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There is a growing group of people who know the city like the backs of their hands, or, at least like the pads of their thumbs, which they use to post about restaurants, festivals and bars on social media to share with their large bases of followers. The social media-fluent writers and photographers have fun jobs. They scour the city trying out both new and old places t…

Nick Klentos, whose family ran the Wehrle Diner until selling it last year, has opened Aperitivo, a new upscale casual place on Transit Road. The 85-seat restaurant at 9430 Transit Road, East Amherst, opened for business in a recently built plaza on April 14. It’s not an Italian restaurant, despite the name, Klentos said. It’s a New American restaurant with some Mediterr…

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Buffalo food bloggers Donnie Burtless and Alli Suriani are mothballing the BuffaloEats.org website, which the couple founded in 2009 and built into Buffalo’s leading independent food resource. With help from a crew of contributors, the husband-and-wife team published 1,700 blog posts, mostly about restaurants and food in Western New York. In addition, Burtless and local r…

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Bacon fans, meet Bubba's. Bacon Popcorn * Bacon on a Stick Bubba's Bacon is located on K9 on the Erie County Fair map. Bacon Popcorn Bacon Popcorn: had way too much salt and really no bacon flavor at all. Bacon fail. Return to main #ECFare list Back to the Best of the Rest --------------------- Bacon on a Stick Bacon on a Stick: Literally a quarter-pound slab…

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Choices for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. Salad Boys * Gyros * London broil slider F&W Concessions is located on K7 on the Erie County Fair map. Salad Boys Salad Boys: Just salad with onions, tomatoes and carrots. Pre-made with Italian dressing. Return to main #ECFare list Back to Not That Bad for You -------------------- Gyros Gyro: One of the best …

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April Fools' Day has become even more confusing due to the trend of news consumption over social media. It's tough enough to scroll through Twitter and Facebook on a typical day to determine what to believe and what to ignore on a typical day -- but on the single day when fibbing is encouraged, all hell breaks loose. Here are the 10 (or more, as the day moves along) April…

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Hungry people interested in the development of dining possibilities in Western New York can now add a “Grain of Salt” to their diet. “Grain of Salt” is a podcast, an audio recording of conversations between people involved in the local restaurant world, from chefs to farmers. The second episode, released last week, features chefs at two new restaurants – Edward Forster of…