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To roost is to establish a fixed location and take respite. It’s a word that carries connotations of comfort and intent to stay. To Roost, if you’ll allow me the liberty of “verbing” the new restaurant from chef Martin Danilowicz, evokes something similar. It’s a place that, through food, encourages you to hang out and tuck in. If you were familiar with Dan…

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To call the recently opened restaurant at the northeast corner of Allen Street and Delaware Avenue the “new” Colter Bay suggests that it has something in common with its predecessor beyond its name. But the truth is, Colter Bay as it stands today has retained little of its “old” incarnation beyond the front door signage and prime Allentown location. And that’s a …

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If La Divina has taught us anything, it’s that food served in the back of an unassuming market is — at the very least— worthy of investigation. Another case in point: Mayback’s Deli in Tonawanda, where a small kitchen churns out meat-centric fare — mostly of the sandwich variety, but with a few departures thrown in for good measure — from a convenience stor…

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If La Divina has taught us anything, it’s that food served in the back of an unassuming market is — at the very least— worthy of investigation. Another case in point: Mayback’s Deli in Tonawanda, where a small kitchen churns out meat-centric fare — mostly of the sandwich variety, but with a few departures thrown in for good measure — from a convenience store …

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Former Tabree chef Bruce Wieszala recently traded in fine dining for gastropub food when he agreed to take the helm at Thin Man Brewery, the newest restaurant in Mike Shatzel’s family of beer-centric restaurants. Thin Man opened June 17, and while it is not yet serving its own beer, it is offering a well-rounded draft and bottle list. A co-worker, the most knowledgeable…

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Freshly baked brioche seared in butter. Chocolate pastry cream. Silky mousse fashioned from house-ground peanut butter. Bananas Foster sauce. Bacon-studded caramel. Candied peanuts. These are the components of The Elvis—a dessert so exceptional I can’t remember anything else I ate at the meal it capped. And that is saying a lot, considering it was served to me at The …

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At the Farm Shop, a brightly painted storefront sited at the crossroad of Buffalo’s Ashland and Lexington avenues, something novel is happening. It’s a food experiment of sorts, according to Patrick Lango, the dairy farmer who owns it. The Farm Shop, which serves as the retail arm of Lango’s White Cow Dairy, is the outgrowth of his reaction to industry conditions …

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An intoxicating aroma pervades Dark Forest Chocolate Makers’ quaint space at 11 West Main Street in Lancaster. The scent, at once familiar and novel, is reminiscent of scratch-made brownies but with a richer backbone and a curious savoriness evocative of toasted nuts and coffee beans. It is a case of sensory befuddlement heightened by the realization that there’s nary …

It's hard to put a finger on why we liked Rohall's Corner so much.It sits on the corner of Amherst and Reservation streets in Black Rock. It's nondescript. You could drive by without giving it a passing thought.But step inside (actually up a few steps) and it's a whole different scene.A warm wood bar is lit with tealights and surrounded by stools. A retro red leather bumpe…