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The Liberty Hound restaurant is staying on Canalside after all. The restaurant space in the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park museum was the subject of a request for proposals in December. In the end, park management went with a familiar management team, Jason Davidson and Mike Shatzel, the partners that had opened Liberty Hound there in 2011. “We …

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It can be easy to forget that, less than a decade ago, the Buffalo expanse that would become Canalside consisted of an excavated canal and cobblestone. No free Thursday night concerts with the likes of the Tragically Hip, Public Enemy or Father John Misty. No yoga, Zumba and waterbikes. No extended boardwalk or public art, and more importantly, nowhere to get a relaxing…

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Now that word "snow" is appearing less and less in the weather forecast, and it might be safe to finally put away your shovel, it's time to consider the next obvious question: When is my favorite seasonal restaurant going to open? Here are 14 answers. 1) Dug’s Dive, 1111 Fuhrmann Blvd. NOW OPEN. But this will be the last year the Small Boat Harbor spot will be at this l…

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It seems like yesterday (or four years ago) that the only reason you would have to raise a pint near the perimeter of First Niagara Center was because you were headed to see the Sabres, the Bandits or Bruce Springsteen. That’s no longer the case. Yes, you can still pregame before a Drew Stafford goal or an E Street opener of “The Ties That Bind,” but pregaming is not a pr…

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Hold the sandwich presses. A soup-and-sandwich restaurant called Roux will open in what was The Buffalo News’ fifth floor cafeteria space. The restaurant, at 1 News Plaza, or Washington at Scott streets, opens Jan. 5. Operator Jason Davidson is an owner of Liberty Hound, and was an original owner of Fables Café in the downtown library. He said the menu will feature hous…

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The advent of the Buffalo Sabres' season is an exciting time for the bars and restaurants within walking distance of the First Niagara Center. For 41 nights over the next six months, downtown Buffalo will be a bluster of blue and gold -- whether it's fans filing into the game or those looking to prove their "compete" at local watering holes. Since the competition for busi…

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The section of Buffalo waterfront around the naval park rechristened Canalside has been transformed in recent years, drawing sightseers, day-trippers and city folk looking for water views. In 2012, Liberty Hound, a sit-down restaurant with a full bar, opened inside the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park museum. Outside tables have a peerless view of the U.S.…