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That it's hard to develop a unifying theme around a Things to Do newsletter is proof that, contrary to opinion of many, Buffalo winters aren't so bleak that people huddle in bars to pass the time. Well, many Buffalonians do drink during the winter, but it's often to complement an event with a different purpose, as you'll see in the diversity of choices for this weekend.…

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Just because you’ve been eating your whole life doesn’t mean you’re any good at being a diner. Sure, you know how to pick a place, and decide what you want to eat. But if you’ve never worked in a restaurant, and can’t see the operation from the other side, chances are you’re leaving some satisfaction on the table. Recently, I asked restaurant professionals what detai…

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Among summer eating traditions, Buffalo's clam bar enthusiasts have their own: asking "Where's Steve?" That's because Steve Meli has been slinging clams for nearly 40 years, lately on a summers-only basis between stints as a limousine driver in Las Vegas. Over the years Meli - "Steve the Clam Guy" - has set up in venues near the water, on Elmwood Avenue and then on H…

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Half Way to Cask Ale Festival June 24 to 26 Mr. Goodbar 1110 Elmwood Ave. (882-4000) Mr. Goodbar will host a “half-way to cask ale” event to complement its December festival. The event will run all weekend with specials on each night. June 24: $1 off all pints till 10 p.m., $4 select pints and a complimentary buffet starting at 6 p.m. There will be karaoke at 10 p.m. and…