We have some very special judges here to help us find the Best Appetizer in Buffalo! Joining us this year will be:

“The Why Guy” Kevin O’Neill of WGRZ

Steve Tasker of The Buffalo Bills

Chris Scanlon South District Councilman

Mary Alice Demler of WGRZ

We look forward to seeing you at the Buffalo Irish Center on April 22nd at 7:00pm. Tickets can be purchased by visiting our bookstore or can be purchased at the door. May the best App win!

The ninth annual Dog Ears Bookstore Gala will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo. This year’s theme is “Buffalo’s Small Plate Debate,” and approximately 25 amazing local restaurants will be on hand to compete for the title of “Best Appetizers in Western New York!”

Providing musical entertainment will be the Charlie O’Neill Unplugged Club, the Grace Stumberg Band and Jay McDonnell. Beer and wine will be included in the ticket price, including a special beer-tasting event by Certo Brothers Distributing. Judging the Small Plate Debate will be South District Councilman Christopher Scanlon, WGRZ-TV personalities Kevin O’Neill and Maryalice Demler, and Buffalo Bills great Steve Tasker.

Gala tickets are $50 and are available in advance at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, located at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, and on the bookstore’s website. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door. This is a 21 and older event.

A basket auction and silent auction will also take place during the gala, as well as Dog Ear’s “Lucky Dog Raffle” where one winner will receive a cash prize of $3,000! Tickets for the “Lucky Dog Raffle” are $20 each and only 300 will be sold.

For more information on the nonprofit bookstore, please call 823-2665 or follow Dog Ears on Facebook for frequent updates.

Don’t forget to pick up your Lucky Dog Raffle tickets before the Great Small Plate Debate! Each ticket gives you a 1 in 300 chance at $3,000!! Tickets can be purchased by visiting our Bookstore. Get them before they are gone!

This year for our annual fundraiser, we are looking for the best appetizer in Buffalo! Join us with some very special guests to judge some delicious local restaurants, and help pick your favorite! The Great Small Plate Debate will be held on April 22, 2017. Tickets can be purchased in the bookstore.