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By Ben Tsujimoto » 11:23 AM

1) Buffalo Porchfest, 1 to 6 p.m. May 7 throughout the Elmwood Village. Free to attend all of the shows. Commentary: For once, it doesn't look like Porchfest will be remembered for its dismal weather -- it's expected to be overcast, but not... Read More

By Emeri Krawczyk » 11:07 AM

We are always up for an event that combines a good drink with a good cause. Restaurants at the Walden Galleria will be hosting two bartending events for charity: On May 9, Bar Louie will host its first “Bartenders Brawl.” We are pretty sure... Read More

By Caitlin Hartney » 8:15 AM

Freshly baked brioche seared in butter. Chocolate pastry cream. Silky mousse fashioned from house-ground peanut butter. Bananas Foster sauce. Bacon-studded caramel. Candied peanuts. These are the components of The Elvis—a dessert so exceptional I... Read More

By Kevin Wise » Thursday, May 5, 2016

Breweries are always one season ahead. In preparation for the spring and summer months, light, flavorful and easy to drink beers are slated to be on tap. Check out this list of locally available beers designed for longer-than-usual nights on the patio... Read More

By Emeri Krawczyk » Thursday, May 5, 2016

A few years ago we visited Louisville (including a stop at Maker’s Mark Distillery along Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail) and can tell you the town is mad about its horses, food and of course, bourbon — which they pour like water for drinks. While... Read More




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By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, May 5, 2016

Griffon Gastropub will make East Aurora its third location, offering 70 draft beers and a diverse menu of ambitious tavern food in the former Medici House space. After renovations the restaurant will extend the Griffon brand from Niagara Falls and... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, May 5, 2016

A table near the water has its own gravitational pull. The murmur of waves on the shore, nature’s metronome, can rock all but the most frenetic souls into a more contemplative state of mind. In pleasant weather, those are the first tables to fill... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Martin Danilowicz's restaurant Martin Cooks will have its last day of restaurant service on May 28. "May 28th, 2016 will be Martin Cooks last day of service," the restaurant posted to its Facebook page. "However, please join us for Brunch on May... Read More

By Will Homan » Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Over the years we’ve seen the steady evolution of the first date. There have been the awkward first encounters with parents on dimly lit doorsteps and the quick scans of a restaurant as you try and pick out the blind date your co-worker swore was... Read More

By Michael Farrell » Wednesday, May 4, 2016

It’s nice to have bars and restaurants you can smell from blocks away (in a good way). And Fat Bob’s — with its barbecue-filled menu of brisket, pulled pork and buttermilk fried chicken — is certainly one of these Buffalo-based locales. Tucked... Read More

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