Before I announce the winner of the Naval Museum’s restaurant naming contest (yeah, I know it’s in the headline), I must say that I am overwhelmed with the number of responses that were submitted, as were Jason and Mike – hence the two-day delay in the announcement. There were hundreds of suggestions and personal notes that went along with the emails, which showed just how endeared people are becoming to the waterfront. I must also add that the heartfelt hopes to win were not taken lightly – your enthusiasm is one that we all share. There will be plenty of chances to contribute… to make your own mark on Buffalo. That’s one of the greatest reasons to live here.
So, without further adieu, the winner of the contest is Amanda Mulrain who came up with the name ‘Liberty Hound’. A liberty hound refers to the mariner who is the first to exit the ship when on shore leave and the last to return before setting back out to sea. It’s a sailor who appreciates shore leave in its entirety – one who takes full advantage of the time given to ensure that every second away from the ship is spent living life to its fullest. The term is often referred to as being ‘the first one off and the last one on.’ Sounds like that could be the slogan for the establishment.
So far, the Naval Park has signed off on the name, and the proprietors don’t think that there will be an issue as far as The City is concerned. Congratulations to Amanda and thanks to everyone who submitted names – there were a boatload of good ones!