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By Emeri Krawczyk » Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Acting on a tip from Sig Other’s co-worker Helen, we needed a dinner upon returning from vacation. Seeking a simple homestyle meal after a week of vacation food, Greek To Me delivered. The original location on Delaware Avenue moved to its present location in 2012. The 1950s theme carries through from iconic photos of... Read More

By Lizz Schumer » Tuesday, May 17, 2016

DJ Cafeteria boasts “Buffalo’s best Philly Cheesesteak and wings” on its sign, a pretty strong claim for the lunch counter recently opened across the street from the Buffalo Zoo. The menu features wings, fish fry, gyro and fried rice, an eclectic mix all hovering around the $5 to $9 mark. DJ Cafeteria is a... Read More

By Matt Chandler » Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The ever-daunting challenge for employees looking to escape the office for lunch is finding a place that can get you in, eat and back to your desk in 60 minutes or less. Sure there are the greasy burger joints, the food on four wheels and the chain sub shops, but if you’re in the mood for something fresh, fast and not... Read More

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

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