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New York Farm Bureau releases 2021 state legislative priorities
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 12:35 pm
New York Farm Bureau released its 2021 state legislative priorities during a press call Tuesday. It said the plan address the needs and challenges of the state's diverse agricultural community in New York, especially following a difficult year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Council for Older Adults calls for heritage recipes
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 03:45 pm
The Council for Older Adults in Niagara County launched a unique project to document the area's cultural history through food. The COA invited all Niagara County residents to submit traditional family recipes to preserve and commemorate their cultural history and honor their loved ones through the creation of a community cookbook. "A Taste of History: Heritage Recipes from Niagara County" will be available for sale later this year for a nominal fee.
Power City scores touchdown with Buffalo Bills-inspired bagels
Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 11:30 am
Western New York has Buffalo Bills fever.
Higgins presses for restaurant relief in next COVID-19 package
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 06:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is pushing for federal grants for restaurants to be included in the first COVID-19 emergency relief package approved by Congress under the new Biden administration.
Erie County restaurants permitted to move back into 'yellow zone'
Thu, Jan 14th 2021 11:25 am
On Wednesday, New York State Supreme Court Justice the Hon. Henry J. Nowak, J.S.C., granted a preliminary injunction against a New York State Department of Health order placing portions of Erie County into a micro-cluster action initiative "orange zone." He allowed the almost 100 applicants permission to operate under "yellow zone" restrictions "pursuant to the DOH's Interim COVID-19 Guidance."
Girl Scout Cookie season kicks off in WNY
Tue, Jan 12th 2021 11:20 am
Girl Scout entrepreneurs in WNY are selling cookies such as the new Toast-Yay! in what the organization called "safe, creative and socially distant ways," including through the organization's first national delivery services collaboration with Grubhub. Nationwide online Girl Scout Cookie ordering will be available Feb. 1.
'Get Sauced!' with Graycliff, Moriarty Meats
Fri, Jan 8th 2021 01:30 pm
Graycliff announced a fundraising event that will include a virtual wine tasting experience with Mark Fornatale, Italian portfolio manager at Skurnik Wine & Spirits, plus a layer of culinary education led by Tom and Caitlin Moriarty of Moriarty Meats.
Empire State Development: 'Raising the Bar' restaurant recovery fund
Tue, Jan 5th 2021 04:20 pm
Empire State Development announced the more than $3 million "Raising the Bar" restaurant recovery fund to assist restaurants in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Food Network launches first official podcast, 'Food Network Obsessed,' with host Jaymee Sire
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 05:35 pm
Food Network is giving fans an extra serving and an inside peek with its first-ever podcast, "Food Network Obsessed," launching Friday, Jan. 8. "Food Network Obsessed" will be hosted by food blogger, journalist, TV host and Food Network superfan Jaymee Sire, who is no stranger to Food Network viewers from her appearances on "Food Network Kitchen," "Beat Bobby Flay" and "Iron Chef Showdown."
Jeff Mauro hits the streets on Food Network's 'Kitchen Crash'
Tue, Dec 15th 2020 03:30 pm
Host Jeff Mauro brings all the pressure and heat of culinary competitions to the suburban streets on "Kitchen Crash," premiering Wednesday, Jan. 6 (10 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network. On each of the six episodes, professional chefs head to a local neighborhood block for an outdoor cook-off.
Bring spicy warmth to back patio this winter
Tue, Dec 15th 2020 12:10 pm
Space heaters were a "hot" commodity this fall, and just because winter is fast approaching it doesn't mean they don't have to be put away just yet. Instead, grab nine of your closest friends and family, pull down the mask, pour some yuletide in a mug, and head for the outdoors.
Tim Hortons opens in Lewiston
Tue, Dec 15th 2020 09:05 am
The Village of Lewiston welcomed Tim Hortons to Center Street on Tuesday. Canada's premier coffee and bake shop opened as the main tenant in Ellicott Development's three-building plaza at the corner of North Eighth and Onondaga streets.
