This restaurant is not on any of the main drags, it won't serve up ordinary everyday food, and it doesn't seat a lot of people. These are just a few of the reasons that make the new Coda a 'must go to' restaurant in the city. Remember the oil and canvas painting called Nighthawks created by Edward Hopper (Thanks MQ) in 1942? Nighthawks was actually inspired by a real diner in Hopper's NY neighborhood. Well, take that scene and throw in (Buffalo's own) Charles Burchfield's Rainy Night painting and I think you might capture a hint of Coda's soulful ambiance.
The Coda blends quiet sophistication with a contemporary cullinary flare that one might find while dining at one of Manhattan's hidden haunts. When you step into The Coda, you are stepping back into a world of hand-dyed black chef jackets and cultural decadence. The Coda is a re-creation of one of the most intriguing and magically hidden hots…
By Newell Nussbaumer
Just off Symphony Circle sits The Coda Restaurant, an establishment that blends quiet sophistication with a contemporary culinary flare that one might find while dining at one of Manhattan's hidden haunts. The term coda signifies the different finish of a musical composition, but it is the crescendo that owners Roo and Keren Buckley have been dreaming of for quite some time.
This Thursday, youth participants in The Growing Green Program from Massachusetts Avenue Project will bring fresh nutritious local food and a message about its importance to the city of Buffalo from 3-6pm with a community BBQ celebration. Itis part of the first-ever BLAST National Eat In, Act Out Week, in which people and communities across the country are joining together to discover and celebrate the importance of eating and enjoying locally grown foods.
The message: Eat In. That is, please join young people across the nation in eating foods grown in the community and prepared healthfully and with care. You can improve your body, your family, our economy, and our environment.
It was a sad day in Allentown yesterday. Sammy at Everything Special served up his last tray of macaroni and cheese, and then proceeded to close up shop. Now normally we don't cover store closings, but this is different. Sammy is an icon in the Allentown neighborhood. We stopped in yesterday to get a bite to eat and were shocked to hear the news. For those of you that never had the pleasure of eating food from this splendid take-out joint, you really don't know what you missed. Sammy was like a mad scientist in his kitchen. This one -man show always had four pots simmering on the stove, ovens loaded with baking pans, cooking utensils flying about in all directions, all amongst a flurry of customer activity. Sammy was always a sight to see... and hear. Man, he could really kee…
There are a lot of docents on hand giving some interesting tours of City Hall this weekend. Revitalize Buffalo did a great job rounding up the troops. The photo of The Taste of Buffalo was taken from the building's observation deck. So far, the weather is perfect. There are bands playing on at least three different band shells, and 'The Circle' and it's arterial streets are flooded with 'foodies.' The new venue seems to be working out a little better due to the event layout. The event is still wall to wall people, but there are a lot of places to go sit with your food including the steps of City Hall and inside 'The Circle.' All in all, the weekend looks like a very successful one for The Taste of Buffalo.