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The most notorious dish offered at Stack Burger in Lackawanna is a punch in the mouth delivered in burger form. The Demon Burger is blackened with an infernal spice mixture, powered by cayenne, black pepper and chile powders, welded into the beef’s surface as it sizzles on the griddle. That it looks like gunpowder is merely a coincidence. Jalapeno and banana peppers …

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As Stack Burger prepared for a move from West Seneca to 1506 Abbott Road in Lackawanna, the creative burger specialists were busy collecting hardware, seizing the Best Overall Item and Best Meat Item at the 2018 Taste of Buffalo for the spicy Demon Burger. Three weeks later, Stack Burger owner Joe Maurino and executive chef/co-owner Anthony Giangrosso have officially se…

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Don't make an immediate beeline for the wine slushies. Well, you can - who am I to tell you not to? - but through experience, they're most refreshing after a few hours of sampling food from among the 200 individual options at the Taste of Buffalo, which runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 7 and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 8 at Niagara Square and up Delaware Avenue. Maybe it'…

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Stack Burger, West Seneca's maker of outlandish burgers, is moving to a larger restaurant in Lackawanna. The West Seneca restaurant, a takeout operation, will close. The new place, at 1506 Abbott Road, will introduce table service, owner Joe Maurino said. About 40 customers will be able to enjoy dishes like the Demon Burger – spiced beef, garlic-pepper cheese spread …

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Jamestown has a practitioner of at least one ethnic cuisine Buffalo does not: Cuban.Havana Cuban Café opened in March at 212 N. Main St. It’s the work of chef-owner Reuben Hernandez, who was born to Cuban parents who moved to Jamestown when he was a teenager.He’s quick to point out it’s a café, not a full-fledged Cuban restaurant. He offers empanadas, Cuban sandwiches, bla…

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Stack Burger, a hamburger-centered restaurant planning to open next week, aims to offer West Senecans a gourmet burger alternative. The restaurant, 174 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca (288-8204), aims to start serving June 9. It’ll be take-out only at first. “We have house-made sauces, such as our Stack Sauce, ancho-chili mayo, and garlic-parm mayo,” said Executive Chef A…