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Lights! Cameras! FOOD!!

Sure, the big question surrounding this year’s Academy Awards ceremony focuses on whether La La Land is destined to snag top honors with a record-tying 14 nominations.
While speculation swirls around who will walk away with the coveted gold statue, my mind is on – what else? – FOOD!

Here comes the chief! And the food!

Did you know it’s traditional to have lawmakers on the congressional committee plan the inaugural luncheon of the incoming president?
I didn’t either,

Savoring Holiday Food Traditions

Sure, many of get consumed by the hustle and bustle of the holidays: shopping, party planning and party-going, visiting our houses of worship, dealing with changing weather.
With times so unsettled during the holidays and in the world in general, I like to remember specific food traditions that are meaningful at this time of year. My parents are both gone now, but I recall with much affection


While the table talk may be more contentious than usual because of the vitriol inspired by the presidential election, it’s a good idea to have a few other topics to discuss on the menu.
Here are some nibbles for you to ponder as you digest course after course this holiday: Believe it or not, the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people is lower now than it was 31 years ago!

Local Restaurant Week Starts Next Week

The bi-annual bites bonanza is almost upon us, running from October 17th through the 23rd.
This fall, diners can chow down at restaurants all over the region, with a record number of places participating. Organizers expect more than 200 eateries of every ilk to offer dishes starting at $20.16 and some at $30.16.

Time to Perk Up: Today is National Coffee Day

How fitting that National Coffee Day follows yesterday’s National Drink Beer Day! You may need an extra-large Cup O’ Joe if you enjoyed too much suds.


Don't 'Leggo' These Eggo Waffles!

Have a box of Eggo Nutri Grain waffles in your freezer?
The Kellogg Company issued a voluntary recall yesterday for 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles because of listeria concerns. .

"Fowl" Times in WNY! Wings, Wings and MORE Wings!

Labor Day weekend may signal the unofficial finish to summer but for many fowl fans that date means it’s time to consume chicken wings of every size, taste, and style.

The 15th annual National Buffalo Wing Festival runs this weekend from noon – 9pm on Saturday and noon – 7pm the next day at Coca-Cola Field in downtown Buffalo.

Recap: Record Number of Eateries Dished at the 2016 Taste of Buffalo

Organizers say nearly a half million  hungry people converged on Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square this past weekend at the 33rd annual Taste of Buffalo.
If you’re still recovering from your food coma, as am I, here are the winners from the nation’s largest two-day food festival.

Audio Blog: Taste of Buffalo '16!

A record-setting number of eateries is setting up shop downtown for the annual Taste of Buffalo, which is serving up local flavors from eatreies, food trucks and breweries all over Western New York.  Listen in as Brenda 'bites' into it all!


TGIF is Sweeter than Ever: June 3rd is National Doughnut Day!

Did you know today is a “Hole-y Day”?
National Doughnut Day is celebrated annually on the first Friday in June?
This sweet tradition dates back to 1917 when 250 Salvation Army volunteers, led by Margaret Sheldon and Helen Purviana, were looking to provide comfort to U.S. troops fighting on the front lines in France during WWI. They decided to prepare doughnuts; some were fried in

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Grills!

This month is chock full of wonderful food-based celebrations: Memorial Day,
originally called “Decoration Day,” is the second busiest grilling day in the U.S.
The first? Independence Day!  Labor Day clocks in as the third-busiest grilling

A Kosher Story for the Ages: Passover Food Traditions

One of the most important festivals on the Jewish calendar wraps up today, April 29, as Passover 2016 is celebrated in style.
Passover (Pesach) celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt 3500 years ago.

Dishing Up Local Restaurant Week

Spring 2016 edition features more than 200 eateries
Stash your skinny jeans and yoga pants in the back of the closet and tune up your knife and folk, food fans.
Would you believe next week is the Spring version of Local Restaurant Week, running from April 11th – 17th?
Here’s the delicious dish from organizer Christa Hobart on the deals starting at $20.16:
“All of WNY

Filling Your Baskets With Sweet Traditions

Do you eat the ears first on a chocolate bunny?
It is ears first, say 89% of Americans, according to the infoplease website.

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.

Meatball Mayhem at Chef's - Back story on contest revealed

By now you’ve heard that Entercom Buffalo air personalities—Tony Caligiuri and John Zach from WBEN and Shyguy Shawn from KISS 98.5—competed in Chef’s Meatball Eating contest yesterday at the venerable restaurant.

Is It Fair To Sack Drew Brees On His Take-Out Tip?

Saints QB Drew Brees is getting sacked by a lot of people who are criticizing the New Orleans field general for a paltry $3 tip on a take-out order. It happened recently at a Chinese restaurant in San Diego and before you could say “Sean Payton,” the receipt with his tip and signature was leaked to a website where it went viral.

Time to Break Out Your Elastic Pants!

Celebrating its 30th birthday, the annual feeding frenzy known as the Taste of Buffalo will be hosting “Fun by the Forkful” this weekend, July 13 & 14th.
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