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Sweet news for legions of the region’s Butter Block fans: the beloved bakery has found its home in Buffalo. The shop will be at 426 Rhode Island St., in the Five Points neighborhood on the West Side. It will be across the street from Remedy House coffee shop, down the block from Las Puertas restaurant, and across the intersection from Five Points Bakery, which started a…

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Natalie Schultz and Courtney Justus were preparing for another day in their new bakery, Fig Tree Patisserie, by mixing Fruity Pebbles into macaron filling and whisking chocolate cupcake batter, while listening to a true-crime podcast. They celebrated their grand opening, on the corner of Delaware Avenue and Kinsey Avenue in Kenmore, on July 1 with bubbly champagne and c…

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For workers and residents by Canalside and KeyBank Center, the Harborcenter Tim Hortons has been the primary option for baked goods and coffee. Thanks to Monday's grand opening of Bakery 55, situated in the rear of Labatt House, which also contains Labatt Brew House and the Draft Room, there's now a compelling alternative, replete with fresh bread, giant cookies, a hard…

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Situated on the first floor of the Cathedral Place building with access from both Main Street and Cathedral Park, newly opened Mon Ami Café & Bakery is bringing refined French flair downtown. Serving an selection of Parisian café classics along with a concise array of sandwiches and small plates, Mon Ami is catering to the city center’s workforce with delicate, flav…

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When you hear the term bakery, you likely envision sweet treats and homemade loaves of fresh bread. You’ll find that along with ever-changing dinner menus, event space and a new speakeasy bar at Elm Street Bakery, which is now 7 years old. Owners Kim and Jay DePerno are constantly working to reinvigorate the business they founded with new inspiration. After noticing …

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There may be no more passionate bond between eaters and their sense of home than baked goods that serve as part of their morning ritual. Take the phenomenon of Paula’s Donuts, tucked by the dozen into airliner overhead compartments to cushion expats’ post-holiday return to the West Coast. Or consider how inconsolable – and insufferable – people from New York City and Lo…

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When Susan Adamucci was having health concerns, her doctor suggested she go gluten-free. Within two weeks she was feeling better. The only problem was finding good gluten-free food options. That need inspired her to start her own business, Two Wheels Bakery, 435 Ellicott St., with Lisa Biggs. The café opened in April and now the co-owners are serving up breakfast, lunch…

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A French pastry chef is opening a café on Hertel Avenue to serve French-style baked goods and simple meals. Camille Le Caer, who has been making desserts for Giancarlo's and Ristorante Lombardo, is opening Pastry by Camille Maison Le Caer at 1416 Hertel Ave. The spot was formerly Globe Market to Go. Le Caer has also been selling his macarons, feather-light French san…

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Faster, cheaper bread was once hailed as a great American innovation. These days, Western New Yorkers who want loaves made the old-fashioned way have to search for their daily bread. There are places using natural starters, which harness the power of wild yeast to unlock the nutritional value of grain and improve digestibility, and places making bread free of chemicals li…

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Faster, cheaper bread was once hailed as a great American innovation. These days, Western New Yorkers who want loaves made the old-fashioned way have to search for their daily bread. There are places using natural starters, which harness the power of wild yeast to unlock the nutritional value of grain and improve digestibility, and places making bread free of chemicals li…

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We are not mathematicians, but we love food and we especially love pie (even though “pies” aren’t technically what Pi Day represents, but who cares). All being said, we hope you do decide to celebrate “Pi Day" with a pie. If nothing else, it's a decent reason to have pie on a Monday. Aim for the biggest piece, especially if it’s a pie from Sanger Farms & Bakery in You…

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Butterwood Sweet & Savory has closed its restaurant in the Hotel @ the Lafayette, aiming to reopen in late January with a new menu. A retail bakery counter remains open at the 391 Washington St. location, selling items including cakes, pies and single-serving desserts, said Donald Breitkrus, operations manager. “They’re doing a little bit of work inside, and there wi…

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What better way to start Christmas Day after a visit from Kris Kringle than with an Ohlson’s Bakery Kringle on your table? As far as we know, Clarence-based Ohlson’s is the only bakery in the area that makes this traditional Danish pastry. Shaped like a wreath, the Kringle has an interesting history tied to owner Lisa Ohlson’s family, who hail from Wisconsin where the Kr…

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As we journey through the holidays and cold temperatures, ’tis the season of easy meals and comfort food. Acting on a tip from friend Jen, I finally bought a McDuffies Bakery frozen chicken pot pie at the Hamburg farmers market the very last day in October. The pie sat in my freezer a few weeks until strapped for time, I threw it in the oven. Eighty minutes later I was t…

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When the bakers of Lexington Co-Op started work on their Valentine's Day treats, Kanye West served up some inspiration. "I love you more than Kanye loves Kanye" appears on the Co-Op's flourless chocolate cake ($7.99), suitable for chocolate fans and gluten-free sweethearts. It's also available on the cake-sized chocolate chip cookie ($7.99), available in regular and vega…