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By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, February 26, 2015

Buffalo needs more grand rooms, places where dinner offers the potential for romance, for dazzle, for a night to remember. Where you can star in your own black-and-white classic movie, your table a st... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, February 19, 2015

We came out of the shattering cold into a warm room alive with the chatter of crowded tables and the aroma of sizzling beefsteak. Steak Stone & Sushi has a largely routine Japanese menu with the e... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, February 12, 2015

When Cat and I trooped in with four teenagers on a recent snowy Saturday night, Arriba Tortilla was so busy that we had to wait 30 minutes for a table. That seems about right for the best Mexican rest... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, February 5, 2015

Restaurant years are like dog years. Five years can be a memorable place’s lifetime, 10 years a “great run.” Yet longevity is no guarantee of excellence by itself. Some of the longest-lived plac... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, January 29, 2015

For the last few years, if you asked me for the best Thai restaurant in town, my recommendation was Thai Orchid on Evans Road in Williamsville. In past articles, I have extolled the pleasures of its c... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The wings never make it to the table when I roast a chicken. Covered in cracker-crisp skin, they’re the best part, so I tear them off for myself as the cook’s reward. During a recent visit, I disc... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Buffalo restaurants are fed almost exclusively by the modern factory farm complex. Ingredients roll along the conveyor belts and highways of North America, emerging from the kitchen on your plate. The... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, January 8, 2015

Sakura is nominally a Japanese restaurant, but after eating there, I left wondering what a Japanese person would make of it. There is raw fish on rice, to be sure, miso soup and seaweed salad. But lik... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The blossoming of authentic Chinese restaurants near the University at Buffalo’s Amherst campus has created a Chinatown’s worth of places. Since 2010, Peking Quick One, Miss Hot Café, Wok & R... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Village of Williamsville has no lack of places to get a drink. When BillyBar opened in the former Sweet Jenny’s shop on the corner of Spring Street, it aimed to broaden the definition of a Willi... Read More
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