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Cole’s to Host Paul Ranallo Book-signing Event on December 28

Cole’s to Host Paul Ranallo Book-signing Event on December 28

Cole’s Restaurant & Bar at 1104 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, will host author Paul Ranallo for a book-signing event from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28. 

Ranallo’s book, “What’s New, Harry? The Best of Buffalo Courier-Express Columnist Phil Ranallo,” features more than 100 of the late Phil Ranallo’s greatest columns originally published during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Paul, the son of Phil, recently fulfilled his father’s dream of publishing a book of his greatest columns. The columns cover a variety of public figures — from Ralph Wilson, Tim Horton and Jack Kemp to Muhammad Ali, Jesse Owens and Martin Luther King — in addition to historic moments in American history. 

Buffalo-themed Gift Ideas for the Foodies on Your List

Buffalo-themed Gift Ideas for the Foodies on Your List

Provided by Buffalo Bites Food Tours

One thing you’ll always hear about Buffalo — from residents and visitors alike — is what an amazing selection of restaurants we have! While that is surely something to be proud of, the entire Western New York region is also becoming well-known for its incredibly fresh produce, locally produced food products, brewing and distilling industries, and a handful of amazing wine trails.

Mix in a growing nationwide trend to shop small and local, and you have a lot of tasty options for the food junkies on your holiday list. Whether conducting our Buffalo Bites Food Tours or just exploring our community, we’re always on the lookout for unique and tasty culinary gifts. Following are just a few of our favorites.

Take a Bite Out of Buffalo — and East Aurora — with Buffalo Bites Food Tours

Take a Bite Out of Buffalo — and East Aurora — with Buffalo Bites Food Tours

 

Buffalo Bites Food Tours, offering combined culinary and historic tours of Buffalo’s Elmwood Village and the Village of East Aurora, has officially opened for the 2015 season. Entering just its fourth year, Buffalo Bites is already ranked among the top 10 things to do in Buffalo by TripAdvisor.

 

Exit 2 Bar & Grille to Host SPCA Benefit, St. Patty’s Day Festivities

Exit 2 Bar & Grille to Host SPCA Benefit, St. Patty’s Day Festivities

 

A Chili, Chowder & Soup Cook-off to benefit the SPCA Serving Erie County will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Exit 2 Bar & Grille, 3191 Eggert Road, Tonawanda. 

A basket auction and a silent auction will be held during the event, with a guitar autographed by the Goo Goo Dolls featured in the silent auction. Other highlights of the event will include an open well bar, draft beer, live music by SoundProof and special guest judges! Tito’s Girls will also be on hand offering vodka samples. Tickets are just $25, or $10 for cook-off participants.

London Wine & Food Show to Celebrate 10 Years of Good Taste

London Wine & Food Show to Celebrate 10 Years of Good Taste

 

The London Wine & Food Show will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, and you and your palate are invited to partake in a variety of tasting seminars, cooking demonstrations, divine sampling opportunities and much more!

What is the London Wine & Food Show? It’s a fun-filled event that combines wineries spanning across Ontario with restaurants from nearby London for a deliciously different culinary weekend. This year’s event will add new features such as craft beers, spirits and liquors for a unique twist!

Exit 2 Bar & Grille Makes Plans for a Festive Holiday Season

Exit 2 Bar & Grille Makes Plans for a Festive Holiday Season

 

Exit 2 Bar & Grille in Tonawanda, which celebrated it first anniversary in November, will continue to celebrate into the New Year with a variety of holiday events and specials.

Exit 2 will host its first annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Party from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18. Guests will enjoy drink specials, live music by Soundproof, giveaways and a chance to win some great prizes in the Ugly Sweater Contest. Even Santa Claus is expected to make a special appearance!

Ring in 2015 at Exit 2 with New Year’s Eve dinner, live music by Busted Stuff and a champagne toast at midnight! Reservations are required.

“Holiday Cheer on Chippewa” Scheduled for December 5 and 6

 “Holiday Cheer on Chippewa” Scheduled for December 5 and 6

It's never been a better time to come downtown to Buffalo. To kick off the holidays, the Chippewa Alliance will host Holiday Cheer on Chippewa, a two-day series of events to take place on Chippewa Street (and select businesses on Franklin Street). The weekend events are highlighted by a special tree trimming contest among local businesses, donation collection drive for the Buffalo City Mission, music by Hutch-Tech High School, and speciality cocktails, great craft beer and plenty of food at local establishments. People can walk Chippewa Street, see the trees and decorations while spreading Holiday Cheer on Chippewa. Rumor has it that Santa Claus might show up too!