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Bruno Italian Grill has moved in to the space formerly occupied by Rachel’s Mediterranean on the corner of Chippewa and Delaware. Trusting a similar business model to Rachel’s but a different cuisine, Bruno is hoping its fast-casual, build-your-own Italian concept will hit the ground running in stride with the time-crunched business crowd it’s hoping to entice. Bruno…

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Bruno Italian Grill, which opened in the former Rachel's Mediterranean at the corner of Delaware Avenue and Chippewa Street in March, has jumped on the quick-serve trend.

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A high-tech restaurant offering all-you can-eat Asian cuisines with table service and cocktails is coming to the corner of Elmwood and Chippewa. Waves restaurant will replace Papaya at 118 W. Chippewa Street, on the first floor of the Hampton Inn building. It's a project by Michael Nguyen, owner of Niagara Street's Pho Lantern, and Philip Vu, Nguyen's uncle. "This…

A stabbing victim on West Chippewa Street early Saturday didn't know he'd been cut several times until after he left the scene of the attack, according to Buffalo Police reports. The man told police he was trying to break up a fight near 45 W. Chippewa St. about 2:20 a.m. and an unknown person apparently stabbed him in the left forearm, upper left thigh and groin, accor…

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Soho Burger Bar owner Jay Manno is committed to making the Chippewa District a desirable destination for adults of all ages, refuting the perception of the nightlife strip as a place just for teenagers and rabble-rousers. The next step after rebranding Soho from nightclub-specific to a more versatile restaurant-bar, then, was opening Frankie Primo's +39, an Italian restau…

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Frankie Primo’s +39, an Italian restaurant and bar across Chippewa Street from Soho Burger Bar, will open Thursday for lunch. The new look includes extensive interior renovations and the addition of a brick pizza oven, said Jay Manno, an owner of both restaurants. The space, at 51 W. Chippewa St., was formerly City Tavern. The opening menu includes appetizers of artichok…

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The owner of Soho Burger Bar is turning a place across the street into an Italian restaurant. Jay Manno said that the former City Tavern will become Frankie Primo’s +39 before the end of November, if all goes well. It'll be like Soho, he said: "Fine dining service and quality food in a fun, fast casual atmosphere." He expects to open with a menu of brick oven pizzas, pa…

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The downtown location of Ted’s Hot Dogs will harness digital technology to get hot dogs into customers’ hands faster. The restaurant, at 124 W. Chippewa St., is about half built, said Ted’s CEO Joe Drust. “We hope to open up the first or second week of November,” he said, “pending no other delays.” To cater to the downtown lunchtime crowd, Ted’s is installing an order-ov…

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Chippewa nightclub Noir is becoming a food-first restaurant called Local Kitchen & Beer Bar. Noir, 88 W. Chippewa St., closed Aug. 2. The plan is to showcase popular Buffalo food like beef on weck, wings and stuffed peppers for out-of-towners staying in hotels, and locals working downtown. “We’re going full kitchen” with Local, said Justin Anderson, an owner. Hop…

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Soho Burger BarWhere: 64 Chippewa St. (856-7646, sohoburgerbar.com)Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Bar open later.Scene: Rooftop revelry overlooking the Chip Strip.Patio: Two patios offer dining and hangout opportunities.Dress: City chic with a summer flair.Happy Hour: Happy Hour is 3 to…

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Ted’s Hot Dogs will be joining Buffalo’s food truck fleet, with a mobile location in the works to start vending later this summer. “It should be on the street by the end of July, early August,” said Joe Drust, Ted’s chief executive officer. It’s a 22-foot Freightliner, similar to the truck Chef’s recently unveiled, Drust said. The truck hasn’t officially been named, but …

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Grilled-frank favorite Ted’s Hot Dogs is returning to Buffalo with a new restaurant on Chippewa Street. “It won’t be until late summer, realistically, that we’re open,” said Peter Liaros, a Ted’s executive. “Equipment still has to be ordered; the shovel, as they say, hasn’t been put in yet.” The restaurant will be located in the Hampton Inn hotel building, at Chippewa an…