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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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Tim Stevens did everything he could think of to provide the perfect dram at Lucky Day Whiskey Bar. He selected specific glasses to best showcase their liquid glories, hired skilled mixologists and curated a collection of 600-odd varieties. Whether whiskey lovers are in the mood for throwbacks like Cutty Sark ($4 per 1-ounce pour) or esoterica like Balvenie Tun 1509 B…

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A humid summer with plenty of 90-degree days can leave you craving frozen treats. There’s a new trend, for adults, allowing you to mix the nostalgia of your childhood with an adult beverage. Here are just a few spots where you can find some of these boozy summer treats: Thin Man Brewery/Tappo Pizza 166 Chandler St. The relatively new development on Chandler Street has…

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Wake up. Go to class. Do homework. Work. Do more homework. Go to another class. Go to a coffee shop. (Do some more homework.) At least we're nearly in the final stretch. There's just that one paper, a couple of quizzes, maybe three exams and one more paper between you and waving a final goodbye to the professor who clearly doesn't understand that his c…

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The most cost-effective seven days to dine at Buffalo restaurants has arrived for the final time in 2018, with Oct. 15-21 serving as fall Local Restaurant Week. More than 200 eateries will offer deals for lunch and/or dinner, with prices ranging from $20.18 to $50.18. For help in narrowing down an intimidating list of options, here are 10 dishes to try. Winfield's Pub …

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Studies say millennials just don't like going out that much. It could be the pressure to dress up and paint your face in makeup. It could be the expensive drinks and rounds of shots you ultimately forget buying. Or it could be that some bars just suit people better than others. For those who aspire to live out a scene in a Harry Potter movie, sipping on a butterbe…

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Consider it National Comfort Food Weekend. After local media made a big deal Friday about National French Fry Day, it felt cheap to shortchange National Macaroni and Cheese Day, pegged for July 14. Just like french fries, macaroni and cheese served by restaurants is often judged on a pedestal. Anyone with a hint of culinary prowess can prepare Kraft Macaroni & Ch…

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Thunder of Niagara Air Show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (10405 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls). Free to attend. The United States and Canada may be engaged in something of a tête-à-tête over trade policies, but members of their respective air forces will join forces this weekend in the skies over Niagara County. The Thunder of Niagara Air Sho…