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Globe Market has been a fresh food standby in the Buffalo area for years, with its salads winning “best of” awards since as early as 2005. Its Elmwood location has survived the institution of a Panera across the street, and while it did close its downtown Main Street storefront earlier this year, an Amherst Street spot is in the works for this spring. For a quick weekday…

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Reality television it wasn’t. Months after Lloyd Taco Factory’s owners accepted a deal for 25 percent of their company with television cameras watching, they changed their minds and exercised their right to turn it down, Peter Cimino and Chris Dorsaneo said. The Lloyd owners decided to get a bank loan instead. That decision, construction delays and the decision to start …

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A colleague came to see me, looking stricken: “What happened to Star of India?” Beats me, I said. Hadn’t been to the Kenmore restaurant in years and an owner ago. “The chicken palak,” she said plaintively, her eyes searching mine for a sign I understood. Nope, I said, but I’ll see what I can find out. After several hungry people made similar inquiries, I started wondering …

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The best foyers create a good first impression, keeping potential customers comfortable while they’re waiting for the chance to start eating and drinking. More important than décor, though, is the host. A place that does robust walk-in traffic needs a staffer who is part traffic cop, to effectively triage the crowd. ¶ When customers have done their part – confirmed a res…

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Hertel Avenue’s Jewel of India has been taken over by the former owner of Star of India, on Delaware Avenue in Kenmore. The restaurant at 1264 Hertel Ave. is now called New Jewel of India, said owner Kulbir Singh. Singh had cultivated a steady following on Delaware Avenue, but ended up changing restaurants a few months ago. His former place, at 3167 Delaware Ave., Kenmor…