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If you go to This Little Pig, you’ll probably have trouble deciding what to order. While pork and pierogi is the top seller, housemade mac and cheese sounds enticing and a peek at the pizzas will make your mouth water. Owners Mandy and Jeff Cooke met while working on a riverboat in Missouri. They moved back to Jeff’s hometown about 12 years ago and continued to work in …

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Classic restaurants like Ilio DiPaolo's, a number of local breweries, distilleries and wineries showcased their wares at the annual Sweet Charity to benefit the Food Bank of WNY on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in the Adam's Mark Hotel.

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Community Beer Works celebrated the limited relaunch of the Iroquois Beverage Co. with a party on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in the Hotel Henry's 100 Acres dining room. Iroquois beer lead the Buffalo market in the 1950s, and the brand - though long gone - remained a nostalgic favorite.

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After years of serving customers his Thai cuisine at West Side Bazaar, Pah Du wanted a place of his own. Earlier this month, the Burmese immigrant opened his own restaurant in Riverside, Family Thai, at 863 Tonawanda St. His spot became the first restaurant launched from the immigrant business incubator at 25 Grant St. In the former site of Lucy's Kitchen, Pah Du and…

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1) Wine About Winter OR Buffalo Brewfest, two sessions of each: 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. in Grapevine Banquets (333 Dick Road, Depew). Tickets are $27 in advance and may be purchased here. Commentary: Whether you're OK with being called a wine and beer enthusiast or not, wine and beer enthusiasts will converge upon a spacious venue on Dick Road in Depew for two sepa…

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We're getting to that time of year again. The time of year when Buffalo starts looking less like a beautiful snow globe and more like a salt-smudged wasteland. Those pretty, cheery Christmas lights are gone. Hawaii and Florida are looking pretty good. Or a Caribbean cruise -- or a Gulf coast getaway, or --- or --- But what if you can't get away? You'll have to enj…

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Before introducing a Buffalo-style-pizza-loving friend of mine to Neapolitan-style pizza, I knew he needed an information aperitif. Born into a pizza world where a small family can routinely make dinner of a large pie, there was no denying that size matters, to him and many others. Why is it so small? Because it's a pizza for one. Why is it so expensive? Because it's ma…

Business

Na zdrowie! Buffalo Distilling Co. is making krupnik. One Foot Cock Krupnik is made with local honey and Buffalo Distilling's grain-to-glass vodka. It's mashed, fermented, distilled and bottled at its facility in Larkinville. The limited run is scheduled for release Feb. 24. Bottles can be reserved at the distillery, 860 Seneca St. A pint-sized bottle is $18, a fifth…

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It has come to my attention that lots of people have spent this month “eating clean” to “take care of themselves” in an attempt to “live longer.” Whatever. For all you strivers, on this final day of January, I give you a baker’s dozen of defiant deliciousness. Because nothing says “sod off nature, I’m gonna live forever” like a fistful of deep-fried sugar grenade. St…

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One of the Southtowns' standout restaurants is opening a fried chicken place on Route 16. Blue Lantern Lounge's Tom Pease said he'll try to open RT 16 Chicken Shack and BrewYard by April. The location, 6272 Seneca St., Elma, is a "couple blocks" east of Blue Lantern, 5120 Seneca St. It was operating in the 1880s as a country store. The menu centerpiece will be "go…

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Goddesses honor two Kait Prendergast and Devon Sundlov have been announced the winners of the Buffalo Beer Goddesses annual Cicerone Scholarship. The women, both active members of the group, are passionate about beer and brewing, and will use the scholarship to further their beer education through the Cicerone Certification Program. The Buffalo Beer Goddesses raise…

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A couple of the most enthusiastic men I’ve ever met have recently spun their food truck beginnings into a brick and mortar restaurant called Good Fortunes just off Main Street near the University at Buffalo South campus. Greg Whitehurst and Jo Jo of the popular Gourm-Asian food truck are cranking out off the wall Asian fusion munchies behind a modest walk-up window line…

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A restaurant called TCB, which stands for "tacos, community and beer," has opened in Clarence. The restaurant, at 6449 Transit Road, has the taco part of business going, with the beer and drinks coming later. "We are waiting on our liquor license, but are serving lunch and dinner," said manager Jeff Young. A cocktail lineup, plus beer and wine, is on the way, he s…