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Elmo’s Bar & Restaurant has carved its name into Buffalo wing history since it opened in 1985. Besides its role as a haunt for a past generation of wing-loving Buffalo Sabres, Elmo’s deserves notice for the mastery of a particularly popular twist on Buffalo wings: the Cajun wing.Adam Blake, now a manager at Elmo’s, said that he helped develop one of the first Cajun s…

Just Pizza has gotten into the food truck business. The fully equipped pizza-and-wings kitchen on wheels started selling food earlier this month. The truck is “a staple” at Canalside’s Thursday and weekend concert venue, Larkinville, private and corporate events, and “will soon have a presence in Buffalo’s growing Medical Corridor,” said company vice presiden…

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…

Doc Sullivan’s, the South Buffalo tavern known for its “Smitty's style” wings, is getting freshened up under new owners – but the Smitty's wings will stay the same. “The wings are going to stay exactly the same, and we’ll expand the menu a bit and add some wings for people who don’t like Smitty’s,” said Thomas Cowan, who bought the place with a partner. …

Dwyer’s Irish Pub 65 Webster St., North Tonawanda Happy Hour: 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday with $2.50 domestic bottles, $2 pints of PBR, Coors Light and Molson. Buy one-get one appetizer Monday through Thursday only. Specials: Monday from 8 p.m. to close, get $2 off all 22 oz. drafts. Tuesday from 7 p.m. to close, 20 wings/$10.99 and $2.50 domestic bottles. Wednesda…

What do Osaka, Japan; Lyon, France; and Buffalo share in common? A place on National Geographic Travel's top 10 list of best food cities in the world. According to the report, which was originally published in National Geographic's book, "The World's Best Cities," the urban areas were evaluated by what dish they created and shared with the rest of the world. (Note that Bu…

When the November snowstorm nailed parts of Western New York, including Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, with multiple feet of snow, the Bills were forced to postpone their Nov. 23 home game against the Jets and relocate to a far less snowy Ford Field in Detroit. To show their appreciation to the Detroit Lions for offering up their stadium, the Bills shipped off …

The Buffalo-style chicken wing wasn’t the first wing style, even in Buffalo. Having celebrated its official 50th anniversary this year, the Buffalo wing has conquered the world. But when it comes to the imagination of cooks seeking to take the wing in different directions, Frank’s hot sauce and butter are just the beginning. • Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar, 253 Allen …

After eating at Theas, the new Ethiopian restaurant in East Aurora I reviewed in Thursday's Buffalo News, there are two dishes I thought were worth the drive by themselves. That is not to say that they were the only examples of good cooking I found there - the doro and alitcha wots, chicken and mild beef stews, were particularly satisfying as well - but these are my top t…

A former University Heights student bar is being recast as a neighborhood place focusing on gourmet chicken wings and French fries. Owner David Carr said he’s turning 3264 Main St., formerly Third Base, into Nickel City Kraft House. He hopes to be open by October. “It’s not going to be a college bar catering to 21-year-old kids,” Carr said, “more of a neighborh…