Mulberry’s, Pho Dollar and Dino BBQ

Even though we took a two month hiatus from blogging, we didn’t take a two month hiatus from eating. We originally thought we’d focus on cooking at home, scale back our events and just relax. That didn’t really happen. We tried new restaurants, were invited to several press tastings, did a little ‘celebrity’ judging and...
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Toni Pepperoni (Amherst)

Sometimes when I leave work on my lunch break, I have no idea where I’m going. I try to figure it out in the car and hopefully I find myself somewhere new. A couple weeks ago I start driving down Maple Rd and thought something would stick out. Nothing did. Just before I gave up...
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Salumeria Belsito

I blame Chef Bruce Wieszala for our current obsession of Italian cured meats. Alli and I were always casually interested in charcuterie but it wasn’t until we tried Bruce’s COPPA brand a couple years ago that we took our interest up to a new level. Since then we’ve been on the look out for restaurants/shops that...
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Left Bank (revisit)

Have you ever looked back at albums or movies you once loved and wondered what you were thinking? Occasionally, Alli and I feel that way about restaurants that we’ve eaten at over the years. If you look at our Food Porn post from our December 2009 visit to Left Bank, you’ll see how excited we...
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Lebros Restaurant

Last week my Dad happened to be in town again and I tried to find another restaurant that we could visit and cross off our large ‘to do list’. I had heard some good things about Lebros, in particular our friend Mac from BuffaBLOG told me it was one of his favorite wing spots (which...
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Vino’s Italian

Vino’s is one of those restaurants that we’d drive by and wonder what it was like inside. From the outside, the restaurant seems very small. They have cute vespas always parked in front and it seemed like they were closed more than they were open. I never knew anyone who actually ate there, no one...
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CRāVing Restaurant

I was a little upset when I found out that Sample Restaurant was moving out of Allentown. I live right down the street and they offered a more upscale dining option that really can’t be found in the immediate area. It was one of those restaurants that I wish I had visited more often, I...
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La Tavola Trattoria

It doesn’t seem that long ago that I first learned about La Tavola Trattoria when a picture of a wood fire oven pizza on twitter caught our attention. After reading articles from Buffalo.com and Buffalo Rising, we started to gather more information about the new Hertel Ave. restaurant. Over the last two years, Alli and...
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GiGi’s Cucina Povera

As we mentioned in our Osteria 166 post earlier this week, we have a lot of new restaurants to check out this summer. We crossed another off our list when we visited GiGi’s Cucina Povera last Friday for dinner. Located in the former O’Connell’s Bistro on Kenmore Ave., it’s run by Chef/Owner Mary Ann Giordano,...
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Osteria 166

This summer has been a little overwhelming for us so far. It seems like every week there’s a new restaurant opening or a festival/food event to attend. In an effort to keep track of what we still need to try, we printed out a proper “to do list” and posted it on our fridge. The...
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Bambino Bar and Kitchen (revist)

After writing about restaurants for four years, some of our older posts desperately need to be updated. When we visited Bambino in July 2011, they had only been open for a couple weeks and their pizza oven wasn’t working. We knew that the dining experience could change with time and we weren’t able to try...
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Ristorante Lombardo

Alli and I plan on crossing off a lot of important restaurants on our ‘to do’ list this year and high on that list has been North Buffalo’s Ristorante Lombardo. Alli and I have actually tried some of Chef Michael Obarka’s food twice already, once at an cheese-themed IN and a couple months ago at...
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