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Spring and summer in Buffalo feel significantly shorter than fall and winter. The seasons are obviously the same length, but warm weather tends to vanish in a flash - and, err, take its time arriving - which limits the period we can bask in the sun while absorbing Buffalo's wealth of admittedly jammed-together summer events. From a food truck event centered on world cui…

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A hidden gem could be anything. When you think of Frank Lloyd Wright in Buffalo, what comes to mind? The most likely answers are the Darwin Martin House and Graycliff Estate. But a local blogger recommends a lesser-known, posthumously-built landmark designed by the architect. Another blogger suggests a boutique hotel above a meadery and a cocktail bar for a staycatio…

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A new restaurant offering coal-fired pizza is coming to a historic site in Lewiston. The site, 800 Center St., Lewiston, was last an automobile repair business. Now Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen is underway there. Its owners are Michael Hibbard and David Murphy, who are opening their first restaurant. Hibbard, whose family owns Hibbard Custard, runs his own specialty ice cream…

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Chef Ross Warhol has returned to Buffalo to take over the kitchen at Mansion on Delaware. The Hamburg native, who started his culinary career at Daniels, was the Athenaeum Hotel’s chef before leaving the Chautauqua Institution landmark in 2013. He took over the kitchen at the Pelican Club, in Galveston, Texas, where he worked until earlier this year. Warhol took over the…

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The 2015 season of Nickel City Chef adds Edward Forster of Buffalo Proper as the fifth member of the "home team." Those chefs will compete against other up-and-coming culinary talents in five live hour-long cooking battles this spring. Forster's cooking helped put Buffalo Proper on my list of best new restaurants of 2014. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. They usuall…