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Food and Wine magazine highlights Buffalo's food scene

Sixteen of Buffalo's hottest food and beverage businesses bask in the spotlight in Food and Wine, Time Inc.'s colorful monthly magazine and website that provides recipes, news, travel features and more.

Andrew Parks, the author of "16 Reasons to Plan a Food and Drink Pilgrimage to Buffalo, NY" and former Buffalo News NeXt correspondent, eloquently encapsulates the allures of new restaurant-bars like Toutant, the Dapper Goose, and Billy Club; bakeries like BreadHive and Five Points; and specialists like Barrel + Brine and BlackBird Cider Works.

Parks, a West Seneca East High School graduate and Syracuse University alumnus, didn't get carried away with only the most novel and hipster stops - The Old Pink and its legendary steak sandwich also appears on the list, as well as the multi-vendor West Side Bazaar, a business incubator on Grant Street for immigrants and refugees that also boasts a delectable blend of ethnic options.

For Buffalonians with an appetite for staying current with the robust food scene, the article - which highlights restaurants only within the city limits - serves as a handy checklist.

If you're interested in further reading, browsing Andrew Galarneau's "10 new restaurants you need to visit," published in August 2016, would be a wise move.

*Related content:
- Starters at BreadHive on Connecticut Street
- Dining review of Toutant
- Dining review of The Dapper Goose
- Barrel + Brine key among local fermenting craze
- Dining review of Thin Man Brewery

Email Ben Tsujimoto, who truthfully has not been to all of these, at

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