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Youngstown/Porter community baskets assist needy
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
As most realize, COVID-19 has prompted some significant changes in how we plan to mark the holiday season in 2020. Many activities have been outright canceled, with others seeing curtailing or adjustments to community functions.
BlackBerry's arrives
Sat, Nov 21st 2020 07:00 am
The ceremonial cutting of a ribbon earlier this week officially completes the transformation to BlackBerry's Bar & Grill from the longtime landmark gathering place, TC's Island Bar & Grille.
NY Farm Bureau market basket survey reveals small price increase for 2020 Thanksgiving dinner
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 12:55 pm
New York Farm Bureau's 2020 market basket survey shows the price of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner saw a modest uptick from last year's meal. The average total price, which includes a 16-pound turkey and other common items found on a holiday dinner table, is $49.23 - or a $2.86 increase over last year.
Syros reopens
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 02:55 pm
PHOTOS: Brickyard receives upgrade; progress seen at BBC
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:10 am
A late-May fire left Lewiston without its modern-day crown jewels, the Brickyard Pub & BBQ and Brickyard Brewing Company, for the summer months.
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.
Buddy Valastro returns to Food Network, TLC this holiday season
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:30 pm
Buddy Valastro embarks on an extraordinary new Christmas-themed competition on Food Network as he goes head-to-head with the greatest non-cake artists on "Buddy vs. Christmas," premiering Sunday, Nov. 22 (10 p.m. ET/PT).
Food Network is ultimate Thanksgiving destination
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 06:40 pm
Food Network is prepping for food's biggest holiday with a bountiful schedule of brand-new cross-platform content this November, offering the best Thanksgiving recipes, expert culinary advice and all-star holiday hacks.
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.
CCE helps new food truck feed Buffalo families in need
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 03:40 pm
Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) recently unveiled a brand-new food truck. The "Farm to School to You" food truck - developed with input from Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) - will visit sites throughout the city to bring free meals to families in need, regardless of whether they have children enrolled in the district.
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.
Becker Farms presents 'Haunted Forest' as drive-thru experience
Mon, Oct 5th 2020 10:15 am
Becker Farms reimagines its "Haunted Hayride" as a "Haunted Forest" drive-thru experience starting Oct. 16 and running 7-10 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 31.
Eastern Standard Provisions, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital team up to launch special 'St. Jude Gift of Hope' artisanal soft pretzel box
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 05:35 pm
In conjunction with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Eastern Standard Provisions Co. has partnered with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to release the "St. Jude Gift of Hope Box," which features a special selection of the Boston-based snack food brand's hand-twisted soft pretzels, artisanal salts, newly released sugars, and "Sprinkle Hope" collectible stickers. Eastern Standard Provisions will donate $10 from every sale to support the mission of St. Jude: "Finding cures. Saving children."
Tim Hortons gives away free pumpkins with pumpkin spice beverage in-app orders
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 03:45 pm
Some of our favorite fall activities - like picking pumpkins at the pumpkin patch - just won't be the same this year. To spread the fall spirit, Tim Hortons U.S. restaurants are bringing the pumpkin patch to guests.
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.
Como for sale, not closing: 'Everything is open and continuing to go on'
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 06:55 pm
"We could sell tomorrow; we could never sell. We're staying open here; we're staying open there. None of our locations are closing. And we could always decide to not sell," Colucci said. "As far as the Lewiston deli goes - or any of our locations - everything is open and continuing to go on. We're still taking banquets; we're still taking reservations at our main location."
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.
Food Network gets into Halloween spirit with largest offering yet, featuring all-new series, specials & returning favorites to help viewers eat, drink and be scary
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 03:45 pm
Food Network delivers thrills and chills dedicated to the scariest season of them all with almost 35 hours of thematic programming - the most ever - featuring out-of-this-world Halloween-themed showcases and sensational works of edible artistry.
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.
New french toast-inspired 'Toast-Yay!' Girl Scout Cookie joins lineup for 2021 season in WNY
Tue, Aug 18th 2020 10:20 am
Today, Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) kicked off a countdown to the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie season with the announcement of a new cookie in Western New York and other select areas: Toast-Yay!, a French toast-inspired cookie "dipped in delicious icing and full of flavor in every bite."
Girl Scouts of Western New York celebrates entrepreneurship with Paula's Donuts
Tue, Aug 11th 2020 11:20 am
On Aug. 13-14, Paula's Donuts will offer doughnuts made with real Girl Scout Cookies in mint chocolate and coconut caramel flavors from Girl Scouts of Western New York while supplies last. GSWNY will receive 50% of the sales. During the two-day event, the public will also receive a flyer on each box of doughnuts to learn about how to enroll girls and adult volunteers in Girl Scouts.
Soup's (back) on: Como Deli reopens in Lewiston
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 03:45 pm
The Como Deli on Center Street reopened to customers on Monday. The Village of Lewiston eatery had been closed since early spring, when "New York State on PAUSE" was enacted to slow the coronavirus spread.
