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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.

Brick Oven Introduces New Fall Menu, Booking Holiday Parties

Brick Oven Introduces New Fall Menu, Booking Holiday Parties

Brick Oven Bistro & Deli has updated its lunch, dinner and pizza menus for the fall season, offering some creative new dishes and adding several Italian favorites. The popular South Buffalo restaurant, which opened its doors in February, is located at 904 Abbott Road.

Many favorites remain on the 12-inch brick oven pizza menu, such as the margherita, beef-on-weck, mushroom, sausage, white, reuben, hot pepper and pepperoni. Recently added pizzas include meatball, vegetarian and prosciutto. Gluten-free pizzas are also available upon request.

DiTondo's Offers Red Sauce in a Nostalgic Setting

DiTondo's Offers Red Sauce in a Nostalgic Setting

If Alli and I are driving down Seneca Street for Italian, it’s always been to visit Chef’s. We’ve heard about DiTondo’s for a while but the main problem was their limited hours (dinner service only on Friday nights from what I understand). But on a Friday night when we couldn’t think of a place to go, we decided to finally try DiTondo’s and see if they could offer some type of unique spin on ‘red sauce Italian’.

The building’s interior (specifically their bar) is almost exactly what I thought it would be, dated in a way that felt nostalgic instead of sad. The bar (surprisingly) had a couple of local micro brews on tap and there appeared to be a collection of regulars having dinner. DiTondo’s has a pretty strong following and you could tell many of the diners ate there on a very regular basis and the waitress’ seemed to know everyone’s names.

Meet Buffalo's Newest Food Truck: The Knight Slider

Meet Buffalo's Newest Food Truck: The Knight Slider

About two weeks ago Knight Slider suddenly appeared on the Buffalo Food Truck scene. We love Buffalo’s Food Trucks, so we were excited to see a new one out and about (I think they were first spotted in Larkinville, damn that place is awesome). It took a few days but I (Alli) finally got a chance to head over for lunch last week while they were parked at the First Niagara Center (they really need some tables in that plaza so people can enjoy their food on the spot).

Seabar is Still Serving Top Notch Food

Seabar is Still Serving Top Notch Food

Seabar is still primarily a sushi restaurant and while we went crazy on raw fish on our first visit, on this recent trip we decided to order some of their more elaborate/non traditional sushi rolls and try something from the kitchen. We ordered the Miso Caramel Crab Roll (above, $11) and their Lobster Roll ($14). Both were fantastic but for completely opposite reasons. The Lobster Roll had avocado, cucumber and large pieces of lobster in a soy wrap. The flavors in the roll were fresh, clean and light, I probably could have eaten two rolls myself. The Miso Caramel Crab Roll was a different but equally as good experience. This sushi roll is tempura fried and filled with crab, caramel, mushroom and cream cheese topped with a thick caramel sauce. Still warm and with a nice outer crunch from the tempura, the combination of salty caramel sauce and cream cheese was heaven. This is one of Alli’s favorite dishes and it isn’t hard to agree with her.

Marco's Is Worth A Trip to the West Side

Marco's Is Worth A Trip to the West Side

I don’t normally get that excited when Alli and I go to Italian restaurants, but since we started Buffalo Eats I’ve heard only good things about Marco’s Fine Italian Dining. I previously visited Marco’s Deli and loved the food, plus I knew chef Marco Sciortino had some serious chops after watching the Nickel City Chef XII Recap. The restaurant isn’t in the prettiest of places, located on Niagara Street near the Rich Products plant in the West Side, but that definitely doesn’t detour their customers. In the grass “parking lot” across the street we found plenty of luxury cars and inside was a busy crowd on a Friday evening.

Go Veggies Cafe Brings Healthy Eating to Elmwood’s Festival of the Arts

Go Veggies Cafe Brings Healthy Eating to Elmwood’s Festival of the Arts

Go Veggies Cafe & Mini Market is proud to be bringing tasty and healthy food choices to the annual Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts taking place Aug. 25-26 in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village.

Go Veggies, a staple at local farmers’ markets for many years, recently opened its first cafe and retail outlet at 264 Bryant St., Buffalo, featuring healthy and inexpensive options such as veggie burgers, cabbage rolls, veggie rolls, soups, desserts and more. Be sure to stop by the cafe or visit their stand during the Festival of the Arts and try something new and delicious! For more information, visit www.goveggies.com.