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1) Taste of Diversity, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 30 on Grant Street between Lafayette and Auburn. Free to attend, with food for purchase. Commentary: A wealth of ethnic food purveyors - such as Abyssinia Ethiopian of the West Side Bazaar and Kenmore's La Divina Mexican Store - will star at this annual event on Grant Street, which trumpets the diverse cultures and influence…

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Willie Schult, the Beer Tent Captain at Canalside Live, said sure, he would be happy to talk about his job. "But we may be moving as we're talking," Schult semi-shouted, so he was heard above the warmup band. "And every once in a while, someone's gonna yell my name, which means I'm going to have to do something." And there is plenty to do. Under the tent, 14 people a…

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When Gelateria Luca, Elmwood Village's gelato maker, closed a couple of years ago, friends mourned its passing. "Why can't we have nice things?" one moaned, offering the traditional elegy for regretful restaurant-goers. Late last year, though, Rin Thai Bistro opened in the space, with veteran Thai restaurateur Rin Suphankomut offering a pared-down menu of Thai standards…

Food and Drink

It was 11:47 a.m. on a Wednesday, and Tops Markets President and COO John Persons was drinking beer. But he had a good reason: a special brew called “Cheers to 35 Years Kellerbier,” made in honor of Buffalo’s annual culinary festival, the Taste of Buffalo, and the news that the event was getting even bigger for its 35th year. “We are very proud to sponsor an event th…

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I've been going to Lewiston regularly since moving to Buffalo in 1990. Yes, it was Artpark that drew me first, its broad roster of concerts appealing to my eccentric musical taste, running the gamut from jazz to heavy rock, R&B to folk, and nearly everywhere in between. It didn’t take me long to ascertain a sort of "sub-vibe" in the region, however. On its surface, …

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After a complete interior renovation, the new Pano's – which opened June 25 – is lighter, brighter and bedecked in colors of the Mediterranean. The ceilings are 2 feet higher after the removal of dropped ceilings, and unblocked windows allow more light to stream into the new bar area. Instead of orange and brown, the new Pano's wears blue, white and tan. Owners Ma…

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Erie County Fair beer Try-It Distributing and the Erie County Fair, through Tops Friendly Markets and other area retail outlets, have launched the Erie County Fair American Pale Ale. This limited edition beer is based on a previous year’s “Best of Show” winning recipe from the Erie County Fair Homebrew Competition from brewers Brian Milleville and John Crossett. The bee…

Business

Amazon Prime members will have access to special prices and discounts at the Whole Foods store in Amherst starting Wednesday, now that a piloted program has rolled out nationwide. Starting Wednesday, Amazon Prime members will get 10 percent off sale items with yellow tags and will get members-only specials on items marked with blue tags. Members will also get free, two-…

Business

Chick-fil-A fans in the Buffalo-Niagara market are one step closer to having a restaurant of their own. Work has begun at 1753 Walden Ave. in Cheektowaga, the site of a planned Chick-fil-A franchise expected to open this winter. Workers are preparing the site for the installation of utility and foundation systems, according to Diane Benczkowski, the Cheektowaga supervis…

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Located smack in the center of EXPO Market, Breezy Burrito Co. is a build-your-own burrito and taco experience that’s retrofitted its time-honored familial Mexican recipes to the popular quick-serve business model of today. A refreshing blend of familiar classics and Instagrammable mash-ups like its own choco taco, everything on the menu shares the common ground of bein…

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Korean barbecue is one of the world's greatest meals, especially if you're a control-freak carnivore. Have you ever realized that no one else cooks meat correctly? Korean barbecue, a feast set around a grill that's only a tongs-reach away, is what you need. Fortunately, it is available in Buffalo, or more precisely Amherst. Woo Chon Korea House, 402 Evans Road, is no…

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The Underground Niteclub, Buffalo's oldest gay bar, is getting a new one-year lease on life. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which expelled the bar from its longtime home in a HUD-funded apartment building on Delaware Avenue last month after citing noise complaints from residents, has reversed its decision after an internal review and a rash of bad…

Health and Fitness

Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein and others visited Eden Family Growers in the Southtowns this week to debunk fears that it’s best to avoid Romaine lettuce after a Yuma, Ariz., based E.coli outbreak that occurred in the spring. The last shipments of romaine from Yuma took place April 16, and their harvest season is over, the FDA has reported, and it’s e…

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After a complete interior renovation, the new Pano's – opening June 25 – is lighter, brighter and bedecked in colors of the Mediterranean. The ceilings are 2 feet higher after the removal of dropped ceilings, and unblocked windows allow more light to stream into the new bar area. Instead of orange and brown, the new Pano's wears blue, white and tan. Folks can see …

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Dine on international fare at the West Side Bazaar with News Food Editor Andrew Galarneau, as he shares insights about its cuisines and the people behind the food. Burmese, Thai, dim sum and Ethiopian are just the beginning of the globe-spanning journey available to you. This Exclusive Dining Experience event takes place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18. Alongside Ga…