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Lloyd Taco is finally set to come home. During a Monday press conference about the political controversy Lloyd Taco has become a part of for the past week, co-owner Pete Cimino said the company will be opening its third brick-and-mortar restaurant in the Elmwood Village. He did not offer an exact location or opening date, but said the restaurant would be on Elmwood A…

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Lloyd Taco has apologized for apologizing. The Buffalo-based operator of a food truck empire and two brick-and-mortar restaurants has found itself caught in the middle of a political firestorm since serving lunch to employees of the federal detention center in Batavia last Wednesday. The company held a news conference Monday morning at its Hertel Avenue headquarters …

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Thursday morning, the owners of Lloyd Taco issued an apology for serving lunch to employees of the federal detention center in Batavia, which has held undocumented immigrants. Late Thursday, the owner of Deep South Taco took to Facebook to remind the public that members of law enforcement, active-duty military, homeland security and first responders "always" get 35% off…

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While there might not be any mules named Sal, there's lots to be done this week by the Erie Canal. (Sorry if that song gets stuck in your head). Aside from the Erie County Fair, Canal Fest of the Tonawandas offers the longest opportunity to take part, touching on two separate weekends and five weekdays with activities to appease both kids and adults. The bustling can…

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When you land first place in the Healthy Options category of the Taste of Buffalo, what do you do for an encore? In the case of Lloyd Taco Truck, you stick with what brought you success – at the festival, at your food trucks and at brick-and-motor locations. Lloyd will again offer its black bean taco during the 2019 Taste, which will take place next weekend in and ar…

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It took only about eight months, but the weather is finally warming up and patio season is calling, leading bars to make changes to their cocktail menus from heavy and comforting, to light and fresh flavors. Get a taste of summer at these five local establishments that revamped their menu to cater to the fresh flavors of the season. Root Loops from the Black Sheep ($…

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June is a drinking month. National Cognac and Moonshine Days were June 4 and 5 respectively,  National Bourbon Day is June 14, National Martini Day is June 19 and National Mai Tai Day is June 30. World Gin Day was June 8 and that sent me on a quest to find five of the best gin cocktails in town. Normally I'm a craft beer/IPA guy, but exploring Buffalo's gin scene ope…

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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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This weekend is the final rush before Christmas - which is Tuesday - so flying through late holiday shopping is high on the lists of many Buffalonians. But for those looking for a little release before the family parties, here are some strong suggestions. Among the events that have sold out: Strictly Hip at Hamburg Brewing, the "Nutcracker" at Shea's and "A Christmas Ca…

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Some of Buffalo's best bang-for-your-buck restaurants are getting national television exposure. Lloyd Taco, Doc Sullivan's, Fairy Cakes Cupcakery and Campfire Grill will appear on national TV, this time on the Cooking Channel's "#CheapEats." At 10 p.m. Nov. 7, episode 12 of season five features host Ali Khan exploring Lloyd Taco Factory's Williamsville location, tast…

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When it comes to deciding what to eat at the Taste of Buffalo this weekend, there are too many choices. That's the point of the event, of course. Hungry people show up and get hungrier as they window-shop the possibilities. Stuffed pepper or pulled pork? Mac and cheese or chicken wing soup? Hard decisions have to be made, because you're not going to get a second chan…

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Bills fans will be able to pick Lloyd Taco as their game-time meal this season at New Era Field. The Buffalo-born Mexican-inspired eats operation will be feeding fans this season, from about 10 stadium sites. In addition to preseason and regular season home games, Lloyd will be served at a concert and a special event of some sort, said Lloyd co-founder Peter Cimino. …

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Lloyd Taco Cuisine: New American tacos, burritos and snacks made with antibiotic- and hormone-free beef, pork and chicken, and organic beans. Owner: Pete Cimino and Chris Dorsaneo Price range: $4-$10 Established: 2010 Dishes to try: Tricked-out nachos (corn chips, queso, roja sauce, crema, jalapeños, pickled red onions, topped with your choice of protein), $7.…

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With Hertel Avenue Poutine & Cream right across Hertel Avenue, and Lake Effect down the street, Churn faced tough competition. The soft-serve ice cream place, from the Lloyd Taco Factory people next door, was already using custom ice cream base made from premium milk. That wasn't enough to keep the store, at 1501 Hertel Ave., crowded. Occasional crunchy crystals …

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Looks like The Phoenix’s building in Black Rock won’t be dark for long. Former Phoenix staffers have a plan to keep 269 Amherst St. running as a restaurant. Dave Kahris, who tended bar for about five years, said he plans to take over the restaurant with his wife, Sara Mann Kahris. Other staff members will be staying on, Kahris said, including several servers and a…