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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 …

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 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 few …

  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, asparagus&#…

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. “I…

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…

Bulgoki, Korean-style grilled beef marinated in sweetened soy sauce, garlic, scallions and sesame oil, is probably my favorite way to eat lettuce. That's because you wrap morsels of beef, crispy around the edges, in greenery before devouring them. Boston lettuce is a favorite because of its tenderness, but any butterhead lettuce will work, or even …

This week's recipe comes from Christine Collins, Porter Farms subscriber and July Cook of the Month, featured in today's Buffalo News. She served this simple, bracing Arugula Salad with her Savory Summer Beet Tart, a winning combination for a summertime dinner. Arugula Salad 6 cups Arugula 1 lemon, halved 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 green onion (diced) Salt and pep…

Porter Farms has a few well-tested suggestions for using some of the cucumbers that are starting to show up. Here's the Elba community supported agriculture farm's cucumber recipe suggestions, with marinated cucumbers, a fresh cucumber salsa, and a creamy buttermilk cucumber soup. It doesn't say to chill the soup, but I sure would.

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Here's a recipe from "Can It, Bottle It, Smoke It: And Other Kitchen Projects," by Karen Solomon, featured in today's Buffalo News. Soft Pretzels Makes 12 pretzels Time commitment: about 4 hours 6 cups (1 pound, 13 ounces) all-purpose flour, plus more 
as needed1 packet (2 1/2 teaspoons) active dry yeast2 tablespoons sugar1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus …

Huge crowds took advantage of the sunny Saturday and Sunday to cruise the offerings of more than 60 restaurants and wineries. The award-winning restaurants were announced Saturday (at bottom of story). If you missed the Taste, by choice or happenstance, here's some stories and pictures from participants. They might make you hungry, but you don't have to worry abo…