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Emily Wood – Contributing Writer When all the claims came out about coconut oil being healthy, I must admit I was a bit confused. In college, my fellow dietitian classmates and I were taught that the fat in coconut oil was a “bad” fat. Yes, that was about 10 years ago, and things do change. But did the type of fat in coconut oil change, making it now healthy for you? …

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Tel Aviv Café by Falafel Bar, the kosher restaurant inside the Jewish Community Center in Amherst, closed Feb. 5 after losing its kosher certification. Chef-owner Oded Rauvenpoor said that factional disputes in the Buffalo area's Jewish community made it infeasible to continue the restaurant's operations. "One group might want their people to eat with one person and …

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For a couple of weeks now, faithful Sophia's customers who dragged themselves out of bed early on Sunday to avoid the line at the popular Military Road breakfast spot, found it closed without notice. Turns out it's for a good reason, not a bad one: owner Sam Doherty wanted to spend more time with his children. "I decided to close Sundays, at least for the rest of the…

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Beer and brunch Mr. Goodbar (1110 Elmwood Ave.) will host Bang Bang After Brunch Brunch, a five-course beer pairing event featuring Community Beer Works, from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11. The tentative lineup is as follows: • Aperitif: Beermosa made with raspberry witbier. • Appetizer: Mini corn dogs with ketchup and mustard, paired with Frank American pale ale. • Salad: P…

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A fresh façade has come to the space that was formerly J&L Automotive on Hertel Avenue near the Delaware intersection. Opening in late January, The Garage Café & Lounge is the first step in an ambitious plan to convert the former auto-shop to a dining, drinking and entertainment destination. There's plans for a bar, live music lineup and open-air beer garden on …

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How do you draw customers to your taco restaurant when it opens near current Transit Road taco-slingers La Tolteca, Deep South Taco, La Davina Dos and Salsarita's Fresh Mexican Grill? For TCB, it's a calculated equation: serve scratch-made, no-frills Mexican dishes and some good drinks. The people, hopefully, will come. On a recent lunch visit, two of the three eleme…

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Whether with new bars, restaurants or renovated living spaces, intermittent blocks of downtown Buffalo stand emblematic of the city’s ongoing revival. But among them all, Ellicott Street’s emergence as a go-to dining and drinking stretch may be a surprising development—especially to one of the neighborhood’s longtime cornerstones. “Bizarre. Bizarre, to say the least,…

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We love when a Cheap Eats and a Bar Scene collide, as is the case of Leo’s Pizzeria, set on the fringes of West Seneca and Orchard Park on Southwestern Boulevard. While the area is overflowing with pizzerias, we like joints that offer sit-down dining and a sports bar feel. (We grow tired of eating pizza on paper plates at our boring kitchen table). The story of Leo’s…

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Wine and beer lovers converged upon Grapevine Banquets for the annual Wine About Winter and Winter Brewfest, which came together for an afternoon session in Depew. More than 15 wineries and 20 breweries were present to showcase their wares.

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One round of contestants attempted to eat as much Allen Street Poutine as possible in a span of five minutes, with the winner receiving half of the entrance fee, and the other half benefiting Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Care. See shots from the competition on Allen Street.

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Electric Avenue has been at 300 Ellicott St. since owner Richard Platt's father bought the building and opened it in 1981.

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After three seasons of the Bagels & Brooze Saturday brunch event at Hydraulic Hearth, the Larkin Square restaurant will collaborate with Lomo Lomo! Food Truck for its new Burritos & Brooze series. See who hung out on the debut day, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.

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We love a great birthday party (especially when it's not our own). So we were excited to learn about Greta Anderson’s upcoming 100th birthday celebration. Greta is the matriarch of Anderson’s Frozen Custard. She founded Anderson’s with her husband, Carl, in 1946 in the Bronx. They moved back to be with their families in Buffalo shortly thereafter to open a location on K…

Business

A relocated Domino's Pizza plans to move into a new retail building with a drive-thru on Transit Road across from Transit Valley Country Club. Crews broke ground a month ago on the 8,500-square-foot, single-story building at 6031 Transit Road, the site of the former Buggy Wash car wash, said Bevilacqua Development CEO Jonathan Bevilacqua. The building shell should be fi…