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Fresh Catch Poke, the restaurant providing sustainable seafood bowls and more in Williamsville, is coming downtown to open a location in the 500 Pearl complex. The restaurant will be another quick-serve establishment, with customers proceeding down a serving line as a counterperson assembles their meal. At this location, though, diners can enjoy a cocktail is their m…

Gusto

If I could wave my gilded fork from my Critic’s Throne and make a wish come true, today’s would be to give people the courage to try raw fish. If you made a face reading that sentence, I’m talking to you. Most avoiders offer weirdness of concept as a barrier, to which I’d point out the widespread Western taste for dishes like beef carpaccio or steak tartare. Call it tun…

Gusto

Just because you’ve been eating your whole life doesn’t mean you’re any good at being a diner. Sure, you know how to pick a place, and decide what you want to eat. But if you’ve never worked in a restaurant, and can’t see the operation from the other side, chances are you’re leaving some satisfaction on the table. Recently, I asked restaurant professionals what detai…

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1) Plantasia, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 22 through 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 25 in the Hamburg Fairgrounds (5600 McKinley Pkwy., Hamburg). Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (60+) and free for children 12 years and younger. Commentary: The recent sunlight has been a tease for warmer weather, and the Plantasia exhibition at the Hamburg Fairgrounds will further w…

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If you take pride on visiting new local restaurants before anyone else, here's a handy resource, an eater's checklist of sorts. Especially as the warmer weather nears, the activity in Buffalo's restaurant scene speeds up. Plans for ambitious projects are announced, new food trucks hit the pavement and bold new eateries - sometimes with concepts foreign to Buffalo - open…

Food and Drink

On any given day in Buffalo, you can stroll up to a food counter and customize your pizzas, tacos, ice cream and subs. And now, your poke bowl. Your what, now? Poke, pronounced POH-kay, is one of Hawaii’s quintessential dishes, a classic American snack as versatile and beloved as chicken wings. Fresh Catch Poke Co., a fast-casual restaurant across from Williamsvil…