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Flying Bison presents two events Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca St.) will host Allentown restaurant-bar Allen Burger Venture from 4 to 7 p.m. on May 18 as part of its Burger-and-Beer Happy Hour series. Customers can pay $10 for their choice of burger with a side of fresh-cut fries, and select a $4 beer. A cask of 716 IPA with US and Australian hops will be ta…

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The Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association has slated three major events for Farm to Pint Week, which recognizes the chain of production that local breweries regularly follow to produce their brews. The celebration runs from May 12-20 and features events at Pizza Plant in East Amherst, 42 North in East Aurora and Hamburg Brewing Company. Farm to Pint Expo at Pizza Plant i…

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CBW recognized at World Beer Cup Community Beer Works (15 Lafayette Ave.) has been awarded a bronze medal in the Historical Beer category at the 2018 World Beer Cup in Nashville, Tenn., for its Adambier, Pantomime Horse. Considered the “Olympics of beer competitions," the World Beer Cup is held every two years and garnered more than 8,000 entries this year from more th…

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New Scotch Ale from 42 North 42 North Brewing Company (25 Pine St., East Aurora) will release its bourbon barrel-aged Ben Nevis scotch ale on draft on March 3. The brewery’s 7 percent ABV (alcohol by volume) ale has a sweet caramel malt. It was aged for one month in freshly emptied Woodford Reserve and Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. No crowler or growler fills of this …

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Thawfest 6 to 9 p.m. April 8 Buffalo RiverWorks 359 Ganson St. (342-2292) Despite the recent bout of April snow, organizers will be celebrating the imminent arrival of a proper spring with the inaugural Thawfest. More than 20 wineries, distilleries and breweries from around the area will be featured. A list of participating vendors can be viewed here. “We started Thawfes…

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St. Patrick’s Day isn’t typically known for its culinary confections, unless you think Guinness counts as a food. We’ve followed the rainbow to find some St. Patrick's-inspired fare that's not your stereotypical corned beef and cabbage. 1. Toutant 437 Ellicott St.; 342-2901 The culinary crew at Toutant is celebrating St. Paddy’s with a little southern flair, brining its …

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Downtown Buffalo has plenty of bars, ones that come in all styles and servings. But when Canalside was first conceived and eventually took shape into its current iteration, it was always envisioned as the city’s family-friendly enclave. With January’s opening of Northtowns-favorite Pizza Plant’s location on the ground floor of Buffalo’s Courtyard Marriott, the waterfront …

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“Great Big Steve” Collaboration Tap Parties Two breweries located on opposite ends of Lake Erie have joined forces to brew a big malty beer. Great Lakes Brewing Company from Cleveland teamed up with Buffalo’s Big Ditch Brewing Company. The resultant beer, called “Great Big Steve,” will be served at numerous are tap rooms and bars over the next week. So what prompted a …

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This weekend, there are numerous Valentine's Day events scheduled at area breweries. Your date can include beer, wine, chocolate, food and even broomball this weekend. -------------------------- Belgian Beer and Chocolate Fest 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 11 Pizza Plant 7770 Transit Road, Williamsville (832-0800) Pizza Plant Williamsville location invites you to start off Val…

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First, gentle readers, I have a confession to make. In this age of gluten-free, low-carb diets, I am a breadaholic. I love it in a basket, cradling sandwich fillings, acting as a platform for pizza toppings, whatever. The day I discovered Pizza Plant even puts its salads in a bread bowl, was love at first bite. Fellow carb-lovers, rejoice: The new Pizza Plant at Canalside…

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Pizza Plant’s downtown store served its first Pods to regular folks Monday night.“We are open to the public,” said owner Bob Syracuse.The 140-seat restaurant is located on the northwest corner of the One Canalside building on Washington Street, also home to a Courtyard Marriott hotel and the Phillips Lytle law firm.The Transit Road Pizza Plant is known for its draft beer s…

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Pizza Plant’s downtown location opens Monday for dinner. At 5 p.m., “we should be up and running,” said owner Bob Syracuse. “But it’s opening a restaurant, so we’ll see how it goes.” The 140-seat restaurant is located on the northwest corner of the One Canalside building on Washington Street, also home to a Courtyard Marriott hotel and the Phillips Lytle law firm. The T…

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Pizza Plant will start hiring staff for its new downtown location next week. The restaurant at One Canalside, which faces the light rail tracks along the former Main Street, will need a crew of about 40, said owner Bob Syracuse. Interview sessions have been set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 19, and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 21, Syracuse said. At present it looks like about e…

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The pods are coming. A downtown Pizza Plant steps from HarborCenter and the Buffalo waterfront is inching closer to reality, with the signing of a lease on the One Canalside space. Bob Syracuse, a Pizza Plant owner, said he couldn't give a precise opening date until interior work starts. "We are aiming for early summer, providing all goes well." The 4,000-square-foot re…

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Public Espresso, a local coffee roasting company that started selling its beans a year ago, is opening its own shop on Grant Street. Public Espresso will aim at being an everyday hangout spot that happens to sell a world-class cup of coffee. The 40-seat room at 368 Grant St. aims to open before New Year’s. They’ll be serving coffee at “Peace, Love and Grant Street,” the D…