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New Williamsville restaurant has Grand Island ties
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:25 pm
Chef Jeff Cooke (Grand Island High School Class of 1991) and his wife, Mandy, are the proud owners of a new upscale American restaurant, This Little Pig. It opened at Main Street and Transit Road in Williamsville on July 20. On board as sous chef is Jeff's sister, Jane Cooke, Grand Island Class of 2013 and a 2015 graduate of the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Niagara University renames dining facility after Russell Salvatore
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara University announced Wednesday it is renaming its recently renovated and expanded dining commons to commemorate a generous gift from local restaurateur and philanthropist Russell J. Salvatore.
Edmund Fitzgerald tribute returns
Tue, Oct 17th 2017 09:10 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 4, The Lewiston Council on the Arts will present "A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald" at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St., Lewiston. This multisensory, multimedia tribute will be hosted by artist and Edmund Fitzgerald enthusiast Thomas Paul Asklar, who will commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the disaster.
'The Chew' is all-new with Dolly Parton, Zac Posen, Joanna Garcia Swisher, Gabrielle Union, Mike Golic & 'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro
Fri, Oct 13th 2017 06:10 pm
This October, "The Chew" co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall and Clinton Kelly are scaring up all the fabulous flavors of fall with stellar guests, spectacularly spooky Halloween ideas and must-know tips for mouthwatering meals and easy entertaining.
Food Network sweetens up holidays with 'Holiday Baking Championship,' 'Christmas Cookie Challenge'
Wed, Oct 11th 2017 05:55 pm
It's the most wonderful time of the year and Food Network is spreading sweet holiday cheer with "Holiday Baking Championship" on Monday, Nov. 6 (9 p.m. ET/PT), and "Christmas Cookie Challenge" (10 p.m. ET/PT).
Iron Chefs return to legendary Kitchen Stadium for reimagined take on fan-favorite franchise in 'Iron Chef Showdown'
Tue, Oct 10th 2017 05:40 pm
The elite Iron Chef culinary society is back on Food Network full-force with fresh competitors, secret ingredients and over-the-top action in the new series "Iron Chef Showdown," premiering Wednesday, Nov. 8 (9 p.m. all times). Hosted by the inimitable Alton Brown and set in the newly renovated Kitchen Stadium, each standalone episode pits two up-and-coming chef competitors against each other, but only one earns the right to face a legendary Iron Chef and answer life's most savory question: "Whose cuisine reigns supreme?"
Farms & apple orchards in Niagara County: October Family Night at History Center
Mon, Oct 9th 2017 07:00 am
In Western New York, fall brings a rich harvest of apples and other crops. Throughout its history, Niagara County's farms have produced a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables. Agricultural past and present will be explored with local farmer Karen Sherwood at "Farms and Apple Orchards in Niagara County," the Niagara County History Center's next "Family Night."
Gearing up for Pink Elephant 2017
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 12:45 pm
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital is hosting the Pink Elephant Luncheon and Basket Auction Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Niagara Falls Country Club. Tickets are only available in advance by calling 716-298-2144.
Buffalo-area Tim Hortons unveils new handcrafted espresso menu
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:35 pm
Tim Hortons U.S. restaurants are unveiling a new lineup of premium, handcrafted espresso beverages, including lattes, Americanos and cappuccinos - each available hot or iced. The lineup features new lattes, which pair rich espresso with freshly steamed milk, and come in flavors such as caramel, vanilla, mocha and pumpkin spice.
Guy Fieri is on a mission to find Food Network's next big food-road show on all-new 'Guy's Big Project'
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 02:00 pm
Guy Fieri has visited thousands of restaurants on "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," literally putting food-road shows on the map. Now, Guy is searching for Food Network's next big culinary-travel series.
ESD announces completion of improvements at historic Parkside Candy Shoppe
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 09:30 am
AnchorEmpire State Development on Tuesday announced the completion of $250,000 in improvements to revitalize key features of the nearly 100-year-old Parkside Candy Shoppe in Buffalo, enhancing the overall visitor experience.
Cal's Grinders opens in Lewiston
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 06:30 pm
Lewiston sub shop Cal's Grinders is opening this weekend as part of the Harvest Festival. The eatery will be located in the former Melloni's Meats, Catering and Deli on Center Street.
