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Misuta Chow's, the downtown bar and arcade, opened last month before its food program was under way. The food has started flowing at 521 Main St. Though there's more to come, Dunbar Berdine's menu of dishes inspired by Japanese street cuisine has more than 20 options. An open kitchen runs along the side of the first floor of the two-story space. Customers can grab…

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Misuta Chow's, a Japanese-inflected arcade-restaurant, opens downtown July 14. The two-story space at 521 Main St. will offer carefully curated eating, drinking and gaming experiences. It's owned by Christi Allen and Johny Chow, the bassist for alt-metal band Stone Sour. "He’ll transport guests to the alleyways of Tokyo City for an authentic tour of Japan’s food and …

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The Dockside Bar & Grill reopened alongside the Erie Canal in North Tonawanda this spring, having added a two-story addition, 100 seats, and an overhauled kitchen. There are so many people coming to the new place, and the established Remington Tavern across the street, that on a fine summer evening last week I had to sweat finding a parking spot in downtown North Tona…

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Dockside Bar & Grill in North Tonawanda, expanded, enclosed and extensively retrofitted, welcomed customers back to its canalside site at 153 Sweeney St. Monday night. The menu from Chef Dunbar Berdine, redesigned after the kitchen was expanded, now includes a buttermilk fried chicken dinner ($18) and seafood steam pots of clams and chorizo ($13), snow crab legs ($24)…

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When summer finally returns to North Tonawanda, house-made ice cream will be on the menu at Dockside Bar & Grill. The restaurant at 153 Sweeney St. is in the midst of a major renovation that will expand the canal-side North Tonawanda restaurant, and enable it to remain open year-round. “We dug up the patio and will put in a basement,” said Dunbar Berdine, the restaur…

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At the Dockside Grill in North Tonawanda, Chef Dunbar Berdine has figured out how to serve turducken to the masses. Wednesday night, Thanksgiving Eve, you can check out Berdine's "turwingen." The original chicken-inside-duck-inside-turkey preparation doesn't scale well to restaurant service. There's not as many perfect slices in them, he noted. Recently Berdine was prepa…