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Q Restaurant’s creativity far from finished

August 24, 2016 by Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Quee Huynh says she is done inventing.

She is done tweaking her menu, done offering weekly specials, done adding to the already overloaded cocktail options.

Yet, on every visit to Q Restaurant in...

Customers come first at Taco Patio

by Max Lapthorne, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

When customers walk into Taco Patio in Lockport, it is not uncommon to see the chefs start preparing their food before they even order.

Many of the customers at the 4-year-old establishment are regulars, and it is...

Guardi’s hits big milestone

by Michael Gilbert, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Today he is known as “Big Al, the Pizza Man,” but 25 years ago Al Guardi was a rookie restaurant owner uncertain about the future.

“Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be where I am today,” Guardi said Thursday...

Kup A Joe Cafe offers breakfast, lunch with a twist

by F. Amanda Tugade, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

On an early Thursday morning, Kup A Joe Cafe is buzzing. Several families and couples hover over plates full of favorite breakfast items with a hearty side of conversation and laughter.

The Supremes’ “Baby Love” and...