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Now is the time to reap the rewards of living in Western New York, writ in delicious living color across the plates of area restaurants. The rest of the year, the fields of California, Chilean air freighters and Canadian hothouses may dominate your menu, but this is our season. The farmers of Western New York are reaping what they have sown. Support them by buying thei…

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Ted Winkey is Springville through and through, born in town when the hospital still had a maternity ward, and he hasn't gone far since. He runs an insurance agency, but has a thing for restaurants, which was why he opened up The Legacy in a historic building he renovated at 3 E. Main St. He ran it with his wife Kathy from 2000 to 2006, but when having two jobs became…

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Ted Winkey is Springville through and through, born in town when the hospital still had a maternity ward, and he hasn't gone far since. He runs an insurance agency, but has a thing for restaurants, which was why he opened up The Legacy in a historic building he renovated at 3 E. Main St. He ran it with his wife Kathy from 2000 to 2006, but when having two jobs became…

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Rowhouse Bakery & Restaurant, the multi-faceted restaurant operation installed in the former Lord Chumley space on Delaware Avenue, gives customers reasons to come by all day long, six days a week. The restaurant is closed Mondays, but every other day of the week, people have come to 483 Delaware Ave. in the morning for the bakery, which turns out first-class croiss…

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A new Williamsville deli plans to offer sandwiches, soups and salads to the Main Street crowds. Christine Gerard and her husband Greg are opening Main Street Deli at 5546 Main St. The space was previously Main Street Popcorn. Greg Gerard is an insurance professional, but has worked in numerous delis over the years, and has long wanted to run one of his own, Christine…

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At its best, fine dining is an artistic performance that engages all five senses. Food and drink is at center stage, but a menu's star qualities can quickly be overshadowed by a second-rate supporting cast. Remarkable flavors can be soured by poor delivery, or a hubbub that suffocates conversation. The nights where everything goes right, and revelation follows revelatio…

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Venison will make an appearance on the menus of local Arby's stores, but it's going to cost you a few bucks. On Oct. 21, starting at 10 a.m., all Western New York Arby's will offer a venison sandwich, one day of the year. Last year Arby's test-marketed the venison sandwich in hunting areas with about 100 a store, and they sold out in a few hours, said Michael Schiapp…

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Buffalo's most ambitious restaurant of the year opens at 7 a.m. Oct. 12 in the sprawling former Lord Chumley complex along Delaware Avenue. If you've never been inside 483 Delaware Ave., you're in for a treat with Rowhouse Bakery & Restaurant. The soaring three-story space merges three rowhouses into one commercial enterprise, presenting Buffalonians with an unprece…

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Slavic Bazaar is an outpost of Slavic cuisine that draws shoppers from miles around. They come to 1550 William St., for the frozen pierogi and pelmeni dumplings, made in the back and packaged for sale in freezers out front. They come for the extensive collection of Ukrainian, Russian, Polish and other canned and jarred products. And if they are smart, they com…

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Perks Café is opening a second, larger branch near the Medical Campus and Theater District. The location will be 777 Main St., the corner of Goodell Street, currently occupied by Kaydara Noodle Bar. Perks Café offers coffee and espresso, fresh baked goods, egg sandwiches and avocado toast, plus soups, salads and wraps. The Main Street restaurant will keep Perks' fa…

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Time to see if there are any independently-owned restaurants you want to add to your dining repertoire. Local Restaurant Week's fall edition begins Monday Oct. 16 and runs though Sunday, Oct. 22. Participating restaurants, ranging from pizzerias to white-tablecloth fine-dining establishments, offer introductory specials priced at $20.17, $30.17 and $40.17. Check o…

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A Burmese family that got its start in America making sushi in Wegmans has opened an Evans Street restaurant featuring family specialties like housemade tofu. Family patriarch Sein Win owns the Lime House restaurant, 424 Evans St., after a 14-year stint as the sushi franchisee working at the Wegmans around the corner on Sheridan Drive. His wife Thet Lwin is in charge…

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Destroyed by fire in 2015 while its food was winning an award at Taste of Buffalo, Carmine's is coming back from the ashes. The family Italian restaurant has a new location and has announced its grand reopening for Oct. 19 at its new location: 9430 Transit Road, East Amherst. "I am excited to announce that Carmine’s is finally reopening after our tragic fire in Jul…

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Steak is the easy part of delivering the classic steakhouse experience. Buy the right meat, treat it well and cook it with the precision of a jeweler splitting a diamond. Charge accordingly, because the good stuff ain't cheap, and if customers are walking into your steakhouse already worrying about the bill, they're in the wrong place. When you pay steakhouse prices, yo…

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Buffalo's most ambitious restaurant of the year opens at 7 a.m. Oct. 12 in the sprawling former Lord Chumley complex along Delaware Avenue. If you've never been inside 483 Delaware Ave., you're in for a treat with Rowhouse Bakery & Restaurant. The soaring three-story space merges three rowhouses into one commercial enterprise, presenting Buffalonians with an unprece…