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There might be even fewer food trucks in Buffalo’s future. Food truck fans who hoped to see more choices for eats on downtown streets are in for a stomachache: influential developer Carl Paladino wants the trucks gone. The former Republican candidate for governor, and city’s biggest downtown landlord, wants Buffalo Place to pull the welcome mat out from under trucks like L…

Here's two more recipes suitable for Rosh Hashanah, from Amherst's Ruth Cohen, who shared meatball, cake and tzimmes recipes in today's Buffalo News. The applesauce cake, from her mother's recipe, has been "made in many homes," she said. POTATO KUGEL 4  pounds Idaho potatoes4 jumbo or 6 large eggs, beaten briefly2 medium size onions1 1/2&…

When I heard that Springville butcher Paul Giordano was auctioning off his meat shop, it made me want to say thanks for all the bacon. I haven't cooked anybody else's bacon for nearly a decade, and have delighted nearly everyone who shared it. Even some vegetarians (bacontarians?) have copped to dabbling in the Dark Side when it was passed around. I know that Spar's S…

One of the best-loved East Coast burger chains is opening in Amherst next week. Five Guys Burgers have won fans and awards with never-frozen beef patties stacked high with toppings, and paper bags of fresh-cut fries. The 8248 Transit Road location of Five Guys Burgers, north of Maple and Greiner roads, will be joined by an outpost at the Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga this N…

A menu of traditional Iraqi dishes, prepared by Meyada Majeed, will be served at O'Connell's American Bistro (981 Kenmore Ave., Kenmore) the night of Sept. 12. The event, to benefit Journey's End Refugee Services, an immigrant aid agency, was organized by Dinner with Danger's Michael Bernhardt. Majeed "is excited to share the foods of her homeland …

Here's a recipe for enchiladas stuffed with lentils that have been simmered in green enchilada sauce, from Sarah Matheny's "Peas and Thank You," featured in today's Buffalo News. Green and Red Lentil Enchiladas(From "Peas and Thank You," by Sarah Matheny, Harlequin) Ingredients (Makes 8 large enchiladas) 1 30-ounce can of prepared gr…

Meals on Wheels, which delivers meals to homebound seniors and disabled people, holds its annual fundraising dinner and charity auction Sept. 22. Dinner and drinks are included in the $75 ticket. You can get tickets by calling 822-2201, ext. 42, or through the Meals on Wheels website. The RSVP date is Sept. 7. The event is 6 to 9 p.m., at Salvatore's Italian Gardens, …

If you love fine food enough to drive 90 minutes for it, you might want to call the Anthenaeum Hotel at 357-4444 and see if there are any seats left for the Sept. 10 Farm to Table Dinner. The Anthenaeum is the Chautauqua Institution’s hotel, and the reason to go is a young chef named Ross Warhol. The 23-year-old chef has done training stages at some of the world’s best kit…

I'll be stopping by to take questions, and ask them, at a noon chat here. It's easy to sign up and participate. What have you eaten lately that the world should know about? Share at noon. Live chat with Buffalo News food writer Andrew Galarneau

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…

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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…

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 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 …