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Brian Kahle Responds to Terry Valenti

On today’s Shredd and Ragan show, Terry Valenti tried to explain away his boasts of having defeated Bobby Flay on Iron Chef, and accused the “marketing company” he hired for Googling him and using false information he had given to people in the past for manufacturing the claim.

So I contacted Brian Kahle, the well-respected local PR pro whom Valenti retained prior to opening the restaurant. It was Kahle’s press release that made its way to Janice Okun, and into her original review. It was Kahle and Lori Brocuglio who acted as Okun’s two sources for the Iron Chef claims, and when Okun called Kahle to verify the Iron Chef claim after their falsity was uncovered, he was perfectly correct in telling her that it’s what Terry and Lori told him.

But as far as journalism in WNY is concerned, take a look at Kahle’s release, and see how closely Okun’s words follow its template:

Co-owner (with his wife, Lori) and Chef Terry Valenti is a Western New York boy recently returned home from Texas and Florida — he cooked at Mama Leone’s in Manhattan and in resorts in Daytona. In 2003 he took on uber-chef Bobby Flay on the popular “Iron Chef” program. Knocked the socks off him, too.

It was the parsnips that did it,” says Lori. For the show, Terry produced Chilean Sea Bass stuffed with that vegetable (and artichoke hearts for good measure). He even dreamed up a Mango Parsnip Ice Cream that went over very well.

Everything that’s bolded in the two quoted paragraphs is a lie. So, how did it make its way into the paper?

Kahle explained that he doesn’t issue a press release and media kit until after (a) the clients help to write it; and (b) the clients approve it. In this case, every claim Kahle wrote on Valenti’s behalf was told to him by either Terry or Lori.

Although Valenti accuses Kahle of having Googled him, and including materials he found from prior lies he told Florida employers, Kahle vehemently denies doing any such thing. Indeed, Kahle is incensed at the suggestion that it was he, and not Terry or Lori, who fabricated or blew Valenti’s owns claims out of proportion. He was gratified that Valenti didn’t use Kahle’s name during his radio interview.

In other Valenti news, I learned that the Department of Labor did show up at the restaurant yesterday, but there was no fine leveled or violation drawn up.

What follows below is a PDF of the original press release that Kahle sent to media outlets throughout western New York on Valenti’s behalf.

Valenti’s Restaurant Media Kit Release


  • Noah

    @Karma

    Do think that grey hair in his beard or man juice.

  • Actually, someone told me he uses mascara in his beard to make himself look younger! LOL

    I guess he even lies about his age

  • Noah

    @Karma

    He better bring all his make up for jail,the sodomists will love that. Sure gotta perrrtii mouth.-Deliverence

  • Noah

    @Karma

    Check your email

  • replied

  • Noah

    Please contact me by email if the plan come to pass. I and my friends wil want to be there to witness it.

  • John 8:32

    Ms. Brocuglio: Don’t let anyone, get in your way for justice! You say what you want to say, don’t let anyone stand in your way! After all you’re the victim here, so you be sure to let the judge know this! Today is a very important day, so first impressions are going to mean everything. Here’s a tip: Make sure and shine up that pretty black tooth! Just helping out!

  • Here’s a new recipe for Mr. “I beat Bobby Flay”:
    http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink1p28o30.html

  • Noah

    @John 8:32

    Shame on you for getting her hopes up. In her optimum environment, she’d be locked in a life and death struggle with mushrooms. The mushrooms would be victims also for having to share the same dung heap.

  • Noah

    @Karma
    Good One LOL

  • I’m assuming Allan will be posting his news after the trial.

  • Noah

    Hope so or maybe one of the employees went and can enlighten us.

  • Watching your tweets now, this is fun! LOL

  • Holy crap, they owe the creditors a total of $33k! LOL, what a couple of deadbeat losers!!!

  • YOu can see what they owe here:
    https://p.twimg.com/AkbdcNSCEAAAq9Z.jpg:large

  • Terry is SO COWARD he’s not even in court. What’s the matter Mr. Tough guy, don’t want to get caught lying publicly again? LOL!!!!!

    What a tool

  • Terry’s like that, he leaves his women to do the dirty work, he’s a spineless little puke.

  • JAMES

    Apparently Terry is there and shaved for the occasion.

  • OOPS, I may be wrong, Mr. Badass might be there, but clean shaven. He must be incognito, hope there’s some HA’s there.

  • Wonder what he looks like without a hat or scarf on his head. I heard he is bald.

  • John 8:32

    LMAO@ Karma said that 1 looked like it was added, to the receipt AFTER! Good Show!

