January 11, 2012 5:45 PM
Sending a vegetarian out on a quest for good Hispanic food is like asking a dog to fetch (and retrieve) a dog biscuit. On the rare occasion, you might find a dog that actually returns with the biscuit (that story next), and even rarer is it that a vegetarian will find much of anything to eat at his or her corner Hispanic eatery. As luck would have it, I actually discovered what I believe is one of the better Hispanic restaurants in town. In preparation for an unfriendly vegetarian experience I opted to bring a meat-eating friend along with me who, it turns out, had actually eaten there before.
January 9, 2012 4:13 PM
Monthly social organization Ladies of the Vine Wine Club is going global for January's gathering, in the second of a series of dining experiences where members will be given the chance to sip, sample and savor cuisine and wines from around the world.
On the heels of "Visiting India" in November, which was the first "Ladies of the Vine Goes Global" event, the club received several requests to add more ethnic dinners to their monthly rotation. Thanks to the popularity of the last event, the club is offering "Ladies of the Vine Goes Global" every other month,
January 7, 2012 3:42 PM
When visiting the Market Arcade last evening, I was reminded just how stunning the place really is. While I stood on the mezzanine overlooking the first floor I couldn't help but envision what the building could, and should, become. To me, the Market Arcade cries out to be a food marketplace. Have you ever been to the Grand Central Market (see photo below) in NYC? It's a smaller version of the Saint Lawrence Market in Toronto. It features a narrow central aisle with food purveyors to the left and the right. There's a cheese vendor, a butcher, a fish monger, a flower stall, sweets, cooked and uncooked
January 6, 2012 2:07 PM
While food trucks are generally shunned from setting up in Buffalo business districts, there is one event that is welcoming them into the fold. Taste of Buffalo apparently understands the importance of these types of mobile operations, and are reaching out to the food truck industry to apply to be vendors in this year's event. This will open the playing field for a couple of days and will give the food trucks the opportunity to work alongside the 'brick and mortars' even if it is just for one weekend.
The invitation should also be looked at as a great marketing
January 4, 2012 10:39 AM
By Caesandra N Seawell:
When temperatures in Buffalo are finally low enough to freeze your facial muscles, the best remedy is a steamy bowl of broth and noodles you have to slurp!
I spent my early twenties stationed in Misawa, Japan. One of my best memories from that time is going off-base to the nearby noodle shop. There was a fiberglass sculpture of a bowl of soup with some sort of dry ice making puffs of steam escaping the bowl at regular intervals; that was always a comforting sight. Together, with my friends and
January 3, 2012 9:50 AM
It's time for another season of Nickel City Chef. Since the beginning, foodies from all over Greater Buffalo have attended these culinary showdowns to show their love of food, local restaurant personalities and the heated battles that brew as the event is underway. I you're remotely familiar with TV's hit sensation, Top Chef, then you know the routine - except this time it takes place in person, and chances are that you have already sampled creations from these cooking gurus. In this fourth season you can look for some interesting personalities, surprising secret ingredients, and of course