If You Want Italian- You Want Osteria 166

Dire che con il cibo- simply “say it with food.” No place epitomizes this saying better than Osteria 166. An Italian eatery located on Franklin Street across from the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Owner Nicholas Pitillo opened the doors to Osteria 166 this past June and there has been non-stop traffic since. Nicholas, (Nicola) in […]

Fall Into Festivals- Check out the Taste of East Aurora

The second annual Taste of East Aurora event is scheduled for September 14th, 2013. This event will feature the 25 greater East Aurora Restaurants and food vendors presenting tastings of their unique menu items. East Aurora is a quaint village full of rustic charm, cobblestone roads, and unique shops. Steeped in history, everywhere you go […]

Swimming in Sauces….Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival

  The title of my article this week speaks for itself. When I was asked to judge the Buffalo Chicken Wing festival this year I was elated and, maybe, naively presumed that judging the “sauce” panel meant just that- judging the sauces. As I sauntered, yes sauntered, proudly to my assigned judging “panel” table I […]

Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival Press Conference!

Today was the day, a press conference for the masses. About what? Chicken Wings of course! I gleaned some very interesting information from this press conference. As many of you know, I have been asked to be a judge on one of the panels- stay tuned for more information on that, and while my excitement […]

Food Festival Announcement!

Hello all! I have been waiting to be able to announce this: I have been asked to be a food judge at the Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival August 30-Sept 1st, 2013! I am very honored and very excited. As the event nears, I will post blogs on vendors and what to expect, along with follow […]

2013 Buffalo Italian Festival

Just a reminder that The Buffalo Italian Festival started yesterday! Running from August 1-4th, this festival offers a little something for everyone. One of the nation’s largest Italian street festivals, they celebrate their 26th anniversary on Hertel Avenue, in North Buffalo’s Little Italy. The festival or “festa” in Italian, will include local entertainment, bocce, Italian […]

Best Taste of Buffalo Experience is…..

Well the Taste of Buffalo has come and gone. Yet another year, yet another successful festival. I’m going to be very honest here- with all my years living in this area, I had never attended this event! “What” “you’re a foodie! A reviewer of the good, the bad, the ugly and even the healthy of […]

Salute Small Business Week!

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs […]

Summer Grilling Season-No Problem….Unless You have Digestive Sensitivities!

Digestive Tip of The Month- Our first summer holiday has come and gone.    Memorial Day, too most of us, means the official kick off to the summer season; an extra day added on to our weekend, family gatherings, and grilling. Culminating in the honoring of our veterans who have sacrificed so much for the freedoms we […]

Butterwood’s is Back!

If you are from the Western New York region then you should be familiar with Butterwood’s. Can’t remember? Let me refresh your memory. For over a decade, Butterwood’s-located on Main St. in Wiliamsville NY, was the pastry hot spot for all things decadent. The cakes flew off the shelves, the creme brulee was so good […]