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Mayor cutting ribbon tomorrow for Sun Restaurant Buffalo's new black rice bar

By Andrew Z. Galarneau

Now that the elections are over, a passel of politicians - Mayor Byron Brown, state senators Mark Grisanti and Tim Kennedy, and City Councilman Joe Golombek - are expected to appear at the grand opening of Sun Restaurant Buffalo's new black rice bar.

The city's first Burmese restaurant, run by Kevin and Stephanie Lin, started featuring black rice in sushi rolls, salads, entrees and desserts earlier this year. Also known as "forbidden rice," because it was once reserved for royalty, black rice has more texture, flavor and nutrients than white rice, sort of like long-grain wild rice.

The ceremony, at 11 a.m. tomorrow, will be followed by samples of black rice dishes and a wine tasting, Kevin Lin said. The restaurant is at 1989 Niagara St. To RSVP, call 447-0202.



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