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Springtime gets even sweeter with return of Food Network's 'Spring Baking Championship,' 'Spring Baking Championship: Easter'
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:40 pm
Food Network's seasonal competitions return, making the spring season sweeter than ever. Love is in the air on the new season of "Spring Baking Championship," premiering Monday, March 6 (8 p.m. ET/PT), as host Jesse Palmer puts a dozen talented bakers to the test in 10 episodes featuring unique challenges that showcase all the things people love about springtime - flowers, garden parties, weddings and more.
Gather by Gallo, Hustler's Tavern: Lewiston restaurant sites reopen
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:45 am
Two Lewiston restaurant locations are back in business.
Toughest & most unpredictable culinary competition is back with Food Network's 'Tournament of Champions IV'
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 06:45 pm
Guy Fieri's iconic culinary competition, "Tournament of Champions," returns with a supersized fourth season on Sunday, Feb. 19 (8 p.m. ET/PT).
Ten Lives Club searching for chili cook-off contestants
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
The Ten Lives Club cat adoption group is looking for chili contestants for its annual chili cook-off fundraiser Sunday, Jan. 22.
Taquito Lindo to open at former Clarkson House
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 11:00 am
Lewiston will soon get its first taste of the Mexican street tacos that are the popular mainstay at Grand Island's Taquito Lindo.
Girl Scouts of Western New York kicks off 2023 cookie season
Thu, Jan 5th 2023 09:20 pm
Girl Scouts in Western New York are now selling the exclusively online, berry-blasted Raspberry Rally cookie alongside the iconic cookie lineup, powering amazing experiences in outdoors, STEM, and beyond.
New owner-operators give new life to Grand Island McDonald's
Sat, Dec 24th 2022 07:00 am
Change is coming to Grand Island's McDonald's. Located at 2231 Grand Island Blvd., the familiar restaurant had fallen into disrepair. There were complaints of broken things in the restaurant, including a milkshake machine that was often out of order.
Easy ways to cut grocery costs
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 01:55 pm
Consumers might not think it, but eggs are an expensive commodity. As of August 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the average price of a dozen Grade A, large eggs was $3.12.
A vegan dish for holiday diners
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 05:05 pm
The holiday season has arrived, and that often means entertaining family and friends while serving tasty meals. When cooking for a crowd, it is important to recognize that individuals may have certain dietary restrictions due to health or personal beliefs and plan accordingly.
Try your hand at homemade stock
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 04:50 pm
The pinch of inflation has been felt in homes across the globe in 2022. A trip to the supermarket has been more costly for much of the year. Those who are splurging on special ingredients for recipes may waffle over whether or not to indulge. However, if certain ingredients can be used to create multiple meals, then that added expense may be easier to swallow.
A big slice of success: John's Pizza & Subs marks 40 years in business
Sat, Dec 3rd 2022 07:00 am
The Dispatch checked in on John's Pizza & Subs owners Gene Mongan and Kurt Raepple as their business was coming off a giant lake-effect snowstorm and into a busy holiday week.
Three WNY 'legacy' family restaurants earn America's Best Restaurants distinction
Thu, Dec 1st 2022 09:25 pm
In September, video production crews from "America's Best Restaurants" visited JP Fitzgerald's in Hamburg, Chef's Restaurant in Buffalo and Ilio DiPaolo's in Blasdell to produce features on the three legacy establishments. 
Billy Quarantillo makes a mark in MMA - leaves a mark at popular Lewiston eatery
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
Now, Niagara County can lay claim to another nationally known professional athlete: mixed martial arts star Billy Quarantillo. The Lewiston-Porter graduate will face Alexander Hernandez on Dec. 10 in "Ultimate UFC 282," a mixed-martial arts card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The bout will broadcast on ESPN pay-per-view.
Robert Irvine returns to rescue restaurants from failure on new season of 'Restaurant: Impossible'
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 06:50 pm
Turning around desperate restaurants from impending failure is a daunting mission, and Robert Irvine is back to take on the challenge on the return of Food Network's "Restaurant: Impossible," premiering Thursday, Dec. 29 (8 p.m. ET/PT). With only two days, Robert will overhaul the menus, train the service and kitchen staff, and renovate the design to rescue these businesses from impending failure, making the impossible possible.
How to avoid dry turkey this Thanksgiving
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 07:00 am
Turkey is the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinners. The National Turkey Federation estimates approximately 46 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving each year, followed by 22 million turkeys at Christmastime.
Chocolate is the star in this crowd-pleasing cookie
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 07:00 am
Cookies garner a lot of fanfare come the holiday season. They're given as gifts, left out for Santa, and shared with family and friends. Rolled and cut cookies get the bulk of the attention, especially when frosted and decorated to perfection. But plenty of classic cookies are equally at home on holiday cookie plates or nestled in cookie jars.
Tips to simplify Thanksgiving entertaining
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 07:00 am
Preparing Thanksgiving dinner for a houseful of close friends and relatives can be a tad overwhelming. Thanksgiving is a food- and tradition-centric holiday, and all eyes are typically on the dinner table. Pulling off a feast of this magnitude - multiple courses, side dishes and desserts - takes considerable effort. These tips, tricks and timesavers can be a Thanksgiving host's saving grace.
Bacon makes pumpkin pie even better
Sat, Nov 5th 2022 12:30 pm
Pumpkin pie is a fall favorite, but it's also a perfect pie to serve throughout the holiday season.
2 unique ways to cook a Thanksgiving turkey
Sat, Nov 5th 2022 12:25 pm
Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday. Families may have their own unique Thanksgiving traditions, but one staple of this kickoff to the holiday season is bound to make its way to Thanksgiving dinner tables no matter how unusual families' holiday celebrations may be: turkey.
Center Street update: Major changes at Gather
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 11:05 am
To those Lewiston residents traveling Center Street who have noticed exterior work taking place at Gather American Eatery: That's just the beginning.
Amazon Freevee announces Jeannie Mai Jenkins as host of 'America's Test Kitchen: The Next Generation'
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 04:20 pm
Home cooks from across the country will compete to see who has what it takes to join the coveted America's Test Kitchen team on Amazon Freevee's new original series, "America's Test Kitchen: The Next Generation." The 10-episode series, hosted by Emmy-winner Jeannie Mai Jenkins, premieres Dec. 9, with new episodes airing weekly until Feb. 10, exclusively on Amazon Freevee in the U.S. and U.K.
New date announced for 'Festival of Slice'
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 12:10 pm
Organizers of the third annual "Festival of Slice" announced the popular event will be moved to Jan. 28, 2023.
Veggie Van takes on food deserts in Niagara County
Tue, Oct 11th 2022 02:40 pm
Kevin O'Connor used to walk five miles from his apartment complex in Lockport to get to the nearest grocery store. But for the last two years, he's had access to food from a more convenient location: the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Niagara County's Veggie Van mobile market.
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.
 

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