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I remember being about 8 years old and watching the Brady Bunch. This episode’s capers featured the Bradys preparing to go on a ski vacation, when something happened that prevented Marsha from going. I hung on every word as mom Carol lamented, “Oh, no! Marsha would rather ski than eat!” To this, I could not relate. It never occurred to my 8-year-old brain that anyon…

Wellness

An afternoon at the ballpark in 2003 changed Denise Poland’s life forever. On the way home from a Buffalo Bisons game, Poland was in the front passenger seat of the family’s Chevy Yukon when a drunk driver with a suspended license tore through a city street intersection at 80 mph and T-boned their vehicle. “I took the full brunt of the impact,” Poland said. H…

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Marilyn Cappellino is neither a chef nor a teacher. But she is an enthusiast of food and all things family. Plus she has an excellent way with words. “I’m a writer and have been since the 1980s,” said Cappellino of East Amherst. “But I put my career on hold to take care of family. During that period, my grandson, Jonathan, who loved to cook and was turning 6, as…

Travel

What better reason for a road trip then to satisfy your sweet tooth? The crisp crunch of a fresh-picked apple, the allure of pancakes smothered in maple syrup or the taste of a strawberry dipped in melted chocolate — these are the mouth-watering mile markers along the Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail. Meandering through Cayuga County, the trail is a self-guided tour …

We usually get to Canada a few times per year, and we especially like the charm and excellent restaurants of Niagara-on-the-Lake. One of our favorites is the farm-to-table cuisine at Treadwell. Recently we hosted a group of 10 with a special menu: a roasted beet salad with hazelnuts and feta; sesame-crusted Albacore tuna with watermelon and teriyaki; and for the entrée…

Traditionally, going out to dinner was considered a social event, friends enjoying relaxing conversation over a grand meal. These days the food has become a bigger player in its importance to the experience.  If it’s good, everyone is happy. But if it’s bad, the satisfaction rating for the evening tumbles several notches. On the other hand, we’ve all experienced …

About two years ago, my wife switched to a gluten-free diet because she would often feel uncomfortable after eating bread. The change has helped considerably and her overall health has improved since cutting the gluten. Because we live in the same house and share food, I am also, for the most part, gluten-free. I don’t mind living in a gluten-free home. I’m happy to…

Shopping

Thanks to the farm-to-table movement, tastes are changing in nearly every culinary arena, providing Buffalonians with more options than ever for organic or artisanal products — including cheese. Savvy consumers can easily skip past the vacuum-sealed blocks of cheese to find an array of fantastic, unique varieties sourced locally…or from thousands of miles away. From…

Food + Drink

In Buffalo, we are nothing if not practical; it’s in our collective genetic make-up. Food, though — that’s one thing we can indulge in. Unlike designer shoes or expensive cigars, food is a basic human need. Maybe that’s why food is so big in Buffalo: it’s a socially acceptable luxury. When it comes to food, we are all in. We love talking about it, taking pict…

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This spring the Buffalo Niagara Partnership celebrated the 25th anniversary of the ATHENA Awards with a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency. There, Mary Ann Coulson, senior vice president and branch manager at Morgan Stanley received the ATHENA Leadership Award, and Shannon Linehan, program specialist at Journey’s End Refugee Services, received the ATHENA Young Professional L…

Food + Drink

Three chef owners. Three unique stories.  While each landed behind the stove in a different way, there are common themes to their success — all had the unwavering support of family and friends, and all took a (fairly sizable) risk to launch the business of their dreams. And as a sign of the times, all three chefs have open kitchens. So if you visit, say hello, or…

Normally I don’t like dinners with preset menus or wine tastings. But sometimes you go because it’s for a good cause (and sometimes you go because your wife wants you to). The Food Bank of WNY falls in the former category, so when we received Mike Andrzejewski’s invitation to a special dinner and wine tasting, Chefs Cook to Kick Hunger, we were in. Proceeds from t…

Surely it wasn’t what Thoreau had in mind when he paddled his boat on Walden Pond or sought out the mysteries of the Maine wilderness. Still, modern-day “glamping”(derived from “glamorous camping”) has fulfilled the needs of many travelers in search of nature – but not the daunting details that go with roughing it. Unlike a traditional outdoor adventure, gla…

Feature

It was my first sit-down with a multi-billionaire. I wasn’t sure what to expect. When you’ve got that much money (and the power/influence that goes with it), I figured there might be a teeny bit of ego involved. Not with Kim Pegula. As half of Pegula Sports Entertainment, the company that owns the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres (among other interests), Ki…

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Long before influential figures like Kim and Terry Pegula and Howard Zemsky championed game-changing projects like HarborCenter and Larkinville, there was Newell Nussbaumer—a native Buffalonian with an unrelenting passion for his city and plenty of ideas about how to make it better. Among other things, Nussbaumer founded/instigated some of Buffalo’s most beloved events…