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> Another kettle of fish

There is another place ?for a meal on the water. Liberty Hound opened this weekend inside the museum at the Buffalo and Erie County ?Naval & Military Park. Jason Davidson and Mike Schatzel (Cole's, Blue Monk) are partners in the much-anticipated restaurant

Chef J.T. Nicholson's ?menu celebrates seafood ?from across the United States, from a Maine-style lobster roll to a grilled fish taco that wouldn't be out of place on a San Diego beach. There's a Vietnamese-style banh mi sandwich stuffed with crispy fried calamari, a kettle of ?clams, mussels, shrimp, corn and more cooked in crab ?boil; and sauteed littleneck clams with chorizo, garlic, ?and butter.

"This isn't just a burger joint," Nicholson said. "It's a place where you can come in ?for a sandwich or an entree using fresh seafood from Boston, using more flavors ?than the classic New England, like ideas from Texas and Southeast Asia."

— Andrew Galarneau

> Take a picture

The hometown booster event Buffalo Citybration is accepting entries in its Connecting the Drops: Buffalo Waterfront Photography Contest through Tuesday. The contest is open to students (age 12-18) and amateur and professional photographers. The pictures must show the Buffalo waterfront, between the Lackawanna and the Tonawanda city lines, and ?have been taken between July 1, 2011, and May 29, 2012.

To enter, unload your ?photos to by ?10 a.m. Tuesday.

Online voting will ?narrow the choices to the ?top 50 photographs; three judges will choose the winners from those images, which ?will be on display from June 21 to July 21 in the Visit Buffalo Niagara Gallery in the Market Arcade, 617 Main St. Winners will be announced at the opening (6 to 8 p.m. June 21). Winners in each category receive a $100 prize, three runners up receive $50 prizes. For more information, go to