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Tim Hortons gives away free pumpkins with pumpkin spice beverage in-app orders
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 03:45 pm
Some of our favorite fall activities - like picking pumpkins at the pumpkin patch - just won't be the same this year. To spread the fall spirit, Tim Hortons U.S. restaurants are bringing the pumpkin patch to guests.
WNY-based study aims to connect the dots on food access
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:50 pm
Researchers know from many previous studies what prevents cash-strapped shoppers in underserved communities from buying more fresh produce. But little is known about which strategies are most likely to reach the people who need them, or have the most success in improving the diets of people in lower income areas.
Como for sale, not closing: 'Everything is open and continuing to go on'
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 06:55 pm
"We could sell tomorrow; we could never sell. We're staying open here; we're staying open there. None of our locations are closing. And we could always decide to not sell," Colucci said. "As far as the Lewiston deli goes - or any of our locations - everything is open and continuing to go on. We're still taking banquets; we're still taking reservations at our main location."
Hibbard's Custard teams with Village Bake Shoppe, Just Desserts by Aimee on cookie sandwiches
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Like so many locally owned businesses, Hibbard's took time during the coronavirus pandemic's early stages to go back to the drawing board. The Lewiston fixture came up with a sweet plan to collaborate with two popular pastry artists.
Food Network gets into Halloween spirit with largest offering yet, featuring all-new series, specials & returning favorites to help viewers eat, drink and be scary
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 03:45 pm
Food Network delivers thrills and chills dedicated to the scariest season of them all with almost 35 hours of thematic programming - the most ever - featuring out-of-this-world Halloween-themed showcases and sensational works of edible artistry.
New type of taste cell discovered in mice
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 03:40 pm
Some taste cells are multitaskers that can detect bitter, sweet, umami and sour stimuli, a new study finds.
New french toast-inspired 'Toast-Yay!' Girl Scout Cookie joins lineup for 2021 season in WNY
Tue, Aug 18th 2020 10:20 am
Today, Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) kicked off a countdown to the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie season with the announcement of a new cookie in Western New York and other select areas: Toast-Yay!, a French toast-inspired cookie "dipped in delicious icing and full of flavor in every bite."
Girl Scouts of Western New York celebrates entrepreneurship with Paula's Donuts
Tue, Aug 11th 2020 11:20 am
On Aug. 13-14, Paula's Donuts will offer doughnuts made with real Girl Scout Cookies in mint chocolate and coconut caramel flavors from Girl Scouts of Western New York while supplies last. GSWNY will receive 50% of the sales. During the two-day event, the public will also receive a flyer on each box of doughnuts to learn about how to enroll girls and adult volunteers in Girl Scouts.
Soup's (back) on: Como Deli reopens in Lewiston
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 03:45 pm
The Como Deli on Center Street reopened to customers on Monday. The Village of Lewiston eatery had been closed since early spring, when "New York State on PAUSE" was enacted to slow the coronavirus spread.
DiCamillo's celebrates centennial with revamped Linwood Store
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 08:45 am
One of Western New York's most popular and well-respected local businesses is celebrating a milestone few can hardly even dream of: DiCamillo's Bakery is turning 100 years old.
Tops converts to sustainable packaging for produce
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 11:30 am
Tops corporate announced a new environmentally friendly policy this week.
'No Passport Required' celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson to host WCNY's live virtual 'Taste of Fame' fundraiser
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 05:20 pm
WCNY, Central New York's public broadcaster, announced its sixth annual "Taste of Fame" culinary fundraiser will feature Marcus Samuelsson, award-winning chef, restaurateur, author and co-owner of Red Rooster Harlem.
'Food Truck Thursdays' resume at Niagara Falls Train Station
Tue, Jul 21st 2020 03:20 pm
"Food Truck Thursdays," the weekly lunch series now in its third season, will resume for the summer, at the Niagara Falls Train Station (825 Depot Ave. West, off Main Street), beginning July 23.
