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Zabajone Gelato from Gelateria Luca

Imagine: pale yellow egg yolks whipped as smooth as silk, and then blended with sugar and sweet marsala wine to create an irresistible custard. Next, add milk and make it a frozen treat in the form of gelato. It’s the … Continue reading

11. April 2014 by Nina
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What Makes a Great Dish? Grilled Octopus and Branzino

What makes a great dish? It’s an excellent question and one that may challenge you to pause and enjoy your favorite dishes in new ways. Close your eyes and inhale. Chew just a little slower. Taste each bite completely… If … Continue reading

04. February 2014 by Nina
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The Best Things I Ate in 2013

2013 brought many memorable meals, bites and travels, and in its honor, I count down my favorites. What was the best thing you ate this year? 10. Every person I know who has been to Turks and Caicos says “You … Continue reading

16. December 2013 by Nina
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WNY Sandwiches: Banh Mi from Black Market Food Truck

Originally published in Buffalo Spree magazine, August 2013 Banh Mi From: Black Market—Mobile (thebmft.com) Contains: House-baked baguette, various proteins (coconut beef, braised pork, lemongrass chicken, smoked trout, tofu, caramel beef, and more), cilantro, pickled carrots and onion, cucumber, white bean … Continue reading

01. November 2013 by Nina
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Best of WNY: Restaurants, drinks and more

Originally published in Buffalo Spree magazine, July 2013 For the eighth year running, Buffalo Spree has published a WNY Best Of list, highlighting new and old favorites around the city and suburbs of Buffalo. I wrote the following entries: BEST NEW … Continue reading

17. October 2013 by Nina
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Al fresco: best picnic spots

Originally published in Buffalo Spree magazine, June 2013  Sushi at the Japanese Garden To set the stage for a serene Japanese spread, order takeout from Kuni’s (226 Lexington Ave., kunisbuffalo.com), and make your way to the Japanese Garden, located along Hoyt … Continue reading

01. September 2013 by Nina
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Restaurant Review: Brick Oven Bistro & Deli

Originally published in Buffalo Spree, April 2013 Brick Oven Bistro & Deli No Jacket Required Not many restaurants can boast having both a family-friendly atmosphere and a lively bar, but South Buffalo’s Brick Oven Bistro & Deli caters to a … Continue reading

10. August 2013 by Nina
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