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'The Chew' is counting down to summer with outdoor party delights, ultimate beach eats & campfire treats
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:25 pm
It's "Summer Splash Week" on "The Chew" as co-hosts Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly and Carla Hall share delicious treats to keep you cool at the beach, the perfect outdoor party delights and campfire goodies as we countdown to summer.
Renovated Hibbard's Frozen Custard open for season
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:05 am
Following some spring construction, the world-famous Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opened for the 2018 season on Sunday.
Take a bite out of Lewiston
Mon, May 7th 2018 12:50 pm
Forget the big cities: Foodies need to look no further than Lewiston for a unique culinary scene. This charming village is being recognized for its eateries, due in part to the new restaurants offering nontraditional fare.
Village of Lewiston: Weekly artisan market to debut June 2 in Academy Park
Sat, May 5th 2018 01:55 pm
Following-up on her successful holiday vendor fair, Lewiston entrepreneur Jamie Symmonds will debut a weekly artisan market on June 2 inside Academy Park. Each Saturday (through Oct. 13), a collection of a dozen-plus vendors will offer an assortment of locally grown or produced foods, plus handcrafted bath and body products.
Falls youth conquer Silo 'Sand Dock Sundae'
Fri, May 4th 2018 08:35 pm
The Silo Restaurant's famous "Sand Dock Sundae" was bested Friday - but it took five people to fish the bucket of ice cream.
Buffalo's Food Truck Tuesdays returns to Larkin Square
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 11:00 am
What's better than having a chance to eat food from your choice of over a dozen food trucks in the heart of Buffalo?
Grand Island Lions Club spaghetti dinner raises $ for Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 07:00 am
Preparations for the Grand Island Lions Club's annual spaghetti dinner began at 3 p.m., Sunday, a full day before the dinner.
Chamber of Commerce hosts ribbon-cutting for Wilson House
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 10:20 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday for the newly opened Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, located at 300 Lake St.
'Food Network Star' returns with new cast of hopefuls competing for culinary greatness
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 04:25 pm
Culinary superstars Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis are back to mentor and judge 10 culinary hopefuls for a shot at stardom in the new season of "Food Network Star," premiering Sunday, June 10 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network. Over nine episodes, the finalists are tasked with challenges that test both their cooking and on-camera skills, as they try to prove to Bobby and Giada they have what it takes to be a star.
Food Network's 'Best Baker in America' returns to challenge elite bakers for ultimate title
Wed, Mar 28th 2018 06:25 pm
Nine world-class bakers compete for bragging rights and a cash prize in season two of Food Network's primetime competition series "Best Baker in America," premiering Monday, May 7 (9 p.m. ET/PT).
Apple Granny takes 'Best Fish Fry' title
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 07:00 am
In a year when a record number of votes were cast - about 1,250 in total - Apple Granny received the highest number of unique votes. The restaurant was named the 2018 contest winner on Tuesday.
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.
New roster of cooking-challenged celebrities enter culinary boot camp in return of 'Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition'
Thu, Mar 15th 2018 03:30 pm
"Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition" is back Sunday, April 15 (9 p.m. all times), with a new star-studded cast of cooking disasters who are determined to improve their kitchen game.
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.
 

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