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Food Porn: Taste of Buffalo 2009 (Day 2)

With over 200 options, we obviously left the Taste of Buffalo on Day 1 without trying everything we wanted….but I didn’t think I would end up heading back for another round.  However, on Sunday the weather was awesome and a few friends wanted to meet up…so we decided to go back and sample a few […]

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Food Porn: Taste of Buffalo 2009 (Day 1)

Like many of the half a million people that attend the Taste of Buffalo, this wasn’t my first time.  I have been stuffing my face with delicious food and fighting through the crowds for at least the last 7 or 8 years in a row.  In the past, my trip revolved around the various fried […]

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Food Porn: East End Grill and Taproom

UPDATE: Since this article was posted, East End Grill has closed. It is no secret that I love going to East Aurora; for foodies they have some really great options.  Tantalus has an interesting (and intimidating) menu to choose from, a great micro beer selection, and a really cool and trendy atmosphere.  Taste is a […]

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Food Porn: Antoinette’s On The Hill

UPDATE: Since writing this post, Nick Charlaps has bought the building. One of the first Buffalo Eats Food Porns we posted was a trip to Antoinette’s, West Seneca’s finest ice cream parlor.  As you see above, we decided to go sans whip cream this time because it can be a tad overwhelming (and filling). In the south towns […]

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Food Porn: Campieri’s Gourmet Pizza

UPDATE: Sadly, since this article Campieri’s has closed down. While driving down Main Street recently you may have noticed a newer pizza establishment, Campieri’s Gourmet Pizza. Campieri’s is located on the corner of Main Street and Carlton, just on the edge of Allentown.  This area of Main Street is slowly being rejuvenated and includes the […]

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An Evening With Nelson Starr and TrueBlueBuffalo…

In late May I had the privilege of bringing Nelson Starr and his friend Nate Peracciny (from True Blue Buffalo) to do a piece on my favorite place to eat in Buffalo, Charlie O’Briens.  Now, its no secret that I am good friends with one of the owners, Dino, and that probably makes me incredibly […]

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Food Porn: Wasabi (Hamburg)

For about 4 and a half years I worked at the Circuit City located in the McKinley Mall “plaza”, and for those years my lunch options consisted of a Wendy’s, Mall food, a Burger King and a few pizzerias.  A diverse and ethnic selection it was not. Eventually a Panera’s moved near and in comparison […]

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Food Porn: Cecelia’s Ristorante

If anyone has read this blog on a regular basis, they pretty much can gather that I love the Elmwood/Allentown restaurant scene.  Right now, you simply can’t do any better in terms of great locations, crowds, diversity, and overall quality of food.  Up until now I have only been to Cecelia’s just for drinks with […]

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Food Porn: Eckl’s Beef and Weck

For my 25th birthday I wanted to go to a restaurant that I had never been to before (and that was also on my Food Odyssey List). For some reason or another I decided that one of Orchard Park’s oldest restaurants Eckl’s Beef & Weck would be my birthday meal.  Sure I might have preferred […]

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Food Porn: Vincenzo’s Italian Ice

Over the last two weeks, Alli and I have attempted to live a healthier lifestyle.  Which means there will be no fried foods, ice cream, or any other unhealthy meals for a little while.  The plus side (aside from loosing a couple pounds) is that Alli and I get to try some new delicious food that is […]

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