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Buffalo Magazine: Travel

Season after season, theater-goers make the trip up to the Stratford Festival in Ontario to get their dose of Shakespeare and other theatrical fare, but increasingly, food has been taking center stage. Our writer lifts the curtain on the local culinary scene in Stratford. The play’s the thing,” said Hamlet, who could have been speaking of Stratford, the city of 31,000 n…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Round and round it goes, where the meat raffle wheel stops nobody knows. But when it does, the hooting and hollering begin. Winners run up for “pick of the table” or whatever item might be up for grabs during that round. Part gambling, part game of chance and a little bit of lottery all rolled up in one, meat raffles are big in Buffalo. Undoubtedly you’ve come into cont…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

Before he started grilling some of WNY’s favorite hot dogs for a living, Dennis McNaney was an industrial arts teacher. But when his position at Maryvale High School was eliminated in 1980, it left him at a crossroads. Despite months of searching, things weren’t coming together. But Dennis had noticed that Red Top — a Hamburg hot dog stand on the lake — was for sale. He…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

It’s been a challenge in the last year or two to keep track of the many wonderful restaurants popping up around Western New York. Along with new approaches to food, many of them are also re-thinking dessert. Here’s where to find some of Buffalo’s best new sweet treats. Sponge Candy Cheesecake ($7) Panorama on Seven 95 Main St, Buffalo; 852-0049 The main competition t…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

When I was in grammar school I walked home for lunch, and my go-to repast was a cup of Lipton’s chicken noodle soup, a ham sandwich on white bread and a glass of milk. Times have changed since the 1960s: parents serve an entirely different lunch to their kids — especially when mom is a nutrition expert. “When I pack their lunches, they have a protein, a grain, a vegetab…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Most everybody has pondered opening their own restaurant, usually after a particularly satisfying home-cooked meal, but there are good reasons few of us ever will. Restaurants require tens (if not hundreds) of thousands in start-up costs, an incredible amount of work to maintain, and are difficult to keep afloat; studies show about 60 percent of new restaurants have shu…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Last year, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library asked if I would be willing to donate wine to their gala auction. As literacy and youth are two of the causes we support most at The Buffalo News, I did not hesitate to oblige. There are countless treasures at the library, and many are not widely known: Mark Twain’s original manuscript for “Huckleberry Finn” reside…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Here at Buffalo Magazine we like to have our cake and eat it too. And since there is no law against getting something to eat while you shop for something to eat, we offer these great local places where you can stock up on items for your pantry while fueling up yourself. Here are some off-the-beaten-path-places where you can shop while you dine: BreadHive Bakery &…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Three years ago I had my first bottle of Cayuse, and I will never forget it. We were visiting Washington and having dinner at Canlis, one of Seattle’s great restaurants. I was overwhelmed by the wine list; the restaurant employs five sommeliers, so is highly committed to wine. With some help from the head sommelier, we finally decided on a 2005 Cayuse Cailloux. I was ho…

Buffalo Magazine

Slowly and quietly, the monks of the Abbey of the Genesee walk to shiny wooden choir stalls for daily prayer. Some are younger, while many are older with an average age of about 65. Some require canes and walkers and almost all wear long white robes with black scapulars draped over their shoulders. The monks belong to the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, c…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Like most of us, well-known WNY personalities have tried-and-true eateries that keep pulling them back. We asked them to let us know their favorite spot, but instead got back an abundance of excellent suggestions. When you don’t know where you want go to, go where they go: Don Paul When he isn’t tracking the weather, Don Paul of WKBW Channel 7 may want to consider writin…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Last month I began a four-part column about our wine trip to Walla Walla, Washington. This month I detail three wineries we visited: Doubleback, Delmas/SJR and Rasa. Buffalo Bills fans likely remember Drew Bledsoe, our team quarterback from 2002-2004. Retired, he’s now back in his hometown of Walla Walla making wine at Doubleback Winery. When Bledsoe was quarterback, we…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Rosa González never expected to publish a cookbook. With a background in nuclear engineering, she serves as chair of Erie Community College’s Emergency Management and Fire Protection Technology departments and operates her own consulting firm. A Cuban immigrant, González was the first Latina to earn a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering sciences in the United State…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Three years ago we made our first trip to Washington State to explore the region’s wines. We were blown away by the great wines, excellent prices and wonderful people. On that trip we spent most of our time in Woodinville, and wanted to get back to spend more time in Walla Walla, another prime wine region. I researched a fall 2016 trip, setting up visits to 10 wineries the…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

What started as a post-workout meal has evolved into juicing as a to-go meal replacement, or a way to get more fruits and veggies into our diets. And many places have popped up around WNY to heed the call. Here are several where you can wet your whistle: Ashker’s: 1002 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; Meadow & Nottingham, Buffalo B. Good Juice & Eatery: 454 Evans St.…