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Perry's Ice Cream expanding to produce stick ice cream bars
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 02:35 pm
Perry's Ice Cream Company Inc. is expanding its production capabilities to meet the growth of the novelty market. Perry's is investing $18 million into a 20,000-square-foot expansion, and the purchase of a state-of-the-art extruded stick bar line from Tetra Pak of Denmark.
New state & national record-setting pumpkin weighs in at 2,554 lbs.
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 09:20 am
On Oct. 1, national and state records were broken for the largest pumpkin, which weighed in at 2,554 pounds. Local grower Scott Andrusz from Williamsville brought in his entry to the 27th annual World Pumpkin Weigh-off held at Great Pumpkin Farm.
Buffalo backers: Vote for WNY's top chicken wings, pizza, place to watch a game
Thu, Sep 15th 2022 11:50 pm
Niagara Frontier Publications is expanding its fall food contest this year. Now through the end of the football season, we want your input in naming the area's best chicken wings, pizza, and place to watch a game. It could be a bar, a restaurant or a social club - the only requirement is that the nominee(s) be Western New York-based.
Family Promise of WNY to hold 7th annual 'Choctoberfest' at Flying Bison
Thu, Sep 15th 2022 11:30 pm
Family Promise of WNY (FPWNY), a community organization providing emergency shelter and support to families experiencing homelessness, will host its seventh annual "Choctoberfest." The "celebration of all things beer and chocolate" will take place from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Flying Bison Brewing Co., located at 840 Seneca St., Buffalo.
Seggos, Feeding New York State: 1-million-pound milestone in ongoing food waste & donation initiative
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 10:30 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Feeding New York State, the state association of New York's 10 Feeding America member food banks, recently announced a total of 1 million pounds of food was donated to hungry New Yorkers as part of the ongoing implementation of the state's Food Donation and Food Scraps Recycling Law.
Silo, Gallo team for charity hot dog eating contest
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 12:10 pm
Talk about giving new meaning to the phrase "dog days of summer." Lewiston's Silo Restaurant and Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen are teaming to host a hot dog eating contest on Saturday, Sept. 3. Proceeds will benefit the Niagara County SPCA.
Votes are in: NFP's second annual 'Savory Summer' awards top warm-weather eateries
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 11:00 am
Western New York winters are notoriously filled with cold, gray days. It's for that reason people take every opportunity to get out and eat, drink and be merry in the warm, colorful spring and summer months.
Deadlines approaching for Niagara County Peach Festival
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 09:25 am
Planning continues for the 64th edition of the Niagara County (aka Lewiston Kiwanis) Peach Festival, set for Sept. 8-11 at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston.
Rice balls, chocolate chip cookie sandwiches and more fun foods at Lewiston Art Festival
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 11:00 am
Lewiston Council on the Arts Executive Director Irene Rykaszewski said Lewiston is "famous for its great restaurants." LCA staffers "love it" when local businesses have a presence on the street. "They typically offer some of their 'signature' items, which gives visitors a taste of our hometown delights!"
Niagara Wine Trail teams with Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation to host first 'Preseason Kickoff Weekend'
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 07:00 am
Football season is here again! Celebrate with the Niagara Wine Trail and the Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation during the first-ever "Preseason Kickoff Weekend," Saturday, Aug. 20 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), and Sunday, Aug. 21 (noon to 5 p.m.). Presale tickets are $45 and are available at www.NiagaraWineTrail.org. Proceeds benefit both organizations.
'The Ghost' is revealed at Gallo art show
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 12:00 pm
Patti Thomas wanted to remain anonymous. It's hard nowadays, what with exhibiting her artwork in a museum in one of the country's largest cities.
Niagara University Food Marketing Center of Excellence presents 2022 Innovation Summit: 'Built to Thrive'
Wed, Aug 3rd 2022 10:00 am
Speakers across the retail food and service sectors will share their insights on reimagining a pathway to growth and innovation at the 2022 Niagara University Food Marketing Center of Excellence Summit, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Flip Burger family at work on second Lewiston location
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 07:00 am
The Vecchies family is converting the former Gallo Loco restaurant into what they're calling Hustler's Tavern.
