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It’s a strange phenomenon. The weather warms up here and there and we suddenly hunger for hot dogs and ice cream. Our last hot dog was when, early October? The craving worked in our favor as we had to feed three teen boys dinner after a recent UB Bulls afternoon basketball game. Scanning the surrounding area on Google Maps, we found there was Nina’s Custard on M…

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Looks like the downtown dog wars are at an end: Dog é Style, the hot-dog-centric restaurant at 128 Genesee St., has closed. The announcement was made on the restaurant's Facebook page Sunday morning: "We have decided to close Dog é Style to focus on other endeavors. A new concept will be taking over the location in the new year. Thank you all for your support and patro…

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My boss told me that there is a question raging on the Internet. Is a hot dog a sandwich? The Internet is stupid, I said. Of course a hot dog is not a sandwich. Also, you can’t drop 50 pounds in a week with this one simple trick. Why not? Because the human body doesn’t work that way. No, the hot dog. Because a sandwich is a miracle that happens when stuff betw…

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Ted's Hot Dogs has built a tubular empire in Western New York, boasting eight locations, tremendous brand recognition and an expansion west to Tempe, Ariz. On Sept. 22, a new addition was unveiled: a food truck, known as Ted's Truck, or "The Charcoal Chariot." To me, part of the pleasure of Ted's is plowing through the food immediately upon receiving it -- it's not foo…

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The Dog House has more specialty hot dogs than you can shake a wiener at. Mac and cheese dog * Bomber dog * Reuben Dog The Dog House is located in J7 on the Erie County Fair map. Mac and cheese dog Mac and Cheese Dog: The bacon expertly breaks up all that cheesiness. The hot dog is charred nicely. Return to main #ECFare list Back to Meat Lovers --------------…

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For indie music fans, Alternative Buffalo's Kerfuffle concert at Canalside is not only the biggest event of the weekend, but it's likely one of the highlights of the summer. But, if you don't already have a ticket, then you're probably not going to get one. The show is sold out -- 12,000 tickets have been purchased -- and the eight StubHub tickets remaining range from thr…

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Whether you call them franks, links, dogs, street meat (derogatory!), wieners or hot dogs, July 23 is National Hot Dog Day, a tribute to one of the premier summer grilling foods. Now that we're (more or less) past #WienerGate, Western New York can set aside their differences and support a wide range of hot-dog vendors for lunch, whether they're brick-and-mortar restaurant…

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TOWN OF LOCKPORT – About the only thing to change at the corner of Lake Avenue and Clinton Street over the past six decades or so are shapes (and speeds) of the cars driving by, and the faces flipping the burgers and serving up the shakes at Reid’s hot dog stand.The place has endured what could most generously be described as a sort of reverse- evolution. While others …

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If you thought famous restaurants like Ted’s and Chef’s launching food trucks meant controversy over Buffalo’s trucks was history, you haven't heard about Wienergate. One weekday lunch hour last month, Buffalo developer and restaurant owner Rocco Termini crossed Oak Street carrying a loaded tray of hot dogs. He was headed for the line at the Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs…

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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 …

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Reid's hot dog and ice cream stand is for sale. The Kenmore staple at 2800 Elmwood Ave., built in 1969, has been a seasonal neighborhood favorite for generations. "The quaint little stand serves hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, shakes and more at a great price," Lisa Johnson wrote in the News last year. The Realty USA listing says it can be yours for $325,000. "Great op…

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Eden residents can look forward to another dining choice next spring when a former Buffalo Sabre opens a hamburger and hot dog stand. Rob Ray and his business partner, Mark Mohr, plan to put the second location of Rayzor’s Dawg House at 8178 N. Main St. on the former Stop and Gas property. Mohr, an Eden native and Eden High School graduate, wanted to bring another dining…

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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…

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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 buildi…