Weekly Feature

2011-06-29 / Editorial

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Associate Editor

 BACK IN THE ROUTINE — June has been a rather busy month for me, my family and my girlfriend, Vanessa. There were several birthdays, Father’s Day, a wedding and many other events Vanessa and I attended — both as participants as well as spectators.

This past weekend, it was finally great for both of us to be able to relax a little on Saturday and attend services at our church in the Village of Williamsville on Sunday.

After church, the two of us usually go out for brunch. This week, we finally made it to Milo’s, at 5877 Main St., Williamsville. A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing the owner of the restaurant, Ray Kollidas.

As soon as we entered the restaurant, we were greeted by Kollidas, who made sure the hostess had a table for us. The service was great, and the food was exceptional. While I had a Mexican omelette, Vanessa had a chicken souvlaki breakfast. I tried some of her meal, and it was perfectly cooked.

However, I committed a slight breach of etiquette by not offering her any of my food. It wasn’t something I did on purpose — the food was just so good that I kept eating without a care in the world.

For anyone who has not yet been to Milo’s, I highly recommend visiting the establishment. You won’t be disappointed. The restaurant serves breakfast meals as well as dinners and appetizers, and features a full bar.

I must still apologize for not letting Vanessa try some of my meal. Perhaps this Sunday, the great food won’t get the best of my manners.

 BOOKS FOR COOKS — The Bon App√©tit Cookbook is on sale for $5 in the Town Supervisor’s Office, 5583 Main St., Williamsville. The cookbook emphasizes easy-to-use recipes consisting of common, cost-effective ingredients.

The cookbook is composed of favorite recipes from people who live and work in Amherst.

Recipes include dishes such as baklava, peach-stuffed chicken breasts and chocolate eclair cake. Community cookbooks are a wonderful resource because they contain recipes that are developed by real cooks who feed their families every day.

It also has a number of charts for food quantities, napkin folding, microwave hints, calorie counters and other helpful resources.

All proceeds benefit the Amherst Center for Senior Services. You may pay by cash or check only.

For more information, email Supervisor Barry Weinstein at bweinstein@ amherst.ny.us, or call the Supervisor’s Office at 631-7032.

 EXCHANGE PROGRAM — ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for boys and girls from a variety of countries around the world. These students are 15 to 18 years of age and are visiting the area for the upcoming high school year or semester.

Each exchange student is fully insured, brings his or her own personal spending money and expects to bear his or her share of household responsibilities.

The students are screened by ASSE representatives. Families may also select the student of their choice from applications. To become a host family or for more information, call 235-0502.

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