Crust Pizza Bar

When I originally heard that a pizzeria was going to take over 242 Allen (formerly the home of Sample), I was a little disappointed. Buffalo has so many pizza places already and I was hoping that something unique and exciting would be moving into that space. Luckily, Crust Pizza Bar is much more exciting than...
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Allentown Pizza

There is a bit of a pizza explosion taking place in Allentown. Currently there are three pizzerias that either just opened or are very close to opening. Crust is opening in the Sample Restaurant location and will be offering a Taglio style ‘build your own’ pizza. Cornerstone on Allen is going into the former New...
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The Lenox Grill

I never had a chance to visit North, but from what others have told me it was a dive-y bar that served a pretty good burger. In the last couple of years, the bar changed management and eventually closed. It didn’t remain empty for long. Prime 490 closed around the same time and the chef...
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Savoy

Living in Allentown, over the summer I noticed the construction and renovation going on inside (and outside) the former Claiborne Liquors. It appeared that the renovated building was waiting for a tenant to come along and I eventually stopped paying attention. Then out of nowhere, I was reading a Buffalo Rising article about the opening...
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Gatur’s Ethiopian Cuisine

With three Ethiopian restaurants in the city of Buffalo, we knew that eventually we were going to have to try one of them. Neither Alli or I have an any previous experience with Ethiopian cuisine and we didn’t exactly know what to expect when we decided to have dinner at Gatur’s last week. Gatur’s is...
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Madonna’s Ristorante

In the four years since we started writing about food in Buffalo, 62 Allen has been the home of three different restaurants. Our visit to Fiddleheads was one of our first posts (note: also a really bad post) and we unfortunately never visited Atmosphere @ 62 before they closed their doors. So when Madonna’s opened...
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Cantina Loco

In the history of Buffalo Eats, I don’t think we’ve seen a more anticipated opening for a restaurant in Buffalo.  I’ve probably read over 10 articles on Buffalo Rising, Buffalo Spree, The Buffalo News and Artvoice about Mike Andrzejewski’s new Mexican restaurant.  Last night Cantina Loco opened it’s doors for the first time to customers...
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The Eights Bistro

UPDATE: The Eights Bistro has since closed. We have been long over due to visit the Eights Bistro.  Even after the many positive reviews from friends and the fact that we can walk to the restaurant from out house, we somehow kept pushing back our first visit even though it was fairly high on our...
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Jacobi’s Pizza Express

Growing up in the Southtowns I remember their being 4 different “Jacobi’s” and I always assumed they were owned by the same family.  A couple locations were just simple pizza places but there was a night club in Lackawanna where a friend of mine bar-tended and all of them had the exact same logo.  I...
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Scarlet

For our second meal of Restaurant Week we decided on Scarlet, a restaurant that’s tucked away in Allentown on Virginia, across the street from Fat Bob’s and Mothers.  While I’ve had a few drinks there in the past, I never had the opportunity to eat a proper meal there.  Their menu always intrigued both of...
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Lagniappes Lucky Dogs

UPDATE: Lucky Dogs has since closed. Last summer everyone’s favorite Allentown Cajun restaurant Lagniappes packed up their stuff and moved a block down the street to a bigger and better location (they also changed their name to Lagniappes French Quarter Cafe).  It was long over due, the indoor seating at their original location was way...
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Quaker Bonnet Eatery

When I first started working in Allentown, I had yet to try any of the restaurants in the area.  So, Alli and I made our way down Allen and checked them off one by one, and one of our last visits was to Quaker Bonnet Eatery.  We really weren’t that impressed with our meal, it...
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