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Fans of Buffalo's first food truck, Lloyd the taco wagon, can check out new Mexican items the truck's cooks are testing at an all-you-can-eat party Friday. The belated celebration of the truck's one-year anniversary will be held Friday, Sept. 2 at Artisan Kitchens & Baths, 200 Amherst St., Buffalo. It'll run from 5:30-8:30 p.m. For $15, eaters can try "new me…

Lucky Peach is a food magazine that seems to be aiming to replicate, in paper and ink, the experience of hanging, traveling and eating with a food-crazed bunch of pals. It's Chef David Chang of Momofuku at the head of the table, exploring Japan's ramen shops and more with food writer Peter Meehan, who co-authored the Momofuku cookbook. (Meehan contributes a reci…

Here's a few more corn recipes to try, and a haiku version of one featured in today's Buffalo News. Here's a simple-as-anything East Hampton Corn Pudding. Also from Saveur, John T. Edge's recipe for Corn Relish. For a soup that tastes of summer, try Corn Soup with Basil Oil from CeramicCanvas.com. The corn with miso butter and bacon has become one of th…

Chef J.J. Richert, who got to exercise his showmanship as a Nickel City Chef, aims to make a splash next year with a new seasonal place: a barbecue joint with boat parking. Richert, who operates Torches on Kenmore Avenue with his brother Kevin, said he plans to open Smoke on the Water next spring with Kevin and a third brother, Mark Richert. The trio have purchased 77 Youn…

 Rarely seen in daylight, the steak sandwich as presented by daytime bartender Robyn Conniff. Photo: Charles Lewis  Even in Buffalo, a town with more than its share of food obsessions, few dishes can legitimately boast of "street cred." But murmur "steak sandwich at the old Pink" to almost any gathering of eaters who spent part of their youth …

 Clockwise from left: Baguettes, EA Sourdough, ciabatta.          Photo: Kateri Rene Ewing The Elm Street Bakeryhas created an outsized buzz for a place not quite a month old. But that's what happens when you tear apart a former appliance store at 72 Elm St. and give East Aurora a stylish, sophisticated scrat…

Here's a recipe from "The Butcher's Guide to Well-Raised Meat," featured in today's Buffalo News. The Applestones take an old-world cut and add hip Korean flavors. Flanken, Fleisher’s StyleServes 4 (From The Butcher's Guide to Well-Raised Meat, by Joshua and Jessica Applestone and Alexandra Zissu, Clarkson Potter, $27.50) We marinate very fe…

  If you can't decide whether keeping a mandoline around makes sense, this salad should clinch it. Ribbons of zucchini and yellow squash, softened but retaining their bite, are brightened with lemon-dill vinaigrette, with toasty crunch from almonds. You can carefully slice the squash thin enough with a knife, but it'll take a while. Michael Symon&…

Thousands of thirsty folks are set to pile into HSBC Arena tonight for Buffalo Brewfest, having paid for the privilege of being forced to choose their favorites from 120 flavors of beer. Here's Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center head Joseph Cozzo explaining children's programs the event supports, brewer Tim Herzog breaking down the brewery lineup and a…

One of the year's most anticipated Buffalo restaurants, Cantina Loco, hopes to start serving takeout by the middle of September. Expected to focus on blue-collar Mexican dishes from Seabar chef Mike Andrzejewski, the space, at 191 Allen St., may open without a full liquor license, Andrzejewski said. That should give the kitchen staff time to work out some kinks b…

Take a look at the video companion to my Elements column on sugar snap peas, where I cooperate with a surprise guest to make shrimp with sugar snap peas. Here's the recipe, on the same page as the video. If you're not into sugar snap peas, but like the idea of the dish, just substitute. You could use snow peas, blanched broccoli, bok choy, asparag…

Join me at noon to chat about what's good, what's coming, and where you can find the best local cantaloupes and sweet corn in season. It's easy to participate, and you can come back later to review the whole thing. - Andrew Z. Galarneau  

The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society is playing host to at least two food trucks for a series of Thursday lunches under the classic building's portico. “This is a great way for people who may not have been to the museum in a while to come and enjoy the building, which is actually our largest artifact,” executive director Melissa Brown said in a release…

Brews with a view will be on tap Saturday, July 23 as the Buffalo Museum of Science presents Star Lights, the event where wineglasses and spyglasses - OK, telescopes - go hand in hand. Participants can enjoy food, beer and wine from 23 sources on the museum's first and second floor. Then they can head up to the roof and take a turn at a telescope, checking out the stars. W…