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Summer Food Events

This summer, avoid the burnout of restaurant-going as you hop from patio to patio and new restaurant to new restaurant. To be sure that you are treating yourself to the most seasonal culinary delights this summer, make an experience out of it and attend a food event. There you are sure to please your palate and keep things fresh before you snuggle back into your restaurant routine come winter.

Buffalo Bites Food Tours

Tuesday-Saturday, 11am. Elmwood & Cleveland Ave. $42/$30 Kids 12 & Under. Elmwood Village Food Tour.

Explore South African Wineries

Thursday, Aug 9, 6:30pm. Premier Wine & Spirits in Amherst, 3900 Maple Rd. The focus in the South African wine industry has been on increasing the quality of wine production-particularly w/ the more exportable red grape varieties. View more tastings at the Amherst, Orchard Park, and Williamsville locations at

Taste of Ellicottville

Saturday & Sunday Aug 11-12, 12-4pm. Village of Ellicottville. $1. Samples from 22 fine restaurants.

America’s Grape Country Wine Festival

Saturday & Sunday Aug 11-12. Chautauqua County Fairgrounds. Wineries, craft, and food vendors. Concert by the Guess Who.

Buffalo First! Monthly Mixer

Tuesday, Aug 14, 5:30-7:30pm. Flying Bison Brewing Company, 491 Ontario St. Mixer for local independent business owners, social entrepreneurs, and localist citizens. Tasting & discussion of regional, local, and microbrews w/ hometown experts Tim Herzog of Flying Bison Brewing Company, Ethan Cox of Community Beer Works, and NYS Assembly member Sean Ryan, champion of a recent bill that provides tax relief to small breweries and allows farms to grow, brew, and sell locally made beer.

Seasonal Supper Summer Cookout

Saturday, Aug 18, 12-5pm. Singer Farm Naturals, Appleton, NY. $12 per plate/$8 Kids 12 & under. Celebrate peaches, garlic, and pork. Presented by the Field & Fork Network.

Cocktails on the Lawn

Wednesday, Aug 22, 5:30-8:30pm. Mansion on Delaware Ave., 414 Delaware Ave. Premium cocktails, beer, and wine selections for purchase and an appetizer menu by Chef Jen Boye, music by the Rockaz, and more on the garden patio.

Star Lights, Drinks, and Bites

Saturday, Aug 25, 7-8pm. Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Pkwy.. $50 VIP/$40. Star gazing, wine and beer tasting, live entertainment, food, and more.

Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival

Saturday & Sunday Sept 1-2, 12pm. Coca-Cola Field, 275 Washington St. $5. Kids’ zone, cook-offs, contests, Buffalo wings, refreshments, & more.

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