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Amherst German standout Black Forest Adler has announced it will close before the end of February. Gerhard and Laura Brown opened their authentic German restaurant at 2447 Niagara Falls Blvd. at the beginning of 2012. Its last day will be Feb. 24, its Facebook page said. “Owning a restaurant is hard work. Long hours, employee turnover, equipment failures, wage hik…

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Some restaurants talk up a specialite de la maison, a signature dish. Schnitzel & Co. is the only one in town with a signature pretzel. Not just meaning highly-touted, or most-ordered, but actually part of its sign, its loops an edible copy of the cursive letter “z” in the restaurant’s logo. The pretzel’s housemade pedigree makes it noticeably tastier than most of t…

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Drive around Buffalo, and you’ll find plenty shops, bars and buildings that, side by side or block by block, are emblematic of the city’s developing past-vs.-present dichotomy. There are 1800s-era homes next door to inventive craft breweries. Loft apartments inside converted Catholic elementary schools. And an indoor hockey palace across from lines of grain elevators. T…

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When there’s a chill in the air and days are getting shorter, activity picks up at Schnitzel & Co. where Oktoberfest is celebrated year-round with German food and drink at two locations (Transit Road and Eggert Road). “Our whole menu is Oktoberfest all the time,” said General Manager Phil Christopher. “But it definitely picks up this time of year. We get out of summ…

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There is no love more pure than the love of a child. Such wide-eyed adoration imprints its subjects on tender souls, malleable as 24-karat gold, before experience of the wider world alloys them with disappointment. This helps explain why you might travel the globe, sampling its elixirs and delicacies, only to find that nothing moves you quite like the beef on weck and malt…