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Andrew Z. Galarneau


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Garlock's Restaurant, overlooking the Erie Canal in Lockport, has closed, ending 72 years of service. "It is with a very heavy heart that effective today June 5, 2018 we will be closed," its Facebook page said. "We would like to thank all of our customers both near and far that we will truly miss. "Thank you for all of the support throughout the years. The love and a…

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A former auto service center next to the Erie Canal is becoming an ambitious restaurant centered around wood-fired cooking. Prescott's Provisions is nearing completion at 40 E. Niagara St., City of Tonawanda. The building, which dates to the 1920s, was most recently an automobile service center. Owner Don Benoit is a Grand Island businessman who owns Cross Controls &…

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The bone-deep fatigue of 60-hour weeks affords chefs precious few chances to enjoy a recuperative night off, visit other restaurants and let someone else cook for a change. Given a shot, they don't want to miss. Here's a few places some of Buffalo's hardworking chefs and restaurateurs spend their "me time." Eric Nessa, executive chef, Tempo "Hutch’s is always a sol…

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The Daniels age of Hamburg dining is ending, as the fine-dining restaurant's owners recast it as a humbler restaurant called Craft and Cork Gastropub. The name and menu change will come at the end of June, giving customers a last chance to sink their forks into the lobster and veal medallions in lobster cream. "Four years ago we were privileged enough to take over a …

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Beer will be flowing again in the Yelling Goat’s bar this week, as owners Laurie Kutas and John Rooney bounce back after a devastating February fire. The restaurant, 206 Central Ave., Lancaster, will officially reopen at 11 a.m. June 6. The day before, patrons will be welcomed for a “sneak preview” with wine and beer tastings, and complimentary pizza. “We are look…

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The new Nick Charlap's Ice Cream stand on Elmwood Avenue starts serving ice cream tomorrow, June 1. It will be ice cream only the first day, owner Nick Charlap said, with the food menu starting Saturday, June 2. "We're going to do ice cream only, 3 to 9 p.m., on Friday," he said, "and go full bore Saturday with food and ice cream." The restaurant, 2800 Elmwood Ave…

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The former Bowmansville Thai restaurant Water Lily Café is slated to reopen in Cheektowaga. Owner Kim Suphankomut said he is working to get a new space ready at 3800 Union Road, near the Walden Galleria. It will be open "hopefully by August, or at least the beginning of September," he said. This restaurant would be smaller than his former space, with about eight t…

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I'm old enough to remember when pizza was an Italian thing. Or more precisely an Italian-American thing. The delicately blistered pies of Naples would never be mistaken for Buffalo-style pizza, whose most prized qualities are a thick quilt of cheese on a mattress of dough, slices equipped with stout handles to make them easier to lug. But now some of the best New York C…

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It took half a year, but the renewed and remodeled John & Mary's has reopened in Hamburg. Submarine sandwiches like the renowned A-Bomb sausage hoagie, wings and pizza are again available at 40 Buffalo St. A January blaze knocked out the restaurant while repairs took place and new equipment was installed. The recipes remain the same, so the only difference cus…

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The former Bowmansville Thai restaurant Water Lily Café is slated to reopen in Cheektowaga. Owner Kim Suphankomut said he is working to get a new space ready at 3800 Union Road, near the Walden Galleria. It will be open "hopefully by August, or at least the beginning of September," he said. This restaurant would be smaller than his former space, with about eight t…

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The building holding the Eden Ale House won't be dark for long. Its owners are bringing a tavern back to life at 8557 N. Main St, Eden. Eden Pub will carry on where the Eden Ale House left off, said Allie O'Brien Phillippi, daughter of owners Pat and Yvette O'Brien. "I just wanted to reassure people that we will be reopening very soon, once we get our liquor licen…

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JP's Checkers, the rehabilitated neighborhood dive bar, reopened on Hertel Avenue on Saturday. The bar at 1854 Hertel Ave. welcomed runners needing refreshment after the Buffalo Marathon on Sunday, only fitting because it was long a runners' haunt. With 16 taps dispensing local and macro-brews, an updated interior, and refitted bathroom facilities, the initial respon…

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Eckl's@Larkin is an audacious attempt at building a steakhouse into a sprawling former industrial space while infusing it with the spirit of a historic family restaurant. The result is a restaurant with wide-open spaces and plush upscale decor where you can enjoy a credible beef on weck, but also take a deep dive into the steakhouse canon. Chairman's Reserve House Pr…

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With summer vacation season peeking around the corner of the calendar, Buffalo-bound travelers are getting their itineraries in shape. For many, eating leads the list of attractions. Those returning to the Queen City often have a list of new places they want to try. As The News’ food editor and restaurant critic, I get lots of questions about the new places. Then the…

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There is no love more pure than the love of a child. Such wide-eyed adoration imprints its subjects on tender souls, malleable as 24-karat gold, before experience of the wider world alloys them with disappointment. This helps explain why you might travel the globe, sampling its elixirs and delicacies, only to find that nothing moves you quite like the beef on weck and malt…