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On the first night of Local Restaurant Week on Monday, April 16, 2018, people braved the snow to eat out at the Glen Park Tavern, Eagle House and Irishman Pub and Eatery in Williamsville.

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Buffalo's biannual week dedicated to local restaurants is back again, as Local Restaurant Week runs April 16-22 at more than 200 eateries across the area. News Food Editor Andrew Galarneau laid the framework and provided useful links here, while Refresh Editor Scott Scanlon took the health-conscious approach, for which I'm grateful - I don't feel as obligated to include…

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Some meals are meant to be savored with little regard to fat, sugar and salt content because we deem them special. But a routine embrace of that thinking, followed by habits that linger for months and years, can cost you your health. The spring version of Local Restaurant Week starts on Monday, and presents both an opportunity and a trap for those who want to eat better…

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1) Trimania, 8 p.m. April 14 in the Tri-Main Center (2495 Main St.). General admission is $25 here, while single VIP is $50 and couples VIP is $80. Commentary: Buffalo Arts Studio presents a night of multimedia pleasure in the Tri-Main Center, with a wealth of live music, more than 50 art installations and a chance to meet many of the building's tenants planned. It's…

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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…

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After hunkering down for the winter at your usual restaurants, isn't it time to try something new? The spring 2018 edition of Local Restaurant Week begins Monday, April 16 and runs though Sunday, April 22. More than 200 locally owned restaurants are participating, ranging from pizzerias to white-tablecloth fine-dining establishments, offering introductory specials pr…

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Feb. 16, 1946 – July 13, 2017 Peter M. Longo Jr., the spokesman for Western New York Local Restaurant Week and a champion of independent locally-owned restaurants, had a different career in mind until he was 19. That was when his father suffered a fatal heart attack. Mr. Longo temporarily interrupted his studies at the University at Buffalo and stepped in to help his…

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1) Buffalo Wine Festival, 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. April 16 in Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (153 Franklin St.). Tickets are $35 for each session if purchased online -- prices rises by $5 day-of. VIP admission is sold out. Commentary: Whether you're a wine connoisseur (i.e. you're desperate to try Black Widow's new Oasis white), a locavore (i.e. you love that 30 lo…

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1) Buffalo Wine Festival, 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. April 16 in Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (153 Franklin St.). Tickets are $35 for each session if purchased online -- prices rises by $5 day-of. VIP admission is sold out. Commentary: Whether you're a wine connoisseur (i.e. you're desperate to try Black Widow's new Oasis white), a locavore (i.e. you love that 30 lo…

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1) Thawfest, 6 to 9 p.m. April 8 in Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.). General admission is $39, while VIPs pay $59. Commentary: Mother Nature is cruel sometimes. For example, an anticipated event like Thawfest is greeted with snow, wind and temperatures in the 20s. [See photos from the Madd Tiki Winter Luau, a recent spring-themed event in RiverWorks] Don't fret! The…

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1) Thawfest, 6 to 9 p.m. April 8 in Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.). General admission is $39, while VIPs pay $59. Commentary: Mother Nature is cruel sometimes. For example, an anticipated event like Thawfest is greeted with snow, wind and temperatures in the 20s. [See photos from the Madd Tiki Winter Luau, a recent spring-themed event in RiverWorks] Don't fret! The…

A cocktail specialist who was in the running for best bartender in Philadelphia is returning to Buffalo to open the former Black Rock Kitchen and Bar. At 491 Amherst St., Keith Raimondi plans to offer a place that highlights craft cocktails and other beverages, backed with a food program that exploits vegetables and local produce whenever possible. Everything besides liq…

A cocktail specialist who was in the running for best bartender in Philadelphia is returning to Buffalo to open the former Black Rock Kitchen and Bar. At 491 Amherst St., Keith Raimondi plans to offer a place that highlights craft cocktails and other beverages, backed with a food program that exploits vegetables and local produce whenever possible. Everything besides liq…

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It’s time to make reservations for Local Restaurant Week’s spring edition. From April 11 to 17, more than 200 independent Western New York restaurants will be offering introductory specials priced at $20.16, $30.16 or $40.16. At a family restaurant or pizzeria, $20.16 could be dinner for two. At a fine-dining restaurant, amid white tablecloths and candlelight, that might …

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Nearly 200 local independent restaurants will participate in the autumn edition of Local Restaurant Week from Oct. 19 to 25.Restaurants offer $20.15 menu choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner as part of the twice-annual restaurant promotion. It’s a relatively budget-friendly way to check out new restaurants or revisit favorites.Local Restaurant Week has historically been…