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Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops accepting applications for 2014 festival

Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops accepting applications for 2014 festival

The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is accepting online applications year-round from Western New York restaurants, food trucks, and wineries interested in participating in Buffalo’s premier summertime food festival. The deadline to apply for the 2014 festival is January 31, 2014. The nation’s largest two-day food festival is set for July 12 and 13, 2014 along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.

To be eligible, restaurants and wineries must be public establishments whose primary commercial function is to serve food/wine on a retail basis and be open year round in Western New York. Wineries from the Finger Lakes wine region are also eligible to apply. Food truck applicants must adhere to the same menu item criteria as brick and mortar restaurants. Applications and additional criteria to be eligible for participation can be found at www.tasteofbuffalo.com under the “restaurants and wineries” tab.

Historic Colden Mill Restaurant Officially Reopens

Historic Colden Mill Restaurant Officially Reopens

The Colden Mill Restaurant has officially reopened under the ownership of local proprietors Chuck Morlock and Chef Matt Webb. The duo is writing a fresh chapter in the mill’s 183-year history with a series of building updates and renovations, as well as a new contemporary American menu, featuring both comfort food and many local favorites.

"The mill has always been known for its great character, and I think folks are really going to be surprised by all the work we have done to rehabilitate and preserve the restaurant’s entrance, bar and dining areas, kitchen, and bathrooms," said Owner Chuck Morlock. "And we aren’t done yet, next up is a series of improvements to the banquet facility."

Brick Oven Bistro & Deli Readies for Local Restaurant Week

Brick Oven Bistro & Deli Readies for Local Restaurant Week

 

The Western New York community will celebrate its 10th annual Local Restaurant Week from Oct. 21-27, and the Brick Oven Bistro & Deli in South Buffalo is busy preparing for the big event.

Celebrating independent restaurants across Western New York, the highlight of the event is the opportunity for patrons to enjoy a delicious dinner for just $20.13 per person, reflecting the year of the event. At Brick Oven Bistro & Deli, guests will enjoy soup or salad and have an opportunity to select from a variety of dinner entrees. The restaurant is featuring German cuisine on weekends throughout October.

Fall Flavors are Flowing at Brick Oven Bistro & Deli

Fall Flavors are Flowing at Brick Oven Bistro & Deli

 

The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are beginning to change colors and Brick Oven Bistro & Deli is introducing some delicious new seasonal beers to its selection of 18 craft beers on tap. It must be fall!

New seasonal offerings at the popular South Buffalo restaurant include Southern Tier Pumking, Samuel Adams Octoberfest, Flying Bison Oktoberfest and Great Lakes Oktoberfest! Coming soon will be the popular Autumn Ale from Breckenridge Brewery.

The Greater East Aurora Chamber and Roswell Park's Bosom Buddie Walk Partner for 2nd Annual Taste of

The Greater East Aurora Chamber and Roswell Park's Bosom Buddie Walk Partner for 2nd Annual Taste of

East Aurora, NY will play host to the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce's 2nd Annual Taste of East Aurora on Saturday, September 14th when Main Street between Olean Road and Riley Streets comes alive with wonderful taste tempting samples of the finest cuisine available in the greater East Aurora area from 11am-5pm.

First Niagara Bank, Tops Friendly Markets, East Aurora Bee and Martyn Printing are the events title sponsors.   Additional supporting sponsors include Bath Fitter, Sysco Foods,  Vidler’s 5 & 10 and the Bar Bill restaurant whose support will add to the overall success of the event.  Tops Markets will provide a hospitality tent offering tables and seating for the event along with information on their specialty departments.

New Dog Ears Café Opens in South Buffalo Bookstore

New Dog Ears Café Opens in South Buffalo Bookstore

The new Dog Ears Café has officially opened its doors at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, sharing a building with the nonprofit Dog Ears Bookstore. A special grand opening celebration will take place on Saturday, Jan. 12, and will feature food and drink specials, raffles and readings.

Hours at the new café are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. (Limited hours are in effect until Jan. 2.) The interior of the building has been redesigned to allow for easy customer flow between the bookstore and the café.

Buffalo Bites Food Tours Offers Special Gift Certificate Promotion

Buffalo Bites Food Tours Offers Special Gift Certificate Promotion

Looking for a great holiday gift idea that will also show your support of local businesses? In celebration of national “Small Business Saturday” on Nov. 24, Buffalo Bites Food Tours is offering a special one-day online gift certificate promotion for groups and individuals interested in learning more about Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village, home to dozens of locally owned and operated shops and restaurants.