Hyde Park opening
Tonight is the opening night of the Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, a 7,200-square-foot bar and restaurant in the Walden Galleria. The chain is based in Cleveland and currently operates in 14 locations nationwide.
The restaurant's menu includes every kind of steak and seafood, of course, as well as locally inspired "celebrity" dishes such as Rob Ray Steak (filet with goat cheese, cranberries and pine nuts).
It's open for dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Changes at Tabree
A couple of exciting changes at Tabree Restaurant, 423 Elmwood Ave. For one thing, there will be an autumn menu featuring items such as cider-braised beef with Alsatian grits and a filet mignon burger with foie gras on a croissant.
There are new hours: 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and no more Sunday brunch.
And there are big renovations taking place. The restaurant is heating and enclosing its glorious patio so that it will be open year-round. The renovations should be completed in two weeks or so. Then the new watchword here will be: "Watch it snow on our patio."
Early next month, the Buffalo City Mission will begin to prepare for a busy holiday season in which volunteers and staff will cook and deliver thousands of dinners to homebound families and senior citizens through its Turkey Express program. Hundreds of shelter guests will celebrate Thanksgiving, too.
The Mission relies on turkey donations when the staff begins to cook and freeze the meat. And the Mission also needs a total of 350 pies -- cherry, apple, pumpkin and sweet potato.
Drop off turkeys and prebaked pies between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily at the Men's Community Center at 100 E. Tupper St.
The rough economy this year is expected to make things especially difficult. For more information, call Aubrey Calhoun at 854-8181.
-- Janice Okun