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For many of us, pickles are a comfort food that remind us of our parents and grandparents, and the fermented foods they kept in jars on the shelves in basements. Just one sight, or more likely one whiff, of those jars of vinegary, preserved foods brings us back to our childhoods. Now, the pickle lovers among us have a home on Buffalo’s West Side in the form of Barrel + …

Buffalo Magazine: Home

From the front of the hardware store, you can already tell which fixtures in the home lighting section are going to be the perfect fit. Little LED bulbs, matte black finish – the kitchen is going to pop as soon as they’re installed. And that’s where the trouble begins. You bought the light fixtures, so why not save a few bucks and install them yourself? How hard can it …

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Clutter. It’s the nemesis of every homeowner. Let it get too unruly and you’ll end up in a never-ending spiral of disorganization. That extends to the garage, especially in a region like ours with four seasons. From lawnmowers and snow blowers to garden tools and snow shovels, there’s a lot to store. Creating a storage system that is both functional and practical can ma…

Buffalo Magazine: Photo Galleries

See the form and function hiding behind closed doors at three local homes — from a slope-centric hangout and a car lover's workshop to an organizational dream.

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The sweet, warm smell of donuts fresh from the fryer wafts from the kitchen to greet all visitors — an intoxicatingly cheery promise of what’s to come. And while Paula, her family and staff (one and the same, really), have become immune to that delectable scent, their customers — and even the local bank — certainly haven’t. It’s not uncommon, when making their routine depo…

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The Taste of Buffalo is the largest two-day food festival in the U.S., with more than 450,000 annual attendees. No wonder surrounding WNY towns have adopted the model, which features local restaurants and food vendors offering tasty morsels priced between $1 and $5. If you can’t make it downtown this year for the big Taste event (July 7 and 8), you can still experience …

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Sarah Machajewski, a 29-year-old Buffalo writer and editor, is a self-described foodie. She follows food blogs and likes to try new ways to prepare meals. In October, she received an Instant Pot for her birthday and has since been “obsessed.” You can see why: The Instant Pot promises to do just about everything but set the table. It combines an electric pressure cooker,…

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Stop waiting for signs of spring to appear out your window — bring the greenery inside instead. Houseplants can improve your indoor air quality, not to mention enliven your space. But before you head out to your local nursery, know that some common plants can be toxic to animals. Here are a few lush options that will make you happy and your pet safe, no gardening prowes…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

New York State is full of natural wonder and beautiful scenery, and one of the best ways to enjoy the splendor is to immerse yourself in it. A hike in a beautiful place is one of the best ways to spend a summer day with your family. Western New York is dotted with dozens of parks, each with their own trail systems waiting to be explored — so consider these hikes as a go…

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Letterpress isn’t novel to brothers DJ and Matt Schutt — but rather the old-fashioned technique their father, who had decades of experience in commercial printing, taught them in the garage. That was Donald’s makeshift printing shop, a retirement project turned family business sparked by the discovery of a 1907 Chandler & Price press in someone’s attic nearby. It wa…

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On a clear winter day, Mike Anderson sits inside the East Side office of his firm, Abstract Architecture. A few folders are placed neatly on his desk, and his two dogs lie on the red carpet, ready to barrel over to the door and greet guests. An original wooden beam above pays homage to the building’s 126-year history, while the artwork — a lion with a scarf, a nearly floor…

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On October 20, 2017, the most famous and culturally significant film ever shot in Buffalo came home — so to speak. Barry Levinson’s “The Natural,” the stirring baseball drama starring Robert Redford, screened before a packed house at the North Park Theatre as a presentation of Turner Classic Movies. TCM host Ben Mankiewicz and director Levinson were in attendance for a pre…