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Chef Marc Forgione to visit Taste of Buffalo on July 7
Tue, Jun 19th 2018 11:25 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops recently announced chef Marc Forgione will appear at the festival for a live cooking demonstration at noon on Saturday, July 7. One of the Iron Chefs on Food Network's "Iron Chef America," Forgione is also a restaurateur and cookbook author.
The Silo: Lewiston landmark celebrates truly historical anniversary
Mon, Jun 18th 2018 07:00 am
Lewiston's own The Silo Restaurant will unveil a new historical marker in celebration of 20 years of business. A party has been planned including family-fun, food specials and a celebration of the people who have contributed to the success of the popular and unique business for the past two decades.
Strawberry Fest returns to Youngstown
Mon, Jun 11th 2018 02:20 pm
St. John's Episcopal Church, overlooking the Niagara River on Main Street in Youngstown, will hold its annual Strawberry Fest from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23.
Weidner's BBQ returning to Erie County Fair after 2017 fire
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:50 pm
The Erie County Agricultural Society announced Weidner's BBQ will return to the Erie County Fair after a devastating fire destroyed its long-time location on the Fairgrounds last year. One of the fair's heritage concessionaires, Weidner's BBQ has been an Erie County Fair tradition for 62 years.
Michael Symon celebrates summer on Cooking Channel with search for best 'Burgers, Brew & 'Que'
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:50 pm
Michael Symon continues his search for the best of the American classics - burgers and barbecue - on a new season of "Burgers, Brew & 'Que," premiering Tuesday, July 3 (9 p.m. ET), on Cooking Channel. Join Symon on a summer roadtrip, as he tastes the most mouthwatering, decadent dishes, while washing it down with local beers and brews, sure to make any meal complete.
After 7 seasons, ABC's 'The Chew' tapes its final episode
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:40 pm
"The Chew" premiered on Sept. 26, 2011, celebrating life through food - from cooking and home entertaining to exploring food trends and bringing original ideas to holiday events. Now, after seven seasons, Emmy Award-winning co-hosts Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly and Carla Hall will tape their final show on Thursday, June 14 (set to air Friday, June 15).
ABC greenlights culinary competition series 'Family Food Fight,' hosted & executive produced by Ayesha Curry
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 03:05 pm
ABC announced the network picked up the culinary competition series "Family Food Fight," based on Australia's hit format. Hosted by restaurateur, food maven and New York Times best-selling cookbook author Ayesha Curry, the eight-episode competition series will feature eight families from across the country sharing a common kitchen and a common goal: To claim the title of "America's No. 1 Food Family."
Island eateries to take part in Taste of Buffalo
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 09:00 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced May 30 the complete lineup of restaurants, food trucks, and wineries that will participate in the 2018 food festival, which takes place July 7 and 8 in downtown Buffalo. Fifty-three restaurants, including two from Grand Island, will be on site this year for the Taste's 35th birthday celebration.
Summer comforts, sugar sensations & a yacht party ahead for 'The Chew'
Fri, Jun 1st 2018 04:30 pm
"The Chew" co-hosts Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly and Carla Hall are cooking up a fantastic week of sugar treats, shareable recipes, summer comfort foods, midweek miracle dishes and a fabulous yacht party for the week of June 4-8 (1 p.m. on ABC; cast subject to change):
Niagara County Peach Festival to begin on Thursday this year
Thu, May 31st 2018 10:55 am
The 61st annual Niagara County Peach Festival will be held Sept. 6-9 at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston. An estimated crowd exceeding 35,000 is expected over the now four-day festival.
Canalside's summer schedule includes new activities, music, fitness, food & family fun
Wed, May 30th 2018 12:50 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Canalside Management Group (CMG) recently announced Canalside's 2018 season of summer events and programming.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Bogey's opens in Beaver Island State Park
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
Within a matter of weeks, Cyndy Montana of Grand Island went from candidate for town government to restaurant operator.
Have fun in the sun with Food Network's #SummerSquad
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:00 pm
Food Network kicks off summer with #SummerSquad, a cross-platform event, on Wednesday, May 23 (4:15pm ET). A follow-up to February's #GameDayEats, which drove over 11 million video views and reached nearly 2 million fans on average per post, #SummerSquad will offer real-time entertainment and engagement featuring a menu of seasonal recipes, tips and inspiration from Food Network experts across the brand's platforms.
Renovated Hibbard's Frozen Custard open for season
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:05 am
Following some spring construction, the world-famous Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opened for the 2018 season on Sunday.
