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Here's a saliva-inducing fact for Buffalo hot-dog lovers: Ted's Hot Dogs will celebrate its 92nd anniversary on Feb. 20 by offering regular hot dogs for 92 cents. Ted's nine Western New York locations will participate in the deal during business hours Wednesday. A regular hot dog from Ted's usually runs for $3.05, so this is a pretty significant savings. Customers may o…

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Ownership of the 70-year-old Ted's Hot Dogs restaurant in the Town of Tonawanda is shifting from uncle to niece. Peter T. Liaros, whose own father, Theodore S. Liaros, founded Ted's Hot Dogs in 1927, sold his half interest in the restaurant at 2312 Sheridan Drive to his niece, Thecly L. Ortolani, according to a deed filed in the Erie County Clerk's Office. The price was…

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Hot dogs are not a health food. They don’t seamlessly fit into any food pyramid, nor are they recommended to be a part of any diet that doesn’t induce night sweats. You can boil, grill or charbroil them, and dependent on your level of desperation, thaw and eat them raw. None of these cooking methods affect the street meat’s nutritional value, so if you’re looking to …

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Apparently National Hot Dog Day wasn't enough to satisfy Buffalo chain Ted's Hot Dogs. The long-serving tubular meat purveyors will celebrate their 91st birthday by selling 91-cent hot dogs all day July 19 at each of the nine Western New York locations, which you can find here. A regular hot dog from Ted's ordinarily costs $3.05. To announce the promotion, Ted's mark…

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Ted's Charcoal Chariot Cuisine: Classic charcoal-broiled hot dogs, burgers, chicken, sausage and sides. Owner: Ted's Hot Dogs Price range: $2-$7 Established: 2015 Dishes to try: Foot-long hot dog dressed to order (choose from ketchup, mustard, onion, relish, sauerkraut, hot sauce, mayo, etc.), $4.85; hand-battered onion rings, $4.35, plus cheese sauce for dipp…

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The charcoal-grilled hot dog king of Western New York wants to say thanks to its loyal subjects. On Feb. 21, they can get all the tubesteak they want, at 91 cents a pop. The offer is good at all nine Ted's Hot Dog locations. Better yet, customers can enter to win one of 10 golden keychains that net them an extra Ted's dog for life, when they buy a grilled item and…

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Ah, the memories of 2016. Being yelled at through a bullhorn at Attica State Prison. Riding the Viper at Darien Lake five times in a row, upside down and screaming. And, most shockingly, going to the Porter Cup in Lewiston, and enjoying it. All my life, I had laughed over this quote by the legendary newspaperman H.L. Mencken: "I would never trust a man guilty of g…

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Ted's Hot Dogs has built a strong foundation in the Buffalo area, boasting nine locations -- including its first downtown spot and a food truck -- and recently hosting a wildly popular customer appreciation day, featuring $1 hot dogs. National news site USA Today has taken notice, publishing "Ted's Hot Dogs: Buffalo's other classic food fave" Thursday morning. The thoroug…

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As we make the final slog to spring, we’d like to celebrate the end of comfort food season with a final note to honor what we think is “the ultimate comfort food”— macaroni and cheese. But not the boxed variety (although we are partial to Trader Joe’s version in a pinch). We’re talking made-from-scratch macs that have popped up on menus all over the area in recent years. …

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The news of Ted’s Hot Dogs making its return to Buffalo on Chippewa Street is great. But we’re here to tell you about another triumphant return — the Teddy Bar, which will now come in seasonal flavors. Here’s the deal. They are like a Buster Bar, but better. Actually the story of their existence is because of the Buster Bar. Thecly L. Ortolani, president of Ted’s Jumbo R…

A historic tavern in Eden reopened Monday after extensive renovations, with a new specialty in barbecued pork, beef and chicken smoked low and slow.The East Eden Tavern & Smokehouse, 8163 E. Eden Road, Eden, opened Monday. Brian Mathews, owner, brought the pre-Civil-War building back to life.“I think we tracked it back to 1857, or so,” Mathews said of the building’s histor…

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Ted's Hot Dogs has built a tubular empire in Western New York, boasting eight locations, tremendous brand recognition and an expansion west to Tempe, Ariz. On Sept. 22, a new addition was unveiled: a food truck, known as Ted's Truck, or "The Charcoal Chariot." To me, part of the pleasure of Ted's is plowing through the food immediately upon receiving it -- it's not foo…

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The downtown location of Ted’s Hot Dogs will harness digital technology to get hot dogs into customers’ hands faster.The restaurant, at 124 W. Chippewa St., is about half built, said Ted’s CEO Joe Drust. “We hope to open up the first or second week of November,” he said, “pending no other delays.”To cater to the downtown lunchtime crowd, Ted’s is installing an order-over-t…

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The downtown location of Ted’s Hot Dogs will harness digital technology to get hot dogs into customers’ hands faster. The restaurant, at 124 W. Chippewa St., is about half built, said Ted’s CEO Joe Drust. “We hope to open up the first or second week of November,” he said, “pending no other delays.” To cater to the downtown lunchtime crowd, Ted’s is installing an order-ov…

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Whether you call them franks, links, dogs, street meat (derogatory!), wieners or hot dogs, July 23 is National Hot Dog Day, a tribute to one of the premier summer grilling foods. Now that we're (more or less) past #WienerGate, Western New York can set aside their differences and support a wide range of hot-dog vendors for lunch, whether they're brick-and-mortar restaurant…