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There are few questions the media can ask that will prompt a smile from Syracuse men's basketball head coach Jim Boeheim. But when it comes to food, the legendary Orange leader seems to be more than willing to chat. In an interview with Syracuse.com's Mike Waters, Boeheim revealed his favorite places to eat in the cities in which his team plays. Leaning toward steakh…

Amherst

Four months ago, there was a large for lease sign outside Siena restaurant in Snyder and the restaurant's owners were eyeing a move two blocks to the east. Today, Siena remains open for business at 4516 Main St., the sign is gone and the restaurant's owners no longer plan to buy the building at 4614 Main. Chuck Mauro, one of Siena's owners, said the restaurant is sta…

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The phenomenon started, as many do, in Japan. An up-and-coming chef takes the stage to face off with an experienced one in a singular cooking style, featuring a secret ingredient. A panel of guest judges determines whether the winner had bested the “Iron Chef.” The American version took the country by storm and now, in its 12th season, headlines a genre that has brought u…

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The restaurant planned for 927 Elmwood Ave. won’t be called Rocco’s, even though it’s coming from the owners behind Rocco’s Wood Fired Pizza.   Chuck Mauro, one of the owners, said the place will be named after John Tronolone, a member of the ownership group and Oliver’s host, who died in 2013. Tronolone worked with Mauro, Henry Gorino and others on Oliver’s, Siena, 800 Ma…

Gusto

Siena didn’t start the Tuscan revolution in Buffalo’s Italian dining world. San Marco and Il Fiorentino already were up and running when it opened on Main Street in Snyder. But it did have something no one else did: a wood-burning oven. Over 22 years, Siena inspired a lot of competitors to install wood-burning ovens, trying to duplicate those pizzas. Most of them are go…