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Turkey Time

Time to Talk Turkey this SNOWVEMBER


After a wild week of record-setting weather, this Thanksgiving offers a rare perspective on gratitude and sharing traditions—including platters of food—on this American holiday, first celebrated in the 1600s.

Saluting Our Retired & Active Military Personnel


A feast of freebies is on the menu for the men and women who have served our country or who are currently active.
A wide variety of businesses, including many fast-food, fast casual and sit-down eateries, are offering everything from a cup of coffee to full meals as the nation prepares to commemorate Veteran’s Day on the 12th.
 

Scaring Up Some Halloween Food Facts


Halloween is many things—costumes, parties, candy, truly a big money maker for a variety of enterprises. Halloween is now this county’s second largest commercial holiday next to Christmas.
Thought you might enjoy some tasty tidbits on the origins and traditions of this ancient holiday, many of which will make your dentist happy!
 

Here's the Dish: Local Restaurant Week Kicks Off October 20th


Time to feed your curiosity, map out a plan, and break the chain! Chain restaurants, that is.
Seems like I’m still working off the Spring LRW, but it’s time for the Fall edition of the biannual celebration foodies fantasize about: Local Restaurant Week, running from October 20 – 26, 2014.
 

Oktoberfest, Food Truck Rodeo & National Coffee Day


Plenty of good things to chew on in the next few days:


Although it feels more like mid-summer, it’s time for Oktoberfest in Williamsville. Running from September 26th through the 28th, the annual event includes a keg-rolling contest, Mercedes Benz exhibit and the Great German Dessert Bake-off at Sweet Jenny’s at the Williamsville Water Mill on Spring Street.

Time to Fly the Coop: The 2014 Wing Fest is this Weekend!


Here’s a trivia question for you to chew on: What does Bill Murray have to do with the National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival?

Independence Day Fun Food Facts


Who doesn’t love an Independence Day that falls on a Friday?
I know I do and a big part of the USA’s birthday celebration this long weekend centers on food for my family, friends and me.
Thought you might enjoy chewing on some food facts as you fire up the grill and proudly fly the red, white and blue:


 

Time to Plan the Gluttonous Graze at the 2014 Taste of Buffalo


Thirty-one years and going strong, the annual city food festival that has become a signature summer event is on deck.
 

How Sweet It Is! Friday, June 6th is National Doughnut Day


Here’s another reason to love Friday. June 6th is National Doughnut Day, celebrated annually on the first Friday in June.
Many area shops are offering sweet deals on this auspicious occasion:

 If you say “Happy National Donut Day” when you order, Tim Hortons will serve up one free doughnut with any purchase.
 Same deal at Dunkin’ Donuts if you purchase any

National Hamburger Day Served Up Next Week


Mark your calendars for National Hamburger Day on Wednesday, May 28th. I think it’s fair to say that the unofficial Burger Day may be happening even sooner—this Monday on Memorial Day.

Putting Mom First On the Busiest Restaurant Day of the Year


Unless your mom or other significant ladies in your life work in the restaurant industry, this Sunday should be a day of pampering and relaxation for the family matriarch. Be prepared for a lot of company as Mother’s day is the busiest day of the year in the industry, according to the National restaurant Association.

Brenda's Bites Radio Show Takes Air Sunday on ESPN 1520!


I’ve had the pleasure of dishing up news on the local food scene for the past five years here on the WBEN website.
What fun it is to exchange ideas with fellow foodies and talk with some of the many talented chefs who love to cook, create and make the dining experience in Western New York one of the best things about living in this area.
 

Food for Thought: New Restaurant & Festival on the Scene


Lots of Downtown Doings

“I gotta fall in the love with the building,” proclaims John Stage, owner of the wildly popular Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.
Make no mistake about his affection for the former Universal Pictures storage facility on Franklin Street, a bone’s throw from the theater district in downtown Buffalo.
 

Break the Chain: Local Restaurant Week is Served Up All Next Week


An Event of Gastronomical Proportions

Stash your tight jeans in the back of the closet and tune up your knife and folk, food fans.
Would you believe next week we are once again celebrating the Spring version of Local Restaurant Week, running from March 31 through April 6?
 
 

Celebrating the Feast of St. Joseph


If all that St. Patrick’s Day celebrating left you green around the gills, you may not be ready for the next celebration.
Just two days after the wearin’ and drinkin’ of the green, many Italian-American families St. Joseph's Day, on March 19, a unique tradition celebrated with food and donations to the needy.
 
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