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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

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

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