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Caitlin Hartney

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If you’re a fan of sushi but have found yourself wishing your go-to order was a little, well, heftier, you’re in luck. Taichi Bubble Tea, the newest tenant of Sheridan Plaza in the Town of Tonawanda, is supersizing sushi for the Western New York masses in the form of girth-blessed, handheld burritos. As you may have guessed, the playful name comes from their semb…


Bar 1818, the mid-range gastropub inside Whole Foods (3139 Sheridan Drive, Amherst), has been so strategically infused with “place,” I reckon the grocery behemoth wouldn’t mind if you think it’s a homegrown operation. It isn’t, of course. But Bar 1818 does seem eager to appear more community entrenched than other corporate-run dining establishments in its play…


A new restaurant intent on providing guests “a taste of home, family and culture” has opened in the University District building that once housed Molly’s Pub. True to its stated mission, Richies Soul Food Restaurant & Lounge offers comforting, home-style Southern favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner based on Chef-Owner Richard Wagstaff’s trove of treasu…