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On March 24, Mambrino King owners Anita and Drew Pfeiffer will lead a procession down Main Street in East Aurora, from their old location, at the intersection of Pine Street, to their new digs at 640 Main, the former EA Wireless. The Pfeiffers hope to have their business back in action, following the move, in the middle of April. Open since 2016, Mambrino King has grown…

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Slurping soup might be a pet peeve for some, but it will be hard to resist this weekend at Buffalo Soup-Fest, which leads off a strong event list for the Buffalo area this weekend. Outdoor events, such as the four-day Labatt Blue Pond Hockey Tournament and 42 North's rural Brewski, celebrate winter, perhaps (slightly) reversing the irksome reputation it's earned from ha…

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For generations, diners have made Ristorante Lombardo, the fine-dining Italian restaurant on Hertel Avenue, a destination for eating and drinking. The priorities are reversed across the street at The Little Club, the soon-to-open wine bar from the Lombardo family. The room at 1197 Hertel Ave., once Café Garangelo, will put wine first, said Thomas D. Lombardo. The Lit…

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Chocolate and wine take center stage at the Theater District’s newest spot for pre- and post-show socializing. Former Chow Chocolat chocolatier Jaclyn Krajewski has opened Jaclyn A Artisan Chocolate and Wine Lounge at 41 W. Tupper St. Located in the Henry Building, it serves up a variety of custom-made sweets that usually involve chocolate, but go beyond candy into a…

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The people behind Buffalo fine dining destination Ristorante Lombardo are opening a wine bar on Hertel Avenue. The site, 1197 Hertel Ave., was formerly Café Garangelo. The building is across the street from Ristorante Lombardo, established by the Lombardo family in 1975 at 1198 Hertel Ave. Third-generation restaurateur Thomas D. Lombardo is developing plans for the s…

There are so many things to love about Buffalo — especially when combined with wine and good weather. Here are just a few special occasions we’ve recently enjoyed. Birthday dinner at Patina 250 The most important thing about my birthday is that I made it another year. We usually celebrate with dinner and wine at a great restaurant. This past year, it was Patina 250, the …

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Downtown grocery and food emporium Washington Market is getting a makeover from the son of its previous owners. Michael Khoury said he’s been changing the market at 461 Ellicott St. to better serve a new wave of downtown dwellers. “We’re giving the place a facelift, painting it and changing the lighting,” he said. Sandwiches and salad bar offerings will continue. Changes…

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For indie music fans, Alternative Buffalo's Kerfuffle concert at Canalside is not only the biggest event of the weekend, but it's likely one of the highlights of the summer. But, if you don't already have a ticket, then you're probably not going to get one. The show is sold out -- 12,000 tickets have been purchased -- and the eight StubHub tickets remaining range from thr…

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Allen Burger Venture opened its doors in time for St. Patrick’s Day festivities Saturday, with 24 draft beers (see beer list below) and an arsenal of canned beers. At 175 Allen St., it offers beer collection that’s heavy on craft brews, but there is also Blue Light. Another heavy aspect is the handles on the beer tower, a collection of black wrought iron implements like p…