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'Giants Of Buffalo' focuses on food

by jmaloni

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Tue, Mar 17th 2015 02:40 pm

Buffalo's iconic food history highlighted and served grilled, sliced and deep-fried

Save the date - and your appetite. On "M&T Friday," April 17, The Buffalo History Museum will present "Giants Of Buffalo: Food."

Local restaurants Anchor Bar, Charlie the Butcher and Ted's Hot Dogs will be celebrated. A pop-up exhibit will feature restaurant-related artifacts from the collection and the honored food giants. The tasty and informative history will be taped for television, co-moderated by John DiScuillo, WBBZ-TV executive director of production and promotions and Brenda Alesii, Entercom food columnist. Ivano Toscani (Anchor Bar), Charlie Roesch (Charlie the Butcher) and Thecly Ortolani (Ted's Hot Dogs) will be the featured guests.

The program engages the guest speakers in an informal talk show format about their personal stories as experienced by career choices, industry practices, inevitable changes and impact on the region.

The event begins with a 5:30 p.m. reception. The program follows at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for the general public. Tickets include the honorees' signature foods: chicken wings from Anchor Bar, hand-carved roast beef by Charlie the Butcher and char-grilled hot dogs (outside on the portico) by Ted's Hot Dogs.

Tickets are available at www.buffalohistory.org or by calling 873-9644, ext. 318.
The Buffalo History Museum is located at One Museum Court (Elmwood Avenue and Nottingham Terrace).

The general public may call 716-873-9644, ext. 0, or email [email protected] to inquire about the program or visit www.buffalohistory.org.

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