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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
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
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
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.
Wine & Chocolate Festival returns to Buffalo
Thu, Dec 6th 2018 03:20 pm
The Summit Federal Credit Union Wine & Chocolate Festival will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at the Adams Mark hotel in downtown Buffalo. Two sessions will be offered: 1-4 and 5-8 p.m. The festival showcases local chocolatiers, winemakers and other businesses, with activities at the festival supporting the Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association (AHA).
Wegmans wins Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award
Tue, Dec 4th 2018 03:40 pm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is recognizing Wegmans Food Markets as one of 12 national Safer Choice Partner of the Year award-winners for outstanding achievement in 2017 for the design, manufacture and promotion of cleaning and other products that carry the Safer Choice label for use in households and facilities nationwide.
Beef on weck: Buffalo's official sandwich
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 02:00 pm
Today, served with horseradish and sometimes au jus sauce, the beef on weck is offered at many restaurants in and around Buffalo.
Pizza party: Festival of Slice in Niagara Falls
Fri, Nov 30th 2018 10:15 pm
The Festival of Slice debuted Friday as part of the 2018 Jingle Falls downtown Niagara Falls holiday programming. The Cataract City is world-famous for its pizza, and throngs of people flocked to the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute on Old Falls Street to taste $1 slice samples - everything from cheese to old-fashioned, steak and mushroom to steak, chicken finger and onion ring.
Giada De Laurentiis challenges bakers to lay it all on the line in new competition 'Winner Cake All'
Wed, Nov 28th 2018 03:35 pm
Culinary icon Giada De Laurentiis kicks off the new year with the competition series "Winner Cake All," premiering Monday, Jan. 7 (10 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
New year starts sweet with return of Food Network's 'Kids Baking Championship'
Tue, Nov 27th 2018 02:45 pm
The new year gets a sweet start with the return of "Kids Baking Championship" on Monday, Jan. 7 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Youngstown Galley celebrates 1st anniversary
Sat, Nov 24th 2018 07:00 am
In her first year of business on Main Street, Rebecca Poletti has, essentially, reinvented herself. A chef who was famous in Lewiston for her cookies, scones, pies and, more recently, heavenly breakfast offerings, has come to Youngstown and discovered dinner.
Anchor Bar owner passes away
Wed, Nov 21st 2018 10:25 pm
The staff and management of the Anchor Bar and Anchor Bar Franchise and Development Co. are saddened to share that Ivano Toscani, owner and general manager of the Anchor Bar, passed away today from a prolonged illness. Ivano was 68 years old.
Fireproof your holiday feasts: AAA offers tips for a stress-free Thanksgiving
Tue, Nov 20th 2018 01:25 pm
Food is a big part of holiday fun, but festivities can take your attention away from cooking and lead to fires. Cooking caused half of residential building fires in 2015, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.
Skip the mall and storm the fort!
Thu, Nov 15th 2018 04:00 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites the community to "Skip the Mall - Storm the Fort!" on Black Friday, Nov. 23, when the historic site will offer a special day of living history activities, guided tours, cooking and musket demonstrations from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
'Festival of Slice' pizza event planned for Nov. 30 in Niagara Falls
Mon, Nov 12th 2018 11:35 am
Get ready for pizza, pizza and more pizza! The inaugural "Festival of Slice," "A Celebration of Niagara Falls USA Pizza," is planned for 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
Niagara Wine Trail USA will once again 'Share the Bounty' this season
Tue, Nov 6th 2018 03:25 pm
For well over a decade now, the Niagara Wine Trail USA wineries have partnered with local food banks and charitable organizations. This year is no different. To ensure a bountiful holiday season for area residents in need, the annual "Share the Bounty" event will be held Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 10-12.
Food Network kicks off Thanksgiving 'Feast Week' Nov. 18 with 'Choose Your Side' live event
Tue, Nov 6th 2018 03:25 pm
Food Network announced it will go live Sunday, Nov. 18, with a cross-platform "Choose Your Side" experience, offering Thanksgiving recipes, tips and inspiration across the brand's linear and digital properties, including Facebook Live, on-air programming and digital series "Food Network Finds."
Annual spaghetti dinner at Fatima Shrine
Tue, Nov 6th 2018 03:20 pm
Our Lady of Fatima Shrine Knights of Columbus Council No. 14622 will host its 11th annual spaghetti dinner from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Shrine Dining Hall, 1023 Swann Road, Lewiston.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Soma Cura holds ribbon-cutting for beach salt room, revamped café
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 07:05 am
Soma Cura Wellness Center - a yoga studio, massage center and vegan café near Tops in the Benderson plaza - is now home to the first salt beach room in Western New York.
Oktoberfest at The Polish Nook
Fri, Oct 26th 2018 07:45 pm
The Polish Nook presents Oktoberfest - with music by New Direction and a "German-style" platter - from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital board of associates hosting annual pancake breakfast
Thu, Oct 25th 2018 09:30 am
The board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital is sponsoring its annual Tony Guthrie pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Lewiston No. 1 firehall on North Sixth Street in the Village of Lewiston.
Stars celebrate Thanksgiving with a culinary battle on all-new special 'MasterChef Junior: Celebrity Showdown'
Thu, Oct 25th 2018 09:25 am
This Thanksgiving, "MasterChef Junior" gives fans something to be thankful for, when multi-Michelin star Chef Gordon Ramsay and award-winning chef Aarón Sánchez invite celebrities, their kids and some fan-favorite alumni into the "MasterChef Junior" kitchen, where they'll show off their culinary skills in exciting contests for charity on the all-new "MasterChef Junior: Celebrity Showdown."

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