New York Farm Bureau sets policies for 2021
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 03:35 pm
New York Farm Bureau delegates recently and unanimously reelected David Fisher, a dairy farmer from Madrid, to his third two-year term as president of the state's largest farm organization. Eric Ooms, a dairy farmer from Old Chatham, was also reelected vice-president.
Jersey Mike's Subs makes $300,000 challenge grant to Wreaths Across America
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 01:50 pm
National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) recently announced Jersey Mike's Subs, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 2,500 locations nationwide, has made a $300,000 challenge grant to support the mission to "Remember, Honor, Teach."
Carla Hall joins Anne Burrell in brand-new season of 'Worst Cooks in America'
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 08:15 pm
Food Network kicks off the new year with a brand-new season of fan-favorite series "Worst Cooks in America." This time, chef Carla Hall is facing off against chef Anne Burrell to see who can transform their team of kitchen disasters into culinary masters.
Savor announces 5 uses for Thanksgiving leftovers
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 10:20 am
Each year, Market Watch estimates $293 million in food waste is generated as a result of Thanksgiving dinners and celebrations. As more families spend Thanksgiving at home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, that number is only set to increase this year. Savor aims to put these leftovers to use - and give families more opportunities to connect through cooking - by offering five new uses of Thanksgiving foods.
Fireproof your holiday feasts
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 11:10 am
Food is a big part of holiday fun, but festivities can take your attention away from cooking and lead to fires.
ECMC & Tim Hortons partner to support KeyBank Trauma & Emergency Department
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 09:45 am
For a third consecutive year, Erie County Medical Center Corp. and Tim Hortons restaurants partnered to support the institution's state-of-the-art KeyBank Trauma and Emergency Department, raising this year $135,879.
Parkway Prime introduces new executive chef, menu launch
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 02:05 pm
Parkway Prime Steakhouse & Lounge is a casual steakhouse located in the DoubleTree by Hilton Niagara Falls. The restaurant is excited to introduce Brandon Benitez as the restaurant's new executive chef.
Last week of The Market In The Square & Country 106.5 WYRK 'Famous Polish Cheesecake Donut' fundraising challenge to benefit ECMC
Sat, Oct 31st 2020 07:00 am
Erie County Medical Center Corp. reminds the community that the week of Nov. 1 is the last week of The Market In The Square and Country 106.5 WYRK special "Famous Polish Cheesecake Donut" north towns versus south towns fundraising sale challenge to support ECMC.
Cuomo: Emergency food providers to continue to deliver NYS agricultural products to families in need
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 04:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced an additional $10 million is being dedicated to the Nourish New York program, bringing the total funding dedicated to the program to $35 million.
Grand Island's health food guru: Alan Pless maps out his version of a well-balanced life
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
We're all more focused on avoiding disease in the midst of this year's pandemic, but Grand Islander Alan Pless has been on a similar mission of promoting health for decades.
Buffalo: Steer Restaurant offers half-price 'mega burger'
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 10:35 am
The Steer Restaurant and Saloon has introduced a half-price burger to springboard its relaunch - and lure back customers.
New York organic growers rank third in number of organic farms, fourth in certified acres and seventh in sales
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 07:00 am
Results of the 2019 Organic Survey released Oct. 22 show there was 1,321 certified organic farms in New York. This ranks New York third in the nation behind California and Wisconsin.
Shipping holiday food: How to properly prepare, package, send
Wed, Oct 21st 2020 04:15 pm
During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have not been able to visit family and friends as they normally do, so this holiday season sending traditional homemade specialties and foods can be especially meaningful. It's important to keep food safety in mind when deciding what foods to prepare, package and send.
Trick-or-treat at Tim Hortons US restaurants on Halloween for a free spooky treat
Wed, Oct 21st 2020 09:00 am
Many of our favorite Halloween activities and traditions, including trick-or-treating, won't be the same this year. But don't ditch your costume just yet.
