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CRaVing a new spot on Hertel - PHOTOS

blog by Ben Tsujimoto  • 

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In the old La Dolce Vita location on Hertel Avenue, a fledgling restaurant was bustling on Tuesday. Granted, the weather was beautiful and Hertel’s street-walkers were out in full force, but there was a noticeable buzz around the new venture of Jennifer (pictured…

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Sample’s ownership ‘CRaVing’ change, releases menu - INTERVIEW with update

blog by Ben Tsujimoto  • 

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Update, 4/23: CRaVing—changed from Crave due to trademark issues—released its lunch menu (available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday) on Sunday, and we’ve embedded the photos at the bottom of the page. What lunch options…

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Teddy Bryant wins Nickel City Firing Line Final - PHOTOS

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LLoyd Taco sous chef Teddy Bryant battled Sample sous chef DJ Cook in the final round of the Nickel City Firing Line competition at Artisan Kichens & Baths. From the judges, to the hosts, to those sitting in the audience; Artisan Kitchens & Baths was filled with some…

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Firing Line finale: Meet the competitors - INTERVIEWS

blog by Ben Tsujimoto  • 

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In Nickel City Chef’s version of the Food Network show “Chopped,” the field has been narrowed to two competitors for a two-heat final: Lloyd Taco Truck sous chef Teddy Bryant and

Arts + Entertainment

Culture @ Sample’s Blacklight Costume Party - PHOTOS

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Culture @ Sample is a monthly event hosted by Sample Restaurant which features artists, photographers and music. This months entry came right in time for Halloween, so that was the theme. With the retaurant under blacklights, only great things could be the result!

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Last sausage standing at the Taste of Buffalo

blog by Ben Tsujimoto  • 

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Plenty of hype surrounded the Nickel City Chef tent at the Taste of Buffalo Sunday afternoon, as Sample’s…

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Queen City Cartel’s Field Day on Allen - PHOTOS

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Buffalo DJ group Queen City Cartel invited nationally-recognized performers like Munchi and Cobra Krames to join over 30 local jockeys in a full schedule of electronic dance music on Saturday. With Allen Street blocked off for much of the night -- mingling between venues…

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Niagara Holiday Market: Food tips!

blog by Ben Tsujimoto  • 

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On a tour for local food bloggers organized by one of the Buffalo food scenes top advocates Christa Glennie Seychew, Ben T. was invited to explore the food offerings of the Niagara Holiday Market. The European-style…

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Taste of Buffalo newcomers: Sample Restaurant

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Sample Restaurant owner Adam Goetz should try to store a few hours of sleep this week, because he sure won’t rest this weekend.  This year’s Taste of Buffalo marks the first time Goetz’s…