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The bar inside the new Whole Foods Market in Amherst has a pool table and, for those daring enough to try it, a sponge candy-flavored milkshake that can be boosted with a shot of alcohol. There's a gas fireplace, rustic chandeliers and beer taps topped with old billiards balls. The bar boasts a rotation of local brews, and the menu showcases local touches, such as a bur…

Kevin O'Connell Jr. has opened Greystone, a fine-dining restaurant that the chef calls his "last hurrah." Opened late August at 445 Delaware Ave., the former Snooty Fox space, Greystone will showcase what he's learned over his culinary career, O'Connell said. The menu features entrees from crispy cauliflower steak with Flat 12 mushrooms ($21) to rack of lamb with min…

Lackawanna restaurant The Mess Hall has a new owner – one of its servers. Sue Staniszewski, one of the original servers at Mulberry Italian Ristorante when Joe Jerge and partners opened the place in 2004. She worked there for about eight years, and when Jerge and others opened the Mess Hall in 2014, she worked for him again. In July, with Jerge and partners working…

Woodcock to release improved take on IPA Woodcock Brothers Brewery (638 Lake St., Wilson) will launch its new year-round IPA (India pale ale) in cans at noon Sept. 16. The beer is a tweaked version of its XPA v.10, which was released in March, and features a citrusy, fruity and herbal nose with a pleasant bitterness and light mouthfeel. Cans will be available at the …

The summer season has wrapped up and that means bowling season is underway in the Buffalo area. For Braymiller’s Lanes, 39 Buffalo St. in Hamburg, it means the celebration of its 75th year in business. Third-generation owner Howie Braymiller has kept up on the latest technology and finds new ways to attract customers at the bowling alley his grandfather Howard created…

Kevin O'Connell Jr. has opened Greystone, a fine-dining restaurant that the chef calls his "last hurrah." Opened late August at 445 Delaware Ave., the former Snooty Fox space, Greystone will showcase what he's learned over his culinary career, O'Connell said. The menu features entrees from crispy cauliflower steak with Flat 12 mushrooms ($21) to rack of lamb with min…

Look around The New Main Street in downtown Buffalo these days and you’ll find plenty of new food to eat. A spacious food hall, a Parisian café, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, and until recently, a French fry restaurant. Turns out it’s cars that bring milkshakes to the yard. But unlike the return of vehicular traffic to a few of Main’s busier blocks, some …

The city’s Preservation Board put the brakes on a plan from Kyle Mackiewicz to renovate the building next door to his Cantina Loco on Allen Street to open a new delicatessen that would offer another lunch option to the nearby Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Mackiewicz wants to transform the two-story, 1900-era brick building at 185 Allen St. into Upper Cut Deli on the…

Whole Foods will open in Amherst this week, and Western New York shoppers could not be more divided in their opinions of it. On one side, there are the die-hard fans extolling the Texas-based grocer’s selection, quality and commitment to healthy food; declaring it a gem too astonishing for Tops, Wegmans and ALDI shoppers to appreciate. On the other side are those c…

Chris Manca misses the beer, cheese and pickles he discovered in Western New York – and he's been gone only a few weeks. "There's definitely an up-and-coming food and beverage scene," said Manca, who lives in the New York City suburbs and hadn't set foot in the region until early this year. "That's starting to translate into more entrepreneurship going on in terms o…

The crowd of people waiting outside Break'n Eggs Creperie in the mornings might thin out once the restaurant's operators open a bigger second location on Sweet Home Road. The Amherst creperie, at 5235 Main St., has been swamped with customers since it opened five years ago. Now Robert Sweeney and his wife Annie are working on a second location near the University at Buf…

To Shakespeare, the play's the thing. In Buffalo, the party is. Buffalo is a theater town second to none. We are famous for our wealth of theaters -- probably more per capita than any other burg our size. Live theater in Buffalo has a devoted, passionate audience. But for one evening, reality eclipses the stage. Curtain Up!, which takes place this year Sept. 15…

1) Music Is Art, 11 a.m. Sept. 9 at Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.). Free to attend. Here's the full music schedule for Saturday, which includes more than 100 bands. Commentary: It's a whole new look for Buffalo's biggest local music festival, founded and organized annually by Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac. The destination shifts for the first time from the lawn…

Certain restaurants weave themselves into the life of a neighborhood, becoming a sort of auxiliary kitchen for a thousand homes. They provide not only food but safe harbor from myriad domestic dilemmas. Forgot to thaw something for dinner? Have hungry people turned up unanticipated, outstripping your refrigerator's capacity? Does your mental health require a restaurant …

Naturally-leavened dough is the key to Jay Langfelder's award-winning Neapolitan-style pizza. Faithful fans line up to give him theirs wherever he opens the window of his OG Wood Fire truck, two years after he started selling pizza in Buffalo. While his work drew critical praise from The Buffalo News and Buffalo Spree, one person who wasn't thrilled with his pizza was L…