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By Emeri Krawczyk » Wednesday, May 25, 2016

If memory serves, the WaterStone Grill occupies what was once a Bob Evans (or was it a Cracker Barrel?) along with a couple other things before finally settling down to become a local restaurant that serves Hamburg residents along with folks staying at the multiple hotels off the I-90 at Exit 57. The combination gives... Read More

By Michael Farrell » Wednesday, May 18, 2016

When you assign a direct name like “Local” to a kitchen and beer bar, you better commit to the moniker’s connotations and be thorough in doing so. Thankfully, West Chippewa’s rustic craft beer and sandwich haven Local Kitchen does just that. Stashed inside the old Noir and boasting walls full of new and old... Read More

By Reuben Wolf » Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Oh, The U, where have ye gone? For years, it was a staple for University at Buffalo graduate students who needed a drink after classes. When news broke that The U would shut its doors, UB students were heartbroken. But maybe it was too early to mourn a place which never seemed to garner as much business as it should... Read More

By Michael Farrell » Wednesday, May 4, 2016

It’s nice to have bars and restaurants you can smell from blocks away (in a good way). And Fat Bob’s — with its barbecue-filled menu of brisket, pulled pork and buttermilk fried chicken — is certainly one of these Buffalo-based locales. Tucked inside Allentown on Virginia Place, the bar provides roadhouse... Read More

By Emeri Krawczyk » Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Newfangled cocktails, craft beer and hipster crowds have a place in this world, but today we pay homage to old-school joints that keep the classic traditions going — like The Protocol Restaurant. Opened in 1971 and still owned by the Pelczynski family, The Protocol has 45 years of staying power because of a focus on... Read More

By Michael Farrell » Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Despite the past few years of dramatic changes in certain sections of Buffalo, it would be wrong to assume that every neighborhood is full of residents eager for wholesale transformations of the street blocks, businesses and barrooms that color their way of life. Count South Buffalo as one city section full of residents... Read More

By Reuben Wolf » Thursday, April 7, 2016

In an age where bars seek to compete against one another with high-concept gimmicks, fascinating drink choices and modern dance hits to attract younger crowds, Loughran’s remains the stubborn, old-fashioned grandfather – and that’s not a bad thing. In fact, it could be said that Loughran’s lack of gimmicks is... Read More

By Emeri Krawczyk » Thursday, March 31, 2016

Silly us, we mistook Fíero to mean “fire.” Our high school Spanish teacher is no doubt turning in his grave. Loosely translated as “fierce or wild,” we offer a compromise. When the “fierce and wild” winds begin to blow, we recommend heading to Fíero to pretend that Buffalo is a balmy Mediterranean country... Read More

By Reuben Wolf » Thursday, March 17, 2016

Do not judge this book by its cover. On the surface, MacGregor’s Grill & Tap Room’s 23 (count ’em: 23) televisions make it so you’ll never miss a Sabres play, and the arcade games in the back of the room may suck quarters from your pockets. But MacGregor’s offers so much more than its generic décor of beer... Read More

By Emeri Krawczyk » Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Bars and restaurants may come and go, but neighborhood watering holes like Caputi’s Sheridan Pub soldier on through thick and thin. How do we know in the case of Caputi’s? A worn sign advertising a fish fry with a “new smoke-free room” is an indication of just how long Caputi’s has been around. The inside is... Read More

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