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The owners of Colter Bay Restaurant in Allentown are seeking to replace five sets of storefront windows along Delaware Avenue and Allen Street to make them functional and energy efficient. Derek and Jessica Eastwood, whose Rock Wobbly LLC operates the restaurant at 561 Delaware, obtained a $49,000 Buffalo Main Street Initiative grant from the Allentown Association as pa…

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One wonders about the conversation between U.S. customs officers and Canadian restaurateurs Jake Fraser and Konstantine Kentros as they crossed the border to open Allen Street Poutine Company. We like to imagine border patrol granting them immediate access and the keys to the city after tasting this Quebec import of fresh-cut fries topped with gravy and cheese curds. Pouti…

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Cafe 59’s signature cocktail menu reads like an old-school speakeasy list. There’s the “Cat’s Pajamas,” the “Heavens to Betsy,” “The Big Ticket” and “The Chip Off the Old Block.” The ingredients themselves are less imaginative, with the now-standard gin, elderflower liqueur and lime combo, a take on a Moscow Mule and a slightly re-imagined Manhattan. It’s the kind of craf…

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Grindhaus Cafe is moving forward. After a slow winter, progress is resuming on Buffalo’s only all-vegetarian restaurant, at 160 Allen St., corner of Park, the old New York Pizzeria. “We were at a construction standstill for the past several months, but we’re finally getting back on track and resuming work this week,” said owner Megan Stewart. “I’ll have running water, isn’…

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An Eastern European style baker has bought a building on Allen Street, and plans to open limited hours there in January. Barbara Keating is the baker behind Sweet Temptations du Jour, which is taking over 220 Allen St., formerly Lagniappe’s. Her husband Michael is a partner; they have been married for 35 years. They bought the building, are renovating it onto workspace, a…