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Lackawanna's Mess Hall is changing its basic lineup by adding a sandwich series, naming choices after numerous Lackawannans. The restaurant, 717 Ridge Road, is located across the street from Lackawanna City Hall and the Lackawanna Police Department. If you walk in and ask for Lt. Lalka, the Mess Hall will hook you up with a combination of salami, capacolla, prosciutt…

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When people are looking for suggestions of the best burger in town, Grover's is one name that always makes the list. Thank the famous giant Grover Burger for that: 12 ounces of fresh 90 percent lean Angus beef that comes in a variety of choices from classic cheeseburger to Tex Mex. The dining area isn’t huge, so just write your name on the chalkboard and order a drink a…

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On April 28, Lockhouse Distillery will release its spring spirit, Sakura Gin. This popular seasonal product is another of Lockhouse’s innovative selections, and as usual, a lot of thought went into the creation of this unique gin. “We wanted to do something that was Buffalo-centric, but also a step away from the norm. In researching, I learned that Buffalo has the third…

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Artisan pizza washed down with a craft beer or a strip steak paired with a fine wine - take your pick at O.P. Social Tap & Grille, which opened in Orchard Park at the end of 2015. The local establishment, at the site of the former David’s Grille, is owned by David Hart of Hart Hotels and Peter Krog of Krog Corp. General manager Mark C. Strzyz says it’s his goal to p…

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1) Runway 11.0, fashion shows at 3 and 8 p.m. April 21 in Buffalo State College's Campbell Student Union (1300 Elmwood Ave.). Admission is $10 for students, $15 for general public for the 3 p.m. slot, while general admission is $25 for the later time. Ticket information may be found here. Commentary: Organized fashion events are few and far between in Buffalo, but Runwa…

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Most restaurants sell vegetables and meatless meals, even if it's just fries and a salad with Italian dressing. As more diners are cutting down or eliminating animal products from their diets, restaurants are trying to treat them right. Here's eight places in Western New York where vegetarians, vegans, and other seekers of meatless fare can feel courted, not merely a…

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The days of museum restaurants being overpriced, gourmet eateries or bland cafeterias are over. Buffalo’s cultural attractions boast affordable and creative food options, ranging from table service to grab-and-go. So, if you find yourself staring down a painting of food while your stomach grumbles, devour some food along with the art. You may even find yourself dining n…

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Eight years after Kevin and Stephanie Lin introduced the first Burmese cuisine to the local menu, there are a dozen places within 30 minutes of Buffalo's City Hall where you can taste a little bit of Burma. The menus at those restaurants echo the one blazed by the former Wegmans sushi rollers. There's usually sushi, both standards and tricked-out rolls, core Thai dishes an…

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The Westminster Economic Development Initiative, which operates West Side Bazaar, will receive $215,000 from proceeds from the 2017 Decorators’ Show House. The Show House project is a major biennial community fundraiser co-sponsored by the Junior League of Buffalo and The Buffalo News. The 2017 Show House was held at the August Feine House, 766 Ellicott St. The money…

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Dobutsu, one of the year's most anticipated restaurants, has set its opening at 500 Seneca St. From James and Connie Roberts, the husband and wife behind Toutant, Dobutsu aims to become the city's premier seafood restaurant. After lengthy construction delays, Dobutsu, inspired by Pacific cuisine, should open May 1. Sure, there's lots of meat on the opening menu, i…

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Jamison Phillips was far from a regular at the old Checkers, which closed in late February, but he understands the bar's value to North Buffalo. With plans in advanced stages to open JP's Checkers at 1854 Hertel Ave., Phillips – presently a bartender at Del Denby's – has been aggressive in his renovations, replacing the fixtures, freshening the exterior, adding a new gr…

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New from 12 Gates 12 Gates Brewing Company (80 Earhart Drive, East Amherst) has released its annual spring seasonal, apricot wheat. The 4.8 percent ABV wheat beer is back on tap in the taproom, as well as distributed to area bars and restaurants. 12 Gates will also release its new German pilsner, Phoenix Pils, on April 20. The pilsner is a reformulated version of 1…

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On the first night of Local Restaurant Week on Monday, April 16, 2018, people braved the snow to eat out at the Glen Park Tavern, Eagle House and Irishman Pub and Eatery in Williamsville.