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Chef-owner Marco Sciortino will headline Ilio DiPaolo's Culinary Extravaganza on Oct. 8. The nine-course dinner will include courses like baked mahi-mahi marinated in lime and rum, blood orange sorbetto, and filet mignon over caponata with ricotta salata. Sciortino, owner of Marco's Restaurant and Marco's Italian Deli, will work with Dan Buckley, Dr. Andy Cappucino a…

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Wendy's is giving away a free Dave's Classic Single cheeseburger with any purchase every single day for the rest of the month. The offer can be redeemed once a day at participating locations through the Wendy's app. To get your free burger, download the Wendy's app and tap "offers" at the top of the screen. Tap "Free Dave's Single with any purchase," then "use at res…

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A restaurant offering all-you-can-eat Asian food is working on opening at Maple and Sweet Home roads. Sukishi Buffet, 4224 Maple Road, is finishing construction inside the former Toni Pepperoni spot near the new Price Rite supermarket. The 165-seat restaurant would offer a wide variety of Asian cuisine, concentrating on seafood, including Japanese ramen soup, dim sum…

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Bruce Wieszala has taken over the kitchen at The Terrace, overlooking Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park. The chef, who earned plaudits at Tabree, Thin Man and Bourbon & Butter, debuts his Terrace fall menu on Sept. 19. Expect small plates like duck rillettes with pickles and toast, roasted carrots with smoked pistachio butter and honey, and roasted cauliflower with pine…

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Basil is not the easiest herb to grow, finicky about its water intake, demanding of sunlight, and prone to various rots. People persist, though, because there are few finer herbal sensations currently legal in New York State than a lungful of sunlit basil perfume. And especially, people persist for pesto. The genius Italian mash-up of basil, garlic, cheese, and oil s…

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Perry's Ice Cream has kicked off the football season with a limited-edition flavor. S'more Yardage is a toasted marshmallow-flavored ice cream with peanut butter sauce and chunks of peanut butter shaped like footballs. It's sold by the pint and available at Tops Markets, convenience stores, select scoop shops and online at Amazon or ShopPerrys.com.

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Docs vs. Jocks for PUCCS 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Adam's Mark Hotel (120 Church St.). Cost is $100 and may be purchased here. Former Sabres goalie Marty Biron could stop slap shots and has proven he can analyze hockey, but can he cook? He and former teammate Andrew Peters will duke it out with local neurosurgeons Douglas Moreland and Elad Levy in a cook-off fundra…

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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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Prima Cafe Salad & Juice Bar at Prima Oliva is at One Buffalo St. in Hamburg.

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Whether bikers chose the urban ride or the rural ride - which took them past East Aurora - the Tour de Farms, cherishing sustainable transportation and local food production, finished with an after party at the new MAP farmhouse on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.

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From a pop-up by Wayno's BBQ to vaunted Bier Games - featuring four-person teams across several competitive activities - Resurgence Brewing's Oktoberfest featured daylong revelry Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, on Niagara Street.

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This ain't your babcia's pierogi. A tacolike Fiesta pierogi. Beef on weck pierogi. Stuffed banana pepper pierogi. There were plenty of traditional pierogi entries at this year's Dozynki Polish Harvest Festival; made with cheese, potato and sauerkraut fillings. But pierogi varieties entered into the the non-traditional category are always the ones that get everyone ta…