'The Chew' unveils its sixth delicious cookbook, 'The Chew: Quick & Easy'
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 06:30 pm
"The Chew's" Emmy-winning co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly and Carla Hall unveil their latest cookbook, "The Chew: Quick & Easy," and are joined by a host of celebrities from TV and films, including Lee Daniels, Anne Heche, Kristen Bell, Danielle Brooks, Jennifer Esposito, Cheryl Hines and Katy Mixon, the week of Sept. 25-29 (1 p.m. weekdays on ABC).
Michael McKean sprinkles fact with a dash of fiction in new season of 'Food: Fact or Fiction?'
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 05:20 pm
Actor Michael McKean takes viewers on a culinary journey to help unwrap the mythology and adages behind some of our favorite foods, in a new season of "Food: Fact or Fiction?" premiering Sunday, Oct. 22 (10 p.m. ET), on Cooking Channel.
8th annual Oktoberfest planned for Old Falls Street
Wed, Sep 20th 2017 07:20 pm
Raise your beer stein high and give "Prost" to the eighth annual Old Falls Street Oktoberfest, taking place from 1-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, on Old Falls Street's middle block in downtown Niagara Falls. The German-themed event will be held rain or shine and is free and open to the public. As per tradition, the day will kick-off with the ceremonial tapping of the kegs at 1 p.m.
Born-and-bred southerners Damaris Phillips, Rutledge Wood share their favorite down-home food spots in 'Southern and Hungry'
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 05:30 pm
Food expert Damaris Phillips and NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood are obsessed with everything southern, especially the food and the people behind it. They will take viewers on a mouthwatering road trip through the region to visit the down-home food spots they love in the new series "Southern and Hungry."
It's 'Be Your Best Week' on 'The Chew'
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 05:45 pm
"The Chew's" Emmy-winning co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly and Carla Hall welcome first-time guest Justin Theroux, as well as Donald Driver, Mike Epps, Olivia Munn and Elisabeth Shue, during the week of Sept. 18.
Roaming Table tastefully pairs Lewiston's history, food
Sat, Sep 9th 2017 10:00 am
The Roaming Table, Lewiston's food tasting and historical walking tour, is a veritable smorgasbord of culinary delights, complete with a recounting of olden days and anecdotal tales from the village's storied past. Guests relish the unique opportunity to learn about the heroes and villains of yesteryear, the inspiration for two monuments, and the incredible efforts to free slaves.
'Food Network Star' winner Jason Smith tasked to find 'Best Baker In America'
Thu, Sep 7th 2017 05:10 pm
Eight of America's most elite bakers compete in the all-new primetime competition "Best Baker in America," premiering Wednesday, Sept. 27 (10 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
'Raising the Stakes Gala' coming to Sheraton at Falls; benefit for Alexa Foundation
Sat, Sep 2nd 2017 07:00 am
As we all know, Niagara Falls has become an area hotbed for exciting games of chance. Over the past several years, a number of casinos have sprung up on both sides of the border and Las Vegas-style experiences are now the norm for many.
Alton Brown takes over 'Chopped' kitchen in 'Chopped: Alton's Challenge'
Wed, Aug 30th 2017 10:50 pm
Alton Brown takes over the "Chopped" kitchen for a five-part tournament, "Chopped: Alton's Challenge," premiering Tuesday, Oct. 10 (10 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Countdown to Peach Festival begins
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 05:55 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held a press conference on Wednesday to officially kickoff preparations for the 60th Niagara County Peach Festival. The popular end-of-summer event will be held Sept. 7-10 at Academy Park on Center Street.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshops
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free diabetes self-management workshops throughout Niagara County. The workshop series is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the American Legion, 8643 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
Jason Smith wins 'Food Network Star'
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 10:35 am
Jason Smith was named the newest winner of "Food Network Star," beating out 12 other finalists as the season came to a conclusion on Sunday.
Bobby Flay joined at home by Damaris Phillips in 'The Bobby and Damaris Show'
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 01:05 pm
This September, Bobby Flay opens his home to viewers and, along with his friend, Damaris Phillips, the two cook together and chat up a storm in the new series "The Bobby and Damaris Show," premiering Sunday, Sept. 3 (12:30 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Lewiston: Niagara County Peach Festival 'Taste Off' set for Sept. 9
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 12:55 pm
The Niagara County Peach Festival "Taste Off" recipe contest will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, on the Academy Park stage in Lewiston. This year, there will be three divisions for entries: food enthusiast, culinary student and a new children's category.
