Bica e Vinho-Not the Typical Buffalo Restaurant

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As Buffalo, NY continues to make a name in the culinary world, it will continue to see chefs and restaurant owners expand consumers palates by pushing the boundaries of what is possible, what is unfamiliar, and what is creative. Bica e Vinho in East Aurora, NY is one such restaurant that pushes these boundaries, introducing restaurant goers to different styles […]

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English Pork Pie Company–Owners of The British Chippy, Becomes Parker’s

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So this may be confusing but what was the British Chippy, owned by the English Pork Pie Company, has become Parker’s British Institution! I’ve reviewed the British Chippy (click here for that review). But seeing as they have evolved quite a bit, they deserve a refresh. I’ve recently spent time in England–a good two weeks, both for work and vacation. […]

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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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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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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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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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A Little N’awlins in Buffalo NY

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Remember how I said food has a story–well Shango Restaurant at 3260 Main Street in Buffalo NY, is shrouded in fiction and lore. As the talking drum sets the rhythm,  the Balafon and Shekera start to play, heralding sounds that bring forth Shango, the great king of West Africa. He is a force to be reckoned with; dynamic and stimulating. […]

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Gasoline, Convenient Store, BBQ and More! Gio’s Award Winning BBQ (GF)

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Pennsylvania, a state so large that its borders extend to four other states, making it one of the most traveled through states in the U.S. Because it borders Ohio, New Jersey, New York and Maryland, it is hard to escape driving through its sometimes mountainous terrain. For those of you, like myself, who must drive through this state often, I […]

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re: Only Days Away–Countdown to Restauarant Week in Buffalo NY!

Starting Monday March 9th, Restaurant Week begins in Western New York. For those of you not familiar, every year nearly 200 local restaurants offer special discount menus that will allow customers to experience an entire meal for just $20.15. As the culinary culture has grown in WNY, so too has the list of restaurants that participate every year. This year, I must say the […]

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An Unexpected Eatery-Rooth’s Sky-Lite (GF)

It was a lazy Saturday, the sun was shining, a slight breeze labored through the air, and my husband and I were driving through the south towns; going nowhere in particular. Sometimes it’s fun to go nowhere, because when you have no particular destination, one seems to find you. That’s exactly what happen when we came across Harvest Hill Golf […]

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