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The Eights Bistro: Helping Locals Go Veggie

The Eights Bistro: Helping Locals Go Veggie

Back in July of 2009, Alli and myself actually ordered a pizza in this exact location.  However, at the time it was Campieri’s and the menu was mainly focused on artisanal or “fancy” pizzas.  We enjoyed the meal but not the service and unfortunately never made a return visit before the ultimately closed their doors; then in the fall/winter of 2010 The Eights came to be.

The location itself hasn’t changed too much, at least from what I can remember, and I noticed a lot of art work on the walls (all of which is for sale).  I forgot how nice this building was, with their exposed brick and a nice long wooden bar, right now I am wondering why I don’t walk down there for a beer/snack more often.

Ruby Tuesday GiveBack Program to Benefit the Buffalo Zoo

Buffalo, NY– Hungry as a wolf? Head to Ruby Tuesday to fill up with a delicious meal and support the wildlife at the Buffalo Zoo at the same time! From Tuesday, November 15 to Thursday, November 17, Ruby Tuesday will donate 20% of your meal purchase to the Zoo.

Ruby Tuesday Restaurants has a history of giving back to local communities. Other organizations that have benefited from the GiveBack program include the Buffalo Film Festival, the March of Dimes in Northeastern New York and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

In order to participate, simply dine at the Ruby Tuesday restaurant located at 1669 Walden Avenue on one of these days and provide the code G160911204. This is a great way to enjoy some fantastic food and give back to your community at the same time. The Buffalo Zoo thanks you for your support!

Buffalo Dining Cards Benefit Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

Buffalo Dining Card decks contain 52 cards with savings to your favorite local restaurants, cafés and eateries in Western New York with $1 from the sale of each deck benefiting Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

Buffalo Dining Cards can be purchased online at www.citydiningcards.com and at select local retailers that can be found by typing in your zip code on the website. Buffalo Dining Cards are $20 and can be used throughout 2012. If you purchase five decks of Buffalo Dining Cards you receive a sixth deck free.

In 2011 Buffalo Dining Cards raised more than $14,000 for Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

A deck of Buffalo Dining Cards contains 50 cards for different restaurants that are worth $10 off your food bill of $30 or more (tax, gratuity and alcohol not included), and 2 wildcards that offer freebies without a purchase.

Soho Takes a Gamble with Their Gourmet Burgers

Soho Takes a Gamble with Their Gourmet Burgers

A year ago if you were to tell me that I’d be sitting out on Soho’s patio and eating a meal, I would have called you crazy.  In fact when Soho announced it was going to close up shop (during some of their busiest months) to become a restaurant that served gourmet burgers I thought they were crazy.  On a street known for high amounts of tenant turnover, Soho had always seemed like the king of the strip.  But luckily I seem to be wrong and Soho’s transformation to Soho Burger Bar has been, from what I can tell, fairly successful and quite tasty.  We went down last weekend on a Friday night to see for ourselves how great these 12 dollar burgers were.

Authentic and Cheap Middle Eastern Cuisine at Shish Kabob Express

Authentic and Cheap Middle Eastern Cuisine at Shish Kabob Express

I have to give credit where credit is due, I had absolutely no idea that Shish Kabab Express existed until I read Rachel Fix Dominguez’s review on Buffalo Spree’s website this week.  I’ve been dying for a good Shawirma (no thats not a typo, that’s how it’s spelled on their menu) since returning from Europe and hearing that Shish Kabab Express was serving a pretty authentic meal and it was less then $4 for a sandwich, I was sold.  So as a celebration of my last day at my old job, Alli and I decided drive down to Hertel Avenue to get some Middle Eastern cuisine.

Vera Pizzeria Opens to Much Hype: Does it deliver?

Vera Pizzeria Opens to Much Hype: Does it deliver?

Since being featured in a Buffalo Rising article in March of this year, Vera Pizzeria has been without question the #1 restaurant that I get asked about.  I think it was a combination of a cool location and a cuisine/menu that sounded really exciting that really grabbed people’s interest.  Well, it was a long 6 month wait from hearing about their plans to stepping foot inside their Lexington Ave restaurant.  Over that time one large aspect of the restaurant changed, originally intended to be a pizzeria with a wood-fire/brick oven, they’ve had to substitute that with a more common oven with pizza stones.  While that might upset some Neapolitan pizza purists, the pizzas that Vera are offering are still pretty darn good and their cocktail menu is definitely one of the best in Buffalo.

Authentic Ukrainian Eats Every Friday for Lunch

Authentic Ukrainian Eats Every Friday for Lunch

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church's Friday Kitchen
308 Fillmore Ave., Buffalo, NY 14206
Open Friday’s – 11:00AM-3:00 PM

This place is truly one of the hidden gems of B-F.  The food is out of this world and is as authentic as it gets.

If you are looking for something different to do for lunch on a Friday, this is the place. It is not that far from downtown and the Fillmore/Smith exit of the I-190.

Check out the menu after clicking read more.

You can also call ahead with your order: 716.852.1908