  • JAMES

    So it’s come out that Lori did in fact tamper with the receipt and added a 1 after the fact to make it appear they paid 1500 dollars to Budwey rather than the 500 they actually did. What a goddamn loser. Also, Budwey acted according to the conditions of the lease that they signed and was entitled to take all the actions he did. Now these idiots are wasting taxpayer money to keep their lies going as long as possible and trying to delay the consequences. Where are their defenders now? Mikey?

  • Here’s a picture of the receipt, I did a screenshot from the news:
    http://i39.tinypic.com/2626wlt.jpg

  • If she admitted that as evidence, I’m SURE they could be charged with falsifying evidence? Alan?

  • JAMES

    Such a moron. You can tell just by looking at that the 1 was added after the fact. The compact spacing is a giveaway. Plus, look at all the other 1s on the page. They each have a distinctive right slant. The one in the 1500 is almost straight up to accomodate for the spacing.

  • John 8:32

    Not like there hasn’t been proof/documents here, showing Ms. Brocuglio’s handy hand work!

  • They’ll just dig themselves deeper and deeper, thinking their outsmarting everyone else in the process.

    They only paid him ONCE for rent, what a couple of low life deadbeats, LOL.

  • John 8:32

    @James: even a non handwriting expert, can see that plain as day!

  • She must have looked REAL professional in a fringed red suede jacket. DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • Whori,
    Are you so numb that you would alter that receipt? Are you SO RETARDED that you don’t think it would be verified through the bank what was actually paid?

    You are stupider then we all thought! LOL!!!!

  • Blues
  • Noah

    I want know if they’ll be extradited to Florida when this is done to face the music done here.

  • Noah

    She’s got a room temperature IQ.

  • John 8:32

    She must have looked REAL professional in a fringed red suede jacket. DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    Comment by Karma — January 30, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

    Ms. Brocuglio can’t differentiate between respectable professional attire vs. Friendly Services attire!

  • buffalopundit Alan Bedenko
    As I left court, Lori Brocuglio said, “hi, Alan” and was pleased that I now heard “more of the story”. Wouldn’t talk on camera.

    Lori,
    Are you so STUPID you can’t see that “more of the story” was NOT in your favor? LMAO!! You never cease to amaze me with your warped, twisted thinking!

  • Noah

    Cackles a lot, but I haven’t seen any eggs yet.

  • I guess the customers are expressing their feelings, check out this pic!
    http://i44.tinypic.com/2py47f4.jpg

  • Has anyone seen their new sign? Alan, you could use this for your next post!
    http://i39.tinypic.com/2e1hv1j.jpg

  • John 8:32

    Slow down Karma. lol

  • OOPS, that one had a typo on it, Lori must have painted it. Here’s the new one lol
    http://i40.tinypic.com/uai5l.jpg

  • Noah

    Goooo Karma!

  • John 8:32

    Damn, should have asked Mr. Bedenko, what vehicle they arrived in!

  • Noah

    Check out Terri’s new headgear
    [IMG]http://i40.tinypic.com/wag3tz.jpg[/IMG]

  • lol@asshat!

  • Noah
  • Noah

    @Karma
    Completely different picture.
    http://i39.tinypic.com/oqw2uq.jpg

  • Noah

    Sorry for the typos

  • Reporter

    @ Karma you said She must have looked REAL professional in a fringed red suede jacket
    Comment by Karma

    Do you know the differance between WOOL and suede? she had on a wool coat.

  • Reporter

    Damn, should have asked Mr. Bedenko, what vehicle they arrived in!

    Comment by John 8:32 — January 30, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

    It was nice.

  • It was nice, but it wasn’t HERS. LOL!

  • Reporter

    Mr Budway just dug himselve deeper and deeper, thinking he outsmarting everyone else in the process.

    “They only paid him ONCE for rent, what a couple of low life deadbeats, LOL”.

    The rent was not due, Till FEB They took over oct 26 Budway stated and admitted about the free months, oct 26-Nov 26 1 month Nov26-Dec-26 2 months Dec-26 – jan-26 3 months rent would of been due feb “Mr Budway Busted”

    AND ALL RECIEPTS ARE GOOG THEY HAVE KEEP WISHING Mr Budway lied in court twice

  • Reporter

    THINK WHAT YOU WANT. DO YOU THINK I WOULD TELL YOU WHAT THEY ARE DRIVING?
    SO YOU CAN TRY TO GET THE PLATE TRY AGAIN.

  • Reporter,
    If you’re not Whori or Ferry, you’re just as idiotic as they are.

    What does GOOG mean, you illiterate inbred half-wit?

  • John 8:32

    Damn, should have asked Mr. Bedenko, what vehicle they arrived in!

    Comment by John 8:32 — January 30, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

    It was nice.

