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A tiny, easy-to-miss restaurant on Rhode Island Street in Buffalo's West Side, Las Puertas has once again earned national recognition despite its humble surroundings. After a 2018 feature in the New York Times, Victor Parra Gonzalez's Mexican restaurant will appear on the Cooking Channel's "The Best Thing I Ever Ate," featuring Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, at 9 p.m. Jul…

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For the second year in a row, Acapulco-born Victor Parra Gonzalez has been honored with a James Beard Award nomination. The chef-owner of Las Puertas, 385 Rhode Island St., is a semifinalist for Best Chef Northeast, one of 20 named from an area that includes New York State outside New York City, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont. Gonzalez’s …

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Mexican chef Victor Parra Gonzalez has been invited to join other Mexican-inspired culinarians to present a Day of the Dead dinner at Manhattan’s James Beard House. The Acapulco-born chef, who runs Las Puertas on Rhode Island Street, has won high praise for his modern Mexican dishes with Italian and French technique. He’s been nominated for a James Beard award and Las P…

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It's rare that the New York Times draws attention to a single Buffalo restaurant. In the past, travel journalists from the influential international media outlet have written about Buffalo-specific foods beyond the chicken wing, and also taken notice of the Queen City's rise as a travel destination. But Saturday, NYT contributor Michael Kaminer delved in-depth into the …

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Victor Parra Gonzalez, the chef-owner of Las Puertas, has been nominated for a James Beard award. The honor puts the Buffalo chef in rare company, and give diners another reason to look at the small, stylish restaurant at 385 Rhode Island St. The Beard awards, akin to the Emmys of the American hospitality industry, are administered by the James Beard Foundation. Gonz…

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Victor Parra Gonzalez previewed his upcoming creative Mexican menu at at Bourbon & Butter on Monday night. The Acapulco-born chef, who opened Jaguar at the Bistro in Youngstown in 2013, is working on a West Side restaurant called Las Puertas, 385 Rhode Island St. He hopes to open it this summer. In the meantime, his sister Diana Parra will be running the Youngstown op…