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Price fixing

Prix fixe are magic words for folks who like dining out. The words mean, not surprisingly, "fixed price," referring to a complete meal for a preset cost. The Dakota Grill, 4224 Maple Road, Amherst, seems to be equal to the challenge. Head chef Joseph Chambers informs us that the restaurant is now offering a prix fixe wine dinner for two that includes a choice of two appetizers, two salads and two entrees, each served with an appropriate wine. Cost of the meal is $64 per couple. The wine dinner is served from 4 p.m. daily. To make a reservation, call 834-6600.

'Hole' new building

The Hole in the Wall has been a modest but well-known restaurant in the Village of Perry since 1932. The big news is the restaurant has moved to a new building at 7056 Standpipe Road, right off Route 39 and right next to the water tower overlooking Silver Lake.

The restaurant has a long patriotic tradition. During World War II, 2,933 GIs were treated to free meals there.

New owner Anita Billings tells us that the tradition has continued. Any serviceman or servicewoman who comes into the Hole in the Wall restaurant in full uniform is given one free meal. Call (585) 237-3003.

Gluten-free

The Western New York Celiac News has drawn up a list of local restaurants that offer special gluten-free menus for those affected by celiac disease. They include Carrabba's, 1645 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst; Curly's Bar & Grill, 647 Ridge Road, Lackawanna; Dacc's, 3175 Millersport Highway, Getzville; Golden Duck, 1840 Maple Road, Williamsville; Pizza Plant, 8020 Transit Road, Williamsville; and Thai Bistro, 1009 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.
If you have news of the local restaurant world, write to Restaurants, The Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY 14240, or e-mail jokun@buffnews.com.

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