Don’t Miss ‘Food is Art’ at Aro Bar de Tapas

Aro Bar de Tapas in Williamsville is hosting another “Food is Art” special menu on March 29th from 5-8 PM, and you should call to reserve a spot. Part I: The Review of Food is Art I had the opportunity to attend the last “Food is Art’ event at Aro Bar de Tapas, and have had…

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Recap: Snout to Tail Dinner 2016

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the 2016 Snout to Tail Dinner at Black Sheep. We previewed the event the week prior and I wrote about my love of T-Meadow Farms and the Chefs who were participating in the event. Even with those lofty expectations, I still found myself in awe on Monday…

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Saturday Brunch at The Lodge

In the last few years, brunch has become immensely popular in Western New York. Both the quality and quantity of brunch offerings is continually expanding. While there are ample selections for Sunday brunch, there are only a handful of places that serve brunch on Saturday. We had a chance to return to a restaurant I’d…

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Quick Bite: Marco’s Italian Deli (Downtown)

Quick Info: Marco’s Italian Deli is located on Genesee St and opened in December 2014. Owned and operated by Chef Marco Sciortino, this deli is his sixth location in Western New York. On our visit, the menu featured over a dozen different sandwiches and subs ranging in price from $8-10. They also offer some soup, salads and even sliced…

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First Bite: Aro Bar de Tapas

Quick Info: Aro Bar de Tapas is a Spanish Tapas restaurant in Williamsville (5415 Sheridan Drive) that opens to the public on March 1st. The kitchen is lead by Executive Chef Scott Kollig and Pastry Chef Monica Kollig. The food menu is set up like a traditional tapas restaurant, split up into small bites, shareable plates and larger entrees…

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First Look: Pasión

Pasión is the latest restaurant to take over the space at 153 Elmwood, following Cozumel and Black Swan. The concept is Latin American, with dishes inspired by Cuba, Puerto Rico, and South America. Buffalo has recently seen an influx of these authentic flavors, but in more casual settings. Pasión presents an opportunity to put a more…

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Quick Bite: Baked Cupcakery (Williamsville)

Quick Info: Baked Cupcakery is a bakery that specializes in cupcakes and is owned and operated by Jon and Tara Bondi. The original location opened on Grand Island in October 2014 and they opened a second location in Williamsville in November 2015. The Williamsville store, which I visited, is open from 11am. to 7pm, Tuesday…

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Restaurant Revisit: Toutant

People often ask me which new restaurants they should check out. I have a short list of go-tos and vying for top spot on that list is Toutant, Chef James Roberts’ offering of proper Southern cuisine. I’ve had several memorable meals at Toutant since it opened last year, including a few weeks back when we…

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