'Guy's Ultimate Game Night': Fieri hosts new game show featuring celebrity contestants competing in fun, food-related games, challenges & trivia
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 03:20 pm
It's all fun and games as host and executive producer Guy Fieri welcomes his celebrity and chef friends to the "Flavortown Lounge" for outrageously fun and entertaining food-inspired games on "Guy's Ultimate Game Night," premiering Wednesday, Aug. 31 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network and discovery+.
Gather closed temporarily for renovations; Gallo plans summer events
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:00 am
Gallo Restaurants proprietor Michael Hibbard recently closed Gather by Gallo American Eatery for renovations. The restaurant, at 453 Center St., is expected to reopen later this summer.
39th annual Taste of Buffalo announces restaurant & winery award winners
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 12:35 pm
On Saturday, The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced several local restaurants were named award winners in a variety of categories at the 39th annual festival. The judging was conducted by a panel of representatives from the local media, political and business sectors.
Legislator Chimera honors Fattey Beer as business expands to Village of Kenmore
Fri, Jul 8th 2022 01:10 pm
On Thursday, Erie County Legislator Lisa M. Chimera, D-3rd District, visited Fattey Beer's newest location in the Village of Kenmore. After clocking in a legislative proclamation to recognize the local business, Chimera met with owners Nik Fattey and Chris DiCesare at the location on Delaware Avenue, in the former Supercuts.
Top 3 tips for grill safety
Fri, Jun 17th 2022 12:50 pm
Father's Day is Sunday, June 19, which is considered by some the official start to the grilling season! Before firing up the grill to cook for dad, consider some important information and tips from AAA Insurance for safe seasonal barbecues.
Jeff Mauro hits suburbs to surprise neighborhood block parties with ultimate outdoor culinary competition on Food Network's 'Kitchen Crash'
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 04:45 pm
Host Jeff Mauro brings a new twist to outdoor culinary competitions on the return of "Kitchen Crash," premiering Tuesday, July 12 (10 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Griffon begins new chapter on Water Street
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 11:00 am
It's a thought experiment made real, 17 years in the making. Ken Scibetta and Ed Webster met each other while on staff at Water Street Landing. Over a short period of time, Scibetta found himself serving as the restaurant's general manager. Webster was bar manager.
42 North to host 'Brews, Blues, & BBQ' events in Niagara Falls
Wed, Jun 1st 2022 12:20 pm
42 North Brewing Co. will bring its popular "Brews, Blues, & BBQ" events to Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls for three consecutive Friday nights in June. The events, which are free to the public, will feature 42 North craft beer, Fat Bob's BBQ, and live music on Old Falls Street in downtown Niagara Falls, USA.
'Dining at Dusk' returns to Botanical Gardens with new artists, menus & themes
Wed, Jun 1st 2022 10:25 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens brings the "Dining at Dusk" summer series back for 2022. The program will feature a variety of local musical artists, caterers and dessert vendors for a unique experience all summer long. It will take place from 5-7 p.m. Sundays, June 26, July 24, Aug. 28, Sept. 18 and Oct. 2.
Second annual 'Savory Summer' seeks top warm-weather eateries, treats
Fri, May 27th 2022 11:30 am
Niagara Frontier Publications is once again looking for Western New York's top warm-weather places to eat - and their very best foodstuffs.
FASNY offers lifesaving BBQ and grilling tips for warmer months
Fri, May 20th 2022 11:30 am
As New Yorkers look towards nicer weather and Memorial Day weekend, many will be firing up their grills for the first time in months. The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) recommends that all New Yorkers follow some basic rules and tips to avoid accidents and injuries. We also urge everyone to never hesitate to call for help when needed.
Antonia Lofaso heats up summer sand with new culinary competition series 'Beachside Brawl'
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:40 am
From fresh West Coast fish tacos to buttery East Coast lobster rolls, beach bites coast to coast are undeniably delicious. On Sunday, June 19 (10 p.m. ET/PT), Antonia Lofaso challenges the foremost cooks from both coasts in the ultimate battle to determine which coast does summer food best on "Beachside Brawl" on Food Network and discovery+.
Niagara Wine Trail hosts 'Wine & Charcuterie' weekend event
Wed, May 11th 2022 11:20 am
Tickets are on sale now for the Niagara Wine Trail's first "Wine & Charcuterie" weekend food sampling and wine tasting event, set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 4; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 5.
