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Turkey Talk, Trivia, & Fun Feast Facts

What a difference a year makes when it comes to WNY weather at Thanksgiving time. Does it even seem possible that much of our region last year was in the frosty and relentless grip of “Snovember,” which probably bumped up the birth rate nine months later in these parts? I’m so glad the weather gods are not doing a repeat performance in 2015.

Saluting Servicemen: Free Food & Drink On the House

Freebies from a cup of coffee to a full meal to a sweet treat are on the menu for service men and women who have served our country or who are currently active as the nation prepares to commemorate Veteran’s Day on the 11th.

Halloween 2015: Scarier than the Bills Game in London?

Halloween is frightfully fun for kids of all ages as the holiday has evolved into a big money-maker for candy, costume, party spots…and dentists!

The Dish: Local Restaurant Week is Served Up All Next Week

Stash your tight jeans in the back of the closet; it’s time to tune up your knife, fork and treadmill.
Would you believe we are once again celebrating the autumn edition of Local Restaurant Week, running from October 19th – 25th? The biannual event is sponsored by Menu Venue, an online guide to area independent eateries.
Local Restaurant Week is a biannual event that celebrates

Wing Fest and the Healthy Zone: Is it an Oxymoron?

Flats, drums and sunblock were on the menu at the 14th annual Wing Fest, held over Labor Day weekend.
Hot and steamy not only described the fowl fare but also the conditions inside Coca Cola Field. The heat and muggy conditions, however, certainly didn’t deter the enthusiastic crowd of hungry wing fans from all corners of the globe.

Winging It for the 14th Straight Year. A Hot & Crafty Time On Tap Downtown Buff

Labor Day weekend may signal the unofficial end to summer but for many fowl fans that date means it’s time to consume chicken wings of every size, taste and style. More than 30 eateries serving 120 styles of wings will converge on Coca-Cola Field on September 5th and 6th.

Hot, Hot, Hot: Here's to Our Health

Pass the Tabasco, please!
Eating a meal—no matter the cuisine or time of day—isn’t complete for me unless I have a lot of hot sauce to accompany the food.

I slather the stuff on everything from eggs to popcorn to salad (great no-calorie substitute for dressing), craving the flavor and spice and ultimately the heat of the bottled fire. Doing shots of Frank’s Hot Sauce

Independence Day Food & Fireworks

It’s America’s birthday!
The quintessential American holiday happens to fall on a Saturday this year. How great is an Independence Day that  involves sunny, hot weather—no small thing considering all the rain and wind we’ve had this year—and a long weekend for many of us?

Taste of Buffalo Set for Another Year!

More than 450,000 hungry people are expected to converge on Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square on July 11th and 12th for the 32nd  annual Taste of Buffalo, come rain or shine. “Fun by the Forkful” will feature 57 eateries, including 11 ne

A Little Bit of Greece at the Corner of Delaware & W. Utica in Buffalo

The traditional Greek greeting that means “hooray” is an apt term for the beginning of the rich festival season in our region.  The 37th Buffalo Greek Fest lit up the corner of Delaware and W. Utica in Buffalo this past weekend as the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation hosted the popular event for another year.

Taking Care of Mom on the Busiest Restaurant Day of the Year

The two busiest days for restaurants and bars are Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. No surprise there, but it seems like Mother’s Day is more crowded—and perhaps more lucrative for those businesses—because mom’s day usually involves more than two people at the table.

Salty & Twisted Tale: Pretzels Still Among the Top U.S. Snacks

What do pretzels have to do with Catholic monks and the institution of marriage?  A lot as it turns out. As we put a wrap on National Pretzel Day, munch on these fun facts!

Mangia: One Foodie's Adventure Through Italia!

For eight days earlier this month, I spent time visiting with family in Rome and L’Aquila, Italy. On the days when my relatives were working, my American family and I enjoyed some typical tourist experiences as well:

Take Me Out to the Ballgame….and to the Cardiologist?

Spring has finally sprung and after the record-setting relentless winter we just survived, the idea of activities we can enjoy in warmer weather really appeals to me.

Is Your Table Set for Love & Romance?

Does the name “Cadbury” ring a chocolate bell? Richard Cadbury invented the first Valentine’s Day candy box in the late 1800s.
When it comes to fun food facts, Valentine’s Day is filled with sweet talk of every variety, dating back hundreds of years.
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