WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. -- Saturday during the Taste of Buffalo, the Jacobbi family lost Carmine's restaurant on Transit Road to a grease fire. Three generations spent 45 years building the family business, but despite the loss of the building, the owners aren't about to give up.
"Somebody told me that was driving by that they saw smoke coming out. Now, I have a wood burning brick oven, so I thought maybe it was just from the wood burning brick oven for pizza, they said no Michael, you have a problem," says owner Michael Jacobbi.
As Jacobbi was running Carmine's booth at the Taste of Buffalo, he got the call no restaurant owner wants to get.
"So I raced down here and when we got down here, we came upon this scene, this horrific scene and it's just kind of been an experience, an ordeal ever since," says Jacobbi.