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Good luck trying to pigeonhole Fierte, the new restaurant opening across Virginia Place from Mothers. The restaurant, in the former Twilight Room space at 26 Virginia Place, will combine aspects of sports bars, craft cocktail enclaves and dance clubs, said owner Brandon Charles Carr. He hopes to be open by Valentine's Day. "We intend to be a chameleon of everything,"…

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A specialty butcher selling locally raised meat, including French cuts, has opened on Grant Street. On Saturdays, Moriarty Meats welcomes customers to 23 Grant St., the former Frank Zarcone & Sons store. Each Saturday, French-trained butcher Thomas Moriarty aims to offer a local animal and other meat, plus freshly made sausage. On Jan. 20, selections will include…

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Comfort Zone Café in the Village of Hamburg is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Owner Cindy Barrett, who opened it Dec. 1, 1997, said she started simple and expanded over the years with a full menu and retail shopping space. Now lunch is the busiest time at the café, which features a laid-back atmosphere, but breakfast and evening cappuccinos also keep the staff busy s…

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The Whole Foods store in Amherst seems to be avoiding rampant out-of-stock issues that are affecting stores elsewhere in the country. Shelves at the Sheridan Drive store were stocked to normal levels Thursday morning and employees said the store hasn't experienced any inventory disruptions out of the ordinary for the winter growing season. There were some product holes,…

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Heat up your January by participating in a chili and soup cookoff to benefit the Queen City Roller Girls’ internationally ranked team, the Lake Effect Furies. The event is set for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in Appliance Associates of Buffalo, 200 Amherst St. Tickets, $10, entitle the bearer to taste and judge a wide-ranging array of soups and chilis, meeting the desires of carni…

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1) T-Mobile Backyard Classic, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 20, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Ice at Canalside (Marine Drive). It's free to spectate, although registration is full. Commentary: Slide over to Canalside on Saturday and Sunday to enjoy small-sided hockey games featuring both kids and adults. Schedules for the 10th anniversary of the event - which is separate from…

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It's not hard to guess the foundation Lucky Day Whiskey Bar is built on. The most noticeable change to the former Century Grill space is a wall of bottle-filled shelves behind the bar. Its bound whiskey hymnal lists 600 odes to the powers of barley, corn and peat. When a customer reaches deep into the catalog, bartenders clamber up a ladder to snag the bottle, adding a …

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Wegmans and Publix are America's favorite grocery stores, according to a survey of 12,774 shoppers conducted by Market Force Information, a retail consulting firm. It's Wegmans' second year at the top. Trader Joe's had held the lead for several years until being bested by Wegmans in 2016. The Rochester-based Wegmans and Florida-based Publix tied for first place with a 7…

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A fire at the well-known John & Mary's restaurant in the Village of Hamburg has closed the business until further notice. https://twitter.com/KarenRobinsonBN/status/953635148209315840 A post on the John & Mary's Facebook page said a fire inside the restaurant occurred about 10 p.m. Tuesday. John & Mary's closes at 9 p.m. Tuesdays. There were no injurie…

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National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell caused a celebrity stir when he stopped by Williamsville's Creekview restaurant for drinks Sunday afternoon. As NFL playoff games played on the restaurant's televisions, people took selfies with one of the game's big hitters. "He was a gentleman to everybody in the place, taking pictures with people," said Bill Jacobbi…

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The building that formerly housed Fortunato's Restaurant is about to be reborn – as Riverside Place. Tina DeJesus is seeking Buffalo Common Council approval to re-establish a restaurant at 1083 Tonawanda St., directly across from Riverside Park. The 5,946-square-foot, two-story building has a fully equipped restaurant and bar that seats 90 on the ground floor and a s…

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What do you get when you put snack-sized burgers of pork, rabbit and kangaroo on the same plate? The "willy, nilly, silly" "100 Acre Woods slider trio." It's one of the attention-grabbing offerings on one of Western New York's wildest menus, available starting Jan. 22 at the newest Griffon restaurant. At Griffon House, 810 Center St., Lewiston, owner Ken Scibetta wil…

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As wood-fired pizza becomes more common, here's some uncommon examples to try in the Buffalo area. Most can be described as Neapolitan-style, baked in seconds or a few minutes in a blisteringly hot oven before making it to your table. Crispy edged and often floppy in the middle, these are only distantly related to the thick, cheese-quilted Buffalo-style pizzas. Inspi…

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Those of a certain age might remember "Murphy Brown," a 1990s sit-com about a fictional CBS television news show with an eclectic cast of characters. A craft beer emporium in Clarence may share the same name but, FYI, has little else in common – unless you consider its eclectic cast of beers. Craft beer is the star at Murphy Brown's, a quieter alternative to several …