Episode 46 – Chef DJ Cook (Sample)

A couple of weeks ago Chef DJ Cook (from Sample Restaurant) won the second Nickel City Firing Line competition. I happened to be the judge for the event and had the chance to see (and taste) his culinary skills first hand. During the show I learned that DJ had cooked in some prestigious kitchens in...
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Allentown

There are a lot of places to eat in WNY and sometimes deciding where to head for a meal is overwhelming. Where to Eat This Weekend is a weekly feature that I (Alli) have been thinking about for a while. I’m incredibly indecisive and while having 100′s of detailed reviews of restaurants to pick from...
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Adam Goetz (Sample) vs Louis Zanghi (The Delaware)

Last Sunday the final Nickel City Chef challenge of season 3 went down in Buffalo’s West Side at the lovely Artisan Kitchen Showroom.  Chef Adam Goetz of Allentown’s Sample was challenged by newcomer Louis Zanghi from Kenmore’s The Delaware.  For their special ingredient they used Painted Meadows Farm Duck Eggs and Chef Goetz came out on top...
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Adam Goetz vs Steve Gedra

The following is another video recap of Buffalo’s version of Iron Chef, Nickel City Chef.  For those who weren’t able to make the competition, it was the 5th of this season and it featured Nickel City Chef Adam Goetz (from Sample) and the challenger Chef Steve Gedra (from Bistro Europa).  For the first time in...
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Sample

I have been wanting to head to Sample for a dinner ever since learning about Chef Adam Goetz’s unique concept.  Chef Goetz, who is one of the Nickel City Chefs, turns out miniature versions of fine dining entrees and some of Buffalo’s favorites in his small, cozy restaurant in the heart of Allentown.  Local Restaurant...
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