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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.
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.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Island Dogs are back
Sat, Jun 24th 2017 07:00 am
Islanders have missed their Sahlen's hot dogs so much that they were trying to order food before the new Buffalo Dog House even opened.
Old Falls Street's 2017 weekly summer series schedule announced
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 09:05 pm
Free weekly series are planned this summer on Old Falls Street, USA, including the "Flicks on Old Falls" movie series on Thursday evenings, the Old Falls Street "Party Friday" evening concert series and "Free Family Fun on Saturday Afternoons." All series are presented weather permitting.
Lumberjack's offers dockside views
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 03:05 pm
Lumberjack's Patio Grill is finding its niche along the Niagara River and drawing customers who love the food and the view.
Taste of Lewiston shines
Sat, May 27th 2017 08:45 pm
A Taste of Lewiston returned to Center Street after a decade hiatus, and drew consistently large crowds all day on Saturday. On the one rain-free day this week, local residents and visitors from across the country descended upon the village to sample items from more than a dozen restaurants, and sample goods from another dozen vendors.
A Taste of Lewiston on display at festival
Sat, May 20th 2017 09:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Corey McGowan Productions have teamed up to bring back A Taste of Lewiston. The grand return of the popular festival - after a 10-year hiatus - will take place from noon until 8 p.m. Saturday, May 27, along Center Street. Almost all of Lewiston's restaurants and businesses will take "center stage" in the historic village.
Brickyard Brewing Co. set to become 'crown jewel of breweries'
Sat, May 20th 2017 08:00 am
The owners of Tin Pan Alley, The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. and Center Cut have painstakingly built a modern-day masterpiece that's an homage to Lewiston's past and present - and unlike anything the village has seen in its storied 200-year history.
Hard Rock supports United Way's 'Dine to Make a Difference'
Wed, May 10th 2017 04:50 pm
On Tuesday, the United Way of Greater Niagara and the Salvation Army partnered up with Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, for "Dine to Make a Difference." This event gave locals an easy way to help donate to organizations making a difference in the community.
Rain can't stop Lewiston Smelt Festival
Fri, May 5th 2017 08:50 pm
As the rain flowed Friday in the Village of Lewiston, crowds of people flooded into the tented area of the Smelt Festival. A light shower couldn't deter visitors from coming up to the waterfront and supporting the Niagara River Anglers Association. Under cover, they were quickly able to catch free (paper) boatloads of the tiny, fried fish, and listen to the sounds of 90 West.
Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, announces 2017 'World Burger Tour' lineup
Fri, May 5th 2017 09:25 am
Hard Rock's "World Burger Tour" is back, and ready to take guests on an international adventure - no passport necessary!
Silo staffers upbeat as they prepare for another busy summer in Lewiston
Sat, Apr 29th 2017 09:00 am
When you crank out 2,000 orders a day, all summer long, season after season - as The Silo Restaurant does - you're bound to make a few fans.
John's Pizza & Subs celebrating 35 years
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:15 pm
Best friends since second grade, Gene Mongan and Kurt Raepple still enjoy coming to work every day at the business they started when the were barely out of high school.
Jay's Place wins 'Best Fish Fry Contest'
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 09:00 am
Of the 720-plus votes cast, Jay's Place received almost 350. In total, more than 40 restaurants were nominated. Four other restaurants received more than 40 votes.
Summer heats up as a new crop of culinary contenders face off in return of 'Food Network Star'
Wed, Apr 12th 2017 06:10 pm
Culinary icons Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis return as mentors and judges on Food Network's elite competition series "Food Network Star," premiering Sunday, June 4 (9 p.m. ET/PT).
Hibbard's is open!
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 04:25 pm
Just like the Bat Signal summons Batman to action, the "Open" sign at Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard paged patrons to come out for the first cone or shake of the season on Monday.
Drop the mic: Hard Rock puts new spin on karaoke
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 01:20 pm
Karaoke has never been this cool.
Pull up a chair and join Ayesha Curry for family & food in 'Ayesha's Home Kitchen'
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 12:20 pm
Ayesha Curry, cookbook author, social media maven, mother of two and wife to NBA superstar Stephen Curry, returns to Food Network this spring with a new season of all-new episodes in "Ayesha's Home Kitchen" premiering Sunday, April 30 (12:30 p.m. ET/PT).
Village of Lewiston: Planning Board receives updates on Cask & Cow, Tuscarora Street condo project
Sat, Mar 18th 2017 09:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Planning Commission voted unanimously to endorse part of a redevelopment plan submitted by Jack Hornung, the new operator of the restaurant and bar located at 840 Center St.
Mountains of snow can't keep Islanders from Adrian's
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 07:15 pm
Adrian's Custard & Beef, one of the Island's favorite warm-weather establishments, is open. One can find it between snow mounds that dwarf sport-utility vehicles, and nearly reach the top of road signs.
Chamber Awards Gala: Apple Granny is Lewiston Business of the Year
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Apple Granny Restaurant as the 2017 Lewiston Business of the Year. The Lewiston Advisory Committee, comprised of Lewiston businesses and organizations, assists the chamber in providing a business honoree, voted upon from member nominations, that has showed dedication and service to the Lewiston community.
 

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