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A Hertel Avenue chicken wing specialist known for far-out flavors like cinnamon toast crunch is opening a second restaurant on Elmwood Avenue. Wing Kings will open at 484 Elmwood Ave., which was last an Erbert & Gerbert's sandwich shop, and before that Bistro Europa. Owner Jeremie Jones said he was aiming to open by the end of November. Jones opened his first …

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Television food juggernaut Alton Brown is in Buffalo to perform his live show at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 in the University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts. On Nov. 1 he tweeted a request for wing recommendations; peek through the 700+ suggestions left for the Food Network star - you'll either nod in approval or feel righteously indignant. https://twitter.com/altonbrown/status…

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Acropolis OPA started its life as one of Buffalo’s Greek family restaurants before second-generation owner Paul Tsouflidis decided to shake it up. The building is scarcely recognizable from the street compared to a decade ago. The second floor went from an apartment to dining space, then, for a time, a DJ-powered dance floor. The first floor is more of a sports bar now, …

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Wings-and-weck favorite Bar Bill Tavern has started shipping its wings across America. The famously crowded restaurant will even send you a custom brush so you can apply the sauce just like the cooks do at 185 Main St., East Aurora. Orders are being taken at barbill.com but it's not cheap – 30 wings will set you back $99 including shipping. That's for 30 wings, 6 o…

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Morton's open: Morton’s The Steakhouse opened its new location inside the Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel on Oct. 26. “We are thrilled to join the Buffalo community and look forward to offering guests an unrivaled dining experience with the finest cuts of beef in a sophisticated, dynamic atmosphere,” said Tim Whitlock, senior vice president of operations. The stea…

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Victor Parra Gonzalez, the Mexican chef behind West Side fine dining spot Las Puertas, will represent Buffalo in a Day of the Dead themed dinner at the James Beard House. On Nov. 1, Gonzalez, who also runs upscale taqueria Casa Azul with Zina Lapi, will join with five standouts in modern Mexican fare to deliver dinner in the Manhattan culinary showcase. Joining Gonz…

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Restaurateur Martin Danilowicz won't open a second place in downtown Buffalo as previously planned. The ground floor space at 5-7 Genesee St. is awaiting a new suitor, owner Steve Carmina told the city Planning Board last week. Carmina, an architect with Carmina Wood Morris, worked with developer Roget Trettel and others to rehabilitate the buildings, which face the …

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Midtown Kitchen closed last week after owners decided to turn it into an event site. The restaurant and nightclub opened at 451 Elmwood Ave. in May 2016. "Starting on November 1, 2017, MTK Elmwood will be exclusively used as event space," said a note posted to its website. "Expect the same atmosphere but a brand new concept." Midtown Kitchen partners could not be …

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A Mexican restaurant has taken over the Niagara Street space that was Ranchos Latin Food, Buffalo's only Venezuelan place. But fans of Venezuelan food should be cheered by the news that the new operation at 1516 Niagara St., Taqueria Rancho la Delicias, will continue to supply Venezuelan favorites in addition to Mexican fare. Owner Saul Sanchez said that the Venezue…

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A Mexican restaurant in Hamburg has new leadership and a new name. The place at 5569 Camp Road is called Mexico City now. Elder Martinez has taken over from the former owner, Hector Martinez, who is a family member, she said. The menu has been slimmed down for swifter service, and she has installed a screen-based ordering system to speed information to the kitchen, s…

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Chef-owner Richard Hamilton and his crew at Deep South Taco are pitching what may be the world's most expensive taco to aid Puerto Rican post-hurricane relief efforts. On Nov. 2 at 5 p.m., Hamilton will be serving up a $50 surf-and-turf taco stuffed with luxe ingredients: Kobe A7 beef tenderloin, butter-poached lobster, Golden Osetra caviar, and Alba white truffle puree…

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One night in 2011, as I was waiting at Peking Quick One for my order of General Tso's chicken, I noticed that every table was full. This was remarkable for two reasons. Tables in Chinese takeouts are usually vacant, most customers fleeing with their meals rather than supping in sparse Formica-topped surroundings. The other thing that struck me was that everyone was Asia…

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Two of the region's world-renowned names will be joined next month when the Anchor Bar opens its first Niagara Falls location. The famed Buffalo chicken wing outlet will open in a 5,000-square-foot space in the Holiday Inn at 114 Buffalo Ave. If all goes as planned, the restaurant will open Nov. 16, said Mark Dempsey, Anchor Bar's vice president of franchising and ma…

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A new Vietnamese restaurant with an extensive menu of soups and other authentic cuisine opened on Niagara Falls' Pine Avenue in September. Pho Golden, 3004 Pine Ave., offers one of the broadest arrays of Vietnamese dishes in the area. The space was last Pita Bros. Owner Ly Vo is from Vietnam, said his son, Huy Vo. Pho Golden is their first restaurant. They decided to…

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Morton’s has confirmed that its new location inside the Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel and Convention Center will open on Thursday. “We are thrilled to join the Buffalo community and look forward to offering guests an unrivaled dining experience with the finest cuts of beef in a sophisticated, dynamic atmosphere,” said Tim Whitlock, senior vice president of operatio…