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Although national sites may point to fall as the best season in which to open a new restaurant, May and June appear to be two popular months to open a restaurant in Buffalo. Warmer weather and more hours of daylight fuel eaters' willingness to try something new — such as not ordering Skip The Dishes while perusing Netflix — while the peak of the local growing season pro…

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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 …