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1 Feb

Taking on Downtown

Exciting news, friends! In just a few short weeks, Buffalo’s hot dog scene gets a well-deserved upgrade with Frank opening inside the Expo Market, located at 617 Main Street. This move comes after months of actively looking for restaurant and real estate opportunities to grow beyond the food trucks. The test-kitchen will allow us to continue serving up all of your favorites, from the Holy Moly to the Violet Beauregarde, and gives our team the chance to introduce some new items that you won’t necessarily find at the trucks. It has been incredible to see the growth, development and resurgence in Downtown Buffalo these past few years, especially from our perspective on the streets. We look forward to working with Nick Sinatra, along with his team and all of the other vendors that have made Expo a success thus far – and they’re just getting started! We will be joining

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23 Jan

Disrupting Every Hot Dog Stereotype

Four years ago, Frank grew out of the understanding that “the hot dog is the ultimate tabula rasa upon which any gourmet creation can be built…” [Joe Leta, Buffalo News / Eats contributor] It should taste great and utilize quality ingredients in a fun, interesting and meaningful way. Out of that philosophy, smash hits like the Holy Moly, Hell’s Kitchen, Violet Beauregarde & Modern Chicago were born. To our new friends and customers, all of our meats come from animals raised on farms where they are appreciated and treated with respect. Free to roam and graze, the hogs from these farms produce quality meat that is free of growth hormones and antibiotics. And because all of it comes from a collaboration of family farms in upstate New York, we are able to support small business agriculture while maintaining a consistent, quality product. By working with ingredients we believe in, it is

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15 Jun

What's Up, Williamsville

On Monday night, Williamsville trustees held a public meeting to discuss a proposed law to regulate food trucks in the village. In a small, but packed room, the board heard concerns from several business owners, restaurateurs, food truck operators and members of the general public. Village of Williamsville Proposed Food Truck Law has many issues – specifically a $200 annual fee, $50 fire fee / per event, and mayoral discretion [coupled with an undisclosed fee] regulating food truck activity. Although there was no direct want to outright ban food trucks at the meeting, those measures & fees if left in place would effectively do so. Major concerns were public safety on Main Street & considering the concerns of neighboring restaurants. We’ve seen this all before [think City of Buffalo / Amherst / City of Tonawanda] – it’s nothing new. Paul had the opportunity to speak for several minutes. In his

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