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Stories by Andrew Z. Galarneau

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Friday, September 30, 2016

Dug’s Dive didn’t make it as a restaurant operating on the lake. Now the owner hopes to make it work as a restaurant operating IN the lake – and any other place where there’s water. Tucker Curtin, the Buffalo restaurateur who operates The Steer and Lake Effect diner with his wife Erin, has purchased a 45-foot... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Friday, September 30, 2016

More than 80 restaurants will donate part of their evening’s proceeds for local AIDS programs on Oct. 11, the 14th edition of Dining Out for Life. “Great strides have been made in HIV/AIDS treatment. If we can eradicate it completely – and we’re closer every day – then we need to help each other through... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, September 29, 2016

Who loves hamburgers? Americans. They’re the United States’ most common meal. Who hates hamburgers? Fine dining chefs, or a surprising number of them, at least. They are loath to offer common things, and have worked their way to a point in their career where they don’t want to make one dish a thousand times a... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, September 29, 2016

Football fans, pointing to audience numbers, argue that baseball devotees can no longer lay claim to America’s game. Nuts to them both, I say. Restaurants are our most popular venues for out-of-the-house entertainment. Not everybody has the cash to sit in the expensive seats, but when they do, they hope to witness a... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bison French Onion Chip Dip was named New York's best dairy dip after a statewide competition. Duh, Western New Yorkers said. The dip, so beloved in Western New York it's sold at the airport as a gift for those who can't get a steady supply, beat out seven competitors at the New York State Fair in... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A Bemus Point cook who got his culinary education in Florida, France and Manhattan has returned to open an ambitious Chautauqua County restaurant. Brian Kiendl opened The White Carrot on Sept. 2. The building, 4717 Chautauqua Stedman Road, Mayville, was formerly Mazza Chautauqua Cellars, a wine-tasting center. His wife... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Musician Sam Marabella is opening a Japanese restaurant in East Aurora. Yoshi will open at 33 Elm St., with about 50 seats and a beer and wine menu. The building has been gutted to the floor and wall studs, and is being completely renovated, with the addition of French doors and other details, Marabella said. It was... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Monday, September 26, 2016

A Bemus Point cook who got his culinary education in Florida, France and Manhattan has returned to open an ambitious Chautauqua County restaurant. Brian Kiendl opened The White Carrot on Sept. 2. The building, 4717 Chautauqua Stedman Road, Mayville, was formerly Mazza Chautauqua Cellars, a wine-tasting center. His wife... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, September 22, 2016

Of all the American customs I view with suspicion, waiting until the end of the meal to order dessert ranks high. Why risk filling up before you get to what you really want? Sure, I go along with it, trying to do what I can to blend in with the civilians. But there are times when the risk is too high. “Please tell me... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Kitchen upgrades at SEAR, the modern steakhouse coming to the Avant building, are underway today. That means that the restaurant, which has attracted backing from former Buffalo Bills Fred Jackson, Brian Moorman and Terrence McGee, should be in play by November. Old equipment is being removed, and a larger hood... Read More

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