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Listen to Franco's Pizza Owner Franco Kroese on Eat It Up!

Listen to Franco's Pizza Owner Franco Kroese on Eat It Up!

This week on Eat It Up we have Franco Kroese, the owner of Franco’s Pizza, one of Buffalo’s most popular pizzerias.  I’ve actually known Franco for a long time, way before Buffalo Eats was ever an idea (spoiler: he’s my uncle).  Last month he came over to the Buffalo Eats Studio to talk about how he went from a single pizzeria on the East Side to the 5 Northtown locations he owns now.  I actually had never heard the story myself and we go into why he even started a pizzeria in the first place.  If you ever find yourself in the Northtowns, make sure you stop by one of his locations and grab a slice.

Click here to listen to the full interview on Buffalo Eats.

Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile Opens in Elmwood Village

Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile Opens in Elmwood Village

By Nina Barone

Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile, a full service, European inspired, neighborhood cheese and specialty food store, recently opened in the Elmwood Village. In 2010, the Elmwood Village Association conducted a consumer needs survey and identified a cheese shop as one of the top five businesses people would like to see open on Elmwood Avenue. Respondents identified the need for five specific niche businesses: cheese store, hardware store, sporting goods store, butcher shop and seafood store.

Located at 423 Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo, Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile’s current hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and closed on Sunday.

Buffalo’s Best Mac & Cheese Challenge

Buffalo’s Best Mac & Cheese Challenge

Twenty area eateries are offering specials of everyone’s favorite comfort food, thanks to Buffalo’s Best Mac & Cheese Challenge, sponsored by Lactalis Foodservice. The promotion runs through March 31. Chefs must include at least one of Lactilis’ artisan brands of cheeses, and those receiving the highest percentage of “like” votes will win. The winning restaurant’s Chef and wait staff will win prizes, as well as customers.

There are three great restaurant options where you can dine in the Elmwood Village. Here’s a rundown of the special dishes they’re serving:

Blue Monk: “Smoked Chorizo, Tiger Shrimp with Pancetta, Onions, Bell Peppers in a Brie Fondue” (President Brie)

The Place: “Veggie Mac & Cheese” and a “Meat Mac & Cheese” (Sorrento Provolone and Asiago)

Walden Galleria to Host "Red Cross Night"

Walden Galleria to Host "Red Cross Night"

March is Red Cross Month, and Walden Galleria is supporting the local Chapter through “Red Cross Night” this Wednesday, March 7th. From 5pm until closing time, three Walden Galleria restaurants-Bravo, Gordon Biersch and The Melting Pot-will donate 10% of every customer’s bill to the American Red Cross, Serving Erie & Niagara Counties.

“We are so grateful to Walden Galleria for supporting our mission of preventing, preparing for and responding to disaster here in Western New York,” said Emily Shafer, American Red Cross Development Associate. “The best part of this event is that customers can support the Red Cross by doing nothing more than enjoying a great meal with their friends or family on Wednesday evening.”

Heritage Polish Tavern Serves Up Unique Fish Fry Dinners

Heritage Polish Tavern Serves Up Unique Fish Fry Dinners

It's a Buffalo dining tradition just as famous as chicken wings and beef on weck. The friday night fish fry dinner is a relic from the days when family owned taverns could be found on every street corner in every Buffalo neighborhood. The R&L Lounge is the LAST of these old family owned Polish taverns in Buffalo.

Lottie & Ronnie have been serving up authentic, pan fried Buffalo fish fry dinners for over 40 years. One of the most unique places that remain of "Old Buffalo." Located in the Historic Polonia District, only 2 miles from Niagara Square in Downtown Buffalo. 23 Mills Street, Buffalo, New York. Join the R&L on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RanLLounge

Episode 5 of Eat It Up, with Dino Pinelli (Co-owner of Charlie O'Brien's)

Episode 5 of Eat It Up, with Dino Pinelli (Co-owner of Charlie O'Brien's)

When I first was thinking up the idea of Buffalo Eats and what it could possibly be, one of the first people I talked to was my friend Dino Pinelli Jr.  He’s the co-owner of one of my favorite bars in Buffalo (Charlie O’Briens) but he’s also one of the proudest Buffalo-ians that I know.  In case you couldn’t tell, that is a tattoo of city hall on his arm.  He was the second person that we had visit the podcast studio and we talked about the potential of South Buffalo, learning how to run a bar/restaurant at 24, throwing a successful 80′s party and much more.

Click here to listen to the podcast on Audio Buffalo at Buffalo.com!

New Episode of Eat It Up Released!

New Episode of Eat It Up Released!

Buffalo Eats has just released their second episode of their new pod-cast, Eat It Up and this time Donnie Burtless talks with anonymous food blogger Dining Rumor.  For the last 6 months, Dining Rumor has been revealing all the gossip and news they've heard while working in the restaurant industry.  Whether it's an interview with popular restaurant owners/chef to rumors about restaurants closing, the blog touches on a wide range of topics while still remaning anonymous.  On the pod-cast they talk about the life of working in the restaurant world, how the blog started off and some goals and plans for the future. 

Click here to listen to the interview on BuffaloEats.org!