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Niagara Wine Trail hosts 'Wine & Charcuterie' weekend event
Wed, May 11th 2022 11:20 am
Tickets are on sale now for the Niagara Wine Trail's first "Wine & Charcuterie" weekend food sampling and wine tasting event, set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 4; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 5.
HART hosts 'Circle of HART's' drive-thru brunch
Tue, May 10th 2022 11:15 am
The Home Assistance Referral Team, founded by the late Rev. Dr. Paul L. Moore of the First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston in 1982, is celebrating 40 years of service this year. In celebration, HART is planning a drive-thru pick-up brunch Saturday, May 21, at 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston.
Lewiston's The Silo raising the roof on new season
Sun, May 1st 2022 12:00 pm
The Silo Restaurant in Lewiston opened for the 2022 season on Sunday.
Village Inn is tops in 'Best Fish Fry' contest
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 09:00 am
Great teamwork and a time-tested recipe are the key ingredients to the success of the Village Inn's popular fish fry, says owner Mike Carr.
The Burton: A legendary bar in a small college town
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 02:15 pm
Located in Allegany, roughly 60 miles south of Buffalo, The Burton is one of the most notable bar-restaurants in town. It has made a long-lasting impact on St. Bonaventure University alumni and the locals of the Allegany area. It is widely known for its famous "Burton Burger," the "best burger in town."
Ambitious chefs battle for future & dream job in 'Chopped: Desperately Seeking Sous Chef'
Thu, Apr 14th 2022 08:20 pm
Talented and ambitious sous chefs step into the "Chopped Kitchen" for a chance at securing a life-changing opportunity in the new five-part tournament, "Chopped: Desperately Seeking Sous Chef," premiering Tuesday, May 31 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Wegmans now accepts EBT SNAP payments for same-day delivery & pickup via Instacart
Wed, Apr 13th 2022 01:10 pm
Instacart, a leading retail enablement company in North America, and Wegmans Food Markets announced they will accept Electronic Benefits Transfer and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (EBT SNAP) payments across 106 stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia and North Carolina. EBT SNAP will be available for purchases made at Wegmans via the Instacart website and mobile app.
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute hosts culinary competition to honor Monte Dolce
Tue, Apr 12th 2022 05:10 pm
The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute will host the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Monte Dolce Spring Classic Competition from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24. While most competitors are from NFCI, there are also participants from California, the Patterson Club in Connecticut, the Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh, and one competitor from Guatemala.
Spring Showcase: Gallo, Gather owner Michael Hibbard excited for what 2022 will bring
Fri, Apr 8th 2022 11:05 am
"We have a solid staff at all the locations right now, so I'm really optimistic about growth and moving forward," he said.
Mayor Brown: Things are really hopping at iconic Broadway Market this Easter season
Fri, Apr 8th 2022 10:30 am
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown recently announced the lineup of Easter vendors and activities are attracting big crowds at the historic Broadway Market. From April 1-6, the market welcomed more than 9,000 visitors - and the busiest days of the Easter season are yet to come.
Sure sign of spring: Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opens in Lewiston
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 11:55 am
Hibbard's is open! Lewiston's world-famous, Barenaked Ladies-endorsed sweet shop served its first custard of the season at one minute to 11 on Monday morning. Joe Woodbury of the Tuscarora Reservation was first in line.
Q&A: Geoffrey Zakarian to give one aspiring restaurateur $250,000 on new Food Network series 'Big Restaurant Bet'
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 11:45 am
With aspiring restaurant owners in need of guidance - particularly with everything they've faced since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic - Geoffrey Zakarian is taking a "can-do" approach to "Big Restaurant Bet." He is putting $250,000 of his resources into "the next rising star in the restaurant world" on a new Food Network competition series premiering Tuesday, April 5 (10 p.m. ET/PT).
New York Farm Bureau members rank second in country for farmer food donations
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 12:10 pm
New York Farm Bureau members donated 5.7 million pounds of food to regional foodbanks across the state in 2021 through the "Harvest for All" program.
Applications now available for fast-tracked permits for craft beverage manufacturers
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 01:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the State Liquor Authority is now accepting applications for new permits to allow craft beverage manufacturing businesses the ability to manufacture and sell alcoholic beverages while their liquor license is pending.
