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By Emeri Krawczyk » Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Buffalonians are a loyal lot, especially to pizzerias. We’d like to add Lovejoy Pizza to the list of iconic joints that includes Bocce, La Nova, Imperial and Blasdell. The original location on Lovejoy Street is in the heart of Buffalo’s Iron Island. In October 2012, a second location opened near the Medical... Read More

By Joseph A. Leta is an Amherst criminal, business and divorce attorney whose lifelong goal is to find the world's greatest foods, and eat them. Joseph Leta » Thursday, April 28, 2016

It’s easy to be overwhelmed with all of the choices for inexpensive Italian eats in Buffalo. If you have an old phone book lying around, pick it up and flip through the hundreds of local choices from Amici to Zetti's. My mother’s a wonderful Italian cook, which makes it even harder. Yet nestled in the middle of... Read More

By Emeri Krawczyk » Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The fast-casual restaurant Zoup! notes 1997 as its inception date. It now has more than 88 franchise locations in the U.S. and Canada.Our area’s Zoup! is in Orchard Park in the Crossroads Centre (the Tops/Lowe’s plaza). With a Moe’s Southwest Grill, Wendy’s, Tim Hortons plus local fave Taffy’s nearby, Zoup! finds... Read More

By Jessica Kelly » Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Whether you’re socializing with friends or throwing on your headphones to get some work done, Spot Coffee makes you feel right at home with a wide variety of food and high-quality coffee. Spot’s several area locations have bright, colorful mural representing that location’s neighborhood. You’ll notice unique... Read More

By Lizz Schumer » Tuesday, April 5, 2016

For Buffalo workers, The Lunch Box’s three locations – downtown in the Lafayette Court Building, the Tri-Main Building in North Buffalo and the Seneca Building in the Larkin District – offer a wide geographical range of lunchtime options. Each one boasts fresh sandwiches, soups and salads, as well as a bakery case... Read More

By Matt Chandler » Tuesday, March 29, 2016

In 1986 I worked as a busboy at the Spartan Restaurant, a Greek diner in Dover, N.H. There was a certain feel about the place — from the baklava and spanakopita to the abundance of feta cheese in everything from the omelets to the soups. It didn’t try to be anything other than a great Greek diner. The Odyssey... Read More

By Emeri Krawczyk » Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Located in the Hamburg Village Square plaza, ZJ's occupies what was once a Your Host restaurant. (Some of us still call it the Pleasures & Pastimes plaza and remember the defunct diner.) On a late Sunday morning, ZJ’s looked like it just survived a major assault. Waitresses hustled and busboys struggled to keep up... Read More

By Matt Chandler » Tuesday, March 8, 2016

It’s just after 7 in the evening on a bone-chillingly cold Thursday night and the Apollo Restaurant in Lackawanna is buzzing. A sign directs patrons to “seat yourself,” a challenge on this night, as most of the booths that line the walls are full with what is, in general, an older crowd. Passing by the tables as we... Read More

By Emeri Krawczyk » Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Fish fry season has swung into full gear, and while we would love nothing better than to go out every Friday for a fish fry (with beers, a waitress, et al), it’s just not possible. It may be counterintuitive to eat at a place that’s famous for its roast beef, but we are telling you to do just that in the case of the... Read More

By Emeri Krawczyk » Thursday, February 25, 2016

We recently gifted Sawyer The Nephew Bandits tickets along with a “Boys Night Out” voucher for dinner with The Other Nephews (Nate and Christian). He wanted to go to Bada Bing. Why? The name makes him laugh. He’s 14. The others are 15 and 11. Would it be OK to take them? Turns out, yes. And we weren’t the... Read More

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