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Stories by Andrew Z. Galarneau

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » 12:01 AM

Before I was appointed designated eater, “dinner theater” brought to mind a place for eating baked chicken while actors murder Hamlet. Lately, I’ve started to consider the ways all dinners are theater. It’s why a waitress calls a stranger “hon” and smiles, even though her feet hurt. It’s how a fine dining... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, May 25, 2016

We could argue all day about whether there are any meaningful differences between submarine sandwiches and hoagies, but the name’s not important. What matters is the satisfaction of a well-made sandwich. I set out months ago in search of Western New York’s coolest sandwiches featuring warm fillings in long bread. I... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The former Dock at the Bay, on the Lake Erie shore in Blasdell, plans to open by Memorial Day weekend. Now called The Dock Waterfront Bar & Grill, the restaurant at 3800 Hoover Road has been touched up with interior work that included refinished floors, said Charles Barone, an owner. The restaurant will be open... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Carte Blanche, a new upscale casual restaurant in the heart of the Village of Hamburg, has started accepting reservations for June 14 and thereafter. The space, at 61 Buffalo St., has been extensively renovated inside and out, with the addition of a second-story dining deck. It will hold about 80 diners. Interested... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The former Dock at the Bay, on the Lake Erie shore in Blasdell, plans to open by Memorial Day weekend. Now called The Dock Waterfront Bar & Grill, the restaurant at 3800 Hoover Road has been touched up with interior work that included refinished floors, said Charles Barone, an owner. The restaurant will be open... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Monday, May 23, 2016

The Big Easy, a casual restaurant at 1335 Main St. with a New Orleans-style menu, aims to open at lunchtime May 28. Fried fish and shrimp po-boys, chicken and sausage or seafood gumbo, boudin balls, “debris” fries topped with a roast beef gravy, and more will be on the menu, said Chef Taralyn Stephens. The... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, May 19, 2016

New restaurants in out-of-the-way places usually fret over getting customers in the door. William K’s has that licked, because a generation of Buffalonians know the path by heart. The restaurant on the downtown waterfront was built next to the Hatch, to command one of the best views in Buffalo, starting at the Buffalo... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, May 18, 2016

MidTown Kitchen, which expanded the former Nektar space on Elmwood Avenue, plans to open May 23. “We don’t even have the phone turned on yet, and through word of mouth and people stopping by, you can tell people are excited,” said Charles Barone, one of the owners of the restaurant, at 451 Elmwood Ave. “They... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Oliver’s celebrates its 80th anniversary next week by offering a menu of specials from its brand-new chef in its newly renovated Delaware Avenue space. The restaurant, at 2095 Delaware Ave., was built in 1936. It’s the longest-lived fine dining restaurant in Buffalo. Owner David Schutte said the extensive updating... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Oliver’s celebrates its 80th anniversary next week by offering a menu of specials from its brand-new chef in its newly renovated Delaware Avenue space. The restaurant, at 2095 Delaware Ave., was built in 1936. It’s the longest-lived fine-dining restaurant in Buffalo. Owner David Schutte said the extensive updating... Read More

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