NYS agriculture commissioner promotes maple industry with first maple tapping of season
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 03:50 pm
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball joined the Upper Hudson Maple Producers Association for the ceremonial first maple tapping of the season at Brower Road Sugarhouse, a New York State Grown & Certified maple producer, to promote the state maple industry and encourage New Yorkers to support local maple producers this season.
Buffalo's Best Kielbasa contest returns April 16
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 01:00 pm
After a two-year absence, Buffalo's Best Kielbasa contest is back to crown the best homemade sausage makers in Western New York. The culinary showdown takes place at high noon on Saturday, April 16, at Flying Bison Brewing Co., kicking off the "Pils, Pierogi & Polka" event.
Community celebrates as Ghada Have It! returns to town
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 09:25 am
In July of 2021, Bashar Srouji was in the midst of realizing his lifelong dream. His Mediterranean restaurant/pizzeria, Ghada Have It!, was six months into a successful first year of operation. But on July 20, a historic rainstorm in the Town of Niagara nearly washed those dreams away completely.
FOX renews TV's No. 1 new series, 'Next Level Chef,' for season two
Thu, Mar 3rd 2022 10:35 am
Hit competition series "Next Level Chef" has been renewed for a second season, it was announced Wednesday by Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment and specials, FOX Entertainment.
Niagara Wine Trail hosts 'Vino at the Casino' March 26 at Batavia Downs
Tue, Mar 1st 2022 02:20 pm
Tickets are on sale now for "Vino at the Casino," the popular wine tasting event featuring 10 of the Niagara Wine Trail's member wineries, held at Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel (8315 Park Road.), on Saturday, March 26. Guests have the option to choose between an afternoon session, from 2-5 p.m., or an evening session, from 6-9 p.m. They must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
Chef Cliff Crooks takes struggling professional cooks through high-stakes 'Chef Boot Camp'
Fri, Feb 25th 2022 01:45 pm
Chef Cliff Crooks is a charismatic and talented culinary director for a global restaurant group who is passionate about sharing all he has learned with struggling professional cooks in "Chef Boot Camp," which returns for season two on Thursday, April 7 (10 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
New Cataract House Restaurant opens with unique dishes, art & history on display
Mon, Feb 21st 2022 12:00 pm
The grand opening of the new Cataract House Restaurant & Academy, at 310 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls, took place Friday evening. Attendees enjoyed culinary delights that were modern twists on dishes served at the historic Cataract House, took in local art, and learned about the history and partnerships that led to this continuation of the Cataract House legacy.
Ina Garten welcomes special guests to her home in new multiplatform series 'Be My Guest with Ina Garten'
Thu, Feb 17th 2022 08:30 pm
"In Be My Guest" with Ina Garten, a new multiplatform series for Discovery Inc., the "Barefoot Contessa" invites friends old and new to her East Hampton home for a day of conversation, connection, food and fun visits to some of her favorite local spots.
Cataract House: New restaurant brings Niagara Falls Underground Railroad history to life
Wed, Feb 9th 2022 10:30 am
The Cataract House Restaurant & Academy, at 310 Rainbow Blvd., may be celebrating its grand opening on Friday, Feb. 18, but the new space has deep roots in some of Niagara Falls' most proud and prominent history.
Frontier House work to shift indoors, with anticipated warm-weather start
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:20 pm
Most of the repair work at the Frontier House in the past 10 years has been performed behind the scenes, revealed only through second-hand accounts. But in recent weeks, exterior work has been readily evident and on display for all to see, with massive lifts, scaffolding and tarps surrounding the 198-year-old building.
Food Network fast-tracks season 2 of 'Alex vs America' with Alex Guarnaschelli & host Eric Adjepong
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 11:20 am
Food Network's hit freshman series, "Alex vs America," received a season two pick-up just ahead of the network's TCA panel featuring acclaimed chef Alex Guarnaschelli. She is an "Iron Chef" and Food Network staple, entertaining millions of viewers each week as a judge on "Chopped," co-host of "The Kitchen," and leading the fun on "Supermarket Stakeout."
FOX serves up two additional helpings of 'Hell's Kitchen'
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 03:40 pm
FOX has ordered two additional seasons of the Gordon Ramsay hit culinary competition series "Hell's Kitchen," renewing the show for its 21st and 22nd seasons.
Ortt & Morinello recognize Frenchy's Pizzeria
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 05:20 pm
On Friday, New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello recognized Frenchy's Pizzeria as the "Small Business of the Month" for December.
