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By Emeri Krawczyk » Tuesday, August 9, 2016

For this scorching hot summer, “Gather ye hotdogs while ye may” is our motto. (You’ll thank us right about mid-January for impressing this mantra upon you.)We tried to figure out why a joint on the water (the Niagara River to be precise) is called Lumberjack’s. Then we went inside and discovered the lumberjack is... Read More

By Emeri Krawczyk » Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Summer provides a free license to eat nothing of nutritional value every once in a while and feel OK about it. The menu at Super Freeze Drive-In pretty much fits the bill. And that’s not a bad thing.In short, this joint is a kid’s food dream. We loved it, too. It would make a fun stop on the way to or from the Angola... Read More

By Teresa Sharp » Wednesday, July 20, 2016

LEWISTON – Stepping into the venerable Village Bake Shoppe in the historic Village of Lewiston is like leaning into a hug from your Grandma. Comfort surrounds you in the scents of baked goods created from scratch, which tickle recessed memories of childhood. Displays of its famous Mile High Apple Pie greet you right... Read More

By Thomas Prohaska » Wednesday, July 13, 2016

LOCKPORT – Widewaters is back, and Lockport is a better place because of it. The unpretentious eatery at 767 Market St. reopened this spring after being closed for three years. The small building was flooded as a result of a sewer backup caused by a mega-downpour on June 28, 2013. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Sen.... Read More

By Emeri Krawczyk » Wednesday, July 6, 2016

For years, we passed the iconic Curt’s Stop-In along Route 5 on our commute to Buffalo. Then, a few years back, Curt’s – which flourished during the Bethlehem Steel era – was replaced by the Dog Shack. Strangely enough, three hot dog joints – the Dog Shack, Tony’s Bayview Drive-In and Red Top Hot Dogs –... Read More

By Emeri Krawczyk » Wednesday, June 29, 2016

We are West Seneca/Sloanites, so forgive us if we didn’t find Pautler's Drive-In, which has been around since 1958, until recently. We fell in love before getting out of the car. The retro look, the neon and the pink parking lot lines are darling. Pautler's does double duty as a hot dog joint and ice cream place... Read More

By Emeri Krawczyk » Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Mister Dee’s is one of those places everyone knows about despite its somewhat desolate location. It’s on the corner of Beach Road and Maryvale Drive where the road comes to an abrupt end at the New York State Thruway. In business almost 30 years, the restaurant is proof that “when the food is good, people find... Read More

By Emeri Krawczyk » Wednesday, June 15, 2016

We absolutely love to find a hidden food oasis in an industrial desert, or in this case along dingy Dingens Street. Amid the not-so-pretty buildings sits the tiny Cedars Bakery & Deli, a Lebanese bakery that also serves food. The interior is very cute (and super clean), with a fun brick wall covered in chalk... Read More

By Emeri Krawczyk » Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Corner Bakery Café is a fast-casual restaurant with roots in Chicago; it franchised in 2006. Our area has a location in Amherst. The best way to describe CBC is “Panera-esque,” with the exception that workers bring food out and clear off tables. Ordering at establishments like this is often an exercise in... Read More

By Lizz Schumer » Tuesday, May 31, 2016

With the exception of about two weeks after I first read “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair in high school, I’ve never called myself a vegetarian. Many of my at-home meals do consist of beans, tofu and other non-meat proteins. But for reasons more closely related to my wallet than any ethical or health concerns, though I... Read More

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