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Restaurant notes: Mess Hall, Lloyd Taco Factory, Shenannigans

Lackawanna's Mess Hall is changing its basic lineup by adding a sandwich series, naming choices after numerous Lackawannans.

The restaurant, 717 Ridge Road, is located across the street from Lackawanna City Hall and the Lackawanna Police Department.

If you walk in and ask for Lt. Lalka, the Mess Hall will hook you up with a combination of salami, capacolla, prosciutto, arugula, roasted red peppers and garlic mayonnaise ($9.99). Its inspiration, police Lt. Chris Lalka, works across the street.

You can also take a bite out of a Big Szymanski, named after Mayor Geoffrey Szymanski. It's turkey, ham, roast beef, salami, capacolla, provolone, lettuce, tomato, hot peppers, mayonnaise and oil for $10.99.

Ex-server graduates to owner at Lackawanna's The Mess Hall

"We thought we would have some fun with it and name it after some friends, patrons and local politicians," said owner Sue Staniszewski. "We will change up the names here and there, along with the sandwiches."

The slate of hot and cold sandwiches ($8.99-$10.99) come with fresh-cut fries, chips or pasta salad.

Hours: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Closed Tuesday. Phone: 827-1134.

Lloyd brunch: Brunch is back at Lloyd Taco Factory locations in Williamsville and Buffalo.

The restaurants, at 1503 Hertel Ave. and 5933 Main St., Williamsville, will add brunch specials to their standard menus on Sundays.

There's a breakfast burrito that packs housemade chorizo sausage, organic black beans, shredded cabbage, charred poblano peppers, cilantro rice, jack cheese and tomatillo sauce ($8.49).

Lloyd's version of huevos rancheros is built on a foundation of shredded  cabbage and two housemade fried corn tortillas, which support black bean spread, guacamole and a pair of panfried sunny-side-up eggs ($7.49). The sweet choice is housemade granola with fresh fruit and crema Mexicana with powdered sugar ($6.49).

There's also a new selection of cocktails from the full bar. Brunch is 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Shenannigans closed: Shenannigans Bar & Grill, on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst, has closed.

The restaurant, at 1009 Sheridan Drive, had reopened in early 2017.

Despite its Irish-inspired name, its last event posted to Facebook was a Hot Country Nights event.

An on-site auction for the restaurant's equipment is set for April 24.

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