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Epicurus II brings family restaurant back to Kenmore Avenue

The family restaurant at 299 Kenmore Ave., Tonawanda reopened two weeks ago.

It’s called Epicurus II. If that rings a bell, it’s because the restaurant was called Epicurus until about seven years ago.

“This is our second week, but we had it open seven years ago,” said Jim Demola, who owns the place with partner Peter Booker.

Then they got into the towing business, and watched two restaurants open and close in the space, most recently Howling Rooster.

“We decided to go back into it and try it again,” Demola said.

The menu is standard Greek and American diner, with burgers, souvlaki, pot roast and fried seafood. It’ll serve breakfast and lunch daily, with dinner added Thursday through Saturday. Friday will bring fish fries, but otherwise the menu won’t change.

Demola said their towing business would continue, as Epicurus II is a family restaurant in the fullest sense. “This is more for our kids, so they can eventually take over and run it all,” he said. “That’s what we’re trying to do, a family restaurant.”

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