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food + drink Guide to dining out and drinking in Western New York

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Coptic Christians are a mystery to many Western New Yorkers. They are Arab Christians, members of an ancient Egyptian denomination. The Coptic Church traces its roots to St. Mark, the apostle and evangelist, who brought Christianity to Egypt in the first... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Eckl’s lives. The landmark Orchard Park purveyor of roast beef and other old-school comforts will reopen Nov. 1, according to James Cornell, a real estate developer closing a deal to buy it. Nothing should change, he said, or as little as humanly... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Jake’s Café, a breakfast and lunch spot with grab-and-go offerings and a short-order griddle, started serving last week in the lobby of the soon-to-open Westin hotel at 250 Delaware Ave. The 20-seat spot is open for breakfast from 7-11 a.m., and for lunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Morning offerings include cinnamon... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Tuesday, August 23, 2016

How about a little exercise with your chicken wings? The National Buffalo Wing Festival, returning Sept. 3 and 4 at Coca-Cola Field, will include two physical activities to help burn off those extra wing-related calories. The general public will... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Steven and Ellen Gedra, the husband-and-wife team behind The Black Sheep, are the latest Buffalo restaurant talents invited to serve dinner at Manhattan’s James Beard House. On Oct. 8, the Gedras and their team will present “Tavern Supper” in... Read More




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By Michael Farrell » Tuesday, August 23, 2016

When area diners and drinkers venture along Route 5’s lakefront through the summer, most are looking for a locale along the water, one with views of Canadian shorelines, Lackawanna’s windmills or Buffalo’s Outer Harbor. But on any one of these... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Monday, August 22, 2016

A new Cuban restaurant opened up a week ago in the Theater District, where The District last had the lights on. Cuba Rosa, 454 Pearl St., is a small family restaurant that wants to eventually add a big martini menu. At present, it offers a basic... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Friday, August 19, 2016

1) Buffalo BrewFest, 5 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Cobblestone District at Illinois Street. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the event. Commentary: Over 100 craft beers from 30 brewers from across the country will be available for tasting along... Read More

By Caitlin Hartney » Friday, August 19, 2016

Polish, Italian and German food are all considered basic food groups in Western New York, but soul food has never gotten its due. Soul food—comprising a variety of dishes and cooking styles whose origins can be traced to the 18th and 19th century... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, August 18, 2016

As I sat down to write this story, Gladys rang with a question. She’s a subscriber (I prefer the term sustainer) with a taste for edible adventure who has devoured The Buffalo News’ restaurant coverage since the early Janice Okun era. Gladys... Read More

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