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Food and Drink

After a booming five years, Buffalo's food truck growth has pumped its brakes. Larkin Square's Food Truck Tuesday, which began in 2013 with roughly 15 trucks, originally shined the spotlight on mobile food vendors. The series' popularity, as well as the success of Lloyd Taco, the city's first truck, pushed the industry into overdrive. The number of food trucks more than…

Food and Drink

Food trucks are omnipresent today, showing up near your office for lunch during the week, parked outside your favorite stores on the weekend or showing up en masse at daylong festivals. There are at least six regular events focusing on food trucks. Here's a look. Tuesdays Food Truck Tuesdays, Larkin Square Details: 5 to 8 p.m. through Oct. 1. At least 10 new food tr…

Festivals

Even though there's a wealth of event options on Dyngus Day, revelers typically wind up at one of three places: The Pussywillow Party Tent, especially if the weather cooperates; the Central Terminal, a historic setting with wildly popular Those Idiots; and the Adam Mickiewicz Library, a dance party in tight quarters that's set apart from the wildness near Paderewski Drive.…

Festivals

Get ready for an early taste of summer: the first Food Truck Tuesday is here. The seventh annual season for the weekly Larkin Square event opens at 5 p.m. April 23. For the first week, at least three trucks will make their Food Truck Tuesday debut: Falafel Bar, Fat Lady's Cakes & Pies, and Rollin' Deep. Music is by Funktional Flow. Other trucks scheduled to appea…

Food and Drink

From charitable dining to showing love for Buffalo-bred female country artists, Oct. 8-11 offers a nice mix of events in the Buffalo area before the arrival of another festival-filled weekend. Steely Dan at Shea's is the only major event that's essentially a sellout (two tickets remain). See what else is on tap for this week before The 10, which previews the weekend eve…

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Steven Tyler & the Loving Mary Band 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Artpark Tuesdays in the Park (450 S. 4th St., Lewiston). Cost is $17 and tickets may be purchased here. The Aerosmith front-man is a bonafide rock 'n' roll icon, but he also loves other forms of American roots music, and in Nashville's Lovng Mary Band, he's found some real ringers. Expect plenty of mildly co…

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Minus the Bear with Coathangers 8 p.m. in Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). Tickets are $25 in advance, $29 at the door. This Seattle-born indie rock outfit released "Planet of Ice" in 2007, marking a significant expansion of their already adventurous sound with the addition of keyboardist Alex Rose to the ranks. Now, the band has launched a tour to celebrate the album'…

Food and Drink

Diners searching for something to eat in the vicinity of Larkin Square Tuesday will have to find alternatives. Unseasonably cold temperatures, along with forecasts of snow and ice, have forced the cancellation of Food Truck Tuesday at Larkin Square, according to its director of hospitality, Bridget Schaefer, in a statement on Monday. The event will resume at 4:30 p.m…

Gusto

Look close and you'll see signs of spring everywhere. Hot dog and ice cream stands are opening, our turtlenecks are getting bothersome and our itchy dry skin is going away. We are ready for summer. To that end, mark your calendar. Larkinville's first Food Truck Tuesday kicks off on April 11 and continues through Oct. 3 (with the exception of July 4), 5 to 8 p.m. M…