Cuomo announces new regulations for bars & restaurants to ensure compliance with state social distancing, face covering orders
Thu, Jul 16th 2020 02:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on a conference call on Thursday, announced new regulations for bars and restaurants to ensure they are complying with state social distancing and face covering orders.
National Buffalo Wing Festival will pivot in 2020
Thu, Jul 9th 2020 11:00 am
The National Buffalo Wing Festival will pivot in 2020 and grow into a nationwide celebration of Buffalo's most iconic food. "America's Greatest Chicken Wing Party" will serve as a fundraiser for food banks in more than 50 major cities across the U.S. The new concept will take place in October as part of the newly created "National Chicken Wing Month," according to Drew Cerza, founder of the festival.
'Savor on the Street' offers summertime lunch specials
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 10:50 am
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute's Savor Restaurant has the kitchen stocked and chefs ready to serve guests from the patio on historic Old Falls Street.
Rock Burger: 4 years of great tastes - and a delicious-looking future
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
Four years ago this week, Rock Burger made its debut in Niagara Falls - and waistbands throughout the area are still yet to recover.
2020 Taste of Buffalo at Home, a virtual food festival, set for July 11 and 12
Wed, Jun 24th 2020 02:30 pm
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops Friendly Markets on Wednesday announced more details for "Taste of Buffalo at Home," a virtual food festival scheduled for July 11-12, in lieu of the traditional in-person event. "Taste of Buffalo at Home" will provide support for local restaurants while embodying the spirit of the live festival with cooking demonstrations, live music, and other food-related fun - all hosted online.
Brickyard, BBC owners appreciate community, working toward reopening
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 09:50 am
Brickyard team members are serving their signature barbecue and beer at the Lewiston Farmers Market.
Summertime eateries back in full swing after state OKs outdoor seating
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
The sun is out, the trees are in bloom, and the intoxicating scent of charbroiled burgers and hot dogs is making it hard for anyone stuck indoors to get any work done. It's summertime in Western New York and, as you would expect, many of the area's favorite seasonal eateries are opening back up for business.
Cuomo: Outdoor dining at restaurants permitted in phase two of reopening
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced outdoor dining at restaurants will be permitted in phase two of reopening. Restaurants in the seven regions that have already entered phase two.
Community responds to Brickyard/BBC fire: #Brickbybrick GoFundMe assistance effort launched
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:55 am
"Words cannot begin to express the pain we feel for our neighbors at Brickyard Pub and BBQ and Brickyard Brewing Company. Ken, Eric, Steve and the entire Brickyard family, we love you guys and will be with you every step of the way. Take care and God bless. #brickbybrick #lewistonstrong."
Safety first at Silo, as Lewiston restaurant opens for summer season
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:40 am
The Silo Restaurant in Lewiston has implemented an impressive slate of safety measures.
Farmers Market to open in Lewiston
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:00 am
Jamie Symmonds of Willow Consulting is bringing her Farmers Market back for a third summer, starting up again on Saturday, June 6.
Brickyard Brewing Company fire: Praise for first responders & thanks blaze didn't spread
Thu, May 28th 2020 08:55 am
Village of Lewiston officials applauded those who helped fight a late Tuesday night fire that damaged the Brickyard Brewing Company and part of the Brickyard Pub & BBQ.
Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli takes on 'Worst Cooks In America'
Wed, May 20th 2020 03:20 pm
Iron Chef and "Supermarket Stakeout" host Alex Guarnaschelli enters "Worst Cooks in America" boot camp as a mentor for the first time this summer, joining Anne Burrell to whip a cast of cooking-challenged recruits into culinary shape during a new season of the fan-favorite series.
2020 Taste of Buffalo Presented by Tops goes virtual
Mon, May 11th 2020 09:30 am
Together with Tops Friendly Markets, organizers of the 2020 Taste of Buffalo on Monday announced plans for a virtual version of this summer's food festival. To ensure the health and safety of guests, the event's board of directors made the decision to introduce "Taste of Buffalo at Home," a virtual food festival.
