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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.

Gangway for Gluttony: Cruising for Foodie Adventures on the Water

One of the best things about vacations is eating and drinking whatever want whenever I want. Earlier this month, we embarked on a Royal Caribbean cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale. We headed to Belize and Cozumel, praying for warm weather and sunny skies and lots of quality food choices.

Happy Valentines Affairs of the Heart and Stomach!

What do lentils, honey, oysters, bananas, and chocolate have in common? According to legend, they are culinary aphrodisiacs, perfect for Valentine’s Day, which falls on a Friday this year.

Food & Football: A Super Tradition Playing In The Cold This Sunday

Kickoff is scheduled for 6:25 Sunday evening in the chilly   northeast as the Broncos, designated as the “home” team, take on the Seahawks in the biggest football game of t

Food Trends for The New Year: What’s On the Table for 2014?

Did you try a “Cronut” last year?
The donut-croissant hybrid that debuted in New York City was arguably the biggest food item of 2013. Who would have thought that this sugary, rich treat would dominate the culinary world last year?

Ring in the New Year?and the Dinner Bell!

Traditions abound at this time of year. It’s no surprise that some of the more memorable and long-standing customs revolve around food and the symbolism each dish represents. For as long as I can remember, starting with my mother, who was always wo

In the mood for a unique way to celebrate Christmas with a flavorful flair?

Perfect for all ages, Niagara County Community College has one more weekend of activities at Santa’s Gingerbread Village inside the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute at 28 Old Falls Street in downtown Niagara Falls, NY.

The Cookie Should be Crumbling Today - Celebrating National Cookie Day: December

The cookie should be crumbling today since it is one of those fun foodie unofficial holidays that always get my stomach rumbling. I’m jonesing for a peanut butter cookie fresh from the oven with a large cup of robust, dark-roasted coffee. As you en

Thanksgiving & Hanukkah: Talking Turkey & Latkes

The chances of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving falling on the same week this year is as unlikely as me eating a Lean Cuisine on Turkey Day.

WNY Has A Lot On Its Plate: Local Restaurant Week Kicks Off October 21

Time to tune up your forks, map out a strategy, and eat local! Hard to fathom, but it’s time for the fall version of the biannual celebration foodies fantasize about: Local Restaurant Week, running from October 21 – 27.

A Tip of the Toque to Corner Bakery Cafe and the Boulevard Mall

Kudos to a pair of local businesses—one a relative newcomer to the Buffalo area and the other a well-established icon in the community:  Corner Bakery Café and the Boulevard Mall recently sponsored events to help those in need.  

Time to Perk It Up: Sunday is National Coffee Day, 2013

Seems only fitting that National Coffee Day is falling on September 29th this year. My husband, Dan, and I are celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary and we have a confession to make: We are both coffee-holics.

Squawking About the Wing Sauces

Judging at the National Buffalo Wing Festival: A Hot & Saucy Time

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.

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