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 […]

Head to Skylon Tower for the Views Not the Chews!

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 […]

Food Festivals and Tours Kick-off this Weekend!

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 […]

On the Road? Check Out Brock’s Riverside Grill

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. […]

A Little N’awlins in Buffalo NY

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 […]

Buffalo Soup Fest Today at the Buffalo Convention Center. Don’t Miss Out!

Buffalo Soup Fest, previously scheduled for an earlier date, takes place today at the Buffalo Convention Center from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. The fastest-growing event for food lovers in Buffalo, NY, the Buffalo Soup-Fest has spent the last four years providing tens of thousands of Western New Yorkers with some of the best soups in the area […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Updated: British Chippy–Can Fried Fish be Healthy?

The British Chippy–a carved out fish and chip shop located off South Park Ave. in Buffalo NY. Taking route 5 from the south towns, I assumed that “off South Park” meant right off South Park. Not the case. I got off at Tift, thinking it was easier and turned onto South Park. Mind you, I […]