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Buffalo Magazine: Food & Drink

Prohibition ended 86 years ago last month. That’s roughly the amount of time it took Americans to decide that walking into a bar and ordering a drink is just too easy, too accessible, perhaps too boring. I’m not entirely c…

Buffalo Magazine: Food & Drink

I have written about Northstar several times—it’s one of my favorite wineries in Walla Walla, Washington. Their mission was to create great Merlot in Washington and they have done that in spades, but I just love what their wi…

Buffalo Magazine: Food & Drink

You say potato pancake, I say latke (LAT-kuh, not LAT-kee). But what are we really saying? The names potato pancake and latke are often used interchangeably. They’re made from the same ingredients: potatoes, egg, flour, on…

Buffalo Magazine: Food & Drink

The late British poet Edith Sitwell once penned, “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” The imagery this prose …

Buffalo Magazine: Food & Drink

The necessity of a hot cocktail really can’t be overstated in Buffalo. When snow starts to pile in streets, we’re left with no choice but to venture by foot to the neighborhood bar for a drink that warms from the inside out. …

Buffalo Magazine: Food & Drink

In order to host Thanksgiving dinner, you need a quarterback and a game plan. This analogy works for the obvious reason—after all, football has been a part of this holiday since 1869—but also because success can look differen…

Buffalo Magazine: Food & Drink

Pumpkin spice lattes have become so popular in the fall that, dare we say, we’re getting a little tired of them. Now, let’s be honest: We’re not here to declare you should give them up completely. There are, however, plenty o…

Buffalo Magazine: Food & Drink

A quick Google search yields 2,840,000 hits for “chocolate chip cookie recipe” and a significant number of website pages claiming to hold the secrets to the very best. But chocolate chip cookies are as diverse as snowflake…

Buffalo Magazine: Food & Drink

Are Buffalo’s summers beautiful? Of course they are. The season’s usually so idyllic that it still stands as generations’ justification for braving the region’s sometimes calamitous winters—and that’s no small bargain. But…

Buffalo Magazine: Food & Drink

The Buffalo region currently boasts some 35 craft breweries, reflecting the growing popularity of craft beer throughout the country. Together, they offer enough frothy libations for every palate. The influx of breweries th…

Buffalo Magazine: Food & Drink

Meal prepping lunches for work or back-to-school is an efficient, cost-effective meal solution for the whole family—but it’s easy to get stuck in a rut of same old, same old. To keep things from getting stale, elevate your pa…

Buffalo Magazine: Food & Drink

In the 1986 John Hughes classic, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” the film’s title character leaves viewers with multiple pieces of advice, including the following: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once i…

Buffalo Magazine: Food & Drink

My hard cider journey started in Scotland. As an undergrad I studied abroad at the University of Edinburgh, and it was there I first discovered this crisp, effervescent alternative to beer. My flatmates and I would grab it…