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Emeri Krawczyk


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Whizzing along the New York State Thruway we’ve often seen the faded Lunetta’s Restaurant sign around the Cleveland Drive area. Finally, we decided to try it. Lunetta’s reminded us of an Italian diner/pizzeria. Not unlike a Greek version, Lunetta’s hits all the Italian notes, but also offers items like turkey bacon club ($8.10), roast beef on kaiser roll ($6.95) and hot…

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Once again for Veterans Day, many area restaurants and bars will honor veterans with a variety of specials and discounts. Some will honor veterans on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, while other deals are for Nov. 12. Be sure to bring valid Military ID and call ahead to make sure the establishment is participating. In most cases beverages, tax and gratuity are not included. If possi…

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Now that the candy corn has been gobbled, it’s time to start talking turkey. If the thought of cooking a Thanksgiving dinner strikes fear into your heart more than any Halloween ever could, here are some local barbecue places that can hook you up with a full dinner. Be sure to get your orders in as early as possible, because as you know (or maybe you don’t), a turkey is…

Local Homefinder Features

Alliance Homes fresh, ‘Weston’ model single family home, located at 5479 Bridlewood Lane in Hamburg is complete and move-in ready. Located off Abel Road which connects with both Rogers Road and Southwestern Boulevard, the Weston’s face is a beautiful combination of gray accent shake shingles, dark gray siding and cultured stone piers. The front yard is fully landscaped.…

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In 1956, Pasquale Marrano began a small home construction business known as Marrano Enterprises. Today, his company, Marrano Homes, is a leading new home builder in Western New York. A self-made businessman focused on quality and detail, Marrano built his local empire by helping residents create their dream homes. Decades later, Marrano was finally able to build his own…

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Featured during July’s 2018 Horizons Tour of Homes, “The Greenbrier” model home by David Homes, located at 53 Tranquility Trail in Lancaster, is one of the builders’ best-selling, two-story designs. “The popularity of this design is evidenced by the fact that we’ve built variations of it ranging from 2,750 square feet to 4000 plus square feet throughout Western New York…

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Essex Homes of WNY is showcasing its “Easton” home plan design at 21 Weathersfield Lane in Cross Creek Estates. The single-family home community is located in Lancaster off Pleasant View Drive and Pavement Road. This move-in-ready home is well-priced at $439,900 and is 3,012 square feet with four bedrooms and 2.5 baths. “Cross Creek is situated at the northern edge o…

Food and Drink

OK, all you homegrown apple lovers, now is the time to gorge. Take a fresh apple in your lunch, make caramel-dipped apples, bake an apple pie. There is no better time to enjoy them. We cannot get enough apples, and neither should you. Here are some apple things to do: Mini apple driving excursion (with popcorn, garlic, cherries and wine, too) Instead of doing laundry…

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Do you...check your phone every few minutes? Scroll Facebook for hours? Fall asleep clutching your iPad? We could go on, but you get the idea. Digital addiction is a thing, and now one hotel is addressing it. The Marriott Renaissance in Pittsburgh might not have a cure for your addiction, but has something fun that can point you in the right direction: A Digital Detox G…

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Here in the Cheap Eats department we are pragmatic. We rejoice at a place like Prima Oliva in Hamburg, as it serves many purposes. Want to eat healthy? Check. Need to stock up on olive oils and balsamic vinegar? Check. Originally, Prima Oliva sold only gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegar in its village shop. In February, it moved to expand and add a café. (It too…

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Each fall we look for a balm to soften the impending blow of winter. The grape harvest season provides just such a balm (more commonly known as wine). Here are some local winery events that feature both wine and food. Some events sell out fast, so we recommend getting tickets as early as possible, especially if you plan a group outing. Also be sure to have valid phot…

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We adored Roald Dahl’s, “James and the Giant Peach.” Some of our fondest memories are passages of James and his bug buddies eating the fleshy, juicy peach. We're fortunate to have access to luscious homegrown peaches in our area, and this season's crop is fantastic from what we've already gorged on. The second best thing to eating a dripping peach over the sink is ea…

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For years we have yearned for a way to work off Cheap Eats calories simultaneously as we eat. We think we found an experience that comes pretty close. The Clarence Pizza Company sits just off the Clarence bike path where it crosses Goodrich Road, for an easy pedaling stop. (Of course you can drive there, too.) The menu includes standard pizzeria fare and more. Regula…

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Are whisky and whiskey the same? Is bourbon a whiskey? You can find the answers to these questions and more at the Buffalo Whiskey Riot Festival, set for Sept. 29 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel (120 Church St.). The festival is a sequel of sorts to the sold-out Buffalo Whiskey Fest, held in January. Because of its popularity, the Whiskey Riot fest is being split into two even…

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The Buffalo Bills aren’t the only ones mixing their lineup each football season. Once again, so is Camillo’s Sloan Super Market, makers of the Big Rex sausage that led the way for the Mighty McDermott. This season’s conundrum: Invent a sausage for new quarterback Josh Allen? Doesn’t he deserve some love, too? Owner Gaeton Camillo said he wrestled with the fact Allen …