Buffalonians have long been able to bring home the beloved flavors of local staples—famous sauces from Chef’s, Anchor Bar, Ted’s and Lloyd, bottled to enjoy at will. Now a lineup of neighborhood favorites with killer condiments on the menu are jarring its masterpieces too.
Walking up the path to this E.B. Green-designed house in Buffalo’s Delaware District on a cold and gloomy day in January, its big red door was a welcoming site. Built in the Renaissance style in 1920, the grandeur of the stone-and-stucco home continues upon entry, transporting you to a diffe…
Fresh is what comes to mind when I think of Hamburg’s impressive restaurant, The Grange Community Kitchen. Fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh sourdough, but more importantly, fresh ideas.
“It’s really not that complicated of a story,” is a worrisome thing to hear before setting out to write hundreds of words on a given topic.
Tiny muscari, like up-ended clusters of pale purple grapes. Moody, plum-colored Lenten roses, ancient and revered. Crimson sprigs of crabapple blossoms. Feathers of fern leaves, blushing tulips, whisps of frilly white narcissus.
It’s that time of year again. No, I’m not writing about seasonal depression, but instead about the wonderful, aroma-filled fish fry season.
Fashion designer Rashaad Holley is creating change in Buffalo’s urban community, turning the fashion industry on its head and putting philanthropy at the forefront of his mission by teaching kids how to sew and style. His programming allows students to discover their creativity through the f…
Megan and Tim dreamed of a winter wedding in Buffalo. A picturesque scene starring a healthy dusting of snow peacefully preserved with single-digit temperatures—best enjoyed inside a cozy space.
Ed Doherty is a potter who believes in patina—the aura that develops from association or habit. Your grandma’s casserole dish has it. Your dad’s coffee mug and your childhood cereal bowl, too. That feeling of affection, pang of nostalgia, every time you lay eyes on it.
When John inherited his family’s home in the Elmwood Village, he and his partner Lyndsay knew they wanted to give it a refresh.
Your body knows it’s wintertime. A quick, corporal inventory might reveal shoulders tense from shivering continuously for weeks. Skin as dry as a forgotten dish sponge by the basement sink. Joints that sound like a certain crisped rice cereal when asked to bend too quickly. Muscles pulled fr…
By the time the New Year rolls around, I’m craving that feeling of light, airy brightness that exited Western New York sometime around early November.
“I gotta focus. I’m shifting into soup mode.” – George Costanza
Kelly Whitfield is elated.
Renters, this one’s for you. Rachel Eastlack, curator and collector of the vintage Instagram account @athomeonheath, is here to show us what’s possible stylistically, even when you rent your home.
Turning food waste into valuable resources while simultaneously rebuilding soil and growing new life in the Buffalo community—all thanks to worms.
“When I was 11 years old, my parents bought me a disposable camera for our family vacation to the Grand Canyon. I ended up getting seven more on that trip,” says Jeffrey Czum. “I loved taking tons of photos and not knowing what would come of it until I developed them a week later.”
It’s considered one of the best cities in the world for a reason: Mapped with unique neighborhoods and brimming with independent shops and cool boutiques, Toronto is so much more than its downtown core. Explore the local hidden gems in the west and east ends to get a better view of what my c…
To say one is stunned upon walking into James Wisniewski's plant loft is an understatement.
When the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown began, Aaron Bartley, cofounder and former leader of People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH), decided to venture into something new—a brick-and-mortar bookstore.
Buffalo’s Unapologetic Coffee Co. is only a few months old, but the approach of twin sisters Alicia and Alisa Officer—to provide small batch, ethically sourced roasted quality coffee direct to consumers—has already proven successful.
Cheese, pepperoni and sauce in a crispy wrapper. That’s the entire description on a box of frozen pizza logs. But Buffalonians know. We were practically raised on the no-frills appetizer that is rumored to have gotten its start in Niagara Falls. Many would consider them, like the Falls, a wo…
The grand, grassy parkways of Buffalo are lined with older, stately homes, many of which carry the torch of tradition through dark woodwork, heavy draperies and ghosts of past aristocratic decorating “shoulds.” But not one house on Chapin Parkway.
Justin Suarez’s mark is all over Rochester. The aerosol and fine artist celebrates wildlife with large-scale spray painted murals. His work immediately draws the viewer in by capturing magnificent movement and majesty over concrete and brick.
To understand the significance of Columbus Green, you have to think back to the mid-’90s.
Black women were particularly impacted by the social and economic pressures that burdened many Americans in 2020. Of the roughly 12 million women-owned businesses in the US, only 10% are owned by Black women according to the US Census. Six months into the pandemic, only 47% of all women-owne…
When I think of aerial arts I think of Carrie Bradshaw and the flying trapeze episode, Pink performing at the Grammys and—of course—the iconic scenes of Cirque du Soleil. You know, professional performers doing professional things.
There are few better feelings than leaving the nail salon with a fresh set. This sentiment, which has always rung true, took on another meaning during the last year and a half as we live through the Covid-19 pandemic.