Brewed & Bottled reopens in new Lewiston location
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 09:45 am
It was only fitting that, after two years waiting to reopen Brewed & Bottled Craft Beer Shop, owner Chris Budde watched as nearly 2 feet of snow landed on Lewiston just three days after he welcomed customers back.
In 'Luda Can't Cook,' hip-hop icon & actor Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges continues his culinary education
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 07:10 pm
Legendary rapper, actor and restaurateur Chris "Ludacris" Bridges continues his mission to master flavors and cooking techniques from around the world, one cuisine at a time, in the three-episode return of discovery+ series "Luda Can't Cook," executive produced by record-breaking producer Will Packer and Bridges.
Girl Scouts of Western New York announce 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Season
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 04:10 pm
On Saturday, young girl entrepreneurs from Western New York will kick off their 2022 Girl Scout Cookie season, the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world.
Tops Friendly Markets, Dole Packaged Foods reuniting for school Learning Garden contest
Mon, Jan 3rd 2022 10:40 am
Tops Friendly Markets and Dole Packaged Foods LLC recently launched the sixth annual Learning Garden contest that will grant two elementary schools in either upstate New York, Vermont or Northern Pennsylvania a Captain Planet Foundation Project Learning Garden. The contest began Jan. 2 and runs until Feb. 28.
Bestselling cookbook author Mary Berg shares recipes guaranteed to impress (without the stress) on 'Mary Makes It Easy'
Tue, Dec 21st 2021 03:15 pm
Join bestselling cookbook author Mary Berg in her home kitchen as she shares easy and delicious recipes that make cooking stress-free on the series "Mary Makes It Easy," premiering on Saturday, Feb. 5 (noon ET/PT), on Food Network.
You better watch out: Insuring against holiday mishaps
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 03:40 pm
The holidays may be the most wonderful time of the year, but many serious household accidents occur in December. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), on average, there are about 160 decorating-related injuries each day during the holiday season, with almost half of the incidents involving falls. In the 2019 holiday season, about 14,800 people were treated in emergency rooms due to holiday decorating-related injuries.
It's National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
Fri, Dec 10th 2021 04:55 pm
December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. Holiday season is here, many people will attend holiday parties, and AAA Western and Central New York wants to remind drivers to have a plan in place to get home safely after a night of festivities. As an advocate for traffic safety, AAA has supported more than 50 years of public education efforts against impaired driving. Yet, the work is not finished.
Giada De Laurentiis signs new exclusive agreement with Food Network
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 04:30 pm
Emmy Award-winning chef and New York Times best-selling author Giada De Laurentiis has signed a new exclusive deal with Food Network, it was announced by Courtney White, president of Food Network and streaming food content, Discovery Inc.
Host Eric Adjepong & skilled chefs from across the country challenge Alex Guarnaschelli in new series 'Alex vs America'
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 05:25 pm
Alex Guarnaschelli is one of the most accomplished and revered chefs in the culinary arena, having won virtually every battle she has ever competed in. Now, over the course of five weeks, 15 brave chefs from across the U.S. take their best shot at beating her for the ultimate culinary triumph in the new competition series, "Alex vs America," premiering Sunday, Jan. 2 (10 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Fiores celebrate 10 years at Village Bake Shoppe
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:05 am
The Village Bake Shoppe prides itself on being Western New York's premier from-scratch bakery. It backs that claim up with a wall filled with myriad accolades and customer awards; partnerships with Hibbard's "Original" Frozen Custard and De Dees Dairy; and by being the go-to cake and pastry maker for many a wedding party (this writer has enjoyed sweet treats at two such events in just the past three months).
Small Business Saturday: Battle Flag Tavern plants itself into Lewiston's celebrated culinary scene
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:00 am
The Battle Flag Tavern is just plain cool.
Niagara County Legislator Owen Steed to host Thanksgiving takeout dinner
Wed, Nov 17th 2021 05:15 pm
Niagara County Legislator Owen Steed will host his annual Thanksgiving dinner for local families on Monday, Nov. 22. Rather than a sit-down dinner, residents will pick up meals to take home and enjoy. Steed said the format change was primarily based on the rise in COVID-19 cases.
New look at nutrition research identifies 10 features of a heart-healthy eating pattern
Tue, Nov 2nd 2021 01:50 pm
The American Heart Association has outlined 10 key features of a heart-healthy eating pattern in a new scientific statement that emphasizes the importance of overall dietary pattern rather than individual foods or nutrients, and underscores the critical role of nutrition in all stages of life.
 

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