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Cole’s to Host Paul Ranallo Book-signing Event on December 28

Cole’s to Host Paul Ranallo Book-signing Event on December 28

Cole’s Restaurant & Bar at 1104 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, will host author Paul Ranallo for a book-signing event from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28. 

Ranallo’s book, “What’s New, Harry? The Best of Buffalo Courier-Express Columnist Phil Ranallo,” features more than 100 of the late Phil Ranallo’s greatest columns originally published during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Paul, the son of Phil, recently fulfilled his father’s dream of publishing a book of his greatest columns. The columns cover a variety of public figures — from Ralph Wilson, Tim Horton and Jack Kemp to Muhammad Ali, Jesse Owens and Martin Luther King — in addition to historic moments in American history. 

Buffalo-themed Gift Ideas for the Foodies on Your List

Buffalo-themed Gift Ideas for the Foodies on Your List

Provided by Buffalo Bites Food Tours

One thing you’ll always hear about Buffalo — from residents and visitors alike — is what an amazing selection of restaurants we have! While that is surely something to be proud of, the entire Western New York region is also becoming well-known for its incredibly fresh produce, locally produced food products, brewing and distilling industries, and a handful of amazing wine trails.

Mix in a growing nationwide trend to shop small and local, and you have a lot of tasty options for the food junkies on your holiday list. Whether conducting our Buffalo Bites Food Tours or just exploring our community, we’re always on the lookout for unique and tasty culinary gifts. Following are just a few of our favorites.

Take a Bite Out of Buffalo — and East Aurora — with Buffalo Bites Food Tours

Take a Bite Out of Buffalo — and East Aurora — with Buffalo Bites Food Tours

 

Buffalo Bites Food Tours, offering combined culinary and historic tours of Buffalo’s Elmwood Village and the Village of East Aurora, has officially opened for the 2015 season. Entering just its fourth year, Buffalo Bites is already ranked among the top 10 things to do in Buffalo by TripAdvisor.

 

Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino and Duff’s to Debut at National Buffalo Wing Festival

Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino and Duff’s to Debut at National Buffalo Wing Festival

Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino culinary team to cook Duff’s wings to perfection;
inclusion of Duff’s considered “final piece” of area’s top wing providers at festival

 

World-Traveled Culinary Expert Oliver Wolf Joins Seneca Resorts & Casinos as Executive Chef

World-Traveled Culinary Expert Oliver Wolf Joins Seneca Resorts & Casinos as Executive Chef

Germany native brings 25+ years of experience at Marriott International properties
throughout the U.S. and Germany, as well as resorts in Bermuda and Dubai

 

The Pasta Peddler, Blackbird Sweets to Occupy Larger Hertel Avenue Location

The Pasta Peddler, Blackbird Sweets to Occupy Larger Hertel Avenue Location

 

The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, two family owned businesses that operate side-by-side, will move to a larger location at 1547 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, in early August. The businesses currently operate in the Horsefeathers Building at 346 Connecticut St. 

“Our businesses are growing, and as a result we have outgrown our current 650-square-foot operation,” said Eric Amodeo, co-owner of The Pasta Peddler. “Our new location will offer approximately 3,000 square feet of retail and production space. We also hope to add lunch and dinner service and an outdoor patio in the future.”

Summer in the City Party

Summer in the City Party

Please join us for summer fun in the Cobblestone District! The Matt Urban Center presents Summer in the City—a party at Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois Street in Buffalo's historic Cobblestone District) this Sunday, June 8 from 3 to 7 PM. $20 admission includes food and beer and a $40 VIP admission includes food, drinks/ beer/ wine, and VIP seating. Hotel Bravo will be performing. We will also have Buffalo’s first lip sync contest.  It promises to be a great afternoon with excellent entertainment! 

Proceeds will benefit the Matt Urban Center—an East Buffalo housing and human services agency which provides housing and weatherization services, senior services case management, crime victims assistance, youth and family programming, homeless outreach, the Urban Diner soup kitchen, food pantries, apartment complexes, and a shelter for the homeless.