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Bourbon & Butter, Mike Andrzejewski’s restaurant in Hotel @ the Lafayette, is closing after service Saturday night. “We’ve had some great people working for us, and some great customers,” the veteran Buffalo chef-owner said. “We appreciate everything everyone’s done, but it’s time to move on.” Andrzejewski opened Mike A’s in the refurbished hotel in 2012 as a fine di…

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Bourbon & Butter, Mike Andrzejewski’s restaurant in Hotel @ the Lafayette, is closing after service Saturday night. “We’ve had some great people working for us, and some great customers,” the veteran Buffalo chef-owner said. “We appreciate everything everyone’s done, but it’s time to move on.” Andrzejewski opened Mike A’s in the refurbished hotel in 2012 as a fine di…

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A restaurant must be a cut above the rest for News Food Editor Andrew Galarneau to award 10 out of 10 plates in a dining review. The food does not necessarily have to be perfect, but the entire experience -- from decor to efficiency to noise level -- must meet the lofty standards of a food writer who's eaten at hundreds of local restaurants. In light of his 10-plate revi…

Food and Drink

A restaurant must be a cut above the rest for News Food Editor Andrew Galarneau to award 10 out of 10 plates in a dining review. The food does not necessarily have to be perfect, but the entire experience -- from decor to efficiency to noise level -- must meet the lofty standards of a food writer who's eaten at hundreds of local restaurants. In light of his 10-plate revi…

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Like all writers, Buffalo News Food Editor Andrew Z. Galarneau knows that his words can have an impact. But he is especially mindful of the effect his restaurant reviews can have. So he agonizes over what to say, how to say it and how restaurants should be rated on a 10-plate scale. In the nearly three years he has been on the beat, he has given only three 10-plate review…

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Mike Andrzejewski has become one of the most successful chef-owners in Buffalo, with SeaBar, Cantina Loco, and Tappo, by mixing upgraded versions of classic dishes with adventurous twists aimed at getting Buffalonians to step outside their comfort zone. How many timid Buffalo diners souls agreed to the first sushi ever because a Beef on Weck Roll, rice around rare beef wr…

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Mike Andrzejewski’s transformed restaurant in the Lafayette Hotel has a name: Bourbon and Butter. After steering away from the luxe ingredients and prices of the former Mike A’s, the menu, under Chef Chris Daigler, is aiming squarely at comfort food with surprises. The menu includes small plates from $8 to $12, dishes like crispy pig ear salad, shaved foie gras and peach…

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Two of Buffalo’s top chefs are offering a one-off dinner July 30 with a wild and wooly menu. “We just kind of got weird when we were talking,” said Steven Gedra (shown above with his Beets Five Ways appetizer). The guy he was talking to was Mike Andrzejewski, who runs SeaBar, Tappo, Cantina Loco and the recently refocused Mike A’s at the Lafayette. That’s where the July 3…