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Whether you’re socializing with friends or throwing on your headphones to get some work done, Spot Coffee makes you feel right at home with a wide variety of food and high-quality coffee. Spot’s several area locations have bright, colorful mural representing that location’s neighborhood. You’ll notice unique furniture, art, fireplaces and the smells of delicious pastries,…

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Whether you’re socializing with friends or throwing on your headphones to get some work done, Spot Coffee makes you feel right at home with a wide variety of food and high-quality coffee. Spot’s several area locations have bright, colorful mural representing that location’s neighborhood. You’ll notice unique furniture, art, fireplaces and the smells of delicious pastries,…

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Blue Monk, the Elmwood Avenue restaurant that helped put Buffalo on the national craft beer map, is closing.The only question left is when, said Mike Shatzel, an owner. The restaurant, at 727 Elmwood Ave., could close April 1, or it may have until May 1. He hopes to hold events for a few special kegs he’s been saving, but “it’s in the lawyers’ hands right now,” Shatzel sai…

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If you ever wondered what Hutch's would serve as an old-school Buffalo bar, your answer is at Nye Park Tavern. At 1672 Elmwood Ave., the former Papa Jake’s has been scrubbed and polished, with respect. The wooden floors have been refinished, and rediscovered windows now give the rear room more light. Owners Mark Hutchinson and Mike Haefner were aiming for a new place tha…

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Globe Market has been a fresh food standby in the Buffalo area for years, with its salads winning “best of” awards since as early as 2005. Its Elmwood location has survived the institution of a Panera across the street, and while it did close its downtown Main Street storefront earlier this year, an Amherst Street spot is in the works for this spring. For a quick weekday…

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[Update: According to a Facebook post, Nye Park Tavern will open at 5 p.m. March 14] The Nye Park Tavern will open March 15 in the building that formerly held Papa Jake’s. “We’re looking to open Tuesday, with a little soft opening over the weekend,” said owner Mark Hutchinson. The interior of 1672 Elmwood Ave. has been redone, with floors refinished, booths removed and …

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Pasion, the upscale Latin fusion restaurant in the former Cozumel and Black Swan space, opens on Feb. 17. The restaurant, at 153 Elmwood Ave., will start serving dinner at 4 p.m. Owner Yeslin Greason and Chef Manuel Cruz are offering a slate of dishes and drinks that are Cuban-centric but draw from other Latin American cuisines as well. It’s a menu for people who miss eat…

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Ever reconnect with people you remember fondly, only to find yourself searching for that old spark? Maybe it’s you, maybe it’s them, but you leave wishing time stood still. I’ve been going to Pano’s since I was a teenager. I had my first glorious encounters with well-made Greek diner breakfasts and open-faced chicken souvlakis there, in the original shoebox. Last month I w…

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A hamburger joint popular in the Greater Toronto area has landed on the Elmwood strip. The former Zetti's location at 976 Elmwood Ave. has become the first Hero Certified Burgers in the United States. The franchise’s signature offering is all-natural, fully traceable Angus beef raised on western Canadian ranges without hormones or antibiotics. No chemicals, no fillers, no…