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The owners of Buffalo’s first Ethiopian restaurant are working on a second location in Black Rock, with a grocery attached. At 916 Tonawanda St., Abba Biya and wife Naima Tesfu expect to open a second, larger outpost of Lucy Ethiopian Cuisine, with 50 to 70 seats. Its opening is months away, with Biya saying he expected to open in the first half of 2015. Biya said the ne…

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A new restaurant featuring Thai and Burmese cuisine is coming to Black Rock. Lin Restaurant, 927 Tonawanda St., could be open for business by the end of November. Owner Khin Maung Soe said interior work has been finished, but some city inspections must be completed before it can open. Soe, a Karen Burmese immigrant, has been operating Lin Asian Market, 113 Grant St. sinc…

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I've been chasing down Burmese dishes in Buffalo for four years. It's the food that happens where Thailand meets India, and you can explore it in three locations in Western New York. Here's pictures, reviews, some dishes you should know, and even recipes. This is my best attempt at a Buffalo Burmese food primer. Please consider it a work in progress. Burmese chefs have p…

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The city of Buffalo released a short list of guidelines for residents handing out candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween, including a suggested cut-off time. In the letter signed by Mayor Byron Brown, residents are asked to stop handing out candy after 8 p.m. Friday "to minimize the safety risks that occur when older kids go door-to-door until late at night." While it m…

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Downtown hot dog emporium Dog é Style opens its doors at 5 to 7 p.m. to offer samples from its custom hog dog menu, and a cash bar. It's a test run for the hot-dog-centric restaurant at 128 Genesee St. The full menu will be available starting tomorrow for lunch, at 11 a.m., said Tom Cowan. Eight custom blend hot dogs, made by Wardynski’s, will eventually be available, in…