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By Andrew Kochirka GoErie.com staff blogger
Food has been an integral part of Andrew's life from a young age; from cooking with his mother and grandmother to creating recipes in his own kitchen. Now he scours the area's non-chain restaurant scene to find the best of the best of local food from chicken wings to French cuisine.   Read more about this blog.
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Posted: June 3rd, 2014

If you haven’t yet, be sure to “like” Chew On It: Beard vs. Food on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! Last Thursday night, the weather was perfect for a drive out to the Ruffed Grouse Bar & Grille in North East. Amanda and I were joined for dinner by our friends Colleen Lanigan and Jake Hordych. The […]



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Posted: May 27th, 2014

If you haven’t yet, be sure to “like” Chew On It: Beard vs. Food on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! When Hunter’s Inn was first opened on 26th Street in 1952, I’m willing to bet that not many people knew it would still be a favorite local hangout in 2014. I received several recommendations for the burgers […]



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Posted: May 20th, 2014

If you haven’t yet, be sure to “like” Chew On It: Beard vs. Food on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! After Backyard Burgers closed, a new tavern opened in its place at 1010 Peninsula Dr. The Ugly Tuna Tavern opened in early 2013 and offers up another attraction on the way out to the peninsula. The patio […]



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Posted: May 13th, 2014

If you haven’t yet, be sure to “like” Chew On It: Beard vs. Food on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! The corner of Leslie and Blooming Valley Roads is home to the Roff School Tavern. The transformation from school house to the Northgate Inn to the current Tavern started in the 1930′s. This “corner bar” offers a […]



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Posted: May 6th, 2014

If you haven’t yet, be sure to “like” Chew On It: Beard vs. Food on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! The newly renovated kitchen inside of Jekyll & Hyde’s on the corner of 10th and State is still putting out unique and flavorful food. My coworker, Steve Anthony, joined me last week to sample the three burgers […]



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Posted: April 29th, 2014

If you haven’t yet, be sure to “like” Chew On It: Beard vs. Food on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! Now that the snow has hopefully come to an end, it’s time for gardening season which means more salads. Eight weeks of restaurant hopping for salads allowed me to try fifteen different dishes. I had a wide […]



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Posted: April 22nd, 2014

If you haven’t yet, be sure to “like” Chew On It: Beard vs. Food on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! Molly Brannigans at 506 State St. has been serving delicious Irish fare and pub food for almost twelve years now. Monday night, Amanda and I stopped in to get dinner shortly after 6 o’clock. We were actually […]



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