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There has never been a better time to be a craft beer fan in Buffalo than right now. Not only are we coming off a memorable Buffalo Beer Week, our town is set to host one of the biggest beer festivals around – Shelton Brothers’ the Festival – Oct. 4-5 at the Buffalo Central Terminal. Along with the world-renowned festival comes plenty of highly sought-after beers, which…

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Growing up, Richard Semonian ate his mother’s tomato sauce three days a week. The former Maryann Torregrossa would mix crushed tomatoes and tomato paste, onion and spices, before simmering spare ribs, meatballs, or sausage in the sauce. When he left for college in Pittsburgh, Semonian couldn’t bring her along – but the sauce was his lifeline. “I always took a giant T…

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Heartbroken by the June death of "No Reservations" travel companion Anthony Bourdain, Russian-turned-Buffalonian Zamir Gotta has organized a tribute night to cherish the memories of the Travel Channel/CNN star, celebrity chef and author. From 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 23 at Colter Bay (561 Delaware Ave.), Gotta will relay personal stories from his trips with Bourdain, take par…

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Visiting chefs are going to star in The Black Sheep's kitchen once a month in a new pop-up dinner series called Sunday Supper. At The Black Sheep, 367 Connecticut St., a chef from another Buffalo-area restaurant will offer a family-style meal featuring family-style dishes, one Sunday a month, said Steven Gedra, Black Sheep chef-owner. Sunday Supper aims to be a casua…

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The owners of Colter Bay Restaurant in Allentown are seeking to replace five sets of storefront windows along Delaware Avenue and Allen Street to make them functional and energy efficient. Derek and Jessica Eastwood, whose Rock Wobbly LLC operates the restaurant at 561 Delaware, obtained a $49,000 Buffalo Main Street Initiative grant from the Allentown Association as pa…

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Beer specialist and restaurateur Mike Shatzel has reached a deal to buy Colter Bay Grill, a longstanding fixture at Delaware Avenue and Allen Street. He’ll take over the lease on Feb. 1 and close the place for renovations, planning to reopen in April, Shatzel said. The restaurant, 561 Delaware Ave., was opened in 1988 by the Brinkworth family. Plans include opening up th…

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Buffalo is getting its own pickle and kraut operation.R.J. Marvin is working on opening Barrel + Brine at 257 Carolina St., about eight blocks from City Hall.“We’re moving in Oct. 1, and should get some stuff fermenting in two weeks,” said Marvin. If all goes well, he said, “We’re hoping to launch by the end of November.”Marvin, who will operate Barrel + Brine with his wif…

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Colter Bay Grill is up for sale.Owner Dennis Brinkworth has sold or closed the rest of his bar and restaurant holdings in recent years, including Brinks, House O’ Quinn and Morrissey’s. The latest location was looked after by his father Dennis Sr. until his death in 2007. Since then, Brinkworth has been running the restaurant in addition to a full time job as a beer distri…