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Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative hosts first Charlie's Community Kitchen event
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 07:00 am
The Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative (CHNFC) officially launched its Charlie's Community Kitchen initiative on Monday.
38th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announces 2021 restaurant award winners
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 05:40 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops on Monday announced several local restaurants were named award winners in a variety of categories at the 38th annual festival over the weekend.
Lewiston Stone House, Lewiston Event Center for sale as Simon seeks to retire
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 02:10 pm
Emery Simon's commercial properties are for sale - but he doesn't expect to part with them right away.
Summer is heating up with new flame-filled tournament 'Chopped: Playing with Fire'
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 12:20 pm
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the "Chopped" kitchen.
New Food Network competition challenges ice cream makers to create new & outrageous flavors in 'Ben & Jerry's: Clash of the Cones'
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 10:10 pm
Six ice cream masters from across the country have been hand-picked for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: to create an original Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor of their own. "Ben & Jerry's: Clash of the Cones," a new primetime competition, premieres with a special 90-minute episode on Monday, Aug. 16 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network and discovery+.
Taste of Buffalo announces street closures beginning Friday
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 01:05 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops, which takes place this Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11, will necessitate several street closures beginning at noon Friday to allow for event setup. Streets will reopen late Sunday, once the festival's footprint has been removed.
Cuomo signs legislation permitting use of municipal space for outdoor dining
Wed, Jul 7th 2021 07:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday signed legislation (S.6353-A/A.7733) that will allow restaurants to utilize municipal spaces like sidewalks and streets for outdoor dining. First granted under an executive order, this law allows restaurants to continue using these public spaces for another year as they recover from the economic devastation brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Top 3 tips for grill safety in BBQ season
Fri, Jul 2nd 2021 07:00 am
It's grilling season, but before firing up your grill, consider some important information and tips from AAA Western and Central New York for safe summer barbecues.
Chamber holds ribbon-cutting for Tecla Rustic Bistro & Bar
Wed, Jun 30th 2021 04:25 pm
Congratulations Tecla Rustic Bistro & Bar! Wow - what a show of support! Chef/owner Joe Belardi was joined Tuesday by friends, family, elected leaders, business and community leaders and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Wingfest: 2021 National Buffalo Wing Festival set for Highmark Stadium
Wed, Jun 30th 2021 03:10 pm
The National Buffalo Wing Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary this summer at Highmark Stadium, as the premier food festival once again welcomes chicken wing enthusiasts on Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 4-5.
'RISE Up!' program seeks to build professional skills to benefit both individuals & eateries
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 10:50 am
Western New York restaurants and hospitality businesses are experiencing an extreme shortage of workers. This unprecedented challenge is afflicting hospitality businesses throughout the world. SUNY Buffalo State, with its experience in the hospitality and tourism industry, has created a program to help.
Dispenza family returns to Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:35 am
Visitors to the Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market were recently surprised to find two familiar faces: Frank and Rachel Dispenza. The couple, which used to run Dispenza's Meat Market on Ridge Road in Ransomville, was the market's original breakfast sandwich provider.
Chef Paul Wahlberg fires up the grill with Tops
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 11:45 am
We all know that a good, homecooked meal is what brings us home time and again to gather together around the table with our families. The same is true for world-renowned chef Paul Wahlberg. Whether it's for a family celebration or nightly dinner, food was always at the core of chef Wahlberg's upbringing.
Buddy Valastro & Duff Goldman return to settle score on new season of 'Buddy vs. Duff'
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 12:50 pm
Duff Goldman (""Ace of Cakes) won the king of cake in season one, and Buddy Valastro ("Cake Boss") took home the crown in season two. Now, these longtime rivals are back to battle in the ultimate baking brawl on "Buddy vs. Duff," beginning Sunday, July 18 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network and discovery+.
Sgt. Peppers reopens in Lewiston
Sun, Jun 6th 2021 01:15 pm
Customers simply couldn't wait for Sgt. Peppers Hot Sauces, Etc. to reopen in Lewiston.
