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Food and Drink

The traditional picture of the suburbs is painted with subdivisions. It’s cul-de-sacs and strip malls, grocery store parking lots and big-box retailers. It’s not colored with the walkable commercial centers or condensed streets of concentrated city neighborhoods; and it’s not accentuated with vibrant social lairs reserved for downtown bar districts. But the modern subur…

Erie County

The rarest thing a restaurant can offer isn’t caviar from Belarus, or eggs from free-range hens that read Proust at bedtime. It’s a consistently excellent experience, from doorway to dessert. It takes capable people to perform the daily decathlon of cooking and communicating with customers, and they need the tools to succeed. ¶ Which brings me to my visit to the Byrd Hou…

Buffalo

Elmwood Village mainstay Nektar Ambrosia is closing for good on Sunday.Owner Stavros Malliaris has sold the building at 451 Elmwood Ave., and is moving back to Greece, he said.Sunday will be the last day of regular service. He invited customers to stop by for a snack and a drink on July 8, from 5 p.m. or so, to say goodbye.Malliaris declined to identify the restaurant’s ne…