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Taste of Buffalo Presented by Tops Accepting 2013 Applications

Taste of Buffalo Presented by Tops Accepting 2013 Applications

While the calendar may say the start of winter, preparations for one of the region’s favorite summer events are well underway. The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications from restaurants, food trucks, and wineries interested in participating in the 2013 event, set for July 13 and 14 in downtown Buffalo.

Buffalo Bites Food Tours Offers Special Gift Certificate Promotion

Buffalo Bites Food Tours Offers Special Gift Certificate Promotion

Looking for a great holiday gift idea that will also show your support of local businesses? In celebration of national “Small Business Saturday” on Nov. 24, Buffalo Bites Food Tours is offering a special one-day online gift certificate promotion for groups and individuals interested in learning more about Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village, home to dozens of locally owned and operated shops and restaurants.

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs and Dunkin’ Donuts Partner-Up to Support Our Veterans

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs and Dunkin’ Donuts Partner-Up to Support Our Veterans

Erie County, NY- Dunkin’ Donuts will be giving a real caffeine jolt to Erie County Clerk’s Office “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Program.  “We at Dunkin’ Donuts love our veterans, and our participation in the Erie County Clerk’s “Thank-A- Vet” Discount Program shows how grateful we are for their service to our country,” stated Timothy E. Cloe, whose firm Northern Star Restaurant Management Inc., has been running Dunkin’ Donut franchises in Erie, Chautauqua and portions of Niagara counties since March 2011.

All Erie County Dunkin’ Donuts locations will be offering 10% discount to Veterans presenting the Erie County Clerk’s Office “Thank-A-Vet” discount card. 

“I am pleased to partner with Dunkin’ Donuts to offer this discount to our veterans,” said Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs. “Veteran’s Day is an opportunity for us to recognize and celebrate our nation’s heroes, and the Thank-A-Vet Discount Program allows us to show our gratitude all year long.”

Brick Oven Bistro & Deli Adds Sunday Brunch to Expanding Menu

Brick Oven Bistro & Deli Adds Sunday Brunch to Expanding Menu

South Buffalo’s popular Brick Oven Bistro & Deli continues to expand its services and will begin offering Sunday brunch on Nov. 11. Brunch service will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays, followed by regular dinner service through 8 p.m.

“We are truly overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from the community, and we are always listening to the suggestions of our loyal customers,” said co-owner John Glavey. “Since opening our doors in February, we’ve expanded our hours and added catering services. And, we will continue to make changes that will allow us to grow and strengthen our business and help Western New York’s economy.”

As NHL Lockout Drags on, Senator Kennedy Calls for Small Business Relief

As NHL Lockout Drags on, Senator Kennedy Calls for Small Business Relief


Kennedy calls for an end to the NHL lockout before more economic damage is done. Without relief for local businesses, lockout threatens continued private investment at Canalside. 

As more games get canceled, Kennedy wants state’s top economic development agency to be ready to support local businesses.

Kennedy: NHL Lockout is Putting Small Businesses in the Penalty Box; Relief is Needed to Prevent ‘Lockout’ on Local Economic Progress.

Horsefeathers Building to House New Winter Market

Horsefeathers Building to House New Winter Market

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market has become a highlight of summer, not just for those living in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village, but for a growing number of loyal customers spread throughout Western New York. But when the market ends its 2012 season in mid-December, several vendors will take part in a brand new indoor winter market that will serve customers every Saturday until the summer market opens again in May for the 2013 season.

Legislature Declares Oct. 15-21, 2012 'Local Restaurant Week'

Legislature Declares Oct. 15-21, 2012 'Local Restaurant Week'

A Statement Released by the Erie County Legislature

(Erie County, NY) – The Erie County Legislature has declared October 15-21, 2012 as Local Restaurant Week in Erie County and encourages residents to participate by dining at one of 200 restaurants expected to participate. A proclamation, sponsored by Legislator Edward A. Rath, was presented to Local Restaurant Week organizers at the Legislature’s Oct. 11, 2012 session to kick-off this great event.

“I am thrilled to collaborate with organizers to promote Local Restaurant Week – 2012 and to announce that the Legislature has declared Oct. 15-21 as Local Restaurant Week in Erie County, helping to kick off this year’s event that celebrates the great local food, restaurants and people that the Buffalo region is known for,” said Legislator Edward A. Rath.