Start Thanksgiving off right with a recipe from Chef Oliver

It takes an enormous amount of energy and passion to run six restaurants. At Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino In Niagara Falls, NY there is one large team paving the way in the culinary industry. And their goals are lofty. At the helm is German born and classically French trained, Executive Chef Oliver Wolf. Wolf leads a culinary team of […]

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English Pork Pie Company–Owners of The British Chippy, Becomes Parker’s

So this may be confusing but what was the British Chippy, owned by the English Pork Pie Company, has become Parker’s British Institution! I’ve reviewed the British Chippy (click here for that review). But seeing as they have evolved quite a bit, they deserve a refresh. I’ve recently spent time in England–a good two weeks, both for work and vacation. […]

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Locally owned grocery store, eatery, community store–East Aurora Co-op Market

What is a co-op market? A co-op is a business that is owned and operated by a group of individuals for their mutual benefit. People organize cooperatives to achieve together what they can’t do alone, and food co-ops are a great place to shop for fresh, delicious, locally sourced food. But they’re much more than that–co-ops are a democratic approach where everyone […]

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Black Iron Bystro–Steampunk, Old West, or Just Plain Cool

I kid you not when I say there is a struggle going on with the decor at Black Iron Bystro in Blasdell NY. Part steampunk, part old West, the atmosphere inside is a mixture of cast iron innovation meets John Wayne at the saloon.  With meticulous attention to detail, the decor tells a story–Brian Mecozzi’s story. Mecozzi is the owner and […]

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