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Recently reopened after minor renovations, Street Café is back to work selling an advertised assortment of “International & Mediterranean food” that truly delivers on the parameters of the definition. From Bangladeshi favorites to rib-sticking soul food, the menu at Street Café is a crossroads of flavors where East meets West at a price that’s easy on your wallet. …

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A restaurant called Crave King has opened in Lackawanna, offering shawarma and Yemeni dishes in addition to Middle Eastern favorites. Ahmed Alkadi, the owner, took over Crave King, at 2693 South Park Ave., after it closed last year. He was previously the owner of Sheba, a restaurant he ran for three years in a space down the street. It closed in 2012. At Crave King, whic…

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The west side of Evans Street in Amherst, south of Sheridan Drive, has become an epicenter for ethnic delights. It’s home to Spices of India, 438 Evans St., my favorite Indian buffet in Western New York and a connected grocery. One plaza south is Thai Orchid, 416 Evans St., which might have the best Thai cuisine in the area, and Korea House, home to the area’s only tablet…

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Chicken souvlaki is a Buffalo food group by itself. Wings and weck aside, there is a place in many locals' personal menus for Greek-marinated chicken grilled or griddled, served over Greek salad or in a piece of pita bread. Well have I got a souvlaki for you: Pita Gourmet, a quick-serve counter with locations on 6733 Transit Road, Lancaster (at Wehrle Road) and the Niagar…