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Barrel + Brine, Buffalo's homegrown pickle and fermented foods operation, is preparing to open a new location that includes a café and taproom. The growth in demand for its beet caraway sauerkraut and other products prompted the search for a bigger space, said R.J. Marvin, who owns the company with his wife Lindsey. Barrel + Brine will be fermenting its kombucha in the …

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Aldo Evangelista is gone, but La Hacienda will live on. The Niagara Falls restaurant at 3019 Pine Ave. will be operated by the famed Niagara Falls restaurateur's family, with a planned reopening Wednesday. "Nothing's changing," said Donato Evangelista, Aldo's son. From the food to the staff, everything will be as Aldo left it, Donato said. After being diagnosed wi…

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Buffalo’s largest outdoor dining series, Food Truck Tuesdays at Larkinville, resumes April 19 for its fourth season. Crowds will be drawn to Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St., from 5 to 8 p.m. to find an assortment of the region’s food trucks, live music and beverages, alcoholic and not. The community event series is scheduled through Oct. 4; admission and parking are free. …

Food and Drink

Buffalo’s largest outdoor dining series, Food Truck Tuesdays at Larkinville, resumes April 19 for its fourth season. Crowds will be drawn to Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St., from 5 to 8 p.m. to find an assortment of the region’s food trucks, live music and beverages, alcoholic and not. The community event series is scheduled through Oct. 4; admission and parking are free. …

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The owner of Oliver’s plans to open a modern steakhouse in the Avant building. David Schutte, who bought Oliver’s in 2013, leads a group replacing the current Della Terra restaurant with SEAR, according to a news release. “The restaurant will showcase an innovative menu featuring a wide variety of chef-driven steak cut selections with a new, modern twist,” the release sa…

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The owner of Oliver’s plans to open a modern steakhouse in the Avant building. David Schutte, who bought Oliver’s in 2013, leads a group replacing the current Della Terra restaurant with SEAR, according to a news release. “The restaurant will showcase an innovative menu featuring a wide variety of chef-driven steak cut selections with a new, modern twist,” the release sa…

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In three years and change, I’ve reviewed 173 restaurants in Western New York. (There are excellent places I haven’t reviewed yet, for which you have my apologies.) Of those, here are 20 places I recommend first. I rate restaurants on a scale of plates, with 10 being my top rating. Plates are an indicator of overall happiness, with quality of food, service, room and pric…

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The fall edition of Local Restaurant Week offers diners a chance to get out of their rut and into a new-to-them restaurant for a reasonable price. Nearly 200 restaurants in Western New York participate, from Oct. 20-26. Each offers $20.14 meals and other specials to get rookie customers in the door. Check out the full list at localrestaurantweek.com. The promotion can wo…