Restaurant Week Preview with Mike Randall!

April 22, 2013 Updated Apr 22, 2013 at 9:07 AM EDT

By WKBW News

April 22, 2013 Updated Apr 22, 2013 at 9:07 AM EDT

Western New York offers many cultural signposts, but none are more embraced and cherished than local, independent restaurants. These neighborhood restaurants provide a showcase for our regional identity. Restaurant Weeks have taken off across the country, but it would be hard to find a region where the concept has been more successful than Western New York. Starting with just 60 participants back in 2009, Local Restaurant Week's popularity has skyrocketed to over 200 participants this past spring.

The Restaurants involved include:

¬°Toro! Tapas Bar
31 Club
Acqua Restaurant & Banquets
Adam's Rib
Alex's Place
Allen Street Hardware Cafe
Alton's Restaurant
Amaretto Italian Bistro
American Grille on Seneca
Amici Ristorante
Apple Wood Cafe & Catering
Armor Inn Tap Room
Asa Ransom House
Asian Star Restaurant
Bella Vista Ristorante
Bijou Grille
Bing's Restaurant & Catering
Bistro at the Old Fort Inn
Black & Blue Steak and Crab
Black Rock Kitchen & Bar
Blue Monk
Bravo Cafe & Catering
Brennan's Bowery Bar & Restaurant
Brick Oven Bistro & Deli
Buffalo Brewpub
Buffalo Chophouse
Buffalo Roadhouse Grill
Buffalo Sports Garden
Buffalo's Best Grill
Butterwood Sweet & Savory
Caffe Espresso Ristorante Italiano
Cammarata's Restaurant
Campobello's Cucina Italiana
Cantina Loco
Cecelia's Ristorante & Martini Bar
Chester's Cajun Grill
Chocolate Bar
Citta' di Militello
Cole's Restaurant & Bar
Colter Bay Grill
Conlon's Bar & Grill
Creekview Restaurant
Curly's Grill & Banquet Center
Danny Sheehan's Steakhouse
Danny's South
David's Grille
DeFlippo's Italian Restaurant
Della Terra
Dick & Jenny's
Donna Eick's
Duke's Bohemian Grove Bar
E.B. Green's Steakhouse
Ellden's Grill & Banquet
Empire Grill
Epic Restaurant & Lounge
Falafel Bar
Falletta's Restaurant
Family Tree Restaurant
Fat Bob's Smokehouse
Fortuna's Restaurant & Banquets
French Pub
Friar's Table
Frog Hair Grille and Golf
Fuji Grill II Japanese Restaurants
Gabriel's Gate
Garlock's Restaurant
Gate House Grill
Gramma Mora's Mexican Restaurant
Greyside Grille & Flappy's Pub
Grille 620
Hirsch's Restaurant
Holiday Showcase Restaurant
Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant
India Gate
Indian Falls Log Cabin Restaurant
J&M's West End Inn
J's White Elephant
J.P. Bullfeathers
Jack Devine's Irish Pub
Jewel of India
jojo Bistro & Wine Bar
Jovi's Italian Grille & Bistro
Kabab & Curry
Kennedy's Cove
Kentucky Greg's Hickory Pit
Kodiak Jacks
La Bella Sicilia Restaurant & Pizzeria
La Hacienda Brighton
La Scala Ristorante
Lagerhaus 95
Lenox Grill
Leo's Pizzeria & Sports Bar
Liberty Hound
Lombardo Ristorante
Mangia Ristorante & Caffe
Manzella's Restaurant
Marco's Italian Restaurant
Max's Classic American Grill
May Jen Chinese Restaurant
Mezza Restaurant & Lounge
Mike A at Lafayette
Mr. Bill's Restaurant & Bar
Mulberry Italian Ristorante
My Burger Bar
My Tomato Pie
Nektar Martini Bar & Restaurant
North Star Tavern
O'Brien's Pub & Steakhouse
Ohlson's Bakery & Cafe
Orazio's Restaurant
Orchid Asian Bistro
Organic 3 Cafe
Page's Grille & Bar
Pano's on Elmwood
Parings Wine Bar
Pizza Plant
Protocol Restaurant
Red Coach Inn
Red Mill Inn
Red Osier Landmark Restaurant
Rick's on Main
Ripa's Restaurant
Rizotto Ristorante
Rizzo's Cafe Banchetti
Rizzo's Casa di Italia Restaurant
Root Five Waterfront Restaurant
Saigon Bangkok
Sake Cafe
Sakura Sushi
Santora's Pizza Pub & Grill
Scharf's Schiller Park Restaurant
Scotch N' Sirloin
Sean Patrick's
Serene Gardens
Shadow Lounge & Restaurant
Shamus Restaurant
Shango Bistro and Wine Bar
Shannon Pub
Shogun Hibachi Steak & Seafood
Smoke on the Water
Snooty Fox Lounge
Soho Burger Bar
Sonoma Grille
Sun Restaurant
Suzanne's Dining & Banquets
Sweet Sixteen Cafe
Tandoori's Royal Indian Cuisine
Tao Sushi & Grill
Taste of India
Thai House Depew
The Byrd House
The Cove Seafood & Banquets
The Delaware Pub & Grill
The Dock at the Bay
The Glen Park Tavern
The Grapevine Restaurant & Catering
The Grill @ The Dome
The Hideaway Grille
The Hollow Bistro & Brew
The Irishman Pub & Eatery
The Oakk Room
The Place
The Riverstone Grill
The Roycroft Inn
Tina's Italian Kitchen
Towne Bistro
Trattoria Aroma @ Bryant
Trattoria Aroma on Main
Uncle Joe's Diner
Viking Lobster Co.
Windows on the Green
YOLO Restaurant + Lounge
Yummy Thai

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