What’s Old is New Again at The Grange

Many of you have heard that Tina’s Italian Kitchen has officially closed its doors. While open for 30 plus years, Tina’s offered a quaint home world charm atmosphere, and simple Italian dishes that described the family’s heritage. However, the building that Tina’s was housed in, The Grange Building or the Salisbury Building, has a history that dates back much further. […]

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Bon Bon’s to the Holiday Rescue! GF

The holiday seaon is upon us. The holidays are a time of gathering with loved ones, dining out and attending colorful and glorious festivities. But for those who have digestive sensitivities, a gluten-free diet is a necessity for many. What does it mean to be gluten-free?  It literally means a diet not containing gluten. Gluten is a general name for the […]

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Food Festivals Haven’t Tapered Off Yet! Digestion Suggestion Takes You to the Southtowns

Summer may be winding down but the food festivities have yet to receive the memo. Even as leaves start to float to the ground, changing from vibrant greens, purples, pinks and yellows to burnt amber, rust and browns, we cling to the last bit of warm ocean breezes and fragrant blossoms. Store fronts are already stacking pumpkins together around their […]

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Taste of Lancaster Kicks Off this Friday!

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We are officially into mid-summer season:( I hate to say it, but I really must–August looms and I fear football season is right around the corner. Don’t get me wrong, I love football season, but it also means the end of soccer season (near the end) and that fall is upon us. Now we are NOT there yet, and there […]

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Taste of Buffalo Food Festival: The aftermath

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Well I must say, judging the Taste of Buffalo was quite the experience. Joining my colleague Donnie Burtless from Buffaloeats, and other notables such as Mayor Byron Brown, Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, and Melissa Holmes and Michael Wooten from WGRZ,  my husband and I descended onto the streets to judge several restaurants. Judges are given envelopes where designated restaurants are […]

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Food & Fiction News

As you all know, this weekend is the largest two day food festival–The Taste of Buffalo. On Saturday, July 11th I will be judging on the culinary stage. I was recently privileged to be published in the national San Francisco based magazine St. Red; writing an article about the Taste. For the full article please visit St. Red Magazine. Hope […]

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Head to Skylon Tower for the Views Not the Chews!

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Skylon Tower opened its “revolving doors” in 1965. Situated on the Canadian border of Niagara Falls, it is a staple among tourists visiting both the Canadian and American sides of the falls. In the 1970’s and 80’s the Tower updated its features to include two Starbucks franchises and the Fallsview Casino. Since then not much has changed by way of […]

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Food Festivals and Tours Kick-off this Weekend!

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With the beginning of the summer season, albeit not officially yet, there is a slew of events, festivals, and tours that are kicking off this weekend in Western NY. We have a great capacity to showcase the versatility and beauty of our region, and during the summer–well lets just say it makes up for the winters. Here are some great […]

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On the Road? Check Out Brock’s Riverside Grill

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If you are a traveler and love to visit new places, Fredericksburg Virginia is chalk full of food culture and couture history. I mean who doesn’t want to visit the stomping grounds of George Washington! For me, it’s a great way to truly get to know a new place; figure out what makes it tick. I love that feeling of […]

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