th 2019 03:05 pm
Fourth-generation baker Buddy Valastro is known as one of the biggest names in the industry, taking his local bakery and building it into an international empire. Now, Buddy is paying it forward on new series "Bake You Rich." He's providing the opportunity of a lifetime to professional pastry chefs as they compete to have their treats produced by the "Cake Boss" and sold on Carlo's Bakery website immediately following each episode.
Western New York Welcome Center: Cuomo announces Taste NY Farm Markets to begin April 1
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that Taste NY Farm Markets will begin at New York State Thruway service areas for the 2019 season on Monday, April 1.
Rachael Ray's '30 Minute Meals' returns across Food Network's on-air & digital platforms
Fri, Mar 15th 2019 06:00 pm
Food Network star, Emmy-winning talk show host, and best-selling cookbook author Rachael Ray returns with a new season of "30 Minute Meals," with 30 new episodes airing in 30 days throughout the month of April, all accompanied by a dynamic, multiplatform content offering.
At the 'Art of Beer'
Fri, Mar 8th 2019 08:35 pm
Friday night at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, there was live music, paintings, sculptures, belly dancers, a selfie booth, food stations, prizes and beer.
Celebrity cooking disasters enter culinary boot camp in brand-new season of 'Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition'
Thu, Mar 7th 2019 02:25 pm
Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence are back to lead a new star-studded cast of cooking-challenged celebrities through culinary boot camp in the return of "Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition," on Sunday, April 21 (9 p.m. ET/PT).
Bobby Flay and daughter, Sophie, hit streets for their culinary favorites in new series 'The Flay List'
Tue, Mar 5th 2019 01:50 pm
Culinary icon and acclaimed Food Network host Bobby Flay and his daughter, Sophie, hit the streets in search of the greatest local dishes around in the new series "The Flay List," premiering Thursday, April 11 (10:30 p.m. ET/PT).
Niagara Falls: Rainforest Cafe recognized as International Franchise Partner of the Year by Landry's Restaurant Group
Tue, Mar 5th 2019 01:50 pm
American Niagara Hospitality (ANH) announced its Rainforest Cafe restaurant in Niagara Falls once again walked away with five of the top awards at the Landry's Restaurant Group's annual conference in Las Vegas in February. The company also took home five notable awards at the 2018 annual conference.
Chef's Restaurant of Buffalo announces expansion
Mon, Feb 25th 2019 05:20 pm
Louis J. Billittier Jr. and Mary Beth Billittier-Darling, owners of Chef's Restaurant, confirm there will be a second location opening in the Williamsville Plaza sometime in 2019. Details will be announced at a future date.
PHOTOS: Chamber of Commerce: Burgers, business cards and banter at blender
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce held its winter business blender at Cask + Cow on Thursday evening. The networking event provides businesses and community leaders a chance to converse and make connections in a casual setting. It included complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
NFP's famous 'Best Fish Fry' contest underway
Mon, Feb 18th 2019 11:00 am
As part of Niagara Frontier Publications' annual "Best Fish Fry" contest, vote for the restaurant serving your favorite fish fry. The eatery with the most votes will receive a feature article with photos in the Tribune, Dispatch and Sentinel, plus additional photos and a video posted at www.wnypapers.com.
Nikki's Eats open for business in Sandy Beach
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
The new eatery Nikki's Eats in Sandy Beach was the vision not of its eponymous owner, Nikki Pelsoni, but her spouse.
Public invited to tour WNY's maple syrup industry
Fri, Feb 15th 2019 05:15 pm
On March 16, the Erie County Agricultural Society will conduct a "Maple Extravaganza Tour" providing a behind-the-scenes look at Western New York's vibrant maple syrup industry. The four-hour tour, open to all ages, costs $20 per person and includes bus transportation to two local maple farms, a homecooked pancake breakfast, guided tours of two sugar bushes, and a maple cream "make & take" activity.
AAA Four Diamond Restaurant winners announced
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 04:10 pm
AAA Western and Central New York announced its Four Diamond restaurant winners. Three restaurants in the Western and Central New York region were awarded the prestigious distinction of Four Diamond status.
New Starbucks opens inside Sheraton Niagara Falls hotel
Fri, Feb 8th 2019 05:50 pm
American Niagara Hospitality announced the opening of a newly renovated Starbucks location inside Sheraton Niagara Falls. The spot is for hotel guests, tourists and local patrons alike.
NFP's famous 'Best Fish Fry' contest returns
Fri, Feb 8th 2019 04:40 pm
As part of Niagara Frontier Publications' annual "Best Fish Fry" contest, vote for the restaurant serving your favorite fish fry. The eatery with the most votes will be featured in the Tribune and Dispatch and Sentinel, with additional photos and a video posted at www.wnypapers.com.
The legend that is Rock Burger grows with 2nd spot
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 04:05 pm
Rock Burger quickly became a cult smash. This was the place where one could get a giant burger, juicy and oozing from the inside out, dripping with head-scratching foodstuffs straight from Lizardo's imagination.
