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The Mess Hall, the Lackawanna breakfast-and-lunch spot from Mulberry Italian Ristorante and Brick Oven Bistro owners, is about three weeks away from opening. “Once we got in there and started tearing things out, we completely gutted the place from floor to ceiling,” said Joe Jerge, a Mulberry owner. “That takes extra time, and extra money.” The restaurant will be at 717 …

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You might say Tab Daulton used to work on a bigger canvas. A few years ago, he was the chef in charge of feeding First Niagara Center fans. Today, he’s got his own place, a former dive bar in Lackawanna. There, at Winfield’s Pub, in a matchbox-sized kitchen, he insists on making his own stock and baking his own bread, which is like performing tai chi in a tanning booth, i…

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Joe Jerge has sold a lot of meatballs in the last 10 years, as Mulberry Italian Ristorante became a household name outside of his Lackawanna base. Guy Fieri praising his house-made lasagna and giant meatball (see YouTube video at the bottom) on the Food Network didn’t hurt. "Here's the first clue to what you can expect as you stand at the door to enter the Mulberry Cafe,…

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After two decades of jerk chicken, Curly's can still surprise you. The place that made Jamaican flavors a Lackawanna standard, just a pierogi's throw from the basilica, has a few other moves. Besides the jerk chicken, shown above, here's some of the dishes in today's review of Curly's in The Buffalo News. A scallop appetizer set off plump, sweet seafood with foraged wi…

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The bar at 1213 Ridge Road reopened as  Winfield's Pub (821-0700) in November, with a menu that goes far beyond the obligatory fish fry. Chef-owner Tab Daulton used to be Delaware North's head chef at the former HSBC Arena. Now he makes one heck of a toasted cheese sandwich. The photo above only show half of the Grilled Cheese Bites ($8), gooey, crusty and loaded with cri…

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