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Eckl’s, Orchard Park’s historic restaurant known for its beef on weck, is planning an expansion that will include wheelchair access and possibly a second-story deck. Eckl’s owner Jim Cornell said he’s been developing plans for the family restaurant, 4936 Ellicott Road, for more than a year. “We have an idea of what we want to do, and we have some approvals from the t…

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Eckl's@Larkin is an audacious attempt at building a steakhouse into a sprawling former industrial space while infusing it with the spirit of a historic family restaurant. The result is a restaurant with wide-open spaces and plush upscale decor where you can enjoy a credible beef on weck, but also take a deep dive into the steakhouse canon. Chairman's Reserve House Pr…

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A new bar-restaurant in Medina aims to please eyes as well as palates with a unique sculpture of the Erie Canal that runs through the dining room, serving as bar and table tops as well as decor. The interior of Mile 303, 416 Main St., has a turquoise stream flowing through it that rises and dips, echoing in an abstract way the topography of the canal. It's made of hard …

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Eckl's@Larkin, the huge new Larkinville restaurant and event space, plans to open May 5. Work on the 7,000-square-foot restaurant, in the Larkin Center of Commerce, 701 Seneca St., is nearing its completion, said owner Jim Cornell. Delays have pushed back the initial opening, he said. Wood paneling, antiqued copper ceiling tiles and a central bar with a hammered …

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The beef-on-weck game just changed in Buffalo: Eckl's is coming to town. The renowned Orchard Park beef purveyor is opening a huge sibling restaurant in Larkinville that will add upscale choices to Eckl's traditional menu and sprawl over 7,000 square feet. Located in the Larkin Center of Commerce, 701 Seneca St., Eckl's@Larkin will give diners a plush environment adj…

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Buffalo is getting its own pickle and kraut operation.R.J. Marvin is working on opening Barrel + Brine at 257 Carolina St., about eight blocks from City Hall.“We’re moving in Oct. 1, and should get some stuff fermenting in two weeks,” said Marvin. If all goes well, he said, “We’re hoping to launch by the end of November.”Marvin, who will operate Barrel + Brine with his wif…