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Sam Adams Utopias Vertical Tasting 7 p.m. May 26 at Aurora Brew Works (191 Main St., East Aurora; 652-2337) Aurora Brew Works will be hosting a vertical tasting of one of the most expensive beers on the market. Copper-plated bottles of Sam Adams Utopias sell for upwards of $200 a bottle. A vertical tasting involves multiple “vintages” of the same beer produced in differen…

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Western New York IPA Day 2 to 6 p.m. May 14 Marcy Casino Buffalo, 199 Lincoln Pkwy. (886-0088) If last week’s World Beer Cup Awards are any indication, American-style India Pale Ale (IPA) is the most popular beer style on the planet. At the World Beer Cup, a category-leading 275 entries indicates that breweries worldwide are acknowledging this popular brew. Our area is n…

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The Marcy Casino in Delaware Park, long the site of weddings and banquets, is becoming a full-fledged restaurant. Restaurateurs Jason Davidson and Mike Shatzel will open The Terrace in the top floor of the three-story structure, overlooking Hoyt Lake. The restaurant aims to open in time for Memorial Day weekend. During six years of running weddings and special events in…

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Ever wondered if chatting over a drink would make for a mellower job interview? You could find out at the Marcy Casino on Monday. A burst of restaurant openings across Buffalo is leaving even experienced restaurateurs struggling to fill open positions in dining rooms, kitchens and bars. The competition between restaurants to hire the best staff has come to this: One of t…

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Blue Monk Buffalo has made a befitting connection with De Struise Brewery in Belgium. A collaboration between Mike Shatzel, owner of Blue Monk, and Urbain Coutteau, head brewer, founder, and co-owner at De Struise Brewery in Belgium, was inevitable given their shared interest in Belgian beer. At a festival sponsored by Shelton Brothers importers last October in Florida, S…

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The second annual Western New York VegFest brought floods of people to Delaware Park on Sunday’s sunny afternoon. VegFest aims to bring vegans and vegetarians together in a community, a goal that Nicole Frontera of Hamburg thinks the organizers accomplished very well. “I like the sense of community it brings, with promoting health and environmental and animal rights needs,…

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Debates about whether Buffalo's craft-beer market has reached its saturation point seem a little premature, as local beer-based events continue to draw crowds, regardless of their intended scale. From 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays, beginning tonight, restaurateurs Jason Davidson and Mike Shatzel will host Hoppy Hour, a craft-beer-focused party on the terrace of Marcy Casino in…

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Saturday is Derby Day at Churchill Downs, with the first race posting at 10:30 a.m. and the “most exciting two minutes in sports,” the Kentucky Derby race, taking off at 6:34 p.m. While Buffalo may be far from the seersucker-clad tracks, several local establishments are raising a toast to the American tradition with an equally iconic drink: the mint julep. A mint julep i…

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"Home Alone" has no shortage of laugh-out-loud scenes, a big reason why it remains a must-watch movie for many households each holiday season. (It's also the only reason why Macaulay Culkin is part of our vernacular, but, whatever). Whether you get a hearty chuckle out of Fuller wetting the bed, the unintentionally hilarious exchanges between crooks Marv and Harry (you ma…