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Perfect blend: City officials welcome SPoT Coffee to North Tonawanda
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 11:20 am
Business is a-brewing in the Lumber City. On Friday, North Tonawanda city officials hosted a public "Welcome to Webster Street" event to commemorate the arrival of downtown's newest business, SPoT Coffee.
Cuomo: Restaurant & bar closing times to be extended to 11 pm statewide
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 12:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced that, given the continued decline in hospitalization and infection rates throughout New York, closing times for restaurants and bars will be extended from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. statewide beginning Sunday, Feb. 14.
Espresso Express on its way to Niagara Falls Memorial
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 10:25 am
Patients, staff and visitors at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will soon be enjoying an exciting new array of mouthwatering menu choices, the hospital said Tuesday.
NFP's famous 'Best Fish Fry' contest returns
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 10:10 am
Fish fry season has begun again - and we want to know where to eat!
Mojawalla's sugar-free journey
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:40 pm
Grand Island businessman Fahim Mojawalla is known to motivate his staff by setting goals and offering inspiration. The latest recipient of that inspirational goal-setting is - himself!
'The (sweet) Seasons of (Valentines and) Buffalo Baseball'
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 09:45 am
With every copy of "The Seasons of Buffalo Baseball 1857-2020" purchased at select locations through Feb. 14, a solid chocolate baseball mitt and ball will be included as a sweet bonus.
Hartman named chair of 2021 Taste of Buffalo
Tue, Feb 2nd 2021 09:45 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced Amber Hartman, a benefits manager at the human resources company Employer Services Corp., was elected chair of the festival's board of directors. She will lead planning efforts for the 38th annual event, which takes place July 10-11.
General Motors awards Field & Fork Network $50,000 to begin workforce development
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 10:00 am
Field & Fork Network announced it has been awarded a $50,000 grant, from General Motors, to propel workforce development and training programming related to the local food system of Niagara Falls. The grant will immediately focus on a planning and piloting phase to provide a better understanding of the needs and interests of local food systems' employers and potential employees.
Higgins tells House & Senate leaders to Include RESTAURANTS Act in COVID relief package
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 04:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is pressing congressional leaders to make sure direct relief to restaurants is included in the next COVID-19 relief package.
Senate Republicans discuss plan to 'Reset NY's Restaurant & Hospitality Industry'
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 03:35 pm
On Friday, New York State Sens. Rob Ortt, George Borrello and Ed Rath shared a package of legislation to help "Reset New York's Restaurant and Hospitality Industry."
Cuomo announces extension of partnership with HelloFresh to combat food insecurity among veterans
Wed, Jan 27th 2021 03:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the extension of a partnership between the state of New York and leading meal kit company HelloFresh, focused on delivering free meal kits to veterans and military families in New York City who are presently confronting food insecurity.
DEC proposes regulations to improve food scrap recycling, prevent food waste
Wed, Jan 27th 2021 03:15 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Wednesday announced proposed regulations to implement a new statewide waste reduction initiative that supports food donation to help hungry New Yorkers and food recycling to help prevent the landfilling of food scraps. The proposed regulations would require composting and the donation of edible food by large food scrap generators to promote an effective reuse of materials otherwise headed for landfills.
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.
 

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