Arizona woman wins Food Network's 2018 'Fantasy Kitchen Giveaway'
Fri, May 11th 2018 06:40 pm
Karen Carter of Tucson, Arizona, a self-proclaimed fan of "Chopped," "Cake Wars" and "Barefoot Contessa," has won the inaugural Food Network "Fantasy Kitchen Giveaway." Carter's name was randomly drawn from nearly 25 million entries to win $250,000 toward the kitchen of her dreams.
Village of Lewiston: Weekly artisan market to debut June 2 in Academy Park
Sat, May 5th 2018 01:55 pm
Following-up on her successful holiday vendor fair, Lewiston entrepreneur Jamie Symmonds will debut a weekly artisan market on June 2 inside Academy Park. Each Saturday (through Oct. 13), a collection of a dozen-plus vendors will offer an assortment of locally grown or produced foods, plus handcrafted bath and body products.
Lewiston: Smelt Fest 1, windstorm 0
Fri, May 4th 2018 09:00 pm
Cars were zigzagging, traffic lights were swinging, and electricity was spotty, but it was going to take more than that to stop the Lewiston Smelt Festival.
Buffalo's Food Truck Tuesdays returns to Larkin Square
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 11:00 am
What's better than having a chance to eat food from your choice of over a dozen food trucks in the heart of Buffalo?
'Iron Chef America' returns to Food Network with classic fan-favorite format
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 05:00 pm
"Iron Chef America" is back with the franchise's classic fan-favorite format and a new 10-episode season beginning Sunday, May 20 (10 p.m. ET/PT). Overseen by host Alton Brown, each standalone episode pits an up-and-coming chef competitor against an elite Iron Chef in a secret ingredient battle of over-the-top edible greatness.
Martha Stewart joins Food Network as newest 'Chopped' judge
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 04:35 pm
Emmy Award-winning television personality, acclaimed cookbook author and trusted lifestyle expert Martha Stewart joins Food Network as a recurring guest judge on "Chopped," beginning Tuesday, June 5 (9 p.m. ET/PT).
Niagara County Central Rotary to hold free breakfast
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
On Saturday, May 12, the Niagara County Central Rotary will host its annual pancake breakfast in the Niagara-Wheatfield High School cafeteria. The breakfast, which starts at 8:30 p.m., is free to the public and come with pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit cup and either coffee, tea, milk or orange juice.
Giada De Laurentiis celebrates summer days & nights with brand-new series 'Giada on the Beach'
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 04:45 pm
Giada De Laurentiis and her daughter, Jade, are heading to their beachfront vacation home on the California coast for the summer, and viewers are invited along for all the food and fun in the sun in the new seven-episode series "Giada on the Beach."
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, General Mills Foundation funding 13 organizations to strengthen community's food system
Thu, Apr 12th 2018 12:40 pm
The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County has announced 13 organizations will receive grant funding from a $1 million commitment from the General Mills Foundation. The partnership aims to improve local community food security. It will support projects that address food access and affordability, and that help to increase employment, ownership and entrepreneurship opportunities related to food in high-need neighborhoods.
'Iron Chef America' returns to Food Network with classic fan-favorite format
Thu, Apr 5th 2018 05:00 pm
"Iron Chef America" is back with the franchise's classic fan-favorite format and a new 10-episode season beginning Wednesday, May 16 (9 p.m. ET/PT). Overseen by host Alton Brown, each standalone episode pits an up-and-coming chef competitor against an elite Iron Chef in a stunning secret ingredient battle of over-the-top edible greatness.
Food Network's 'Best Baker in America' returns to challenge elite bakers for ultimate title
Wed, Mar 28th 2018 06:25 pm
Nine world-class bakers compete for bragging rights and a cash prize in season two of Food Network's primetime competition series "Best Baker in America," premiering Monday, May 7 (9 p.m. ET/PT).
United Way of Greater Niagara to host 8th annual meeting & breakfast, awards
Wed, Mar 28th 2018 10:55 am
Celebrating the 2017 annual campaign, United Way of Greater Niagara will host its eighth annual meeting & awards breakfast on Friday, April 27. The organization's 2017 Annual Campaign raised more than $1 million to support 42 programs provided by 25 different agencies in Niagara County.
Apple Granny takes 'Best Fish Fry' title
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 07:00 am
In a year when a record number of votes were cast - about 1,250 in total - Apple Granny received the highest number of unique votes. The restaurant was named the 2018 contest winner on Tuesday.
