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Buffalo is famously known for creating the chicken wing, but its other contributions to the culinary arena are worthy of the same attention. From the unique beef on weck sandwich, which attracted the attention of late-night host Jimmy Fallon, to sponge candy's appearance on NPR, Paula's Donuts' shoutout on Buzzfeed and a widely viewed Daily Beast article praising Buffal…

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April 1 is the day when we see who's gullible and who's not. And, judging by The News' post about the Giant Inflatable Duck's return to Canalside, most people are quite gullible. Typically serious Buffalo-area businesses take this day every year - April Fools' Day - to concoct a fictional announcement their followers might believe is actually true. Others are so wildly …

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It is one of our area’s most famous traditions. You stay at a bar until 4 a.m. – which is another adventure, by the way, on our list of 100 Things every Western New Yorker should do at least once. Then, when the bars close, you head to Jim’s Steakout. And you ask for a chicken finger sub. Jim’s, a chain founded in 1981 on Elmwood Avenue, was founded on beef, and is still…

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Over the past few months, as the debate over moving back Buffalo's bar closing time has intensified, we've heard the refrain ad nauseum: "Nothing good happens after 2 a.m." Well, not in our experience. As denizens of Buffalo's thriving late-night culture, we in The Buffalo News features department present 10 examples of late-late-night experiences that contradict this dr…

I’ve been a denizen of the Buffalo music scene since 1990. As one of the cagey cretins given to hitting live music clubs at least once a week during the winter, and three times that many in the summer, I’m sometimes surprised when I meet people who, as an example, have never been to Nietzsche’s, or need directions to Mohawk Place, or give me a puzzled look when I ask them …