May 25, 2009 12:00 AM
If you are a locally employed chef or sous chef, Nickel City Chef is offering you an opportunity to show off your culinary skills in a competition against other local chefs..
At each event of the competition, each challenger and Nickel City Chefs will attempt to create their three best dishes in under an hour with a secret ingredient. Celebrity guest judges, local food professionals, and audience members will be rating the technique, taste, and creativity of the dishes and determine a winner. The Nickel City Chefs include Adam Goetz of Sample, Paul Jenkins of Tempo, JJ Richert of Torches and Krista Van Wagner of Curly's.
Bert Gambini of 88.7 WBFO will be hosting the event in front of a live audience at the showroom for Artisan Kitchens & Baths. This warehouse on Buffalo's West Side has been restored and turned into a stunning showroom with fully functional, professional kitchens.
To apply for this challenge or for ticket information, see
May 24, 2009 6:45 AM
How would you like relax next to the lake, enjoying a delicious chocolate treat? In celebration for its grand opening, Landies Sweets and Treats at the Buffalo Small Boat Harbor will be giving away free "Fun-Anas". On Friday, May 29th, Landies will be giving away a chocolate covered banana rolled in chopped nuts (called 'Fun-Anas') to their first 100 customers, from noon to 9PM. What better way to celebrate a warm, spring day?
In addition to the Fun-Anas, Landies carries an assortment of "extreme supreme cream" treats. The Strawberry Patch Surprise is strawberry
May 22, 2009 3:41 PM
Kuni Sato, owner of Kuni's sushi bar is always doing something innovative to make his restaurant bigger and better. Along with some new menu items that will appeal to non-sushi-savvy people, Kuni has added a whole new line of sake to his bar.
Sake 101 is a complicated journey, but Kuni gave us the short version today by breaking down some information that his interested customers may find helpful when making their selections. Though the art of making sake varies by rice, region, technique and the aging process - just like wine - there are some notable taste differences that
May 19, 2009 1:30 PM
Sometimes dining is a matter of staunching hunger, while at other times it's a journey in search of an elusive taste. Satisfaction, in the latter case, is a matter of hitting the taste sensors just right, and dining at Tabree takes care of that on many different levels.
There's big city ambience in Tabree's economy of indoor space. The cozy window nook, the long dining room, and the bar that fills up with all ages of urban types 3 times per night, makes the tight quarters intimate, but with a community feel.
May 11, 2009 9:45 AM
Love the pastries at Delish on Elmwood? Well, there's going to be more to love. On Saturday, May 9th, Delish Pastry Shop opened Sprinkles, its new ice cream shop. Modeled after an old-fashioned ice cream shop, customers will have the opportunity to create their very own sundaes using any of the amazing baked goods made at Delish, homemade dessert toppings, fresh whipped cream and 16 different flavors of EDY's Ice Cream. Delish will also be offering specialty cones for the ice cream.
Unlike other ice cream shops, you will not find any milkshakes, floats or malted shakes.
It's another beautiful Spring day, the kind we in Buffalo refuse to waste. And who cares if it's Tuesday? Head on down to Cozumel for a few margeritas, hot dogs, and fun. You can even feel good about yourself; hot dog sales and a 50/50 raffle will benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Get there around 5:00 pm tonight for a live mariachi band and DJ, who will be spinning some tunes. You'll be able to order food from the restaurant and order drinks from any of the 4 outdoor bars.
"We're really fortunate," Cozumel owner Bob DiPosquale told me,