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While Buffalo’s food-truck fleet teems with tacos, pulled pork and burgers, the Sweet Hearth satisfies a devoted group of eaters: sweet-tooths. From velvety, rich chocolate bread pudding blanketed with warm bourbon caramel sauce to impossibly light-yet-creamy Key lime pie, Kelly Brewer’s from-scratch desserts remind us that “pleasure” does follow “guilty.” At…

As Lloyd Taco Trucks surpasses five years of slinging tacos, burritos and more from lime-green trucks, mystery still surrounds Buffalo's first new-wave mobile-food vendor. When will the brand's brick-and-mortar restaurant on Hertel Avenue open? Which of Lloyd's specials will make the cut onto the restaurant's menu? Why has owner Pete Cimino sprouted such an aggressive bea…

Roaming Dee's, the joint brick-and-mortar restaurant venture of Christopher and Valerie Taylor, owners of The Roaming Buffalo Food Truck, and Michael DiJoseph, of Mikey Dee's Catering and Food Truck, has served customers for nearly two months at 6831 Seneca St. in Elma. Replacing Cobber's By the Creek, whose connected business, Cyber Creek Indoor Golf, saw its roof collap…

When customers stroll up to the Roaming Buffalo Food Truck and scan the menu, a common response is: “Ew! Peanut butter on a burger?”Owners Christopher and Valerie Taylor understand the initial hesitance, so they’ve been willing to give customers their money back if they’re not satisfied by the What? Burger (bacon, peanut butter – crunchy or creamy, plus bacon jam…

1) Cirque de la Lune, 8 p.m. Saturday in the Dnipro Ukrainian Center (562 Genesee St.). Admission is free, and there will be adult beverages, cotton candy, popcorn and The Black Market Food Truck's fare for purchase. Commentary: Benefiting Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo -- also the presenters of City of Night -- this "Circus of the Moon" is described as a "seduction…

Violet Beauregarde would be proud to know a Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs specialty frank is named in her honor.The “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” character might rightfully recoil from anything blue – she inflated from experimental blueberry pie gum – but the allure of a rich, slightly sweet blueberry glaze blanketing a housemade hot dog, with cheddar cheese and a h…

Tracking the social media mood in Buffalo was thrilling as the seconds ticked toward the NHL Draft Lottery. Anxiety, pacing, howling dogs (OK, that may have been unrelated) and jitters galore riddled Sabres fans, who craved the No. 1 overall pick and Connor McDavid. When Edmonton's placard proved golden, dejected Buffalo hockey fans vented on Twitter while others rejoiced…

The first bite into a Lloyd burrito is an exhilarating moment.You’re aware of what you ordered, of course. Maybe it’s tomatillo pork with medium Rocket Sauce, crema Mexicana, pickled red onions, or braised beef with queso fresco, hot Rocket Sauce and rice and beans. Regardless, the combination of flavors in the first chomp sets the tone. Will you get a rush o…

On the day of Ulrich's 1868 Tavern's official grand opening party, it's worth revisiting the feats and tribulations from the restaurant-bar's fascinating 146-year history. But, as far as the News' digital records go, we can only roll back 21 years to trumpet Ulrich's posterity at 674 Ellicott St., where today's gathering kicks off at 3 p.m. The block of Virginia Stre…

Could this weekend be the peak of Western New York's festival season? It's certainly a prime contender. You've undoubtedly already heard about the Italian Heritage Festival that swarms Hertel Avenue and the eight-day Canal Fest, which straddles the Erie Canal in the Tonawandas. While these two are terrific options, a breadth of other summer fests are scheduled near and f…

A new fried-fish emporium has come to town, and it has a decidedly foreign twist. The British Chippy, the South Park Avenue fish-and-chips shop run by English Pork Pie Company owners Vicky and Damian Parker, began serving food Friday. Although the husband-and-wife duo originally planned to debut in February, the June 6 soft opening featured a limited menu focused on Bat…

National studies often lend local insight, and Vox.com's quintet of beer maps explains, to some degree, Western New York's relationship with beer. The study was conducted by Matthew Zook and Art Poorthuis, primarily by aggregating geo-tagged tweets, and the results were published in their book "The Geography of Beer." Vox.com then published the results for the web. Bear …