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Quick Bites: A new age of hospitality innovation

March 27, 2020 by Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

As the coronavirus pandemic is impacting people around the globe — claiming lives and entirely changing the way others live — no businesses have been truly immune to its far-reaching, wide-scale disruptive power.

With statewide dine-in...

The Dish: Family-run gyros restaurant celebrates 25 years in Lockport

by Benjamin Conboy, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

One day in 1995, Nicky Theodossopoulos called his son Tim’s high school.

He told them the gyros restaurant he just opened in Lockport had a line out the front door. The cops were there directing traffic, because there...

The Dish: ‘Best job ever: serving those who serve us’

by TJ Kremer III, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Fish frys on Friday nights are quintessential Americana, especially during Lent, which began with Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Fish frys are popular in both bars and restaurants, but arguably most popular at local VFW posts...

The Dish: Tom Kelly’s turning ‘lucky’ No. 13 in March

by Sean Hastings, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Roughly a year after Tom Kelly’s opened, the recession hit. But through that and the last 13 years, the restaurant’s drive in customer service has helped it thrive.

The Irish-American restaurant is owned by Kelly and...