Wegmans launches curbside pickup at Buffalo stores
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 06:35 pm
Wegmans Food Markets, in partnership with Instacart, is now offering curbside grocery pickup at three additional stores in the Buffalo area, joining Wegmans' McKinley store in Blasdell, where curbside pickup has been available since February.
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que announces partnership with Lyft
Wed, Mar 21st 2018 06:35 pm
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que has announced a new partnership with Lyft - the fastest growing on-demand transportation service in the U.S. The collaboration aims to engage with the smokehouse and live music enthusiasts across upstate New York - including venue locations in Buffalo, Brooklyn, Harlem, Rochester, Syracuse and Troy (Greater Albany). The partnership makes Lyft the "Official Rideshare Partner" of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.
Get ready for some crazy-good creations as 'The Chew' welcomes spring
Fri, Mar 16th 2018 08:40 pm
"Chew" can do it! Emmy Award-winning co-hosts Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly and Carla Hall are welcoming spring with perfect meals to make at home, healthy dishes for your kids, guilt-free lunches and more.
Lyft deals for St. Patrick's Day
Thu, Mar 15th 2018 03:30 pm
This St. Patrick's Day weekend, Buffalo riders will get a little luck from Lyft - the fastest growing on-demand transportation service in the U.S. - which makes its St. Patrick's Day debut in Buffalo.
Handmade, old-world pizza a specialty at Lewiston's Casa Antica
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 09:30 am
Casa Antica is well-known as a premier Italian restaurant. Menu items such as the award-winning arancini (riceball), pepperoni caldi ripieni (banana peppers), gnocchi Bolognese (meat sauce), ravioli con aragosta (lobster) and pork bracciole are crowd favorites - and each comes in a serving size requiring a take-home bag.
Ina Garten, 'Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro,' return for a second season
Wed, Mar 7th 2018 11:20 pm
Ina Garten, the "Barefoot Contessa," returns for a second season of "Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro" on Sunday, March 11, at noon ET/PT on Food Network. Hosted by Ina from her home in East Hampton, the eight-episode season includes appearances by a roster of legendary chefs.
Lewiston Harvest Festival will be 'hopping' this year
Tue, Mar 6th 2018 05:05 pm
The Lewiston Harvest Festival, which expanded onto Center Street for the first time in 2017, is growing again in 2018.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announces 2018 scholarships for foodservice & hospitality students
Fri, Mar 2nd 2018 06:10 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program to support Western New York-area high school seniors in pursuit of higher education in the foodservice and hospitality industries. This year's program will award seven scholarship winners with a collective $8,500 to be applied toward their college educations.
'Iron Chef Gauntlet' returns
Fri, Mar 2nd 2018 06:10 pm
"Iron Chef Gauntlet" is back for a second season this spring, with seven rising stars battling for the chance to gain the only culinary title that matters: "Iron Chef." The weak will fall and the strong will rise until just one chef remains and has the title in reach. But to join the "Iron Chef" pantheon, the last chef standing must win the gauntlet: three rapid-succession battles, each against "Iron Chefs" Alex Guarnaschelli, Stephanie Izard and Michael Symon - or leave the kitchen in defeat.
Ali Khan's search for 'Cheap Eats' continues in a new season on Cooking Channel
Tue, Feb 27th 2018 11:00 pm
On the return of "Cheap Eats," food blogger Ali Khan continues his search for new eateries serving up great taste at a good price. The new season of this budget-conscious culinary journey begins Wednesday, March 21 (10 p.m. ET), and brings Khan to destinations across the country. With only 12 hours in each city, and only $35 to spend on breakfast, lunch, a snack and dinner, he must prove delicious dishes do not have to break the bank.
5th annual Pasta Sauce-Off set for March 10
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 07:00 am
The fifth annual Pasta Sauce-Off will take place from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the LaSalle Yacht Club, 73 S. 68th St., Niagara Falls.
Food Network announces first 'Fantasy Kitchen' giveaway
Thu, Feb 22nd 2018 02:55 pm
Food Network announced the Food Network "Fantasy Kitchen" giveaway, which will give one lucky fan a chance to win $250,000 toward the kitchen of their dreams. This first-ever sweepstakes, which launches today, will be accompanied by a multiplatform experience, including content and promotion across Food Network's linear, digital and print platforms, as well as across additional Scripps Networks Interactive channels.
3 area restaurants receive AAA's Four Diamond rating
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:45 am
AAA Western and Central New York has announced its Four Diamond restaurant winners. Two new restaurants have been added, bringing the total to three restaurants and 22 total properties (19 hotels) in the Western and Central New York region that have been awarded the distinction of Four Diamond status.
 

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