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This Fourth of July, Canalside is playing host to a history-making celebration—a fleet of majestic tall ships docking on Buffalo’s waterfront for the first time in more than a century. Here’s a sneak preview of the dozen grand vessels sailing in for …

Before Buffalo’s food truck revolution—one that’s packed four-wheeled restaurants on street corners for everything from garden walks to rock concerts—attendees to many of the city’s most popular outdoor events were actually expected to either eat bef…

Cooking up acclaim with Victor Parra Gonzalez Fri, Apr 26, 2019

Victor Parra Gonzalez owns Las Puertas, a small unassuming restaurant on the West Side’s Rhode Island Street. He mixes Acapulco-based influences (from where he grew up) with classic French technique for what Buffalo News food critic Andrew Galarneau …

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Deconstructing high tea & its feminist roots Fri, Apr 26, 2019

When my editor asked me to write about afternoon tea in Western New York—the British-pedigreed sort taken leisurely between lunch and dinner with a light repast of sandwich points and dainty sweets—I was a little hesitant. “Why is afternoon tea wo…

Confection whiz kid Fri, Apr 26, 2019
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Picnic perfection Fri, Apr 26, 2019

Picnicking is joyfully simple and spontaneous: a casual repast of finger foods in the great outdoors. Whether it takes shape on an old blanket with simple provisions or an elaborate menu packed into a fancy basket, it all works. The art of the pic…

Celebrating made-in-WNY hard cider Fri, May 17, 2019

Something happened over this past winter in Buffalo—hard cider arrived. Two new bars devoted to fermented ciders recently opened their doors at the forefront of a resurgence in interest in the beverage. The first to open was the Buffalo Cider Hall…

Kick-start your summer reading Fri, May 17, 2019