Niagara Wine Trail hosts annual Valentine's event
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 09:35 am
Grab your guy, gal, or best friends and head out to the Niagara Wine Trail USA for the annual "Be Mine with Wine" event, Feb. 9-10 and 16-17.
UB study: Soft drinks, hard work and hot weather are recipe for kidney disease risk
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 02:15 pm
It's pretty common to see construction workers and other manual laborers stop into a convenience store on lunch to grab a refreshing cold beverage on a hot day. And more often than not, the product they're reaching for is a soft drink.
Family, food the main ingredients on Food Network's new culinary competition 'Family Food Showdown,' hosted by Valerie Bertinelli
Thu, Jan 24th 2019 03:10 pm
Families that cook together stay together - and those that do it well have the chance to win $10,000 on new Food Network series "Family Food Showdown."
'MasterChef Junior' season seven kicks off with 24 pint-sized home cooks
Thu, Jan 24th 2019 03:10 pm
Kicking off its seventh season, "MasterChef Junior" gives talented kids between the ages of 8 and 13 the chance to showcase their culinary abilities and passion for food through a series of fun, mouth-watering challenges. Having already won a coveted white apron, 24 young chef-testants - 12 girls and 12 boys - must prove that they deserve to stay in the game by completing their first "Mystery Box Challenge."
Morinello attends Albany rally for tipped workers
Wed, Jan 23rd 2019 12:50 pm
Republican Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello attended an Albany rally with the Restaurant Workers of American (RWA) and tipped-wage workers from New York state to voice their concerns surrounding the governor's proposal to remove tipped-wages and pay restaurant workers minimum wage.
Buffalo Sabres Alumni Wine Festival returns March 19
Thu, Jan 17th 2019 04:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association will host the 15th annual Buffalo Sabres Alumni Wine Festival from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at KeyBank Center. The event, co-sponsored by KeyBank, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and John W. Danforth, will feature wineries and restaurants from Buffalo, Niagara-on-the-Lake and beyond.
Longtime rivals Duff Goldman & Buddy Valastro battle in ultimate baking brawl on Food Network's new series 'Buddy vs. Duff'
Thu, Jan 17th 2019 01:10 pm
Elite bakers Buddy Valastro ("Cake Boss") and Duff Goldman ("Ace of Cakes") face-off in an epic baking battle for the chance to be crowned the undisputed "King of Cake" on new Food Network series "Buddy vs. Duff," premiering Sunday, March 10 (9 p.m. ET/PT).
Jan. 31 deadline for restaurants, wineries to apply for 2019 Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 03:00 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced the deadline for restaurants and wineries to apply for the 2019 festival is Thursday, Jan. 31. Applications can be completed online at www.tasteofbuffalo.com/apply.
The kids are back! 'MasterChef Junior' returns Tuesday, Feb. 26, on FOX
Fri, Jan 11th 2019 04:35 pm
Hit culinary competition series "MasterChef Junior" returns Tuesday, Feb. 26 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on FOX.
Girl Scout cookie season kicks off for 2019 in Western New York celebrating country's largest financial investment in girls annually
Wed, Jan 2nd 2019 04:15 pm
The 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season is at hand, celebrating the largest financial investment in girls annually in the U.S., and a powerful entrepreneurship incubator for the next generation of female leaders.
Buffalo Launch Club welcomes Islanders, nonmembers
Sat, Dec 22nd 2018 07:00 am
The Buffalo Launch Club invites Grand Island residents and nonmembers to stop in for dinner this holiday season.
Pegula Sports & Entertainment announces partnership with Eat Rite Foods
Thu, Dec 20th 2018 12:40 pm
Pegula Sports & Entertainment welcomed Eat Rite Foods to a multifaceted partnership. Eat Rite is now the official meal prep partner of the Buffalo Bills, Sabres and Beauts, and will also begin a strong presence with the Bandits and IMPACT Sports at Harborcenter.
Cooking Channel showcases best meals on wheels in new series 'Food Truck Nation'
Tue, Dec 18th 2018 04:55 pm
Chef and food truck aficionado Brad Miller takes viewers on a journey to find the latest and greatest food trucks in the new series "Food Truck Nation," premiering Tuesday, Jan. 22 (9 p.m. ET), on Cooking Channel.
Mercado Place food hall to open at Fashion Outlets
Mon, Dec 17th 2018 02:45 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, and Mercado Development have announced plans to develop a "chef inspired" food hall at the Fashion Outlets. The food hall, named Mercado Place, is expected to open in the spring of 2019.
Marjim Manor at the Falls debuts
Fri, Dec 14th 2018 04:40 pm
The Winery at Marjim Manor announces the opening of its second location, this one in Niagara Falls. Located on the first floor of the Niagara County Community College Culinary Institute, the branch office will begin by featuring Marjim Manor wines. During the holiday season, it will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
 

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