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Long before author Arthur Bovino sang the praises of Buffalo pizza, Buffalonians have known we're a little spoiled in the superb slices available to us. From cheap and cheesy to cup-and-char pepperoni to the lauded Buffalo-style crust to recent artisan options, even the pickiest of pizza eaters will be able to find something worth chomping on. National food site The Dai…

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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How do you calculate your ratings? How do you feel about the impact your review has on the restaurant you're reviewing? What will it take to get suburban diners to come downtown for dinner? What do you think of Yelp reviews? As The Buffalo News restaurant reviewer, I address those questions and more on a Grain of Salt podcast, in a conversation with Christa Glennie Sey…

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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…

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Hydraulic Hearth, the Larkin Square restaurant masterminded by Harry Zemsky, opened Tuesday for dinner. “It’s definitely nervous excitement,” said Zemsky, who has worked in restaurants, but never opened one before. “It’s great to see it finally come together, and we’re really happy with it.” Hours will be 4:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 4:30 to 11 p.m. Friday a…