Share this article

Food and Drink

print logo
Gusto

Fans of Linguine's, the Bowmansville mecca for Italian-American pastas, cutlets, and seafood, will have to wait to get that calamari salad. In December 2017, owners Vincent and Linda Desiderio closed their popular restaurant, which they ran for 20 years on a corner gas station property.  In April they cheered their following by securing a new place at 5354 Genesee St., …

Gusto

There has been talk of late that Hertel Avenue is becoming the new epicenter of Buffalo restaurant bustle. A French bakery called Pastry by Camille sprung up next to Mes Que soccer bar. There’s hip tacos at Deep South and Lloyd Taco Factory, which is next to Purrfect Cafe, Buffalo’s first food-service venue allowing customers to rent time with a cat. Which is directly a…

Gusto

The most cost-effective seven days to dine at Buffalo restaurants has arrived for the final time in 2018, with Oct. 15-21 serving as fall Local Restaurant Week. More than 200 eateries will offer deals for lunch and/or dinner, with prices ranging from $20.18 to $50.18. For help in narrowing down an intimidating list of options, here are 10 dishes to try. Winfield's Pub …

Business

If you like your Tim Hortons doughnuts by the box, you are now paying a little bit more. Prices went up slightly on a handful of items at Western New York Tim Hortons shops Wednesday. The most notable menu item to have its price change from Tuesday to Wednesday was a dozen doughnuts, which are up 40 cents from $8.99 to $9.39, a rise of 4.5 percent. The cost of a h…

Gusto

Expanding upon their flagship operation in Depew, Teton Kitchen has opened its second location in the heart of Allentown, at 153 Elmwood Ave. In a location plagued by restaurant churn over the past few years - it was formerly formerly Pasion, Black Swan Lounge and Cozumel Grill - Teton Kitchen is hoping to gain a foothold in the neighborhood with an Asian fusion menu th…

Gusto

Eckl’s, Orchard Park’s historic restaurant known for its beef on weck, is planning an expansion that will include wheelchair access and possibly a second-story deck. Eckl’s owner Jim Cornell said he’s been developing plans for the family restaurant, 4936 Ellicott Road, for more than a year. “We have an idea of what we want to do, and we have some approvals from the t…

Gusto

In a town where Polish cooking available outside family homes sticks to pierogi, golabki, and a half-dozen other dishes, an upcoming celebration offers a rare opportunity for Buffalonians to experience modern Polish cuisine. A Grand Gala and Ball Polonaise is set for Saturday, Oct. 27 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Polish independence…

Gusto

Wings, pizza and subs on Costanzo's rolls. When looking at the takeout landscape around Orchard Park Road in West Seneca, that's all Mike Zak saw. "It's my neighborhood, and it needed something different," Zak said from his new eatery, Alleyway Bistro (174 Orchard Park Road), a week after opening in September. "Everybody is trying to do the same thing. It's kind of hard…

Gusto

Big Ditch's 'Canvass' is not blank Big Ditch Brewing Company (55 E. Huron St.) will release Canvass, the latest in its Lock Series, on Oct. 13. The beer is the fifth IPA (India pale ale) in a series that focuses on exploring the range of flavors found in hoppy beers. Named for a civil engineer who worked on the Erie Canal, Canvass is brewed with El Dorado, Mosaic and F…

Gusto

As four months of construction on Main Street in Williamsville ends, finally opening parking spots, Main Street Deli is planning to close. The restaurant, at 5546 Main St., will stay open until the end of October, owner Christine Gerard posted to Facebook on Oct. 7. “The construction on Main Street has been detrimental to our business and although I have done everyth…

Gusto

Just in time for harvest season, the owners and staff of locally-owned restaurants are inviting customers to reap the rewards of their labors. The fall 2018 edition of Local Restaurant Week – the event’s 10th anniversary – begins Monday, Oct. 15 and runs though Sunday, Oct. 21. More than 200 locally owned restaurants are participating, ranging from pizzerias to white…

Food and Drink

From charitable dining to showing love for Buffalo-bred female country artists, Oct. 8-11 offers a nice mix of events in the Buffalo area before the arrival of another festival-filled weekend. Steely Dan at Shea's is the only major event that's essentially a sellout (two tickets remain). See what else is on tap for this week before The 10, which previews the weekend eve…

Gusto

Most Buffalo-area residents experience a little bit of end-of-summer denial this time of year. Despite our best efforts, there is no stopping autumn. The Bills and the Sabres are back and the temperatures are falling. Patio weather has wound down and we’re heading inside to sit elbow-to-elbow at our favorite pubs. The Jake, located on Delaware Avenue in Kenmore, is one …

Bills

Is Buffalo a drinking town with a sports problem or a sports town with a drinking problem? Regardless of which side of the age-old conundrum you find yourself on, there is no denying that Buffalo is nothing if not a passionate city. People in this town care and care deeply, especially when it comes to their sports and beer, which is why a trio of local breweries — Commu…

Health and Fitness

Americans in the 21st century have a big challenge when it comes to the inner workings of the human body. They long for homeostasis – the balance that keeps them at their best – but they also desire things that light up the pleasure center in the brain. That includes food and drink, which, when taken in too much abundance can lead to poor health. “We have this biolog…