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By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Among the charms of Oshun, the new downtown restaurant, is hearing guests perk up when you give directions, naming the landmarks that signal its location. Tell people you’ll meet them between t... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mr. Bill’s used to make fun of Cheektowaga stereotypes, selling a T-shirt emblazoned with pink flamingos. They don’t sell the shirt anymore, but not much else has changed at the corner of Clevelan... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The bars of Chippewa Street come and go, but for the last decade, Bacchus has remained a beacon of fine dining amid a sea of Long Island iced teas. Two years ago, chef Brian Mietus bought out restaura... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A generation ago, Buffalonians seeking the exotic sensation of pad Thai had to cross international borders. In 1990, the closest Thai restaurant was in Welland, Ont. Since then, Thai restaurants have ... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A generation ago, Buffalonians seeking the exotic sensation of pad Thai had to cross international borders. In 1990, the closest Thai restaurant was in Welland, Ont. Since then, Thai restaurants have ... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Trying to surprise restaurant customers is a mission fraught with peril. Two, three or more experiments might soar, only to have customers remember most vividly the one that blew up on the launch pad.... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Before Ulrich’s Tavern closed in 2012, I had mainly enjoyed the shabby charms of Buffalo’s oldest operating tavern for lunchtime potato pancakes and German draft beer before Sabres games... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, October 16, 2014

When a restaurant tipster of proven reliability told me a new restaurant was coming to the former Red Door Ski Shop in Williamsville, my heart soared. Turkish family dining with supple flatbread baked... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bar Bill, the wings and beef-on-weck specialist on Main Street in East Aurora, might be the toughest table in town. It’s so full so often that its website warns first-timers to arrive in midaft... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Siena didn’t start the Tuscan revolution in Buffalo’s Italian dining world. San Marco and Il Fiorentino already were up and running when it opened on Main Street in Snyder. But it did ha... Read More
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