St. Paddy’s Day in Buffalo!

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Historically, St. Paddy’s Day in Buffalo has been celebrated with enthusiasm, energy, and just a touch of the green. No matter your background, everyone here is Irish for a day. And for the first time in years, the weekend of celebration kicks off with festivities on the actual day! Having just been to Ireland this past summer, I can say […]

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Food Festivals this Weekend!

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It may be January, but that doesn’t mean Buffalonians hibernate. Here are some fun food and drink festivals taking place this weekend: Buffalo Soup Fest: January 28th at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Join 5,000 friends and 30 restaurants while sampling over 75 different soups all in one place. Buffalo Wine and Chocolate Festival:January 28th at the Adam’s Mark Hotel. […]

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A “Proper” Food Destination–Buffalo Proper

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It was the roaring 20’s, a time when the American automobile industry was booming, the grain industry flourished, and the steel and lumber factories employed more people and put out more finished products than ever before. Electrical power makes its way to Niagara Falls, thanks to developer Jacob Schoellkopf, a German immigrant who made his first fortune in the tanning […]

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Bica e Vinho-Not the Typical Buffalo Restaurant

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As Buffalo, NY continues to make a name in the culinary world, it will continue to see chefs and restaurant owners expand consumers palates by pushing the boundaries of what is possible, what is unfamiliar, and what is creative. Bica e Vinho in East Aurora, NY is one such restaurant that pushes these boundaries, introducing restaurant goers to different styles […]

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Start Thanksgiving off right with a recipe from Chef Oliver

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It takes an enormous amount of energy and passion to run six restaurants. At Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino In Niagara Falls, NY there is one large team paving the way in the culinary industry. And their goals are lofty. At the helm is German born and classically French trained, Executive Chef Oliver Wolf. Wolf leads a culinary team of […]

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The James Beard Foundation

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The first sentence says it all, “Food matters.” It truly does. While I’ve been on a slight hiatus as I was out of the country, doing food reviews and learning a little something along the way, I’ve kept my eye on the pulse of what’s going on back home. The James Beard Foundation (JBF) truly encompasses and focuses on what […]

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Black Iron Bystro–Steampunk, Old West, or Just Plain Cool

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I kid you not when I say there is a struggle going on with the decor at Black Iron Bystro¬†in Blasdell NY. Part steampunk, part old West, the atmosphere inside is a mixture of cast iron innovation meets John Wayne at the saloon.¬† With meticulous attention to detail, the decor tells a story–Brian Mecozzi’s story. Mecozzi is the owner and […]

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Satiate Your Palate with these Exciting New Restaurants this Memorial Day!

To say that the past month has been challenging is a bit of an understatement. My husband has been overseas for work and in 15 years this is the longest we’ve gone without seeing each other. But with any challenge there is always a silver lining–in my case two! The first was in knowing that we have such a strong […]

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It’s National Nutrition Month! Easy Ways to Eat Healthy at the Office

We’ve all been there; it’s 6:00am, coffee’s barely brewing, dog(s) are whining to go out, kid(s) need to be dressed for daycare/school, and lunches made for hubby and children. You’ve quickly checked emails, had just enough time for one cup of coffee, showered, and now making a mad dash to get to work before rush hour traffic. You’ve forotten one […]

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Yes You Can Celebrate Valentines and Lent!

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Many Americans celebrate this hubris holiday, as do many across the world. Why hubris, you may ask? Well because we don’t know much about the Saint who started it all, and this historic day of hearts and poems really endulges the act of receiving gifts and splurging on flowers and candies (albeit for thyself as much for the one you […]

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