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Lucky Day restaurant will aim to become a lunchtime favorite for time-harried office workers and a Theatre District destination for whiskey lovers. Located at 320 Pearl St., the space formerly occupied by Century Grill has been taken over by owners Timothy and Morgan Stevens, who own cocktail-and-sausages spot Ballyhoo near the Cobblestone District. The planned opening …

Walden Galleria has a new breakout food star. Dough Boyz, a purveyor of edible raw cookie dough, opened at the mall last Tuesday and has been drawing crowds ever since. Lines regularly snake outside the store and into the corridor and consist of as many as 300 people. There are roughly a dozen flavors, including chocolate chip, peanut butter and red velvet. The dough…

With Memorial Day upon us, hot dog season is here. Before you light the grill, take some advice from Tony Palumbo who owns Tony’s Bayview Drive-In at 3804 Lakeshore Road in Blasdell. The self-taught restaurant owner has been grilling dogs for 34 years and has perfected the skill, which explains why so many customers tell him the food tastes better at Tony’s than at …

Roasted red pepper and crabmeat proved to be a winning combination Sunday for Ru's Pierogi at the first Buffalo Pierogi Fest in Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The unconventional take on the traditional Polish dumpling was voted "Most Creative Pierogi" and "Buffalo's Best Pierogi" by those who attended. The third title, "Most Traditional Pierogi," went to Keeping Traditions fo…

Fries-and-cones specialist Hertel Avenue Poutine & Cream has opened its doors, on the corner of Sterling Avenue, next to Family Video. The store, 1488 Hertel Ave., is the second in a series, after the first, Allen Street Poutine, opened in 2015 as the city's first dedicated poutine supplier. The Hertel store offers a second specialty: housemade ice cream, dished up …

Let us salute the festive lines of summer. Lines for the Viper at Darien Lake, as you watch the train whirl and listen to the screams. Lines for a concert at Canalside, as you chat with your neighbors while waiting to get frisked. Those are just two summer lines we've encountered on our 100 Things journey. Lines don't have to be a pain, like the line at the DMV. …

1) SkyRide Buffalo, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21, departs from LaSalle Park. Cost is $30 for adults, $20 for youth ages 14-20, $25 for GObike Buffalo members and $100 for VIP passes; all ticket info can be found here. Late registration is $40. Commentary: The annual SkyRide celebrates sustainable transportation, Buffalo's flourishing bike culture and affords participants one…

Jon Marantz wanted a certain type of sandwich he used to enjoy, but couldn't find in Buffalo. The result was a small University Heights restaurant called, appropriately enough, Sandwich Envy. "In Toronto, a certain type of hot sandwich, often made with chicken, veal or pork, is very popular," Marantz said. "I didn’t see them here, and started making them myself, and p…

Sandra, a Guatemalan woman in the U.S. without legal status who was seeking asylum in Canada, shared her recipe for tostadas de tinga, which she made at Mark and Joelle Herskinds' house in Buffalo while they were giving her sanctuary there. [Gallery: Asylum seekers want freedom in Canada] Tostadas de tinga For the chicken:  3 or 4 boneless, skinless chicken br…

Over the years, I have learned to approach places advertising themselves as a bar and grill with humble expectations. The reason is right there in the name: it's a bar first. With the bartender sometimes doubling as cook, food options beyond potato chips are a bonus. Bar and grill menus typically emphasize simplicity and familiar territory: burgers, sandwiches, wings an…

Going Full Circle 42 North Brewing Company (25 Pine St., East Aurora) will hold the second annual Full Circle Fest from 2 to 6 p.m. May 20. The beer festival is centered around sustainability in the brewing industry, held together with 16 other area breweries in 42 North’s biergarten. A pig roast will be provided by local farmer and friend of the brewery, Gubi, w…

For 11 years, a Taste of Lewiston drew throngs of people to sample the best food and drink the village had to offer. Then, after the well-attended 2006 festival in Academy Park, it ended. "It was a very popular and successful event," said Irene Rykaszewski, executive director of the Lewiston Council on the Arts, which organized and operated the event. "But it was so …

An 80-year-old restaurant is the newest resident of Larkinville. The Swan Street Diner arrived by truck this morning at its new address, 694 Swan St., next to the Hydraulic Hearth restaurant and across the road from Larkin Square. The diner is expected to open in September, serving diner classics and more for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week. Its first addre…

An 80-year-old restaurant is the newest resident of Larkinville. The Swan Street Diner arrived by truck this morning at its new address, 694 Swan St., next to the Hydraulic Hearth restaurant and across the road from Larkin Square. The diner is expected to open in September, serving diner classics and more for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week. Its first addre…

A restaurant called 546 Yakitori & Donburi has opened in the Tonawanda building that last held Ying's K Café. The new place at 546 Niagara Falls Blvd. specializes in Japanese dishes like stir-fries, noodles and skewers. Yakitori is a grilled chicken skewer, and donburi is a rice bowl, usually finished with a braised or fried topping. Appetizers range from pork o…