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Stories by Andrew Z. Galarneau

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » 12:01 AM

Build a better chicken wing, and the world will beat a path to your door. Or it would, if there was any justice. The door I’m thinking of is 4247 N. Buffalo Road, which belongs to OP Social Tap & Grille, a place in Orchard Park that was David’s Grille until last year. The reboot is less fancy, aiming at... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Eckl’s lives. The landmark Orchard Park purveyor of roast beef and other old-school comforts will reopen Nov. 1, according to James Cornell, a real estate developer closing a deal to buy it. Nothing should change, he said, or as little as humanly possible. When customers return, they will find Dale Eckl Jr. at... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Jake’s Café, a breakfast and lunch spot with grab-and-go offerings and a short-order griddle, started serving last week in the lobby of the soon-to-open Westin hotel at 250 Delaware Ave. The 20-seat spot is open for breakfast from 7-11 a.m., and for lunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Morning offerings include cinnamon... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Steven and Ellen Gedra, the husband-and-wife team behind The Black Sheep, are the latest Buffalo restaurant talents invited to serve dinner at Manhattan’s James Beard House. On Oct. 8, the Gedras and their team will present “Tavern Supper” in the 70-seat space, at 167 W. 12th St. Operated by the James Beard... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Monday, August 22, 2016

A new Cuban restaurant opened up a week ago in the Theater District, where The District last had the lights on. Cuba Rosa, 454 Pearl St., is a small family restaurant that wants to eventually add a big martini menu. At present, it offers a basic lineup of Cuban dishes, and a few curveballs, for lunch and dinner six days... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, August 18, 2016

As I sat down to write this story, Gladys rang with a question. She’s a subscriber (I prefer the term sustainer) with a taste for edible adventure who has devoured The Buffalo News’ restaurant coverage since the early Janice Okun era. Gladys has been lobbying her husband to shake up their vacation routine.... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The first Polish pasta pillows from Ru’s Pierogi to hit the streets will arrive around Sept. 7, by food truck. But the Ru’s Pierogi truck is just the beginning of a three-pronged plan to pierogify Buffalo. By October, partners Andy Ruszczyk and Zachary Schneider plan to open Ru’s Pierogi restaurant, specializing... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Elmwood Avenue’s Pasion restaurant has rebooted its menu, doubling down on Cuban cuisine, courtesy of its new chef, Havana native Adrian Muñoz, who came to the United States four months ago. “All the recipes he has are authentic,” said owner Yeslin Greason, who selected Muñoz after a chef hunt that started on... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Tuesday, August 16, 2016

If you’ve ever gotten hungry at the words "Erie County Fair," you know where to start looking for your favorite bites. Beyond the usual suspects, cotton candy and sausages and fried dough, what’s worth trying? Five Buffalo News food scouts, and one food editor, fanned out across the sprawling campus on opening day... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The first Polish pasta pillows from Ru’s Pierogi to hit the streets will arrive around Sept. 7, by food truck. But the Ru’s Pierogi truck is just the beginning of a three-pronged plan to pierogify Buffalo. By October, partners Andy Ruszczyk and Zachary Schneider plan to open Ru’s Pierogi restaurant, specializing... Read More

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