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Hard Rock grant will enable Buffalo Music Hall of Fame to help Niagara County veterans
Fri, Mar 16th 2018 09:05 pm
It was almost two years ago - as the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, was celebrating its 20th anniversary - that Richard Sargent first told this news outlet of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame's desire to bring its Musician Medics program to Niagara Falls. The local rock 'n' roll stars sought to pay it forward in the Cataract City - but there was a roadblock: funding.
Handmade, old-world pizza a specialty at Lewiston's Casa Antica
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 09:30 am
Casa Antica is well-known as a premier Italian restaurant. Menu items such as the award-winning arancini (riceball), pepperoni caldi ripieni (banana peppers), gnocchi Bolognese (meat sauce), ravioli con aragosta (lobster) and pork bracciole are crowd favorites - and each comes in a serving size requiring a take-home bag.
Lewiston Harvest Festival will be 'hopping' this year
Tue, Mar 6th 2018 05:05 pm
The Lewiston Harvest Festival, which expanded onto Center Street for the first time in 2017, is growing again in 2018.
Niagara Falls: More sign on for Art of Beer
Mon, Mar 5th 2018 03:00 pm
Raise your glasses for another Art of Beer fundraiser at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center. The annual event is set for Friday, March 9.
'Iron Chef Gauntlet' returns
Fri, Mar 2nd 2018 06:10 pm
"Iron Chef Gauntlet" is back for a second season this spring, with seven rising stars battling for the chance to gain the only culinary title that matters: "Iron Chef." The weak will fall and the strong will rise until just one chef remains and has the title in reach. But to join the "Iron Chef" pantheon, the last chef standing must win the gauntlet: three rapid-succession battles, each against "Iron Chefs" Alex Guarnaschelli, Stephanie Izard and Michael Symon - or leave the kitchen in defeat.
Lewiston contingent at Art of Beer
Sat, Feb 24th 2018 07:00 am
The Art of Beer is one of the largest fundraisers of the year for the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center. The 12th annual event is set for 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 9, at 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Best chefs from across US visit 'The Chew' kitchen to battle it out for title of 'Best Chef on the Block'
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 07:15 pm
"The Chew's" Emmy Award-winning co-hosts Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly and Carla Hall welcome finalists from six major cities: Seattle, Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington (D.C.) and Atlanta - to join them in "The Chew" kitchen to battle it out for the title of "The Best Chef on the Block."
'Spring Baking Championship' returns Monday nights in March
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 09:20 pm
"Spring Baking Championship" returns to Food Network's supercharged Monday night lineup in March with an all-new season launching on Monday, March 12 (9 p.m. ET/PT). Ali Khan hosts the new season that will test the skills of 10 talented bakers to see who will measure up and impress judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale.
40 pint-sized home cooks vie for an apron on special, 2-hour season premiere of 'MasterChef Junior'
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:30 pm
The kids are back for season six of "MasterChef Junior," featuring award-winning chefs Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi, as well as the return of fan-favorite judge Joe Bastianich. The all-new season of the hit culinary competition series debuts with a special two-hour premiere Friday, March 2 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on FOX. The show makes its time period premiere Friday, March 9 (8 p.m.).
NFP's 'Best Fish Fry' contest now underway
Mon, Jan 29th 2018 01:00 pm
Fish fry season has begun again - and we want to know where to eat!
Griffon a go: Lewiston's new restaurant opens
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 10:50 pm
The much-anticipated Griffon House staged a series of soft openings last weekend leading to a grand opening of Lewiston's newest restaurant on Monday.
'Sweet Charity' offers evening of food & fun to benefit Food Bank of WNY
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 02:10 pm
The 12th annual "Sweet Charity," to benefit the Food Bank of WNY, will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy food and drink selections from a variety of Western New York establishments all under one roof.
LeBron James pizza shop comes to WNY
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 09:45 am
Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza is giving fans in Amherst a reason to celebrate. On Thursday, the leading fast casual brand opened a 3,000-square-foot open kitchen restaurant with seating for 79 at 1561 Niagara Falls Blvd., in Blvd Consumer Square, near the Lowe's and Target. To celebrate the opening of the company's newest locally owned and operated restaurant, anyone who visits Blaze's new location on from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and follows the brand on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook will receive a free build-your-own-pizza.
Fort Niagara celebrates past, raises funds for future, at '12th Night Ball'
Mon, Jan 8th 2018 01:50 pm
It was another full house in Youngstown over the weekend at the "12th Night Ball" fundraiser at Old Fort Niagara.
Gourmet on the go, eating well for less & cold-weather comfort foods are all in store on 'The Chew'
Fri, Jan 5th 2018 05:30 pm
2018 is underway and "The Chew's" Emmy Award-winning co-hosts Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly and Carla Hall are helping viewers keep their New Year's resolutions with recipes, expert tips and a large serving of fun.
Lewiston's 700 Cafe & Bistro offering healthy food choices to community
Sat, Dec 30th 2017 07:00 am
Since Jan. 2, 2015, Lewiston's 700 Cafe & Bistro has offered organic coffees, smoothies and healthy food options. As the three-year anniversary of the cafe approaches, owner Barbara Crouthamel recalled a story about her business.
Welcome to Youngstown, Galley
Fri, Dec 15th 2017 09:35 pm
A ribbon-cutting was held recently for The Youngstown Galley. The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, local and elected leaders, and friends of owner/chef Rebecca Poletti joined together to welcome the former Mangia Café & Bakery proprietor to the waterfront village.
NCCC: Top gingerbread houses
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 03:50 pm
On Monday night at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls, there was a live auction for winning gingerbread houses judged. There were five categories of gingerbread houses: amateur division, children's division, college division, high school division and professional division.
