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With Memorial Day weekend upon us, grilling season is here as well as ice cream season. Bob Cartonia is ready for both. He founded Country Peddlers on Orchard Park Road in West Seneca in 1990, which features a small grocery store, farm-fresh produce, a butcher counter and his signature Ice Cream Shoppe. With 28 years behind him and three generations working at the bu…

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The full menu isn’t for sale till next week, but Sterling Tap & Wurst already has the best sausage diversity in town. Blueberry venison. Elk apple. Cranberry boar. Smoked duck with apple brandy. Working with a cousin – Raymond “Skip” Wardynski of Wardynski’s Sausage, owner Kevin M. Brinkworth will be offering tubular meat experiences Buffalonians can only get at his p…

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The unusual bar experience begins even before entering Ballyhoo Links & Drinks (211 South Park Ave.), the new bar-restaurant on the southeastern edge of the Cobblestone District. Take the two pairs of eye-catching, deep-red stairs -- which had decayed to a cringe-inducing shade of brown since the closing of Malamute -- that bookend the Michigan side of the building, n…

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Ballyhoo Links & Drinks opened Sunday near the Cobblestone District, at the side of the former Malamute Tavern. Owner Tim Stevens said he’s looking to keep it simple at first at 211 South Park Ave. Draft beer, a small cocktail list and five house-made sausages are the core business right now. “We’re trying to keep them simple and everyday approachable,” said Stevens.…