September 20, 2011 12:59 PM
Situated right across from the Convention Center, and a stone's throw from City Hall, Frankie Mohawk's brings to downtown a quality pub and bistro that should attract the suits by day and a solid happy hour crowd in the early evening. Since the newly opened establishment (with full bar) is located near the epicenter of the city, the interior design has been created to reflect a metropolitan feel without being overly stuffy. The brass handrails and protruding canned lighting, the wood paneled ceiling and backbar, and vaulted windows pay homage to the circa 1916 building. The old bar (complete with
September 15, 2011 11:39 AM
By Green Options Buffalo:
For the last two years, a growing group of bicyclists and local food enthusiasts have gathered in a parking lot near the Scajaquada bike path on a September Saturday morning. They put on their t-shirts, grab some snacks and drinks and gear up for a 30-mile bicycle excursion visiting local food growers, both urban and rural, called the Tour de Farms.
With Independent Health as its title sponsor, this years' 3rd annual Tour de Farms is shaping up to be the biggest yet. The Tour stops at three select urban farming
September 12, 2011 8:53 AM
Up until this point we've been waiting to hear what the new Naval and Servicemen's Park's restaurant will be called. When I spoke to proprietor Jason Davidson over the weekend, he felt that it would be a good idea to hold a naming contest similar to the one that was held for Clinton's Dish earlier this summer. Jason and his partner Mike Shatzel have been batting around a few ideas, but nothing has stuck so far. Seeing that they want to have the establishment open for part of the Sabres season, and work is nearly underway to build out the interior, the name needs to be finalized soon.
September 3, 2011 12:49 PM
Despite all of the turmoil surrounding the food truck operators, there is yet another one entering the fray. This time, the operator is also a longstanding restaurateur. Kenny Moriarty, owner of The Place on Lexington, has gone out and purchased a sleek, stainless steel (interior) food truck that features just about everything a rolling cooking operation could ask for. "It's got heated floors, a pizza oven, a fryer, a flat top grill and a char-broiler," Kenny boasted. "We're going to be selling comfort food such as grilled cheese and tomato soup, breakfast pizzas and sandwiches, French dip sandwiches
September 3, 2011 11:15 AM
When I first saw that Cafe Allegro had closed its doors on Hertel, I was surprised. I had thought that they were doing brisk business. It turns out that the cafe had outgrown its space and was pursuing a larger location on the street. Allegro Cafe has reopened, incorporated table service and more than doubled its size, while adding a ton of new culinary offerings. Part restaurant and part cafe, Allegro Cafe is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is even serving up a Sunday brunch. The business is also open seven days a week, which means that the restaurant is both business friendly and
September 1, 2011 8:05 PM
Hertel Avenue is landing a kitchen and home supply and decor store. That's sweet news for anyone who misses having a place to shop for kitchen accessories other than Target or Marshalls. Long gone are the specialty kitchen accessory shops such as The Elmwood Panhandler and Willis and Lowe (both formerly on Elmwood), where people could conveniently shop for a peeler, a strainer, a baster and a sharp knife. The shop is being billed as a place to score 'cookware, bakeware, kitchen tools and tabletop products (including linens), and home keeping goods'.
Thinking about a quality
August 30, 2011 3:28 PM
The Eights Bistro has officially opened for lunch. After serving up dinner dishes for close to a year, the bistro has finally done what it originally set out to do - offer lunch fare to the Medical Campus and the downtown business crowd. Many of the dinnertime favorites have carried over to the daytime menu, including the vegan Philly cheesesteak, the vegan beef on weck, African lentil dip, and the caramelized onion, mushroom, blue cheese and spiced nuts pizza, to name a few. While I was tempted to get one of my standbys, I opted to try one of the newest pizza offerings - the tomato, eggplant,
August 19, 2011 11:14 AM
There's a buzz going around Elmwood that the Lexington Co-op has reached capacity and is beginning to look at options that could result in an expansion. Although The Co-op has been tight-lipped regarding possible options, there are some who feel that the market expansion could go in a few different directions. We have heard that a new build at the Benchmark parking lot (photo) across from Blockbuster might be a possible consideration, amongst other locations. If that was the case, then the current building could be vacated.
August 16, 2011 8:53 AM
When I was young, my favorite thing to do for my birthday was to go to a Japanese hibachi grill. I was fascinated by the chefs who would chop food at the speed of light, while tossing eggs in the air before breaking them on knives. The sound of the sizzling grill and the flames... I would go once a year until I finally 'outgrew' the theatrical dinner. It wasn't until last week when I realized that I had not actually outgrown my love of hibachi. A friend called me up and told me that a Japanese restaurant had opened in the former iHop restaurant on Delaware Avenue... and they had hibachi grills.