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One of the most defining characteristics of Buffalo is its neighborhood bars. Dingy dives are nestled deep among the houses that approach a century in age. The oak tops are scarred from decades of supporting bottles and cans and glasses and elbows - cradling heads, and many, mostly unmentionable, things. Rare is it that one of these bastions of the Queen City’s rich Rust …

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If a festival is initiated to celebrate the invention of an item, shouldn’t the facts surrounding this creation be indisputable? In most cases, yes. In the case of Hamburg’s Burger Fest and the hamburger, why let conflicting details spoil a good party? The word “hamburger” didn’t appear in the Oxford English Dictionary until 1889, but Frank and Charles Menches claimed deb…

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This weekend’s biggest Buffalo-related event isn’t scheduled inside Erie County. It’s not even occurring in New York. It’s happening two states over – in Canton, Ohio. On Saturday, thousands of royal blue-clad fans will move the Nickel City 233 miles down I-90 West before Bills legend Andre Reed is finally inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But maybe you’re not…