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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. 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

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, August 21, 2014

Trattoria Aroma North French, the third outpost of Dave Cosentino’s homage to northern Italian cuisine, is in a building so new that the sidewalks are still shiny. Inside, a two-story space has b... Read More
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