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Grocery shopping is one of those “necessary evils” in life — a chore for many, and ever more expensive. According to the Economic Research Service (ERS) — a component of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) — food-at-home (supermarket) prices are expected to rise 2 to 3 percent in 2016, on par with the 20-year historical average increase. For those eating …

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Back in the 1960s, my mom shopped at the locally owned grocery store at the end of our street. The store owner knew her by name. The drugstore was just next door. The butcher shop was up the block, and the green grocer was about a mile-and-a-half in the other direction. By the end of the decade, the grocery store closed and Mom’ s allegiance switched to Acme (they gave S&a…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

Fetch! Gourmet Dog Treats Jackie Lovern In 2012 Western New Yorker Jackie Lovern took Sargent Pepperoni, her newly adopted pet, for his first vet visit. When discussing diet, the veterinarian recommended that she make him homemade treats. Soon family and friends were raving about how much their furry family members loved them, too, and what started as a hobby grew into…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Food gifts are big business, and you can place your order with countless national food catalogs and websites. But what if you want to shop local — or give the gift of Buffalo? From gourmet popcorn to chocolate delicacies and fruit bouquets to pasta sauce, the following local companies are here to satisfy your desire to shop local…and satisfy your recipients’ cravings for B…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

Local businesses are finding new opportunities in Buffalo neighborhoods. Whether it’s a new shop or relocation, some of the most unique home décor and accessories can be found in the city. If your home is in need of an update or you’re looking for the perfect gift, check out these three local businesses for inspiration. Fresh style in a classic location Buffalonians may …

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

When Alyssa Wolfe goes to work every day, she doesn’t head to the office or clock in at a traditional 9-to-5 gig. Instead, after dropping her three kids off at school, the Williamsville mom sits down in her at-home workshop — and gives flight to thousands of little superheroes around the world. Wolfe and her husband, Brian, co-own Pip & Bean, an online business that…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

Mundo Images  Ann Peterson With a B.S. in studio art and a Masters in Spanish language and literature, local photographer Ann Peterson has always been intrigued by the similarities and differences in world culture, and has explored the world with her camera. Finding beauty in the ordinary and simple — a porch detail, a park bench, snow falling on a fence —her subject m…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Whether you want to tap into your creative side, boost your energy or build your confidence, these local businesses have got you covered. Finding inspiration MUSEjar (17 Elm St., East Aurora) is more than just an art supply store; it’s a living, breathing art hub in the center of East Aurora. Along with beautiful supplies and a warm, arty vibe, owner/artist Vanessa Frost…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

It may seem easy to hit the big box stores to knock out your long holiday shopping list, but why not take some time to slow down and shop local? Not only do your dollars stay close to home, it’s also fun to explore shops for unique items you won’t find elsewhere. Here are some of our favorite things — all sold locally — that will please everyone on your list this holida…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

Buffalo History Buff Lauren and Eric Woods Longtime Buffalonians Lauren and Eric Woods are the founders of Buffalo History Buff, an online shop that offers museum-quality, matted prints of vintage Buffalo advertising and postcards. After a stint as caretakers of the Coatsworth Mansion in Allentown, the couple developed a fascination with Buffalo’s history. In the c…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

New classics Once you’ve reached a certain age, you want classic pieces that will last but are on-trend. Enter Annarlette (3959 Main St., Amherst), a new boutique in Snyder with a carefully curated selection of quality pieces: cozy cashmere plaid wraps; classic white shirts with beautiful, understated detailing; fun satiny pants; beautifully-cut party dresses. “It’s el…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

It was a simple request: find a few of the area’s hidden gems in the world of artisanal residential work. As it turns out, finding these master craftspeople wasn’t hard; Western New York is rich in talented, creative souls. The hard part was choosing from so many of them. Here are the stories of four local craftspeople, whose passions include metal, fire, wood, glass, pain…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

To some, “estate sale” is a verb, as in, “I’ve been ‘estate-saling’ since 1982.” It’s a unique way of shopping: part treasure hunt, part peek into someone’s home and history. For most estate sale aficionados, both are part of the appeal. Estate sales — typically staged as multiple-day shopping events, offering an entire household of items inside the home where it all…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

When I left for college in 1983, my mother bought me a reversible comforter from Sears with matching pillow shams and a bed skirt. I was the Martha Stewart of my residence hall. Somehow, my fellow co-eds and I all managed to get by without custom window treatments, matching accent rugs and pomegranate room scents. But today’s dorm decorating means business. Big busin…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

City gardening center The concept of Urban Roots began with the seed of an idea. Tired of driving to the suburbs to get their gardening supplies, a group of neighbors on Buffalo’s West Side came together to create a gardening center in the city. The group pooled their funds and Urban Roots opened its doors at 428 Rhode Island St. in 2007; today, it’s still the only garden…