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Falafel Bar Cuisine: Middle Eastern and Mediterranean choices made daily in-house from fresh ingredients. Owner: Oded Rauvenpoor Established: 2018 Price range: $3-$9 Dishes to try: Shawarma wrap (seasoned shaved chicken with hummus, lettuce, tomato and tahini), $9; falafel wrap (fried chickpea fritters with tahini, hummus, lettuce and tomato), $9; three sister…

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The days of museum restaurants being overpriced, gourmet eateries or bland cafeterias are over. Buffalo’s cultural attractions boast affordable and creative food options, ranging from table service to grab-and-go. So, if you find yourself staring down a painting of food while your stomach grumbles, devour some food along with the art. You may even find yourself dining n…

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When Israeli restaurateur Oded Rauvenpoor laid out his plans for OR by Falafel Bar, his new restaurant, he spoke passionately about offering customers a broader slice of the Middle East's flavors. But what I was really looking forward to was the bread. Fresh pita bread elevates everything it touches, from hummus to kabobs. On March 2, Rauvenpoor and his fiancee Keri …

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Falafel Bar has taken over Fables Café in the Central Library, expanding its hours and broadening its menu with Mediterranean, vegan and gluten-free offerings. Oded Rauvenpoor, the Israeli chef-owner of Falafel Bar, 3047 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, is also expanding the hours of the café, at 1 Lafayette Square. It’ll be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for now, including Saturday. Rau…