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The popular reaction to the arrival of fall Local Restaurant Week has been: "It's back already?" And it's not a negative that these biannual local restaurant celebrations feel more frequent than National Dog Day(s). The weeklong event – from Oct. 7-13 – brims with opportunity, as many of the 200 participating eateries offer deals for lunch and dinner, making it easier t…

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Fall flavors run rampant on menus for Local Restaurant Week, the biannual celebration of restaurants in Western New York. From butternut squash and apples to pumpkins and mushrooms, restaurants are eager to embrace the harvest and concoct belly-warming dishes to suit the season. Local Restaurant Week's premise is simple: Participating eateries offer meals – for lunch…

Festivals

Local Restaurant Week, which runs from Oct. 15-21, steals the headlines for the top weekday event in Buffalo, as it's something that everyone with a stomach and taste buds ought to enjoy. Lunch and dinner specials for $20.18, $30.18 and up - and vary by restaurant - are serious, limited-time deals that are worth further investigation. One midweek concert has already sol…

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For a fixed price of $20.18, $30.18 or $40.18, what would you like to eat? Possibly a maple-glazed Atlantic salmon, with cauliflower puree, haricot verts (thin green beans) and crispy potato straws for your entree, a spiced cider salad for an appetizer and graham cracker-crusted pumpkin torte for dessert? (Go to Black and Blue Steak and Crab and spend $20.18.) Or, ma…

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The most cost-effective seven days to dine at Buffalo restaurants has arrived for the final time in 2018, with Oct. 15-21 serving as fall Local Restaurant Week. More than 200 eateries will offer deals for lunch and/or dinner, with prices ranging from $20.18 to $50.18. For help in narrowing down an intimidating list of options, here are 10 dishes to try. Winfield's Pub …

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Big Ditch's 'Canvass' is not blank Big Ditch Brewing Company (55 E. Huron St.) will release Canvass, the latest in its Lock Series, on Oct. 13. The beer is the fifth IPA (India pale ale) in a series that focuses on exploring the range of flavors found in hoppy beers. Named for a civil engineer who worked on the Erie Canal, Canvass is brewed with El Dorado, Mosaic and F…

Food and Drink

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…

Business

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…

Art

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…

Obituaries

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…

Art

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…