PHOTOS: Gallo Loco now open in Lewiston
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 12:35 pm
Michael Hibbard's original Gallo restaurant site recently reopened as Gallo Loco, serving almost a dozen different types of taco (torta or bowl), plus fajitas, quesadillas, queso nachos and salads. The interior design features an assortment of bright colors - reds, greens and oranges, among them - as well as the signature carved-metal Gallo roosters.
Taste of Buffalo admission tickets on sale
Thu, Jun 3rd 2021 12:20 pm
Admission tickets for all four sessions of the 38th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops, which will be held July 10 and 11, will go on sale June 11.
Restaino announces start of 'Food Truck Thursdays' at Niagara Falls Train Station
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 08:25 pm
City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino on Wednesday announced the fourth annual "Food Truck Thursdays" will be held every week from June 3 through Aug. 26.
Up through the ranks: Fadel's path leads from dishwasher to head chef at Buffalo Launch Club
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 07:00 am
The Buffalo Launch Club has a new head chef with culinary experience far beyond that of most restaurant employees his age.
Down on the Corner Ice Cream raising funds for community
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 01:05 pm
Down on the Corner Ice Cream realizes community is important and will be reaching out to various not-for-profit organizations throughout this year's ice cream season.
Cuomo lifts indoor dining curfew
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 11:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo released the following statement on Monday: "During the month of May, we took major steps towards reopening our economy and, as of May 31, we are lifting the midnight curfew on indoor dining for bars and restaurants across New York."
The GreenFields Continuing Care to host Chiavetta's BBQ in support of Walk to End Alzheimer's
Mon, May 31st 2021 07:00 am
For a second year in a row, The GreenFields will chair the Walk to End Alzheimer's, Western New York's largest fundraiser in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
Vegetable or fruit, let's cook with rhubarb this spring

Mon, May 31st 2021 07:00 am
The smell of lilacs in the backyard. Muddy knees and properly exhausted from playing outside, only to be rewarded with a freshly baked rhubarb dessert. This was spring at my grandparent's house in Niagara County. While my grandmother is now 97 years old, and she isn't baking like she used to, the younger generation is taking over in the kitchen. 

Paul Guglielmo to be face and voice of new CountryMax campaign
Fri, May 28th 2021 02:05 pm
CountryMax Stores, a Western New York family-owned business with 18 retail stores across the state, is partnering with Paul Guglielmo - maker of Guglielmo's Sauce, owner of Craft Cannery and host of a popular podcast - to showcase its lineup of food items and home food preparation products.
Summer safety: Steps you should take to help stay out of harm's way
Fri, May 28th 2021 01:40 pm
Memorial Day is just around the corner, marking the unofficial start of summer and outdoor fun. The American Red Cross wants everyone to have a safe summer and offers tips and resources for the entire family.
Nikki's Chocolates to launch new products
Fri, May 28th 2021 01:40 pm
Jannell Eason, owner and founder of Nikki's Chocolates WNY, will launch new products at a market held at her shop, at 2 p.m. at 27 Chandler St., Suite 205, Buffalo. Customers will be able to taste and purchase her new chocolate caramel trifle and strawberry shortcake trifle.
Hibbard's donating cookie sandwich proceeds to VFW
Thu, May 27th 2021 10:40 am
This weekend, when you purchase one of Hibbard's frozen sandwiches - you know, the ones with that world-famous "Original Frozen Custard" paired between The Village Bake Shoppe cookies - you'll be honoring those who have defended this country.
Niagara Wine Trail hosting wine & cheese event
Mon, May 24th 2021 05:50 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail members announced the return of a wine and cheese event. Wineries will feature a different cheese paired with a special wine from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, June 5, and noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, June 6. Tickets are $30 per person per day and include the cheese sample and three tastes of wine at each participating winery.
Pop-up beer sale aids in historic preservation at Buffalo History Museum
Mon, May 24th 2021 02:05 pm
Buffalo Brewing Co. and The Buffalo History Museum announced the signature 1862 Cream Ale beer will once again be available to purchase, for a limited time, in canned form to be enjoyed at home.
