Tonawanda News — “We really do it to celebrate the local independent restaurants in Western New York. If you’re from Buffalo you just assume every city has all these awesome restaurants, but this is very usual. It’s not like this all over the country,” Hobart said.
“Restaurants are really a part of our culture. When you bring someone from out of town to Buffalo, you want to take them to Chef’s Restaurant or Ilio DiPaolo’s. These iconic restaurants are right up there with Niagara Falls, the Bills and Sabres, and Frank Lloyd Wright ... they fall into the same category of things that make our area special and unique.”
For more information about LRW and to view the participating locations, visit www.localrestaurantweek.com. Hobart said the website has been completely revamped and optimized since the last LRW event for easy viewing on mobile devices.LRW RESTAURANTS IN THE TONAWANDAS Kenmore (chapter head) • Amici Ristorante, 2516 Elmwood Ave. • Jovi's Italian Grille & Bistro, 2795 Delaware Ave. • Manzella's Restaurant, 3347 Delaware Ave. • Marotto's Restaurant, 3365 Delaware Ave. • Orchid Asian Bistro, 2756 Elmwood Ave. North Tonawanda (chapter head) • The Hideaway Grille, 399 Division St. • Yummy Thai, 92 Webster St. Town of Tonawanda (chapter head) • Caputi's Sheridan Pub, 2351 Sheridan Drive • La Hacienda Brighton, 900 Brighton Road • Saigon Bangkok, 512 Niagara Falls Blvd. • Shannon Pub, 2250 Niagara Falls Blvd. Contact features editor Danielle Haynes at 693-1000, ext. 4116.