DiCamillo's celebrates centennial with revamped Linwood Store
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 08:45 am
One of Western New York's most popular and well-respected local businesses is celebrating a milestone few can hardly even dream of: DiCamillo's Bakery is turning 100 years old.
Tops converts to sustainable packaging for produce
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 11:30 am
Tops corporate announced a new environmentally friendly policy this week.
'No Passport Required' celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson to host WCNY's live virtual 'Taste of Fame' fundraiser
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 05:20 pm
WCNY, Central New York's public broadcaster, announced its sixth annual "Taste of Fame" culinary fundraiser will feature Marcus Samuelsson, award-winning chef, restaurateur, author and co-owner of Red Rooster Harlem.
'Food Truck Thursdays' resume at Niagara Falls Train Station
Tue, Jul 21st 2020 03:20 pm
"Food Truck Thursdays," the weekly lunch series now in its third season, will resume for the summer, at the Niagara Falls Train Station (825 Depot Ave. West, off Main Street), beginning July 23.
Cuomo announces new regulations for bars & restaurants to ensure compliance with state social distancing, face covering orders
Thu, Jul 16th 2020 02:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on a conference call on Thursday, announced new regulations for bars and restaurants to ensure they are complying with state social distancing and face covering orders.
National Buffalo Wing Festival will pivot in 2020
Thu, Jul 9th 2020 11:00 am
The National Buffalo Wing Festival will pivot in 2020 and grow into a nationwide celebration of Buffalo's most iconic food. "America's Greatest Chicken Wing Party" will serve as a fundraiser for food banks in more than 50 major cities across the U.S. The new concept will take place in October as part of the newly created "National Chicken Wing Month," according to Drew Cerza, founder of the festival.
'Savor on the Street' offers summertime lunch specials
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 10:50 am
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute's Savor Restaurant has the kitchen stocked and chefs ready to serve guests from the patio on historic Old Falls Street.
Rock Burger: 4 years of great tastes - and a delicious-looking future
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
Four years ago this week, Rock Burger made its debut in Niagara Falls - and waistbands throughout the area are still yet to recover.
2020 Taste of Buffalo at Home, a virtual food festival, set for July 11 and 12
Wed, Jun 24th 2020 02:30 pm
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops Friendly Markets on Wednesday announced more details for "Taste of Buffalo at Home," a virtual food festival scheduled for July 11-12, in lieu of the traditional in-person event. "Taste of Buffalo at Home" will provide support for local restaurants while embodying the spirit of the live festival with cooking demonstrations, live music, and other food-related fun - all hosted online.
Brickyard, BBC owners appreciate community, working toward reopening
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 09:50 am
Brickyard team members are serving their signature barbecue and beer at the Lewiston Farmers Market.
Summertime eateries back in full swing after state OKs outdoor seating
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
The sun is out, the trees are in bloom, and the intoxicating scent of charbroiled burgers and hot dogs is making it hard for anyone stuck indoors to get any work done. It's summertime in Western New York and, as you would expect, many of the area's favorite seasonal eateries are opening back up for business.
Cuomo: Outdoor dining at restaurants permitted in phase two of reopening
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced outdoor dining at restaurants will be permitted in phase two of reopening. Restaurants in the seven regions that have already entered phase two.
Community responds to Brickyard/BBC fire: #Brickbybrick GoFundMe assistance effort launched
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:55 am
"Words cannot begin to express the pain we feel for our neighbors at Brickyard Pub and BBQ and Brickyard Brewing Company. Ken, Eric, Steve and the entire Brickyard family, we love you guys and will be with you every step of the way. Take care and God bless. #brickbybrick #lewistonstrong."
Safety first at Silo, as Lewiston restaurant opens for summer season
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:40 am
The Silo Restaurant in Lewiston has implemented an impressive slate of safety measures.
Farmers Market to open in Lewiston
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:00 am
Jamie Symmonds of Willow Consulting is bringing her Farmers Market back for a third summer, starting up again on Saturday, June 6.
Brickyard Brewing Company fire: Praise for first responders & thanks blaze didn't spread
Thu, May 28th 2020 08:55 am
Village of Lewiston officials applauded those who helped fight a late Tuesday night fire that damaged the Brickyard Brewing Company and part of the Brickyard Pub & BBQ.
Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli takes on 'Worst Cooks In America'
Wed, May 20th 2020 03:20 pm
Iron Chef and "Supermarket Stakeout" host Alex Guarnaschelli enters "Worst Cooks in America" boot camp as a mentor for the first time this summer, joining Anne Burrell to whip a cast of cooking-challenged recruits into culinary shape during a new season of the fan-favorite series.
2020 Taste of Buffalo Presented by Tops goes virtual
Mon, May 11th 2020 09:30 am
Together with Tops Friendly Markets, organizers of the 2020 Taste of Buffalo on Monday announced plans for a virtual version of this summer's food festival. To ensure the health and safety of guests, the event's board of directors made the decision to introduce "Taste of Buffalo at Home," a virtual food festival.
 

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