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If you didn’t know it was Taste of Country night in Buffalo on Friday, you only had to get within a six-block radius of Coca-Cola Field before the sea of cowboy hats, oversized belt buckles and serious parking lot pre-gaming clued you in. The Taste of Country, an annual institution in the Queen City, returned with a 2018 lineup mixed with chart-toppers, rising stars and…

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

In a country with a population of roughly 326 million people, the United States is home to an estimated 90 million dogs. With numbers like that, it’s no wonder more bars and restaurants are opening their patios and welcoming in customers of the two and four-legged variety. The good news for both residents and visitors to Buffalo: The Queen City is teeming with spots to …

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

On a chilly Monday night in Depew, a dozen eager students, white aprons tied tight around their waists, hang on every word of Chef So Kimura as he explains the intricacies of a half dozen Asian dishes they are about to prepare. Kimura is a chef at Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant in Buffalo, but on this night, he is a chef instructor at Auburn Watson Culinary Arts Cent…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

Seated in the 17th floor conference room of the law offices of Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman overlooking downtown Buffalo, attorney Amy Habib Rittling is preparing to do something she’s very uncomfortable with — talk about herself. Habib Rittling, a Buffalo native and graduate of SUNY Buffalo Law School, is far more comfortable extolling the virtues of others. Whether …

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

With the impending sale of the Buffalo Bills in 2014, most fans were united in anxiety over a single question — would the team be sold to an owner who would relocate the beloved franchise? It was a question that hung in the air for several years preceding the death of Ralph C. Wilson Jr., founding owner of the hometown team, and it intensified upon his passing in March 201…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Laura Klein winces when asked what her monthly budget for groceries is, admitting she doesn’t really have one. Though she tries, life has a way of making that difficult for her and her husband, Tom, who both work full-time. Raising two teenagers, with their son Jeffrey playing on two travel hockey teams and a travel baseball squad, means much of their life is spent on the …

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It’s football Sunday at Edie’s Pizza and Subs in the Village of Hamburg and Bills fans are keeping the phone ringing and the seats full. A half-dozen employees are hard at work in the back, tossing wings, building pizzas and putting together salads for what, on this day, is a robust take-out business. Edie’s has been a mainstay in Hamburg for nearly two decades, though …

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

Imagine climbing the steps to the church, your heart heavy with sorrow as you prepare to attend the funeral of a loved one who has passed. As you open the door and enter, a friendly face asks, “Would you like a venti cappuccino?” Likewise, imagine departing the church after attending a service for a friend who was an avid lifelong motorcyclist. As you pull into line for…

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The term “living legend” is used quite generously. That said, the UB Center for the Arts hosted an undisputed living legend Saturday night, when three-time Grammy Award winner Kenny Rogers took to the mainstage for one of the final stops on his “The Gambler’s Last Deal” world tour. For Rogers’ longtime fans, it was the last chance to relive a lifetime of iconic music be…

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As they waited in line to pass through KeyBank Center security on a crisp Saturday afternoon, two women were chatting about the upcoming Trans-Siberian Orchestra show. “Is it a concert, or an orchestra, or a play, I don’t get it” one woman said to her friend, who, it was clear, had brought her along for the first time. “It’s ... kind of all three,” the friend replied…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

The walls of Vern Stein Art and Frame in Williamsville pop with vibrant artwork that transcends any one style, period or artist. To the casual observer, merely walking in the front door could prove intimidating. Where do I begin? What kind of art do I want? Will that look good in my living room? Can I even afford any of this? These are just a few of the questions nov…

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Buffalo’s Best Grill, located on Southwestern Boulevard in Orchard Park, a proverbial stone's throw from New Era Field, is an easy place to miss. With the plethora of chain restaurants just to the west on McKinley Parkway and Milestrip Road, and the cluster of local dining establishments to the east in the Village of Hamburg, Buffalo’s Best is on a bit of an eatery island.…

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With three consecutive No. 1 albums, nine singles reaching the top of the charts, and seven Grammy Awards, Lady Antebellum has a resume that speaks for itself. But despite the massive commercial success the group has enjoyed, fans at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Thursday had to wonder what to expect when the Nashville trio of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and D…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

As the proverb goes, “necessity is the mother of invention.” In the case of Christian Johnson, the necessity was having a son who was about to get his driver’s license. Like most parents, Johnson was terrified thinking of her teenager behind the wheel. She knew she couldn’t always be in the car with him, so the 40-year-old Buffalo native did the next best thing — she in…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

It’s a mild Sunday afternoon with a few wispy clouds overhead as Brittany Luongo takes a sip from her beverage on the patio at Providence Social. Luongo, a resident of the Elmwood Village, isn’t alone. Stretched out at her feet, a bowl of water by his side, is Dutch, her three-year-old Rottweiler/Shar Pei mix. Luongo’s self-described “baby,” Dutch is a regular at Providenc…