Casey's Cabana opens
Sat, May 9th 2020 07:00 am
Casey's Cabana, a seasonal summer restaurant at 1437 Ferry Road on the shores of the Niagara River, was founded by three Grand Island High School students. It will open its third season at 11 a.m. Monday, May 11, for takeout and free delivery to local residents.
Catholic Health receives donation of over 1,500 Fowler's Chocolates 'We Applaud You' candy bars
Wed, May 6th 2020 05:00 pm
Catholic Health caregivers and leadership smiled through their surgical masks earlier this week, as they were treated to the delivery of more than 1,500 "We Applaud You" Fowler's Chocolates candy bars by City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and SUNY Trustee Eunice Lewin at the Sisters of Charity Hospital Main Street Campus.
De Dee's Dairy serving up smiles to go
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 06:55 pm
In Niagara Falls, there are few images more iconic to locals than the giant cow that sits perched atop of De Dee's Dairy. Around this time of year, the beloved bovine is usually overlooking scores of sticky-faced patrons and pineapple-sized ice cream cones at the picnic table below. The sight is something of an official announcement that spring is here.
Best Fish Fry 2020: Apple Granny wins 3rd title
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 10:30 am
Everything about this year's Best Fish Fry contest was different - except the winner. For the third year in a row, Apple Granny Restaurant battered, I mean bested, the competition. The Village of Lewiston restaurant once again garnered the most votes (and the most voters) to take the title.
Hibbard's planning to open May 1
Tue, Apr 21st 2020 07:00 pm
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard is anticipating opening for the 2020 season next week.
Lewiston Tops adds to delivery service program, provides update on commodities
Mon, Apr 20th 2020 05:00 pm
Lewiston Tops owner Anthony DiMino is adding an email option to the store's home delivery and pickup services. Customers can now email an order to [email protected]
Lori Caso offers recipes for 'Cooking in Quarantine'
Thu, Apr 9th 2020 12:25 pm
I'm one of those folks who tends to bake when I'm stressed or anxious. So, you can only imagine how these weeks in quarantine have been. I've joked that the 19 in COVID-19 will represent my anticipated weight gain.
Kelly's Country Store pivots in pandemic to offer Easter chocolate to families
Sun, Apr 5th 2020 07:00 am
Easter preparation began, well, right after Christmas for the family behind Kelly's Country Store.
'Top Chef' champ Brooke Williamson wins Food Network's epic culinary 'Tournament of Champions'
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 04:15 pm
After weeks of shocking upsets and incredible victories on "Tournament of Champions," Brooke Williamson won the final round of the difficult and unpredictable culinary competition earlier this week.
Girl Scouts of Western New York using online cookie sales
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 11:45 am
Girl Scouts of Western New York has moved formally to all-online sales of cookies, after two weeks ago cancelling more than 750 planned, in-person cookie booth sales stations, given the region's current virus restrictions.
Departments of health offer guidance to WNY restaurants
Tue, Mar 24th 2020 03:55 pm
In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a mandate earlier this month forcing New York restaurants and bars to close their doors to the public. Once that happened, many of these eateries switched to an acceptable form of service: takeout and delivery.
Tops, Wegmans working 'to keep shelves stocked'; Poloncarz: 'Avoiding panic buying is important'
Sun, Mar 22nd 2020 05:40 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz today joined with local grocery stores Tops Markets and Wegmans to inform residents of continuing efforts to keep store shelves stocked and shopping environments safe for all. Grocery stores have been classified as essential businesses during the coronavirus pandemic and are working to ensure that all patrons have access to the supplies they need for the health and well-being of themselves and their families.
Fish fry tradition continues at Tin Pan Alley
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 02:45 pm
The Lenten fish fry has become increasingly popular in the past decade, as more and more eateries have added haddock or cod to their menus. While some are still learning how to perfect that beer batter or the keys to quality coleslaw, Lewiston's Tin Pan Alley has long since mastered the fish fry. In fact, its dish has been a spring staple in the River Region for a quarter-century.
 

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