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By Andrew Z. Galarneau

Recently, Buffalo.com's Nick Mendola interviewed Donnie Burtless on how the auditor and lifelong eater turned a personal journal of restaurants into Buffalo's best-read food blog, BuffaloEats.org.

Burtless tells him that if BuffaloEats looks good, it's largely because of his wife and co-conspirator, Alli Suriani.

"I am not a good writer," Burtless told Mendola. "I will never say I’m a good writer. My wife went to grad school for five years. She’s written hundreds of papers, huge 25-page theses so she’s my editor. I write something that in my head that makes complete sense and she takes it from my head to the page. She saves my ass, basically."

He's an auditor, so here's some of the numbers: BuffaloEats has covered nearly 500 places in three years - and the couple still has 100 on their to-do list.

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