Share this article

print logo
Featured

Reid's hot dog and ice cream stand is for sale. The Kenmore staple at 2800 Elmwood Ave., built in 1969, has been a seasonal neighborhood favorite for generations. "The quaint little stand serves hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, shakes and more at a great price," Lisa Johnson wrote in the News last year. The Realty USA listing says it can be yours for $325,000. "Great op…

Buffalo

The tavern that sells one of Buffalo’s favorite burgers can be yours for $395,000. Joe and Mindy Vizzi have run the neighborhood place, at 967 Kenmore Ave., Kenmore, for 22 years. They’ve had enough, and are looking to sell it and move to Florida. It’s not clear if they will find a buyer interested in keeping things the way they are.This much is sure: the future of Vizzi’s…

Featured

The tavern that sells one of Buffalo’s favorite burgers can be yours for $395,000. Joe and Mindy Vizzi have run the neighborhood place, at 967 Kenmore Ave., Kenmore, for 22 years. They’ve had enough, and are looking to sell it and move to Florida. It’s not clear if they will find a buyer interested in keeping things the way they are. This much is sure: the future of Vizz…

Featured

Papa Jake’s is going to have a son. The owner of popular Elmwood Avenue tavern and fish fry emporium is opening The Jake Tavern & Grill at 3020 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, formerly Malone’s. You can follow @TheJakeDelaware on Twitter for updates, even though the account has only tweeted once so far. Information about the place is scarce. I’ve called four times so far, wi…

Food and Drink

Akron is getting its own rustic Italian trattoria when Cipollina opens next week.Laurie Bordonaro, owner of Guy’s Subs, an Akron standard since 1963, is opening Cipollina next door, at 6 Clinton St. Working with her is Jerry Clementi, a former Aroma owner and Buffalo restaurant veteran.The plan is to open March 9, as Local Restaurant Week begins, Clementi said. Afte…

Featured

Sophia’s in Kenmore plans to add dinner to its family-friendly breakfast and lunch offerings, but it’s going to start slow. “I’m going to stick to the basics, meatloaf, meatballs in sauce. I’m going to try to keep it simple, because I’m going to do a lot of the cooking myself,” said owner Sam Doherty. “Maybe four or five apps, five or six specials, some sandwiches and sal…

Featured

Torches is for sale. The fine dining restaurant at 1141 Kenmore Ave., opened by J.J. Richert and brother Kevin in 2007, quietly went on the market about three months ago. The business and its contents is for sale; the Richerts lease the space. Since he put it on the market, people have told him they heard he was facing bankruptcy, divorce, a brotherly feud, J.J. Richert …

Featured

Greek on the Street’s food truck may be parked for now, but the restaurant is still cooking up Greek and American classics in a stationary venue.The restaurant opened in the fall at 3189 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, and has been serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.Begin the day with pancakes or French toast starting at $5.50 for the short stack (two). All-day breakfast p…

Featured

It’s easy enough to say that Mooney’s Sports Bar and Grill isn’t your typical suburban neighborhood watering hole. But what is it that sets it apart? After all, there are plenty of places to get your drink on and they all have a lively bar, a loaded jukebox, a decent space for darts, some variation of chicken wings and the occasional live music. So how does a place like Mo…

A public meeting will take place at 7 p.m. tonight in the Hoover Middle School auditorium to provide voters an opportunity to learn more about Phase II of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda UFSD Capital Project. Residents will vote on this project from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9 at Hoover Middle. Information about the project can be found at www.kenton.k12.ny.us. Check o…

Featured

A generation ago, Buffalonians seeking the exotic sensation of pad Thai had to cross international borders. In 1990, the closest Thai restaurant was in Welland, Ont. Since then, Thai restaurants have become the second-most-ordinary Asian food in town, a competitive niche. Yummy Thai’s Kenmore Avenue outpost offers a menu of standard Americanized Thai that might have thril…

Featured

Sam Vasiliadis, owner of Serafim’s restaurant in Wheatfield and the Greek on the Street food truck, is moving his operation to Kenmore. Greek on the Street restaurant will open at 3189 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, a space formerly occupied by Nagasaki Sushi. It should be open by Nov. 12, he said, serving a Greek-American menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’ll be about 40 …

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board has called a special meeting for Thursday at 7:30 a.m. in the board room of the administration building, 1500 Colvin Boulevard. The only item on the agenda is the hiring of a Supervisor of Elementary Special Education, according to School Board President Bob Dana. He expects the meeting to last approximately 5 minutes. The board…

Featured

If you see the name "Winny's Seafood and Steak House" as you drive down Delaware Avenue, it'd be natural to suspect the restaurant harbored high-end designs. That's flat wrong, as I found out in a recent visit. Instead of a luxe "seafood and steak" restaurant, Winny's (3189 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, 464-3814) is a hibachi place. No, not the ones where trained chefs cook be…