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Martin Danilowicz's restaurant Martin Cooks will have its last day of restaurant service on May 28. "May 28th, 2016 will be Martin Cooks last day of service," the restaurant posted to its Facebook page. "However, please join us for Brunch on May 28th, followed by a last hurrah party until 6pm!" The popular restaurant opened in the Horsefeathers building, 346 Connecticut …

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The updated Buffalo Outer Harbor restaurant that started as Dug’s Dive unveils its new incarnation on Friday. Charlie’s Boat Yard, 1111 Fuhrmann Blvd., has added patio space, extensively renovated its interiors, and added more seafood to the menu, said operator Charles Goodspeed. “We changed the color scheme, recovered and resurfaced the bar, put in new tables and chairs,…

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Martin Danilowicz, chef-owner of Martin Cooks, will be opening a new downtown restaurant, according to the building’s owner. Architect and landlord Steve Carmina of Carmina Wood Morris told a Buffalo Place meeting this morning that Danilowicz would be operating a new restaurant at 5-7 Genesee St. That would put it near the Hyatt, between Raclettes and Oshun. Danilowicz d…

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We love the idea of a Valentine’s brunch outing (and no, not the eat-all-you-can-buffet-style). An early time of day, great food, reasonable prices and mimosas — what’s not to love? It’s also a great way to try out a restaurant without plunking down big bucks or fighting to find night parking. Brunch is served from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Buffalo Proper (333 Frankli…

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Martin Cooks has opened a takeout Korean fried chicken counter in an Elmwood Avenue gas station. Right now, it serves only fried chicken with a side of coleslaw and soba noodles, but owner Martin Danilowicz said he plans to add one menu item a week until it boasts six or seven offerings. Later this week, a Korean-style pork belly taco should be available. The companion t…

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In three years and change, I’ve reviewed 173 restaurants in Western New York. (There are excellent places I haven’t reviewed yet, for which you have my apologies.) Of those, here are 20 places I recommend first. I rate restaurants on a scale of plates, with 10 being my top rating. Plates are an indicator of overall happiness, with quality of food, service, room and pric…

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Bored with turkey and ready for a walk on the wild side? There’s a Nigerian goat feast scheduled for Dec. 2, at Martin Cooks, in the Horsefeathers Building at 346 Connecticut St. Martin Danilowicz, chef-owner of Martin Cooks, is hosting Tunde Wey, a Detroit-based Nigerian chef who’s doing a tour of the Eastern Seaboard to spread the gospel of traditional Nigerian cuisine…

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The Wall Street Journal may have insulted Buffalo not long ago, but New York magazine loves us, at least in its online edition. New York devoted its Aug. 1 travel blog to exploring architecture in Buffalo. Under “What To Do” it suggests Silo City, the Pierce Arrow Museum and various Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, as well as kayaking on the Buffalo River and taking in a…

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Vichyssoise might not seem like an overly complicated dish. Typically served cold, it is essentially a potato and leek purée. But it’s hard to come by an excellent bowl of this soup at just the right moment, like a hot June afternoon. On a recent 85-degree and exceptionally muggy day, I wandered into Martin Cooks (364 Connecticut St., 259-9306) for lunch more out of neces…