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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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Stories by Andrew Z. Galarneau

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Monday, June 27, 2016

The highly anticipated Grange Community Kitchen in Hamburg will open its doors to the public July 9. At 22 Main St., Hamburg natives Brad and Caryn Rowell want to give their town more than food and drink, Brad Rowell said. “We’re trying to be a community hub for this area,” Rowell said. “A place where you can... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, June 23, 2016

Mongolian grill, also known as Mongolian barbecue, is neither Mongolian nor barbecue. Invented in Taiwan, it’s essentially build-your-own stir-fry. Diners move along a buffet of ingredients – like frozen sliced meat, chopped vegetables and noodles – bowl in hand. They select fixings, ladle in sauces and flavorings... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Babylon Gardens, the Turkish-Iraqi restaurant at 1141 Kenmore Ave., Kenmore, has closed. It had opened in April in the spot that was Torches. The restaurant’s owner could not be reached by telephone. Its website says the restaurant is closed temporarily, but the property is being offered for lease. (Hat tip: Ed... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, June 16, 2016

On Tuesday, June 14, a new restaurant opened in Hamburg called Carte Blanche. The chef is Andrew Murtha, who has worked in restaurant kitchens most of his adult life. He led the kitchens at Brick Oven Bistro in South Buffalo, then fine-dining star Tempo on Delaware Avenue. At Carte Blanche, 61 Buffalo St., Murtha is... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, June 16, 2016

Surveying the available choices in Buffalo’s collective menu channels my childhood stamp album, a binder the size of a couch cushion. I would flip through it, sighing at empty spaces. There are 20 countries in Latin America, but most of my Latin American pages are blank. Mexico’s tacos and tortas are filled in,... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Worker-owned bakery BreadHive will open its West Side café on June 21. The café, at 402 Connecticut St., will offer sandwiches, light fare and sweet baked goods in addition to BreadHive’s established lineup of bread, bagels, granola and pretzels. It will offer about 20 seats. Sandwiches will range from meaty... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Hyderabad Biryani House opens Wednesday, bringing specialties of the southern Indian state of Telangana to Clarence. The restaurant at 5445 Transit Road will start serving food at noon, said Ravi Atluri, husband of owner Bhargavi Godavarthi. Eventually the restaurant will offer beer and wine, but not yet, Atluri... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Tuesday, June 14, 2016

UPDATED: Thin Man Brewery, Mike Shatzel’s Elmwood Avenue brewery-restaurant, will open to the public on June 17. Its bar will open at 4 p.m., and the kitchen will serve food to downstairs customers from 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Shatzel said. On Saturday, bar and food from 2 to 8 p.m. [Gallery: Thin Man... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, June 9, 2016

Falafel Bar, the popular Mediterranean restaurant that was one of the last businesses left in Amherst’s Northtown Plaza, has closed. Owner Oded Rauvenpoor said he couldn’t keep his business open in a plaza destined for demolition. Plaza owner WS Development has planned a Whole Foods supermarket and related... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, June 9, 2016

It’s a fine time to dine in Buffalo. Clusters of new restaurants have bloomed downtown, and in the suburbs, too. Young chefs are offering delicious, even daring, visions of dinner. Against the glow of opening-night spotlights, the profiles of great old places loom even larger. Nothing satisfies like ordering what your... Read More

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