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The Legacy welcomes dinner guests back in Springville

The Legacy is back, dishing up dinner in the heart of Springville.

It's been a long struggle for insurance agent Ted Winkey, who decided to reopen the restaurant he'd run with wife Kathy from 2000 to 2006.

In October, he was hoping to open the restaurant, at 3 E. Main St., for Thanksgiving.

But delays on multiple fronts pushed the start into 2018. The Legacy started serving sandwiches and drinks, but Winkey was planning to offer Springville more. Earlier this month, the Legacy started serving dinner.

The Legacy has spiffed up its interior. (Harry Scull Jr./ Buffalo News)

"Now we do have a nice introductory dinner menu" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, Winkey said. A 8-ounce filet mignon tops the list at $29.95, with potato, vegetable and soup or salad. A pork chop, pasta carbonara, salmon and chicken breast ($16.95) follow.

The Legacy also offers a broad sandwich menu, offered throughout the day. Several are named after local figures. The Zielinski Brothers Triple Play ($11.95), named after local baseball boosters, boasts ham, turkey and roast beef in a club sandwich configuration, with crispy bacon and cheddar.

Another takes its name from a friend and local businessman who died in the fall, Winkey said. Garlock's Deluxe Schiacciata ($12.95, lead photo) is a show-stopping edifice of capocollo, mortadella and salami with pesto mayonnaise, roasted red pepper, tomato, lettuce and fresh mozzarella, piled onto a rosemary lemon-zest focaccia-like roll.

Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. Phone: 592-3300.

The Legacy is at 3 E. Main St., Springville. (Harry Scull Jr./ Buffalo News)

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