Taste of Buffalo Announces 2018 Winners

The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops today announced that several local restaurants were named award winners in a variety of categories at the 35th annual festival. The judging took place Saturday morning, July 7th, by a panel of representatives from the local media/well known writers–including myself, along with members of Western New York’s political and business sectors. This year, […]

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Two cafes offer a healthy boost!

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According to the Foundation for Celiac Awareness, more than 18 million people across the U.S. have a non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Gluten is essentially a mixture of two proteins– a substance present in cereal grains, especially wheat, that is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. While many people have a gluten intolerance, many others are realizing that even without an […]

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Guest Recipe: Ranch Dip Trocaire Nutrition and Dietetics

Trocaire College’s Nutrition and Dietetics Program offers great healthy recipes and teaches its students about the value of nutrition. Trocaire empowers graduates to become entry-level nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered in a variety of settings. With an interest in healthy living, the program is designed to meet the community’s growing need for professionals trained in both nutrition and food service […]

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Food 411 Episode– The Grange

On this episode of Food 411, travel with me as I visit the Grange Community Kitchen in Hamburg NY. Watch the episode here (roughly 8 minutes into the show), and read more about their story below. The Grange Building or the Salisbury Building, has a history that dates back to the late 1800’s. Originally built in 1892, it was owned […]

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Woodcock Brothers Brewery

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This week on my television segment Food 411/Come Dine with Me WNY, I’m at Woodcock Brothers Brewery and Restaurant! Nestled into the southern shore of Lake Ontario, sits the small town of Wilson, NY. Settled in 1818, Wilson holds some unique architecture, including the Morse Cobblestone Farmhouse. A beautiful L-Shaped home built in 1845, it mimics Neoclassical architecture which had […]

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Local Restaurant Week!! Food for Thought Best Eats

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Local restaurant week is here, running now until October 22nd. Western NY Restaurant Week is an event that celebrates the vital role our local independent restaurants play in Buffalo’s cultural identity and regional economy. For restaurant goers, it’s a tantalizing opportunity to sample new foods and diverse cultural cuisine at many area restaurants. Restaurant week is important, not just to […]

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William K’s Restaurant–new TV show on local television

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I’ve started a new adventure folks! My food writing has intersected with television! It includes working with a great team at Key Video Productions, on their show Come Dine with Me WNY. I will be doing a new segment called Food 411 that airs on Channel 7 WKBW in Buffalo every Sunday Morning at 11:30am. My magazine, for which I’m […]

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Patina 250

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As I cross the street of Delaware Avenue, there is an element of posh sophistication. White washed brick, large green vegetation in black pillar pots flank each side of a grand glass door, and walls of windows showcase the exotic decor inside. One could almost forget that Patina 250 is actually located inside the Westin Hotel in the newly renovated […]

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Lexington Co-op Market Now Open!

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From the outside, many co-ops look like any other business, since they provide products and services like conventional businesses do. But it’s what goes on behind the scenes that makes a co-op different. A cooperative (co-op) exists to serve its members (primarily communities in the area), but what makes co-ops unique is that the members are also the owners. In […]

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Summer Festivals offer a Glimpse into Buffalo’s Rich History

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Summer is finally here once again, and summer in Buffalo means plenty of entertainment and festivals! Last year, my summer started off in rainy, cloudy England, ended in the lush green landscape of Ireland, and topped off with a mad dash from the Buffalo airport directly to the Taste of Buffalo for judging. This summer is quite different, but no […]

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