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There's always ooh-ing and aah-ing over Paula's red velvet doughnuts and even more of a bluster around the shops' limited-edition, charity-fueled cannoli doughnuts. Beginning Oct. 17, Flying Bison Brewing Co. and Paula's Donuts are collaborating on a Peanut Stick Porter, with a release slated for 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at 840 Seneca St. The robust brew is 8% alcohol by vo…

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Buffalo is famously known for creating the chicken wing, but its other contributions to the culinary arena are worthy of the same attention. From the unique beef on weck sandwich, which attracted the attention of late-night host Jimmy Fallon, to sponge candy's appearance on NPR, Paula's Donuts' shoutout on Buzzfeed and a widely viewed Daily Beast article praising Buffal…

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Since June 7 is National Donut Day, we asked our readers for their nominees for best doughnut in Western New York.  The answer should be no surprise: Out of dozens of submissions, Paula's Donuts dominated. "I’d say Paula’s, but they don’t serve donuts," wrote Chuck Chucklahoma Kelly. "They serve three-course meals disguised as donuts!" But which Paula's doughnut w…

Buffalo

There's no sugar-coating this: Paula's Donuts will be opening in Larkinville. The Buffalo Planning Board this week gave the green light to plans by Howard and Leslie Zemsky's Larkin Development Group to construct a pair of two-story buildings on Seneca Street – the larger of which will be anchored by the fourth location of the region's most popular doughnut shop. The ne…

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The scenes at the Tonawanda, West Seneca and Clarence Paula's Donuts late last week were pure bedlam. Lines out the door, employees frantically assembling giant orders and a limited inventory that left many a late-arriving sweet-tooth empty handed. The specialty doughnuts vanished at all three locations before noon on three of the five days. The debut of Paula's cannoli…

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The Southgate Plaza location of Paula's Donuts was mobbed Wednesday morning for the debut of the local shop's chocolate chip cannoli-filled doughnut, available also in the business' Tonawanda and Clarence locations. The special variety of doughnut was released for Hospice Week; 50 percent of the proceeds from the ricotta-filled dessert, available for $3 apiece or $2.50 …

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The Zemsky family and their partners are planning more than $19 million in new development projects in Larkinville – including the first Paula's Donuts in Buffalo's core, opening sometime next year. The goal is to fulfill what they see as the Larkin District's potential, recreating the activity and density that the area had more than a century ago when it was a thriving…

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It has come to my attention that lots of people have spent this month “eating clean” to “take care of themselves” in an attempt to “live longer.” Whatever. For all you strivers, on this final day of January, I give you a baker’s dozen of defiant deliciousness. Because nothing says “sod off nature, I’m gonna live forever” like a fistful of deep-fried sugar grenade. St…

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In the doughnut business, the weeks after Easter are like the eye of the hurricane, or should we say the hole in the doughnut. There is a lull. "Everyone still has their Easter candy," explained Christy Worthington of Paula's Donuts. But this is the year the doughnut empire strikes back with a trio of special "Star Wars"-inspired doughnuts pegged to May 4, known to f…

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Tower Kickoff Event 6 p.m. April 28 Crabapples Micro Brew Pub,  3298 Genesee St. (895-2911) Crabapples Micro Brew Pub will be hosting a tower kickoff event featuring beer from Rhino Beverage Distribution. A tower is a beer-dispensing device that contains a collection of taps. These taps may include beer with a similar theme or from the same brewery. For this event, Cr…

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Whether you’re socializing with friends or throwing on your headphones to get some work done, Spot Coffee makes you feel right at home with a wide variety of food and high-quality coffee. Spot’s several area locations have bright, colorful mural representing that location’s neighborhood. You’ll notice unique furniture, art, fireplaces and the smells of delicious pastries,…

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Whether you’re socializing with friends or throwing on your headphones to get some work done, Spot Coffee makes you feel right at home with a wide variety of food and high-quality coffee. Spot’s several area locations have bright, colorful mural representing that location’s neighborhood. You’ll notice unique furniture, art, fireplaces and the smells of delicious pastries,…

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Paula's Donuts -- possibly still riding high from inclusion on Buzzfeed's list of "33 Donuts You Have to Try Before You Die" -- got another high-profile pat on the back Friday. In honor of National Doughnut Day, food star Alton Brown posted on Facebook about nine of his favorite doughnuts from around the country. One of those nine was Buffalo's own Paula's. Brown…

Erie County

It’s not the doughnut, it’s the whole.The whole package, I mean. Sweetness and death, the yin and yang of life itself, only with jimmies.That’s what people bewildered by Western New York’s fascination with doughnuts don’t get. Going doughnut-crazy is not particular to Buffalo, but doughnuts are certainly a first-ballot candidate for our Hunger Hall of Fame. Wednesday’s new…