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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.
 

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
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