Something new is cooking: Erie County Fair Cooks! Kitchen & Shoppe to highlight culinary arts
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 07:50 pm
It's no surprise that, in a region that loves to eat, the No. 1 reason why people attend the annual Erie County Fair is food.
Confetti Cottage Boutique and Café raises funds for Niagara Hospice
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 04:10 pm
While customers of Confetti Cottage Boutique and Café experience a unique shopping and dining experience, they can also help their community, thanks to boutique owners Deb Burns, Jessica Freeman and Carol Henschel. The owners, who are all retired educators, opened the boutique in November 2015. They have made it a priority to support the development of Niagara Falls and give back to the community.
'Discovery Gala' grows into bigger tent party along Lockport's Erie Canal
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 10:05 am
What could be better than the Niagara History Center's annual Discovery Gala party and auction? Organizers claim to have the answer, and said their mid-summer event has grown into a can't-miss event, set for 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19.
Lewiston Kiwanis Club meat raffle
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston will hold a meat raffle Saturday, Aug. 5, to support Project Eliminate - the Kiwanis International global initiative to eradicate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This meat raffle will take place at the Lewiston No. 2 firehall, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with drawings beginning at 7 p.m.
Riverstone Grill wins award at Taste of Buffalo
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:45 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced that several local restaurants were named award winners in a variety of categories at the 34th annual food festival, including one from Grand Island. The judging took place by a panel of representatives from the local media, political, and business sectors.
BBQ at St. Jude
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:40 am
The St. Jude Shrine of Lewiston will hold its annual chicken and rib barbecue dinner from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. The dinner includes cheesy potatoes, pasta salad, tossed salad, dessert, ice cream and beverage. Cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children (6-12 years). Tickets are presale only.
Chick-fil-A headed to Buffalo
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 09:00 am
It's official: Chick-fil-A is coming to upstate New York! After searching for the perfect locations for years and hearing how eager our fans are to have us as part of their communities, we're excited to announce that we will open our first restaurants in the Buffalo, Plattsburgh, Rochester and Syracuse areas in 2018-19.
Galbani Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival: Scenes from an Italian restaurant ... or 20
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 01:20 pm
The Galbani Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival celebrated 30 years of authentic food, lively music, and entertaining cultural traditions - but a new location this time around. The family-friendly event moved from Hertel Avenue to the Outer Harbor.
It's summer cooking school week on 'The Chew,' with everything one needs to know for entertaining this season
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 02:00 pm
From potlucks and pool parties to brunch and baker basics, all week long summer cooking school is in session on "The Chew." Emmy Award-winning co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz welcome celebrities from the TV, films and the culinary world and books to "The Chew," July 17-21 (1:00 p.m. EDT) on The ABC Television Network.
Serving the community: Jessica Dittly leaves family's café business to lead Lockport Main Street Inc.
Fri, Jul 7th 2017 07:00 am
When Jessica Dittly moved to Lockport a decade ago, she came armed with her artistic talent, and penchant for cooking and baking. After successfully running Cream & Sugar Café (she was Lockport Business Association's "Business Person of the Year" in 2015) she is now dishing up her skills in a different capacity.
ABC's 'The Chew' to broadcast from 22nd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival for 3rd consecutive year
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 11:50 pm
ABC's Emmy Award-winning lifestyle series "The Chew" returns to Walt Disney World Resort this fall to broadcast five shows from the 22nd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. "The Chew" shows, to record Oct. 4-6 against the park's iconic Spaceship Earth backdrop, will air on The ABC Television Network from Oct. 9-13 (1 p.m. EDT; check local listings).
Wagner's grows over its 50-year history
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 06:05 pm
Wagner's Farm Market and Grill is celebrating its golden anniversary in 2017.
Hannah Hart hits the road for a tasty cross-country trip in new Food Network series 'I Hart Food'
Sat, Jun 24th 2017 10:05 am
Hannah Hart has over 5 million followers on social media, a killer sense of humor, a passion for food and, this summer, she's taking a flavor-filled journey to some of the country's favorite regional food spots in the new Food Network series "I Hart Food."
Professional grill masters face off for $50,000 grand prize in return of 'Chopped Grill Masters'
Sat, Jun 24th 2017 10:05 am
Sixteen of the most talented grilling professionals are heading outdoors to get ready for a showdown in the return of "Chopped Grill Masters," premiering Tuesday, Aug. 1 (10 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
 

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