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The days of having to go to Panera are over for Buffalonians. Panera will now come to you. Beginning May 9, national chain Panera will expand delivery service to several new markets, including the Buffalo area, which boasts 10 locations. On the day of the launch, any customer who orders delivery will receive a free cup soup with their order, by entering the code "PAN…

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1) Buffalo Soup-Fest, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 31 in Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (153 Franklin St.). Entrance costs $5 and "Soup Bucks" cost $1 each. Commentary: If you're someone who likes to browse menus as much as I do, then the SoupFest offerings below will occupy a few minutes of your time. What's Mooney's "mystery soup"? What does a "Blazin' Bison" look like? I…

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When owners Beth James and Melony Hyzy were planning their café/specialty food shop Salt, the best advice they received was to create an atmosphere in which they would like to live. With that advice, their spot at 2182 Kensington Ave. in Snyder was designed using warm-toned colors, wide plank wooden floors and bucolic furniture pieces. Antiqued chandeliers hang over a ru…

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Buffalo Soup-Fest, the city's biggest soup-centered festival, will not take place on Sunday due to inclement weather and travel advisories, organizer and co-founder Matt Carlucci confirmed Saturday. The event was originally scheduled for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, but will be rescheduled for March 22 in the same location, Carlucci…

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If you're familiar with ramen only as six-for-a-dollar dried soup packets, you have my condolences. Ramen isn't just another bowl of noodle soup. It's a meal in itself. It's an art form. Its masters may use various long-simmered stocks, toppings and flourishes, but they all deserve places in the Albright-Knox of soup. On the night in February I went to review Sato (739 El…