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When you're bundled under eight layers, including Under Armour, two parkas, long underwear, hunting gear and one of those hats that covers your ears, your physique will be well hidden. Buffalo Bills fans can be thankful for that, as the new Delaware North concessions for the 2019 season are loaded with stick-to-your-bones comfort food. The Orchard Park fryers will be bu…

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It’s almost like the restaurant at 3720 Lake Shore Road is trying not to get your hopes up, starting with the name. Generations ago, when Bethlehem Steel was cranking just up the street, it was Armondo’s. Steelworkers roomed upstairs. Later Champagne Theatre would put on Neil Simon comedies there. But that couldn’t last forever. It would become J.L. Crithens, then the C…

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Winter in Buffalo means two things: the air is cold and the rinks are hopping. It’s hockey season, so thousands of families across the region are on the constant move running from practice to games to tournaments and back again. KeyBank Center is filled to the brim on a regular basis, and the crowds spill over into the neighboring HarborCenter for action from the surgi…

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One wonders about the conversation between U.S. customs officers and Canadian restaurateurs Jake Fraser and Konstantine Kentros as they crossed the border to open Allen Street Poutine Company. We like to imagine border patrol granting them immediate access and the keys to the city after tasting this Quebec import of fresh-cut fries topped with gravy and cheese curds. Pouti…

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A hamburger joint popular in the Greater Toronto area has landed on the Elmwood strip. The former Zetti's location at 976 Elmwood Ave. has become the first Hero Certified Burgers in the United States. The franchise’s signature offering is all-natural, fully traceable Angus beef raised on western Canadian ranges without hormones or antibiotics. No chemicals, no fillers, no…

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On Friday, two Canadian restaurateurs from Fort Erie are opening a restaurant specializing in authentic poutine. Why would they cross an international border to offer the Quebecois French-fry classic? “Because you don’t have poutine, that’s why,” said Jake Fraser, an owner. He ran a seasonal poutine stop called Beachside Poutine in Sherkston. The other owner, Konstantine …