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Everyone has their own definition of hidden gem. It's an idiom that can send you on long, country roads for an hour or through your own neighborhood to a place you never thought to check out before. When I asked bloggers about their favorite hidden gems, I expected a range of answers. Surprisingly, there seemed to be only two categories: food and attractions. Foodies…

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A broad overview of the Facebook and Instagram accounts of Buffalo-area restaurants reveals a stark contrast: Some pour resources into or take painstaking care in how they represent themselves, while others take shortcuts. These promotions won't make or break a restaurant - the quality of the food and restaurant experience are still more crucial - but this is a time whe…

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This might sound like heresy, but: enough tacos. They might be the most popular Mexican meal of the moment, but I submit that taco myopia blinds us to the pleasures of the rest of the Mexican table. Stopping at tacos is like finishing your first hamburger and deciding that’s all the American food you want to try. Here’s 10 Mexican family restaurants where you can …

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For eaters who calibrated their Mexican cuisine meters in Mexico, Los Angeles and Austin, Buffalo was a vale of sorrow for most of my life. That's changed. There's still plenty of room for improvements, but at least there's places to get tacos that don't automatically come with lettuce and shredded cheese. Legitimate Mexican tacos on fresh corn tortillas, the sandwic…