The Pasta Peddler

Gourmet pasta, sauces, and ravioli

The Pasta Peddler, Blackbird Sweets to Occupy Larger Hertel Avenue Location

Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, two family owned businesses that operate side-by-side, will move to a larger location at 1547 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, in early August. The businesses currently operate in the Horsefeathers Building at 346 Connecticut St. 

“Our businesses are growing, and as a result we have outgrown our current 650-square-foot operation,” said Eric Amodeo, co-owner of The Pasta Peddler. “Our new location will offer approximately 3,000 square feet of retail and production space. We also hope to add lunch and dinner service and an outdoor patio in the future.”

Amodeo owns and operates The Pasta Pedder, founded in 1994, along with his father-in-law, Mike Sedia. Blackbird Sweets was founded in 2004 by Andrea Sedia Amodeo, wife of Eric and daughter of Mike.

The Pasta Peddler has become well-known to local consumers throughout Western New York due to their participation in numerous local farmers’ markets, including the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market in Buffalo, Main Street Marketplace in West Seneca, and the Williamsville, Hamburg and East Aurora markets. The Pasta Peddler offers a wide variety of gourmet pastas, ravioli, sauces and cooking products.

Founded in 2004, Blackbird Sweets specializes in birthday, wedding and special event cakes, cupcakes, cookies and brownies. Delicious vegan desserts are also available. Blackbird Sweets also participates in the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market.

An opening date for the new Hertel Avenue location will be announced soon. For more information regarding The Pasta Peddler, please visit www.pastapeddler.com, call 393-9547 or emailsales@pastapeddler.com. And for additional details regarding Blackbird Sweets, visitwww.blackbirdsweets.com, call 253-1115 or email blackbirdsweets@gmail.com.

You can also follow both companies on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pastapeddler andwww.facebook.com/BlackbirdSweets for frequent updates.

Pasta Peddler, Blackbird Sweets rev up production for holiday demand`

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While this may be the season when visions of sugar-plums dance through your head, visions of pasta, sauce and delicious holiday treats being plucked from shelves are keeping employees of The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets very busy!

These family businesses, which share production and retail space in the Horsefeathers Building at 346 Connecticut St., Buffalo, are keeping local markets well-stocked and customers extremely satisfied during this hectic holiday season.

The Pasta Peddler, owned and operated by Mike Sedia and Eric Amodeo, specializes in gourmet pastas, sauces and raviolis which are perfect for a deliciously simple holiday feast. The retail store at Horsefeathers also carries a wide variety of items such as imported olives, vinegars, olive oils and more, and recently added several Buffalo-made Weber's products to their offerings.

Additionally, The Pasta Peddler recently introduced a newly redesigned website at www.pastapeddler.com.

Blackbird Sweets, owned by Andrea Amodeo, continues to accept orders for holiday cupcakes, cookies and cakes. Or, customers can simply visit the retail store in the Horsefeathers Building to purchase freshly baked products for their holiday table.

For more information or to place a holiday order, please contact The Pasta Peddler at www.pastapeddler.com or 393-9547. To place an order with Blackbird Sweets, visit www.blackbirdsweets.com or call 253-1115.

Family Traditions

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Mike Sedia has fond memories of days that have long since passed, when he would watch his mother and grandmother prepare homemade ravioli by hand to feed their hungry family. 

“We’re Italian, and that’s what we would do on a Sunday,” recalled Mike. “Everyone loved that pasta. We always said that we should sell their pasta and sauce.”

Little did Mike know that he was predicting the future. Today, he is the proud co-owner — along with his son-in-law Eric Amodeo — of The Pasta Peddler, a business that has now been in the family since 1994.

Winter Market at Horsefeathers

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BUFFALO, NY (CW23) - With a marketplace of different vendors and restaurants on its ground level, the Horsefeathers building is shining a new light on Buffalo's West Side. The Winter Market at Horsefeathers has returned for a second season, bringing unique vendors and local food together every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. From gourmet dining at Martin Cooks to fresh pasta from the Pasta Peddler, Horsefeathers has something for everyone! To learn more visit horsefeathersmarket.com

Horsefeathers Market & Residences adds gourmet touch to Connecticut Street

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Horsefeathers Market & Residences, the former cavernous antiques emporium on the West Side, has been recast as a gourmet restaurant, work areas for four small food manufacturers and 24 loft-style apartments renting for as much as $1,225 per month.

The rebirth of the five-story, 1896 brick building – with its 14-foot-high ceilings, open, unobstructed views and exposed brick- and ductwork – is helping transform Connecticut Street from the blighted, vacant and crime-ridden area it was a decade ago.

“It’s a phenomenal addition to the street,” said Robin Johnson, who heads the Connecticut Street Association. “Thirteen years ago, when I bought Vilardo Printing and the building, Connecticut Street was 85 percent vacant, littered with graffiti, and there were gangs, drug dealing and prostitutes on the corner. 

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