Grub + Pub
blog by Alyssa Hood • March 07, 2014 @ 9:57am •
Kale, kale, kale.
It is all we hear about these days. Eating kale = a healthy person. Or so that is what we read.
It’s an annoying and trendy little green, but as much as we’d like to avoid it, this is one of those times that “they” were right.
Kale really is one of the best types of food you can put into your body. Rich in Vitamin C and calcium, it can also lower…
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • March 06, 2014 @ 3:33pm •
For a local brewery boasting tap handles across Western New York, Flying Bison Brewing Company’s production side has been a bit of a mystery.
Buffalo’s pioneer brewery opened at 491 Ontario St. back in 2000—right on the edge of the Black Rock and Riverside neighborhoods. Flying Bison nearly was doomed by a financial collapse in 2010, but has since earned a near cult-level…
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • March 06, 2014 @ 11:08am •
If there’s a restaurant in Buffalo with a competitive disadvantage, it might be Brawler’s Deli in the basement of Pearl Street Grill and Brewery.
It’s easy to walk up to the corner of Pearl and Seneca streets and become enamored with the hustle and bustle of the main floor, the heart of Pearl Street—to the point where you may not even realize there’s a staircase that descends…
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • March 05, 2014 @ 2:24pm •
The rage for alternatives continues.
Buffalo has been intimately linked with Sahlen’s Hot Dogs since 1869—that’s 145 years. (And that year, coincidentally, was the first that Harper’s Weekly published an image of Uncle Sam with chin whiskers.)
Sure, Wardynski’s has a local presence as well, but the Peckham Street business can’t keep pace with Sahlen’s volume. Truthfully, we’re…
Pączki Day was celebrated by the proprietors of Polish Villa 2 for the 60th year in a row on Tuesday night.
Polish Villa’s chef and owner Ediju “Ed” Kutas (Pictured holding his pączki in the lead image), along with Polish Happy Hour Buffalo hosted the event which featured free pączki, free Polish food, Polish beer, Polish liquor, Polish giveaways, disco polo music spun by DJ…
blog by Thea Tio • March 04, 2014 @ 2:36pm •
99 Fast Food, more commonly known as Pho 99, changed ownership just last year.
With such similar names, many people just refer to the establishment as “99.”
The original Pho 99 opened in 1999 and was located on Niagara Street downtown by City Hall, and in 2003, the restaurant moved to its Bailey Avenue location.
“I’d say about 45-to-50 percent of our customers are…
blog by Alyssa Hood • February 24, 2014 @ 9:39am •
When I have to cook for more than two people, my brain gets a little befuddled. Honestly, I don’t know how restaurants and catering companies do it.
Maybe it’s the timid planner inside me or the fact that multitasking when I am also trying to catch up with friends and family is harder than the long ski jump in the winter Olympics.
Not to mention all the potential mistakes…
A solid February rain was melting the long winter’s snow outside as hundreds filed into the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center to experience the Buffalo Zoo’s 2014 version of the popular fundraiser, Polar Bites.
Everything promised was there including a staggering variety of alcohol, wonderfully creative dishes from some of Buffalo’s finest dining places, music and of course wild…
blog by Julia Jornsay-Silverberg • February 21, 2014 @ 9:46am •
The quantity and variety of gluten-free products increases with each passing day.
According to the Gluten-Free Agency, sales in the gluten-free category are expected to reach $5.5 billion by 2015, and over 15 percent of consumers eat gluten-free as part of a healthy lifestyle, not just due to dietary restrictions.
The production of gluten-free foods is becoming more…
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • February 20, 2014 @ 2:32pm •
There’s inherent risk in naming a pizza place after part of the pie’s anatomy.
For a restaurant entitled Crust, you’d expect the exterior of the pizza to be the best bread-y foundation you’ve ever sunk your teeth in.
That’s the challenge facing the Allentown pizzeria, which filled Sample Restaurant’s spot in October 2013 after the incumbent owners moved to Hertel to open…