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"Food Truck Thursdays" will return to Niagara Falls in about a month. The weekly events, which feature food trucks and occasional musical performances at the Niagara Falls Train Station, will return May 9, it was announced Monday by Mayor Paul A. Dyster and the city's Office of Planning and Economic Development. Events run from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and take place …

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Last summer, the population of Larkinville swelled into the thousands on Tuesday nights. People were drawn to a new gathering spot two miles east of City Hall, to hang out with friends, quaff a beverage or two and soak up live music. But mostly, to eat. Food Truck Tuesdays is the city’s most diverse open-air buffet. A rotating cast of mobile kitchens – more than 25 at Lar…

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Jokers worldwide anticipate April Fools Day, and Buffalo is not devoid of mischief. 2015 brought "news" of Justin Timberlake booking a show for Ralph Wilson Stadium, a wildly innovative biodome sheltering Houghton College, a Bills-Argonauts exhibition game and a few other amusing pranks. What did Buffalo's trickster populace have cooked up for this year? *CatHive, a rev…

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Jokers worldwide anticipate April Fools Day, and Buffalo is not devoid of mischief. 2015 brought "news" of Justin Timberlake booking a show for Ralph Wilson Stadium, a wildly innovative biodome sheltering Houghton College, a Bills-Argonauts exhibition game and a few other amusing pranks. What did Buffalo's trickster populace have cooked up for this year? *CatHive, a rev…

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St. Patrick’s Day isn’t typically known for its culinary confections, unless you think Guinness counts as a food. We’ve followed the rainbow to find some St. Patrick's-inspired fare that's not your stereotypical corned beef and cabbage. 1. Toutant 437 Ellicott St.; 342-2901 The culinary crew at Toutant is celebrating St. Paddy’s with a little southern flair, brining its …

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As Lloyd Taco Trucks surpasses five years of slinging tacos, burritos and more from lime-green trucks, mystery still surrounds Buffalo's first new-wave mobile-food vendor. When will the brand's brick-and-mortar restaurant on Hertel Avenue open? Which of Lloyd's specials will make the cut onto the restaurant's menu? Why has owner Pete Cimino sprouted such an aggressive bea…

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As August draws to a close, it's common to feel the urge to pack a few more events into the summer schedule. Did we fit in enough time outdoors before it starts snowing sideways? Now that Canalside concerts are done, the school year approaches and the sun begins to set before 8 p.m., be discerning in how you spend your precious free time. Here's the 10: 1) Beach House, 7…

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Like many visiting stars, Michael Ian Black took to Twitter to remind his nearly 2 million followers of coming performances Thursday through Saturday in Helium Comedy Club. Some comedians will click "send" and then ignore the deluge of responses/questions, which typically include "What do you think about the Bills?" or "Have you been to Niagara Falls yet?" Not Black, who…

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The first bite into a Lloyd burrito is an exhilarating moment.You’re aware of what you ordered, of course. Maybe it’s tomatillo pork with medium Rocket Sauce, crema Mexicana, pickled red onions, or braised beef with queso fresco, hot Rocket Sauce and rice and beans. Regardless, the combination of flavors in the first chomp sets the tone. Will you get a rush o…

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Buffalo's first food truck had a crazy week, at least in the public eye. While Lloyd Taco Truck owners Peter Cimino and Chris Dorsaneo knew their business' fate on "Restaurant Startup" long before they welcomed patrons and fans into North Park Theatre for a viewing party, agreements with CNBC prevented them from sharing their victory until Tuesday night's show concluded. …

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From the streets of Buffalo to a Hollywood ending, the story of Lloyd Taco Truck has the stuff to satisfy hearts as well as bellies.When they started dishing up tacos at Main and Mohawk four years ago, Peter Cimino and Chris Dorsaneo were trying to sell more than burritos – they were trying to sell the idea that Buffalo would be a better place with food trucks in it…

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The owners of Lloyd Taco Truck won a truckload of money Tuesday night on CNBC’s reality series “Restaurant Startup.” After some intense negotiations, Lloyd owners Peter Cimino and Chris Dorsaneo accepted a $250,000 investment in exchange for 25 percent of their business. It wasn’t exactly what they wanted, but eventually, as dramatic music played in the background, Dorsa…

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It might be easier for me to eat the food item I hate the most – brussels sprouts – than write this blog. That’s because I have to figure out how to review the very entertaining episode of CNBC’s “Restaurant Startup” featuring Lloyd Taco Truck owners Chris Dorsaneo and Peter Cimino without revealing what everybody wants to know: Whether they earn an investment from show s…

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Lloyd taco truck owners have leased restaurant spaces with kitchens on Hertel Avenue and Elmwood Avenue. Both 1503 Hertel Ave. and 502 Elmwood Ave. could be used to prepare food for Lloyd taco’s four-truck fleet, or as restaurants, or both. That’s all Peter Cimino and Chris Dorsaneo, the entrepreneur-chef duo behind Lloyd, are sharing about their plans before television a…

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Peter Cimino and Chris Dorsaneo, the entrepreneur-chef duo behind Lloyd taco trucks, will appear on "Restaurant Startup" on Feb. 10. CNBC will roll the show at 10 p.m. The show pits two experienced truck operators with multi-truck fleets against each other. Restaurant investors Joe Bastianich (Mario Batali's business partner) and Tim Love (a Texas chef and investor) can …