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More than 5,500 people navigated the second floor of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Sunday to warm their stomachs at Buffalo Soup-Fest, sampling spicy, savory and sweet soups in order to narrow-down winners in several categories. Matt Carlucci, co-founder of Buffalo Soup-Fest, announced the full list of winners, 11 of which were voted on by the public, with their b…

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For a restaurant name, 773 North doesn't offer passersby a clue about what they'll find inside the plain brick building on Grand Island Boulevard. The site of Jason and Christy Zippier's first restaurant is decorated with Grand Island's telephone exchange, and little else. I stepped inside on a Saturday night to find the place packed, filled to the brim with customers, …

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If you take pride on visiting new local restaurants before anyone else, here's a handy resource, an eater's checklist of sorts. Especially as the warmer weather nears, the activity in Buffalo's restaurant scene speeds up. Plans for ambitious projects are announced, new food trucks hit the pavement and bold new eateries - sometimes with concepts foreign to Buffalo - open…

Food and Drink

On a mission to bring a new dining experience to Grand Island, Christy and Jason Zippier opened their new restaurant 773 North, serving trendy but humble dishes with an atmosphere to match. Packed to the gills on a snowy Thursday night just a few days into their opening, it’s clear the Zippiers are breathing some life into Grand Island’s antiquated culinary scene. Cl…