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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 omelets, plus soups, salads and wraps. The Main Street restaurant will keep Perks' fan favo…

New York Beer Project's zombie beer New York Beer Project (6933 S. Transit Road, Lockport) will release its new Zombie Apricot Rum-Aged Farmhouse Ale at 5 p.m. Oct. 26. To celebrate the release, it will host an Adult Halloween Party on the second floor at 8 p.m. The party will include dancing to live music from Invisible Touch, and prizes for the best costumes. Call 743…

The designation of “New Buffalo” is now commonplace among older residents or expats looking to succinctly classify the city’s ongoing metamorphosis from underwhelming upstate outpost to evolving proprietors of Rust Belt chic. But what’s become obvious is that there’s no renewed path for Buffalo that’s not built off its history and old properties that have pa…

By Phil Wagner Special to The News The Greystone is a new Continental restaurant with an Italian twist that’s taken over the space most recently occupied by The Snooty Fox at 445 Delaware Ave. Under the leadership of executive chef Kevin O’Connell Jr., Greystone is offering approachable and familiar dishes at heart, with pleasantly unfamiliar spins incorporated …

Step into Sweet Pea Bakery at One Buffalo St. in Hamburg and you’ll be overcome by an incredible smell of fresh baked goods with a sweet, sugary aroma. It’s all thanks to the woman behind the apron, Audrey Zybala. She gave up a teaching career to follow a lifelong dream, inspired by her close-knit family, to own a bakery. The café serves breakfast and lunch, but ov…

We’ve often said that we don’t give chain restaurants enough love. We’d like to rectify that stance with the family bundle dinner we discovered at Bravo! Cucina Italiana in the Walden Galleria. Ostensibly, mall restaurants are subject to the overall declining foot traffic, so it makes sense they'd offer deals to entice diners in other ways. The wonderful meal w…

The biannual Local Restaurant Week begins Oct. 16 and rages for a full week, celebrating Buffalo's freakishly deep roster of quality eateries. The News' Andrew Galarneau wrote about the nuts and bolts of LRW here, and you can browse the list of participating restaurants here. But, to get the creative dining jus flowing, here are 10 quality options from around the are…

Sugar and spice and everything nice about Buffalo. This National Dessert Day, celebrated on Oct. 14, have your treats with a Buffalo-themed twist. From doughnuts to ice cream to the famous sponge candy, dessert never tasted so sweet. Here are a few suggestions to prime your taste buds: "Let's Dough Buffalo!" ice cream. Perry's Ice Cream, the Akron, NY-based co…

There's not a more contentious topic among Buffalonians than where to get the best chicken wings. There are fierce advocates for Gabriel's Gate in Allentown. Food blogs often trumpet the supremacy of Nine-Eleven Tavern in South Buffalo. The Bar-Bill Tavern in East Aurora has become a tourist attraction for their deep-fried poultry. Friendships have deteriorated over …

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…

A Burmese family that got its start in America making Wegmans sushi 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 15-year stint as the sushi franchisee at the Wegmans around the corner on Sheridan Drive. His wife Thet Lwin is in charge of the kit…

Karl Kolbe has spent many long days at the Barrel Factory over the past few months, getting Pressure Drop Brewing - named after barometric pressure readings and fluid dynamics principles - ready to make beer for the Buffalo-area and beyond. As a Kenmore expat living in Auburn, Calif., Kolbe took up homebrewing several years ago, won the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Homebrew …

Fall is finally here, and what better way to celebrate than with the grape harvest at local wineries. Here are just a few events coming up: Lake Erie Wine Country Have you ever tasted a Riesling grape? Here is your chance. Johnson Estate Winery will host its Fall Foliage Vineyard walks Sundays in October. Starting at 11 a.m., the winery promises a walk in the estate …

Roughly a month ago, Tim Hortons' Buffalo locations were the first in the country to roll out shiny new espresso machines that create a more legitimate latte, where milk is steamed until frothy and the espresso is more potent than the previously tepid mix. Is the espresso as high quality as the creations of Buffalo's New Wave coffee establishments? Probably not. Is it b…

1) HRVST Festival, 1 to 10 p.m. Oct. 14 in Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.). Tickets are $25 for a limited time with the code "EATRITE," but are otherwise $55 in advance and increase to $65 day-of. Commentary: The stage is set - albeit in a new location - for the inaugural HRVST Festival, a seven-band indoor show presented by 103.3 FM The Edge in RiverWorks. Frenc…