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Raclettes, the French-inspired restaurant on Main Street, will be changing over to a different concept next year from the owners of Lucky Day and Ballyhoo. Sandra Wilkins opened the place at 537 Main St. in 2016, several years after she and her husband, Paul, purchased the building. Raclettes’ last day of business will be Dec. 28, she said. Paul Wilkins works in Lond…

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Raclette is to 2016 what fondue was to 1965: The latest way for diners to engage in do-it-yourself meals without actual cooking. A French and Swiss dining technique named after the melting cheese of the same name, raclette is new to the states but all over Paris. When Raclettes owner Sandra Wilkins decided to open a spot with her husband and sister, she thought back to th…

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Raclettes, a French-centered restaurant with a specialty of melted cheese, plans to open March 21. The restaurant, at 537 Main St., will be open for lunch on weekdays to start, and dinner seven days a week. Sunday brunch should start after Easter, owner Sandra Wilkins said, and breakfast service should follow. Wilkins and her husband Paul bought the building in 2011, and …

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A small group will gather at midnight Saturday to eat brains. Veal brains, done in classic French style - tete de veau - will be one of seven courses in Rue Franklin Chef Corey Kley's turn at Midnight Mass. It's not a religious ceremony, but a culinary event, the latest in a series of pop-ups hosted by Ellen and Steven Gedra at The Black Sheep, 367 Connecticut St. At Mid…

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The first time Sandra and Paul Wilkins wanted to buy a building in Buffalo, it turned out to be too difficult, so they built a house in Grand Island. But the dream persisted. The Wilkinses, career information tech professionals, wanted to be part of the redevelopment of downtown Buffalo. A decade later, shopping for a restaurant lease, they got a good look at 537 Main St.…