    Comment by Reporter — January 30, 2012 @ 5:31 pm

    LMAO@Reporter: it was nice? The “brocken” down camaro, with Texas tags, that one?
    Not quite as nice as the Big Harley Davidson F250, huh Ms. Brocuglio?

  • Reporter

    Mr Budway acted like a fool Today, lawyer had to tell him to shhhhhhhhhh
    Have a good night.

  • You’re ass is down the road Whori, GOODBYE! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!

  • John 8:32

    Again @Reporter aka Ms. Brocuglio: You have issues with adding days on a calendar, just as much as you do with spelling and grammar I see!

  • You 2 scumbags jump in your ugly ass Joe Dirt Camaro and get outta Dodge! LOL!!!

  • John 8:32

    Again Ms. Brocuglio: Kinda like when YOU shushed Mr. Valenti? lmao you really are ignorant, aren’t you?

  • Lori

    I admit it, I wrote a bad check for the rent, what’s the big deal???

  • John 8:32

    A couple of times, it has been posted, that if Ms. Brocuglio, would have just kept her mouth shut, none of this would have come to be. I must disagree with that statement, why? Besides the PRing, the restaurant was doomed on it’s own merit’s , why? Because they don’t pay their bills! Mr. Budwey on his own, would have been seeking eviction, but maybe not as quickly! Mr. Budwey was at least, smart enough to take notice of the immense amount of red flags and acted upon them swiftly!

    Come on, they’ve racked up almost $30,000.00 in non payments, in the matter of two month? And that’s JUST dealings with the restaurant! I’m sure there will be others, at the court house, filing for eviction and/or payments!

    Least not forget, the child support Mr. Valenti hasn’t paid in 6 months + and the original rears. Not to mention, other legalities these two, have yet to face!

  • John 8:32

    I admit it, I wrote a bad check for the rent, what’s the big deal???

    Comment by Lori — January 30, 2012 @ 5:55 pm

    Babygirl: Knowingly writing a BAD check for $3,000.00, IS a BIG DEAL! Did you forget about being arrested for GRAND LARCENY?

  • Noah

    @reporter
    You are so incredibly inept that I am surprised the pressure of the air itself hasn’t caved in your skull.

  • If I wanted to run their plate, I could just send someone by there house to get it, ASSCLOWN. LOL

  • James

    No, reporter. That did not happen in court today. Just another lie. I’m going to assume that reporter is Lori or Terri. It’s so comical that they try to sound official by using the name ‘reporter.’ What a sophisticated ploy. You really are criminal masterminds. Whatever, the truth is coming out in court and the truth is you’re fucked. Why not mention when Lori had to shush Terri when the question of whether they’ve abandoned the building or not came up?

  • I admit it, I wrote a bad check for the rent, what’s the big deal??? OMG, you sit they and write that like you’re proud of that,like its no big deal!! I think that’s the most fucked up thing you have said, and you have said a lot!! I guess when you have a habit of writing bad checks, it’s no big deal! There are so many people sitting back and reading this blog, you just might have incriminated yourself. I can’t wait until you tell the judge that. And Terry, shaving that shit off your face in no way is going to make you innocent or look innocent.Or maybe it’s because you are hiding from your HA members, you know, the chapter you are the president of. Can’t wait to hear the rest of the lies you plan on saying in court. You two were made for each other!

  • Noah

    @ Lori and whatever else you call yourself
    You remind me of opium, a slow working dope. Correction non-working

  • Hey Reporter,
    I have some investigative work for ya. Please let us know how someone can claim a rotten, disgusting, black tooth as a worker’s comp claim.

    Thanks!

  • James,
    Check out their site, look at it CLOSELY, and tell me who did the spelling! LOL
    http://www.valentisitalianrestaurant.com

    How many typos, misspellings, grammatical errors can you find, kinda like looking for Waldo

  • Reporter

    You have made yet another mistake lori did not make that comment nor was she on here, I won’t tell you where she was, but you just really screwed up on that fool now making comments in her name

  • Noah

    @Lori
    You couldn’t write dialog for a porno flick.

  • John 8:32

    @Reporter: was Ms. Brocuglio sucking on the pipe or the organ, at the time you were posting for Ms. Brocuglio? Those are my two guess, anyone else?

  • Noah

    If its not Lori they both went to the same creative writing course. Punctuation, Grammar,and Cognitive Writing Who Needs It 101.

  • Reporter,
    How do YOU know it wasn’t Whori who posted that? Maybe because YOU’RE HER?

    Nice try, you stupid hag

  • Noah

    A brain like a BB in a boxcar.

  • Wow Reporter/ Lori, it’s been said many times before, if you didn’t keep posting under assumed names and the misuse of grammar and punctuation you wouldn’t be in as much trouble as you are. Keep adding fuel to the fire, the hotter the better. It you aren’t Lori and you know where she was, then it must be Terry! You are just as fucking nutty and extremely stupid as her!

