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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. The dead... 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 midafternoo... 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 have somethi... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, September 25, 2014

First came Don Tequila on Allen Street. It opened in 2013, packing in crowds with plentiful plates of gringo Mexican, and margaritas by the yard. Then came Agave, the second Mexican restaurant in B... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Presto is a humble café in the former Café 59 space on Allen Street, located in the center of Allentown’s artistic district. That geographical fact was emphasized when I brought my family for dinn... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, September 10, 2014

There are more Italian restaurants in Buffalo than any other ethnic flavor. Since pizza, chicken Parmesan and spaghetti with meatballs have joined the great American melting pot, maybe “ethnic” is... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, September 4, 2014

You might say Tab Daulton used to work on a bigger canvas. A few years ago, he was the chef in charge of feeding First Niagara Center fans. Today, he’s got his own place, a former dive bar in Lackaw... Read More

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Winfield’s Pub Chef experienced in much larger room delivers surprising fare from tiny kitchen.WHERE: 1213 Ridge Road, Lackawanna (821-0700, www.winfieldspub.com)HOURS: 3 to 11 p.m. Sunday (ope... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, August 27, 2014

After years of tips naming the Viking Lobster Company as a seafood wonderland, I pulled to the curb and cursed. It looked closed, maybe for months, by the rough shape of the building. When my guests a... Read More
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