Local Restaurant Week

Local restaurants get a chance to persuade those drivers passing by to stop and try a meal. It is Local Restaurant Week, with 199 locally owned restaurants offering special items and special prices to get people in the door and in the seats.

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An East Side Buffalo landmark will be starting up again this summer, nearly three years after a massive fire.

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If restaurateurs and waitstaff agree on one thing, it's that replacing tips with a higher minimum wage is a bad idea.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Marguin Sanchez, 23 of California, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to employ what it described as "unlawful aliens" at four local Mexican restaurants.

Scott Gottlieb, the Food and Drug Administration commissioner appointed by the Trump administration, has this in common with Michelle Obama: He wants to know what's in the food he eats.

And this, it seems, includes calorie counts.

Now, the FDA has released its guidance on implementing an Obama-era rule that requires chain restaurants and other food establishments to post calories on menus or menu boards. The mandate was written into the Affordable Care Act back in 2010.

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The New York State Department of Labor Wage Board held its third public hearing in downtown Buffalo Thursday to determine whether there should be a sub-minimum wage increase for tipped workers. Business owners, employees, and advocates turned out to discuss their positions on the issue.

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Rainy weather on Sunday didn't keep the crowds away fromĀ  Niagara Square for the 31st annual Taste of Buffalo.