Casey's Cabana opening for season
Sat, May 22nd 2021 09:15 am
Casey's Cabana, Grand Island's student-founded and -operated riverfront summer restaurant, opens for its fourth season Saturday. It will continue from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day throughout the summer
Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market expanding for 2021 (and adding Orange Cat Coffee)
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:35 am
When the Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market returns to Academy Park this summer, patrons will find more vendors, a return of activities, and the addition of one notable village staple: The Orange Cat Coffee Co. coffee.
Taste of Buffalo announces participating restaurants
Fri, May 21st 2021 09:30 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced 27 restaurants/food trucks and two wineries - all veterans of past years - will participate in the 38th annual event, which will be held July 10-11 in downtown Buffalo.
Alton Brown returns to judges' table with wildest baskets yet on new tournament, 'Chopped: Alton's Maniacal Baskets'
Mon, May 17th 2021 05:00 pm
Alton Brown, the culinary science mastermind, returns to the "Chopped" judges' table to confound 16 bright-eyed chefs with the zaniest and brainiest baskets ever, in the new five-part tournament "Chopped: Alton's Maniacal Baskets," premiering Tuesday, June 22 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Gordon Ramsay's all-new cooking competition, 'Next Level Chef,' to premiere next season on FOX
Mon, May 17th 2021 05:00 pm
Gordon Ramsay is back with a brand-new original format in "Next Level Chef," coming to FOX, it was announced by Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment and specials, FOX Entertainment.
Erie County bicentennial brew taps into tradition
Mon, May 17th 2021 04:40 pm
Erie County's ongoing bicentennial celebration got a hoppy boost with the introduction of Flying Bison Brewery's "Parks and Rec Pilsener," a special-edition bicentennial brew that is now available for purchase locally. Crafted with hops grown in Eden, the tasty local libation was created by Flying Bison as a part of the county's bicentennial celebration, which began April 2 and will continue through April 2022.
'Sizzlin' Summer Virtual Meat Raffle' hosted by NCCC Alumni Association
Mon, May 17th 2021 07:00 am
The second annual "Sizzlin' Summer Virtual Meat Raffle" hosted by the Niagara County Community College Alumni Association will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10. The event will be held on Facebook Live with ArtyParty716. It is open to all NCCC alumni, employees, students and friends of the college.
Lewiston Tops adding a Starbucks; now featuring Boar's Head - 'Cadillac of lunch meats'
Fri, May 14th 2021 11:25 am
Since 1964, DiMino's Lewiston Tops has been the River Region's go-to source for groceries and everything chefs need for home-cooked meals. This fall, it will become the go-to place for America's No. 1 coffee company: Starbucks.
Backyard BBQ'rs pitted against each other for a chance to win custom outdoor kitchen on new competition series 'Grill of Victory'
Wed, May 12th 2021 06:30 pm
For some backyard grilling is a lifestyle. On the new Food Network competition series "Grill of Victory," hardcore home cooks with a passion for barbecue go head-to-head to prove their talents for the chance to win the ultimate backyard kitchen of their dreams.
Bryan & Michael Voltaggio bring sibling rivalry into kitchen on all-new discovery+ series 'Battle of the Brothers'
Wed, May 12th 2021 06:25 pm
Brothers Bryan and Michael Voltaggio started cooking at a young age - and thanks to great mentors - worked their way up the ranks in the restaurant industry. As successful restaurateurs, their secret is they are each other's greatest competition and inspiration.
Niagara Falls: Restaino announces continuation of expedited temporary outdoor seating permits to safely increase seating & dining capacities at local businesses
Fri, May 7th 2021 04:00 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino announced the continuation of the expedited process for local businesses to apply for temporary permits for outdoor seating/dining service. This system was developed last year in response to the economic effects felt throughout the Niagara Falls community due to COVID-19 and increased reopening efforts by local government to support local businesses.
 

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