Bravo greenlights culinary competition show 'Top Chef Amateurs'
Tue, Oct 20th 2020 07:55 pm
Bravo expands the James Beard- and Emmy Award-winning franchise with the greenlight of "Top Chef Amateurs." Hosted by Gail Simmons and produced by Magical Elves, Bravo's newest culinary competition series gives talented home cooks the opportunity of lifetime to test their skills in the illustrious "Top Chef" kitchen.
Niagara County's first SPoT Coffee hits the mark, even in pandemic
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 04:45 pm
If you build it, they will come for coffee ... and stay for a meal.
Food Network, Guy Fieri documentary, 'Restaurant Hustle 2020: All On The Line,' chronicles experience of 4 top restaurateurs during pandemic
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 03:35 pm
From Executive Producer Guy Fieri, "Restaurant Hustle 2020: All On The Line" follows world-class chefs Maneet Chauhan, Antonia Lofaso, Christian Petroni and Marcus Samuelsson as they each picked up a camera and, with the help of friends and family, documented the challenges their restaurants faced during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Buffalo Bills encourage fans to 'round up' at Rachel's
Thu, Sep 24th 2020 11:55 am
The Buffalo Bills, Harrison Phillips and Rachel's Mediterranean Grill have aligned to support John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (OCH) this month through the "Rachel's Roundup" campaign. The three parties are advocating for fans to round up their bill each time they visit any Rachel's location this month, as proceeds will benefit key service lines and programming at OCH that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Becker Farms brings guests 'The Social Distancing Retreat'
Thu, Sep 24th 2020 11:55 am
Becker Farms invites guests to "The Social Distancing Retreat, Fall Edition," to stay overnight on the farm while still observing proper social distancing in the time of COVID-19.
WNY-based study aims to connect the dots on food access
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:50 pm
Researchers know from many previous studies what prevents cash-strapped shoppers in underserved communities from buying more fresh produce. But little is known about which strategies are most likely to reach the people who need them, or have the most success in improving the diets of people in lower income areas.
Virtual Taste NY Producer Showcase to boost New York's farms, small food & beverage businesses
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the virtual Taste NY Producer Showcase, which was created to boost business for New York's farms and small food and beverage makers.
Brickyard back in business
Sat, Sep 5th 2020 12:25 pm
The Brickyard Pub & BBQ is open for curbside pickup, serving meals to customers for the first time since fire damage forced its owners to temporarily close the doors at 432 Center St., Lewiston.
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston donates to Brickyard workers
Sat, Sep 5th 2020 07:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston has been without its weekly meeting space since the end of May - when a fire tore through the Brickyard Brewing Company's second floor, causing residual damage to the Kiwanians' home-away-from-home, the Brickyard Pub & BBQ.
Kevin Guest House invites Buffalo to 'Supper on My Street'
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 10:10 am
On Saturday, Sept. 12, Kevin Guest House will host "Supper on My Street," an event inspired by last year's sold-out dinner featuring "Buffalo's Longest Dinner Table" in the middle of Ellicott Street. Instead of gathering around a communal setting, this year guests can enjoy meals in their home environment.
Hibbard's Custard teams with Village Bake Shoppe, Just Desserts by Aimee on cookie sandwiches
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Like so many locally owned businesses, Hibbard's took time during the coronavirus pandemic's early stages to go back to the drawing board. The Lewiston fixture came up with a sweet plan to collaborate with two popular pastry artists.
New type of taste cell discovered in mice
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 03:40 pm
Some taste cells are multitaskers that can detect bitter, sweet, umami and sour stimuli, a new study finds.
Erie County Office of Agriculture unveils 'Erie Grown Passport'
Tue, Aug 18th 2020 04:30 pm
The Erie County Office of Agriculture announced a new initiative aimed at promoting local agriculture, a sector hard-hit the COVID-19 pandemic, with the launch of the "Erie Grown Passport."
 

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