Grub + Pub
The perseverance of a popular Elmwood pizza place has come to an abrupt halt.
Late Tuesday night, we noticed a tweet from @BuffaloSweats that indicated Zetti’s, a popular late-night pizza joint, had been handed an eviction notice.
Zettis on elmwood notice of eviction. Wow #buffalo closed down— buffalo sweats (@buffalosweats) February 5, 2014
A stop by 976 Elmwood Ave. Wednesday…
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • February 04, 2014 @ 3:15pm •
You’ve said “no” to that cupcake long enough.
Even if you’ve remained disciplined with your diet this winter, embracing a cheat day is smart—in fact, you may drive yourself crazy by choosing to abstain from all the unhealthy foods you crave.
Plus, think how much brighter the bleak early days of February would be if a platter of cupcakes and mounds of rich…
gallery by Don Nieman • February 02, 2014 @ 2:13pm •
The crowd jammed the the Connecticut Street Armory to experience the biggest Irish Brew Pub in all of Buffalo, at least on this night, where the connoisseurs of craft beer with an Irish attitude toward experiencing the drink tasted over 50 different craft beers, some Irish food, Irish music from the Emerald Isle Band and picked up cigars to savor on the ride home.
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • January 30, 2014 @ 4:36pm •
To hold a major craft-beer event, the easy route for an organizer is to collaborate with a wholesale distributor instead of hand-picking individual brewers.
After all, the wholesale distributor boasts already-established relationships with beer-industry pros and can quickly piece together a lineup—perhaps by inviting new breweries that covet exposure, temporarily boosting…
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • January 30, 2014 @ 1:16pm •
Precious little information was gleaned yesterday from the HarborCenter press conference intended to shed light on the facility’s new restaurant.
From The Buffalo News, we learned that the eatery would be named (716)—with parentheses, remember—there will be a really big TV, two floors of dining and local ingredients on the menu.
What else did we learn? Well, not much—nothing…
“We’re a party bar, but not in the sense that we used to be. I don’t ever want 1,000 people in here again, I don’t ever want 15 bouncers,” remarked Soho Burger Bar owner Jay Manno.
After 15 years of being Soho, Manno decided to alter his business to Soho Burger Bar in June 2011.
“It’s transitioning almost the exact way we hoped it would,” the owner explained.…
The souperbowl of Buffalo’s food festivals, the fourth annual Buffalo Soup-Fest, came to the rescue on this past cold and snowy Sunday.
Boasting over 7,000 attendees, the Soup-Fest filled the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center with every soup lover’s delight.
Attendees had the chance to sample soup and other goodies from over 40 vendors and judge the soups in 14 different…
blog by Alyssa Hood • January 24, 2014 @ 11:59am •
Every day it seems like another person I know develops a freaky food allergy or a sudden strange intolerance.
Girls’ stomachs especially are starting to ache each time they eat, and without any other option, they’re being forced to immediately crawl into fetal position until their stomach monsters decide to pass. Talk about a day ruin-er.
I happen to have experienced this…
Soup-eating etiquette may be one of the most challenging for a polite diner—other than eating salad with a knife or ramen with chopsticks, of course—but, to add even more pressure, the brothy blends are a staple of Western New Yorkers’ winter diets.
Finding a way to consume soup in a less-than-obnoxious fashion is unavoidable—unless you simply don’t care (count me in this crowd).…
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • January 21, 2014 @ 1:32pm •
Hawaiian Night at Colter Bay Grill isn’t often described as a small-business incubator, but for two partners in Rusty Nickel Brewing Co., a life-changing idea was hatched among leis, fake palm trees and tropical mixed drinks with mini-umbrella stirrers.
Jason Havens, an engineer and president of WNY Beer Club, joined Wooden Barrel founders Scott Fiege and P.J. Tudisco for a frosty…