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Stories by Andrew Z. Galarneau

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, October 30, 2014

For years I've read over the Mes Que menu, but never get to experience it in person. I couldn't reconcile the term "soccer bar" with a list of dishes that included shrimp pasta and seared prime rib. ... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Trying to surprise restaurant customers is a mission fraught with peril. Two, three or more experiments might soar, only to have customers remember most vividly the one that blew up on the launch pad.... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Curly’s Grill, the Lackawanna restaurant and banquet center, is changing hands – but its chefs and its menu are staying put. Executive chef Shea Zappia and his father, Don Zappia, will buy the ... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, October 29, 2014

If making your own schnitzel sounds like too much work, here’s a few local restaurants where you can find your fix. • Black Forest Adler, 2447 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, serves four types of... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Yolo has made bringing a touch of downtown to the wilds of Transit Road in Clarence its mission. So it was odd to hear reports from eaters impressed by Yolo’s take on, of all things, a fried bolo... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Curly’s Grill, the Lackawannna restaurant and banquet center, is changing hands – but its chefs and menu are staying put. Executive chef Shea Zappia and his father, Don Zappia, will buy the res... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Monday, October 27, 2014

Saigon Café plans to bring an expanded menu of Vietnamese and Thai cuisine to the corner of Elmwood Avenue and West Utica Street. “As of right now we are shooting for Nov. 6 for an opening,” s... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Friday, October 24, 2014

Hydraulic Hearth, the pizza-and-beer centered restaurant at Larkin Square, is inching toward the finish line. Health inspectors and city code inspectors have been satisfied, owner Harry Zemsky said... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, October 23, 2014

Suzanne’s Fine Dining in Wheatfield has closed, ending 20 years of feeding hungry folks in Niagara County. Owners Suzanne and Kevin Guenther got to do what many restaurant couples dream of: selli... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, October 22, 2014

One of the talents that wins chefs fans is the ability to elevate familiar flavors, to put pedestrian dishes in fancy duds and make them dance. Case in point, the pork belly appetizer that Chef Br... Read More
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