Parivaar brings hip Indian nightspot to Elmwood Village

Parivaar Pub brings jeera-style wings to Elmwood

Priya Rathod’s restaurant replaces Acropolis on Elmwood Avenue.

Priya Rathod needed to supply her adopted hometown the Indian flavors she’d grown up with in kinds each Buffalonian would acknowledge. 

Within the former Acropolis house at 708 Elmwood Ave., Parivaar Pub delivers a meatball sub based mostly on coriander-laced kofta as an alternative of the standard Italian-American meatballs, and hen wings jeera fashion, crusted in garlic, cumin, and ginger, tossed with citrus, cilantro, and chiles.

Born in Leicester, England, Rathod grew up in Batavia, the place her dad and mom have been within the resort enterprise, then ran a liquor retailer. She’s bringing her information of Indian delicacies and liquor gross sales to a distinctly totally different Elmwood Village nightspot.

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“Typically I would cook dinner for buddies, and so they’d be like, ‘Yeah, it is too spicy for me.’ Or they’ve tried Indian eating places, however it’s all the identical menu, the buffet or takeout,” Rathod mentioned. “I simply needed to vary that up, and now have that full bar, cocktails that pair with our menu.”

The result’s an Indian buffet wearing Payments colours. Pizza, however topped with spiced floor lamb keema on ginger-garlic cream ($18.99). That meatball sub ($16.99) however with kofta as an alternative, sauced with Kashmiri tomato-butter curry. Arancine ($12.99), fabricated from basmati biryani as an alternative of the standard arborio risotto, and creamy curry as an alternative of marinara.

Bhartha bruschetta ($10.99), of roast eggplant with cilantro sauce, and crispy chickpea pizza ($15.99) proceed the Indian customized of catering to vegetarians. An egg-centric Indian brunch is within the planning levels, Rathod mentioned.

Take a look at the entire menu at Hours: 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday by way of Friday; 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday; 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday. Telephone: 716-259-8028.


Dessert Deli performed: “It’s with each heavy and comfortable hearts that we announce our retirement,” its house owners posted to Fb on Jan. 20. Trish Mullaney operated the enterprise for 36 years. The final day is Saturday. Hours for this closing week: midday till bought out.

Hoagie Cease steps in: The 2285 Foremost St. restaurant that was final Loopy Good Eatz will grow to be the fourth location of The Hoagie Cease, its proprietor introduced. Search for a summertime opening.


Paczki and polka: Each son and daughter of Polonia will inform you that paczki, the beloved Polish jelly doughnuts, style higher set to polka.

Take a look at among the most interesting, Feb. 16 on the Fats Thursday pre-Lenten bacchanalia celebration hosted by the Common Pulaski Affiliation at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church Corridor, 200 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga.

The occasion contains contains Western New York’s Finest Paczki Contest, and music from the four-time-Grammy-nominated Polka Household. Doorways open at 5 p.m. for the free occasion.

Money for culinary college students: Culinary college students taking a look at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute or Erie Group School’s culinary program would possibly need to apply for the Style of Buffalo scholarship.

4 recipients will get $1,000 towards room and board, books, or charges.

This 12 months, sponsor Tops Supermarkets is directing one scholarship to an area pupil pursuing a level in Culinary Arts or Culinary Arts Administration, together with applications similar to Vitamin and Wellness, Holistic Vitamin, Meals Entrepreneurship, Meals Retail Operations, Restaurant Operations, Meals Science, Dietetics, Meals Stylist and Meals Images.

Get all the main points, and the applying, at


Q: My buddies and I have been speaking a few cooking present and we determined we must always get collectively to take a cooking class. We have taken ones on the Culinary Arts Middle and different locations, however have been questioning in the event you might recommend any new choices for one thing that is enjoyable, not too arduous, and a little bit totally different? We all know find out how to make pie crust.

A: This isn’t a complete survey, which I’d undertake if there was extra requests. However I do have one contemporary possibility that I’ve thought-about taking, myself.

Tiny Thai proprietor Kae Baramee is a tremendously gifted Thai chef, whose cooking might be skilled by way of her meals truck and occasional pop-up shows.

You may get a deeper draught of her abilities by becoming a member of her Thai dumpling-making class Sundays at 27 Chandler St., the culinary incubator that additionally contains Waxlight Bar a Vin, Southern Junction, Logan’s Bagels, and extra notables, additionally holds the Tiny Thai kitchen and instructing house.

Learn to make chor muang, “small, delicate artworks which might be enjoyable to make and scrumptious to eat. Initially served to Thai the Aristocracy, their vivid purple colour comes from the butterfly pea blossom flower and so they require care in shaping every one by hand.”

The category is 2 to 3 hours lengthy, contains snacks and beverage, and is available in vegan or hen dumplings. Tickets are $55. Join at

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