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In Buffalo, we know where to get a great order of wings. If you’re going for the classics, head to Anchor Bar, Duff's or Gabriel’s Gate. Looking for fun flavors? Bar Bill, Elmo’s and Dalmatia Hotel have your back. Add your own favorites to the list – I have a new one. I had not heard of Wingnutz as a place to get jumbo wings until recently. My first taste blew me away. …

Catholic Charities has announced that it will open its ninth food pantry in the region at 9:30 a.m. Monday in its Kenmore site, 3370 Delaware Ave. The pantry will be open from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. It will serve eligible residents who live in the 14217 ZIP code. Catholic Charities President and Chief Executive Officer…

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China and India are the world’s two most populous nations. Each have more people than the next five countries put together, and scores of regional cuisines shaped by the cultures, crops and geography of each region. So it's somewhat less than shocking that their culinary circles have overlapped in distinctive ways. One hybrid, known as Indo-Chinese cuisine, was develope…

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Natalie Schultz and Courtney Justus were preparing for another day in their new bakery, Fig Tree Patisserie, by mixing Fruity Pebbles into macaron filling and whisking chocolate cupcake batter, while listening to a true-crime podcast. They celebrated their grand opening, on the corner of Delaware Avenue and Kinsey Avenue in Kenmore, on July 1 with bubbly champagne and c…

Business

A two-year-old counseling and holistic treatment business has leased the former Bensons Surgical Supply space on Delaware Avenue in Kenmore after running out of space in its former location in Clarence. Be Embodied, founded and led by Nicole Chumsky, signed a 10-year lease for 3,062 square feet at 2776 Delaware, in a building constructed and owned by Iskalo Development …

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This is an elite concert and festival weekend in Buffalo, as it's entirely reasonable to hit four major happenings in the span of three days. For those who acted fast for the sold-out Taste of Country, that accounts for Friday night, with a prospective doubleheader of Juneteenth and Thin Man's Summer Solstice a diverse selection on Saturday. Cap the weekend with Death C…

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It wasn’t until I tried to explain the appeal of Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs to a retirement-age friend that I realized what the little Kenmore restaurant is up against. I had just finished extolling the virtues of a delightful handful of adventure called the Violet Beauregarde, which tops a custom-made frank with spicy blueberry barbecue sauce and frizzled shoestring onion …

Crime

The Village of Kenmore, just under 1.5 square miles, has long had an outsized reputation for traffic enforcement. When it comes to the state’s ban on texting while driving, Kenmore’s standing holds up. The Kenmore Police Department issued the most texting while driving tickets from 2014 through 2017 among municipal departments in Erie and Niagara counties, according …

Buffalo

Developer Nick Sinatra has sold four Kenmore apartment buildings to two real estate investors for $3.7 million. Scott A. Hunt, through Hunt & Associates WE LLC, bought the buildings at 2726, 2520 and 2271 Elmwood Ave. from Sinatra, who owned them through his Elmwood KT Apartments limited-liability company. The purchase price for the three properties was $3.3 million…

Crime

Law enforcement from multiple jurisdictions in Western New York are investigating a recent string of 11 armed robberies that are "possibly linked to a similar suspect," according to the Town of Tonawanda Police Department. Authorities say the robberies have occurred over the last three weeks at gas stations and convenience stores throughout Erie and Niagara Counties, wi…

Courts

A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to stealing jeans and sneakers from a juvenile who was selling them through an app, the Erie County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday. Jerwan Stone III, 21, was accused of meeting the victim on Oct. 30, 2017, on Tremaine Avenue in Kenmore, grabbing the victim and punching him in the face before taking the items, prosecutors said. T…

Crime

A Kenmore man pleaded guilty Thursday to wire fraud as part of a debt collection scheme, the U.S. Attorney Western District of New York Office announced. Carmelo Collana, 49, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Assistant U.S. Att…

Crime

A Niagara Falls man being sought by authorities after he cut off his ankle monitor was arrested Wednesday morning in Kenmore, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Tyrell S. Handley, 20, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at an unspecified location on Elmwood Avenue, the Marshals Service said in a news release. Handley, of 15th Street, …

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Police haven't pinned down what caused the December fire that damaged a popular Kenmore restaurant and tavern. Village police and fire investigators continue to probe the Dec. 5 fire that struck an apartment above Vizzi's, 967 Kenmore Ave., Police Chief T.J. Phillips said. He said no one was displaced by the fire. Vizzi's, known for massive burgers and fish fries, ha…

Food and Drink

One sign Buffalo is in festive spirits is the quick ticket sales for Hotel Henry's Jazzy Christmas - featuring the Ladies First Jazz Big Band and the Buffalo Dolls - which has sold out in advance. After a busy weekend, the pace unexpectedly slows down this week, but there's still ample opportunity to go dashing through the snow to a Buffalo event. 1. John Morris Russ…