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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.

Seneca Casinos Salutes the Military with Gaming and Buffet Offers This Veterans Day

Seneca Casinos Salutes the Military with Gaming and Buffet Offers This Veterans Day

This Veterans Day, for active and retired members of the military, all three Seneca Casinos in Western New York will offer rewards in honor of their services. All those with a valid military or veterans ID card may stop by any property on Monday, Nov. 11 to receive $10 in Free Slot Play. In addition, the two casino/hotel resorts in Niagara Falls and Salamanca will offer those same individuals a buy-one, get-one free offer at the buffet.

To redeem the Free Slot Play offer, veterans and members of the military should visit any open Player’s Club or Promotions Booth with their valid IDs between 7 a.m. and midnight. The offer will be loaded onto a free Seneca Player’s Club Card and will be redeemable until Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.

Brick Oven Bistro & Deli Adds Outdoor Dining to Menu

Brick Oven Bistro & Deli Adds Outdoor Dining to Menu

Diners visiting the Brick Oven Bistro & Deli have a big decision to make — and it has nothing to do with the delicious items on the menu. With the addition of a new and spacious patio, customers are now faced with the question of dining inside or out?

The patio features six tables surrounded by colorful planters and offers the same menu offered to diners who choose to dine indoors. South Buffalo Alive, a nonprofit organization involved in the preservation and beautification of the neighborhood, provided planters and landscaping assistance.

Winter Market at Horsefeathers Begins Transition to Permanent Vendors

Winter Market at Horsefeathers Begins Transition to Permanent Vendors

Only two weeks remain to visit the popular Winter Market at Horsefeathers, located at 346 Connecticut St. on Buffalo’s West Side, before it gives way to a new season of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market in the Elmwood Village. The transition of the Winter Market also continues, as three permanent businesses celebrated a grand opening celebration on Sunday, April 21.

Officially opening their doors to the public on Sunday were Martin Cooks, The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets. The first floor and basement will eventually host several permanent food-related businesses and will also offer a community kitchen. The upper floors of the 115-year-old building will feature brand new apartments.

Buffalo Bites Food Tours Return for Second Helping of Elmwood Village Exploration

Buffalo Bites Food Tours Return for Second Helping of Elmwood Village Exploration

 

Buffalo Bites Food Tours, a unique walking and eating tour of one of Buffalo’s most historic districts, returns to the Elmwood Village for year two of culinary exploration and experimentation! 

The three-hour walking tour, featuring stops at six popular restaurants and food-related shops, is the brainchild of Buffalo native Laura Reed, who brought the tour to Buffalo last year after experiencing a similar adventure in New York City. Before bringing her business to Buffalo she trained in Chicago with Food Tour Pros, a company that has helped entrepreneurs start food tours around the globe.

Winter Market at Horsefeathers Will See Much Activity This Weekend

Winter Market at Horsefeathers Will See Much Activity This Weekend

 

The Winter Market at Horsefeathers, located at 346 Connecticut St. on Buffalo’s West Side, continues its successful run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through May 4.  

The market offers a wide variety of local food vendors selling everything from bread, spices, cheese, coffee, biscotti, cupcakes, cookies and eggs to vegetables, fruits, pasta,  salsa, dumplings, meat and wine. Customers will also find homemade soaps, all-natural dog treats and much more. Representatives of the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo will be on hand this Saturday, April 20, with plenty of helpful health information.

Brick Oven Bistro & Deli Plans Events, Earns Award

Brick Oven Bistro & Deli Plans Events, Earns Award

 

Participation in Local Restaurant Week 2013, a Tap Tasting event to benefit a local nonprofit organization, and a prestigious award have Brick Oven Bistro & Deli in the news this week. The restaurant, located at 910 Abbott Road in Buffalo, recently celebrated its first anniversary.