Chefs Anne Burrell & Tyler Florence return to transform kitchen disasters into food masters on 'Worst Cooks in America'
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 10:10 am
Renowned chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence return to whip a fresh crop of bumbling cooks into culinary shape in a new season of "Worst Cooks in America," premiering Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 (9 p.m. all times ET/PT) on Food Network.
River Region residents can mangia at new Youngstown Galley
Sat, Nov 25th 2017 10:00 am
Youngstown, you're in for a culinary treat. Chef/baker Rebecca Poletti has moved her kitchen from the Village of Lewiston to the Village of Youngstown.
Anchor Bar opens in Niagara Falls
Thu, Nov 16th 2017 05:15 pm
Anchor Bar, the home of "The Original Buffalo Chicken Wing," held a grand-opening celebration Thursday for its 10th franchise location, and first in Niagara County. The restaurant is located at 114 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, inside the Holiday Inn.
New Tim Hortons opens
Sat, Nov 11th 2017 07:00 am
Monday marked the grand-opening of a new Tim Hortons, located at Witmer and Military roads in the Town of Niagara, just south of Reservoir State Park. It's the seventh Tim Hortons to be opened by owner Robert Burns, with other locations in Niagara Falls and the Town of Niagara.
Almost time for turkey: 'The Chew' has you covered
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 06:00 pm
Festivities get underway with star-studded lineup, including Amy Sedaris, Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Hutcherson, Suzanne Somers, Nia Vardalos & Olivia Newton-John.
'Top Chef' heads to Colorado for season 15 beginning Thursday, Dec. 7
Fri, Oct 13th 2017 06:10 pm
Bravo Media's "Top Chef" embarks on an epic culinary adventure through the state of Colorado for season 15, kicking off with three weeks of supersized premieres beginning Thursday, Dec. 7 (10-11:15 p.m. ET/PT). The Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series will follow 15 diverse chefs from across the country as they battle it out for the coveted title amid the breathtaking landscapes and thriving culinary scenes in Denver, Boulder, Telluride and Aspen.
Hard Rock: Brandie Harrison named 2017 Niagara Falls BARocker champion
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 07:20 pm
Thursday night, in front of a capacity crowd, Brandie Harrison took the 2017 BARocker title at the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA. Behind her signature drink, the "Purple Haze," Harrison bested five fellow bar staff members. She will advance to November's national BARocker finals in Washington, D.C.
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.
An all-new 'The Great American Baking Show' debuts this December
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 07:00 am
It's back! "The Great American Baking Show," based on the U.K. sensation "The Great British Bake Off," returns for a third season on ABC this December.
Cask & Cow debuts in Lewiston
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 11:30 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday to mark the official grand-opening of Cask & Cow at 840 Center St., Lewiston. Local business and elected leaders joined owners Jack Hornung and Joe Garfalo to christen the eatery.
Cuomo announces grand-opening of new, $12.8 million Courtyard by Marriott in Niagara Falls
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 09:05 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced the grand-opening of the new, $12.8 million Courtyard by Marriott Hotel at 900 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
Oktoberfest celebration of German food, music Oct. 21
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 07:25 pm
Tickets are now available for the Niagara History Center's Oktoberfest, an annual German party event celebrating authentic Bavarian food and music to benefit. The event, a fundraiser for the Niagara History Center, will take place from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at a new location, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport.
Jamie Hagerty named Peach Queen, capping 60th annual Niagara County Peach Festival
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 07:15 am
The 60th annual Niagara County Peach Festival took place this past weekend at Academy Park. Sponsored by the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, the four-day event is a major fundraiser used to raise monies for local educational and community endeavors.
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.
Famous Muscarella's Cannoli to debut at Jazz Festival
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 03:25 pm
More than 100 years ago - 1905, to be exact - Vincenzo Muscarella and his wife, Concettina, opened Muscarella's Pastry Shop on Busti Avenue in Buffalo. For the next seven decades (including a move to Niagara Street), the Muscarella family would earn a reputation for high-end desserts.
'Battle of the Businesses' at annual OUN bartending event
Wed, Aug 9th 2017 10:15 am
The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. is hosting Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's annual "Celebrity Bartending" event - this year dubbed "Battle of the Businesses" - from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17. The event will benefit the more than 600 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities whom the agency supports.
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.
Guy Fieri puts 8 celebrity superstar chefs to test in Flavortown Market on 'Guy's Grocery Games: Superstars'
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 11:35 pm
Audiences have followed their careers, read their cookbooks, and watched them on TV. Beginning Sunday, Aug. 20 (8 p.m. ET/PT), they can watch these celebrity chefs compete against each other in a no-holds-barred tournament on "Guy's Grocery Games: Superstars."
Wegmans, Instacart to expand same-day grocery delivery to Western & Central New York
Wed, Jul 26th 2017 08:15 am
Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service, and Wegmans Food Markets will expand same-day grocery delivery service to Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse in August. The service allows Wegmans customers to complete their grocery shopping online, and have their orders delivered to their doors in as little as an hour.
Anne Burrell & Rachael Ray return to transform celeb cooking disasters into culinary masters in new season of 'Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition'
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:20 am
Food icons Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray return to lead a star-studded culinary boot camp for cooking-challenged celebrities this summer with a brand-new season of "Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition," premiering Wednesday, Aug. 23 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
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.
Heat is on for new roster of food truck hopefuls in return of 'The Great Food Truck Race'
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 05:10 pm
"The Great Food Truck Race" returns southern-style this summer, with seven teams of food truck novices battling from New Orleans to Savannah for a $50,000 grand prize. Hosted by Tyler Florence, this high-stakes road trip is full of beautiful scenery, southern landmarks and intense food challenges.

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