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Oliver’s Restaurant – Simply Perfect!

I have driven by it for years, not paying much attention to it. There are no bells and whistles, maybe a lighted sign, but other than that very little fanfare to announce it to Buffalo. Oddly enough, it’s sat in the same place for over 60 years, though, and in that time it’s become a […]

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Five Places to Check Out During Local Restaurant Week

Local Restaurant Week starts today, Monday, March 9 and runs to Sunday, March 15. As usual, there are many participating restaurants. You can find the entire list on the Local Restaurant Week website. I’ve run through the options for you and put together a list of five of the most interesting choices, including values, quality, and variety. […]

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Griffon Pub Elevates Bar Food in Niagara Falls

Much the way it reinvigorated the pub culture and British dining in the early 1990s, the gastropub has changed the way Western New Yorkers think about traditional bar food. Places like Blue Monk and Winfield’s Pub have elevated the cuisine served in local pubs and made patrons crave these spots for more than just a […]

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The Best Burger in Buffalo

When I was younger, I used to lift weights. Now I lift cheeseburgers. I went from lifting fifty-pound dumbbells to lifting Quarter Pounders. I put down the barbells and picked up the barbeque sauce. I quit the treadmill and became a regular at my local gin mill. Shoot, I just realized the last one doesn’t […]

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Holy Roast Suckling Pig!!!! Thanks to The Lodge Bar & Grill

West Chippewa Street has not typically been known as a bastion of fine dining in the City of Buffalo. Other than its fine dining staple – Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant – the street is mostly known for its night clubs and bars. That changed in 2013 when The Lodge Bar & Grill opened its […]

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Getting The Most Out Of Our Buffasnow!

Miss Winter 2014/2015 has been one of the most fickle mistresses Buffalo has ever known. She buried us with her snowy affection in November, so we gleefully met her face to face, and began shoveling out from the sky-fallen avalanche. Six days later, the novelty was gone, and we returned to business as usual. Perhaps […]

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