  • Noah

    @ I wanna C. Moore
    If they knock heads,the implosion will suck all the air out of the room.

  • James

    I don’t think reporter is Lori. There is a vague semblance of not being totally illiterate. It’s likely Mike. If what you are stating are facts then why not be upfront about who you are and how you are privy to this information? This is tired tactic. Obfuscate, deflect, victim card…zzzzzzz. Why is it that not a single person defending them can be direct? No matter. The court record will show what many have accused you of. There will be an official record that you are losers in the strictest usage of the term. Someone who has lost, is losing and always will be in the act of just that. Never winning or even breaking even.

  • Educator

    You have been weighed.
    You have been measured.
    And you have been found wanting.

  • Educator

    @ John 8:32 wrote Come on, they’ve racked up almost $30,000.00 in non payments, in the matter of two month? And that’s JUST dealings with the restaurant! I’m sure there will be others, at the court house, filing for eviction and/or payments!

    You know, crack isn’t cheap….

  • Did anyone find out if the W2’s ever got sent out?

  • James

    W2s are the least of these clowns worries now. Shit is getting real for them.

  • Oh just wait, the shit’s gonna get even deeper, and more severe!

    shhhh, mum’s the word!

  • John 8:32

    LOL@Educator, that along with the 2grand, for an escort service! Funny thing, is they both pertain to BLOW! lmao

  • Noah

    Damn, should have asked Mr. Bedenko, what vehicle they arrived in!

    Comment by John 8:32 — January 30, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

    She rode her broom with Terri riding bitch.

  • Educator

    @Noah………. perfect!

  • Noah

    Thanks. I always try to excel in all my endeavors.

  • Noah

    @Educator
    Just in case you missed these earlier some of my handy work.(sorry for typos)

    http://i43.tinypic.com/34rittd.jpg

    http://i39.tinypic.com/oqw2uq.jpg

  • mike

    Can believe you idiots are still posting about this nonsense. What is this the OJ trial for NT? You shitbags have way too much time on your hands. Budwey should be on trial for selling maggot infested beef.

  • Noah

    @mike

    Cut the attitude crap, junior. You are out of your depth in your own mud puddle.

  • Mike, I work in the medical field. Men who obsess over another man’s “beef” is secretly suffering from penis envy. Your references to “beef” is your way of lashing out to the world that your short comings effects your every day life. You have no other way of expressing your anger toward Mr. Budwey other than to express a dislike for his “beef”. Were you circumcised? Do you lack sexual contact with women, or is your preference men? If you would like, I could contact a doctor for you in your area that could help you with your “beef” problems.

  • Noah

    @ I wanna C. Moore

    He does seem to have a beef fetish.Maybe it’s some bovine loving he needs.

  • Lissin Biatch

    Don’t look now but apparently since the restaurant closed, Lori has picked up a new job. She used her expertise in crashing through windows to become a driver’s-ed instructor. Her first student was Pizza Junction’s very own Ryan Fleckenstein(see wgrz website for this) !!!! Props to Lori!! Good job princess!

  • You know me

    I would like to comment, Terry has done countless things to me going back about 12 yrs ago. I was lucky enough to get away from him before he caused me serious harm. I did endure physical abuse, intimidation, and great financial loss. I was happy just to be rid of this freak show. I did bring Terry to court and won a judgement against him. But like they say, you can’t get blood from a stone. I have moved on to have a wonderful and productive life. I always did wonder what ever happened to Terry- if he was still cheating and telling his tall tales. I guess I got my question answered. Terry is a born compulsive liar. He does not have a pot to piss in. Any good fortune he has bet he swindled from some poor soul. The only way to stop this creep is to put him behind bars. Oh, terry does like to lie about his age. When I first met him he told me he was 6 yrs younger! I discovered his real age when I found his id card from a NYS corrections facility he had recently done time in. I got away from this loser shortly after. Terry your POND SCUM!

  • Noah

    Is it some sort of pastime up there with this stuff or some kind of new form of cabin fever?

  • Noah

    Don’t look now but apparently since the restaurant closed, Lori has picked up a new job. She used her expertise in crashing through windows to become a driver’s-ed instructor. Her first student was Pizza Junction’s very own Ryan Fleckenstein(see wgrz website for this) !!!! Props to Lori!! Good job princess!

    Comment by Lissin Biatch — January 30, 2012 @ 10:56 pm

    Is it some sort of pastime up there with this stuff or some kind of new form of cabin fever?

  • Noah

    @You know me
    What did he doe time for. What was his offense. If you don’t mind saying.

  • mike

    Yes now Fleckenstein, just like i said before white trash capital of Niagara County, even George Mazzturd move out.