HART hosts 'Circle of HART's' drive-thru brunch
Tue, May 10th 2022 11:15 am
The Home Assistance Referral Team, founded by the late Rev. Dr. Paul L. Moore of the First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston in 1982, is celebrating 40 years of service this year. In celebration, HART is planning a drive-thru pick-up brunch Saturday, May 21, at 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston.
Lewiston's The Silo raising the roof on new season
Sun, May 1st 2022 12:00 pm
The Silo Restaurant in Lewiston opened for the 2022 season on Sunday.
Village Inn is tops in 'Best Fish Fry' contest
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 09:00 am
Great teamwork and a time-tested recipe are the key ingredients to the success of the Village Inn's popular fish fry, says owner Mike Carr.
The Burton: A legendary bar in a small college town
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 02:15 pm
Located in Allegany, roughly 60 miles south of Buffalo, The Burton is one of the most notable bar-restaurants in town. It has made a long-lasting impact on St. Bonaventure University alumni and the locals of the Allegany area. It is widely known for its famous "Burton Burger," the "best burger in town."
Ambitious chefs battle for future & dream job in 'Chopped: Desperately Seeking Sous Chef'
Thu, Apr 14th 2022 08:20 pm
Talented and ambitious sous chefs step into the "Chopped Kitchen" for a chance at securing a life-changing opportunity in the new five-part tournament, "Chopped: Desperately Seeking Sous Chef," premiering Tuesday, May 31 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Wegmans now accepts EBT SNAP payments for same-day delivery & pickup via Instacart
Wed, Apr 13th 2022 01:10 pm
Instacart, a leading retail enablement company in North America, and Wegmans Food Markets announced they will accept Electronic Benefits Transfer and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (EBT SNAP) payments across 106 stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia and North Carolina. EBT SNAP will be available for purchases made at Wegmans via the Instacart website and mobile app.
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute hosts culinary competition to honor Monte Dolce
Tue, Apr 12th 2022 05:10 pm
The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute will host the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Monte Dolce Spring Classic Competition from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24. While most competitors are from NFCI, there are also participants from California, the Patterson Club in Connecticut, the Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh, and one competitor from Guatemala.
Spring Showcase: Gallo, Gather owner Michael Hibbard excited for what 2022 will bring
Fri, Apr 8th 2022 11:05 am
"We have a solid staff at all the locations right now, so I'm really optimistic about growth and moving forward," he said.
Mayor Brown: Things are really hopping at iconic Broadway Market this Easter season
Fri, Apr 8th 2022 10:30 am
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown recently announced the lineup of Easter vendors and activities are attracting big crowds at the historic Broadway Market. From April 1-6, the market welcomed more than 9,000 visitors - and the busiest days of the Easter season are yet to come.
Sure sign of spring: Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opens in Lewiston
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 11:55 am
Hibbard's is open! Lewiston's world-famous, Barenaked Ladies-endorsed sweet shop served its first custard of the season at one minute to 11 on Monday morning. Joe Woodbury of the Tuscarora Reservation was first in line.
Q&A: Geoffrey Zakarian to give one aspiring restaurateur $250,000 on new Food Network series 'Big Restaurant Bet'
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 11:45 am
With aspiring restaurant owners in need of guidance - particularly with everything they've faced since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic - Geoffrey Zakarian is taking a "can-do" approach to "Big Restaurant Bet." He is putting $250,000 of his resources into "the next rising star in the restaurant world" on a new Food Network competition series premiering Tuesday, April 5 (10 p.m. ET/PT).
New York Farm Bureau members rank second in country for farmer food donations
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 12:10 pm
New York Farm Bureau members donated 5.7 million pounds of food to regional foodbanks across the state in 2021 through the "Harvest for All" program.
Applications now available for fast-tracked permits for craft beverage manufacturers
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 01:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the State Liquor Authority is now accepting applications for new permits to allow craft beverage manufacturing businesses the ability to manufacture and sell alcoholic beverages while their liquor license is pending.
NYS agriculture commissioner promotes maple industry with first maple tapping of season
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 03:50 pm
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball joined the Upper Hudson Maple Producers Association for the ceremonial first maple tapping of the season at Brower Road Sugarhouse, a New York State Grown & Certified maple producer, to promote the state maple industry and encourage New Yorkers to support local maple producers this season.
 

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