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A portobello mushroom eggs Benedict with spinach and smoked gouda. Corned beef hash with a cup of French press coffee prepared tableside. All over town, chefs are elevating their brunch menus with dishes like these, choosing inventive, farm-fresh ingredients and inviting diners to relax, catch up and enjoy a bubbly pick-me-up. (It doesn’t hurt that, thanks to the “M…

Shoppers caught up in buying “fast fashion” — trends on the cheap — may not realize there can be high ethical, social and environmental costs. And while a growing number of national and global clothing designers are making ethical practices a priority – companies like Patagonia and Alternative Apparel – what if you also care about shopping local? Luckily,…

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…

What is it about relocating from cramped pubs to sunlit patios that enhances the communion between music fans and Buffalo’s local bands? Maybe it’s the Lake Erie breezes that intermingle between live musicians and Bud Light Lime drinkers. Or the Rust Belt warmth that radiates across flailing arms and dancing legs. Or, perhaps, the Jimmy Buffet and Journey covers tha…

They say that when the economy tanks, lipstick sales go up. I get that. When you’re in search of a beauty lift, you can’t always justify a full shopping spree. If the budget’s been stretched and you need a cheaper fix, a new lipstick does nicely. There are many lipstick-like beauty lifts, however – things that, proportionally speaking, make you feel a whol…

The Constitution of the United States may be the great equalizer, but we’d like to throw in beer tents, too. They are the place to meet up at local festivals, fairs, field days and lawn fetes, often with hilarious results. Why? Because most often, they seem to be in the town you grew up in. Haven’t we all run into someone who knows everything about us from high school,…

Giving away unwanted items has been a long and honored tradition for people throughout Western New York. But with Habitat for Humanity ReStore, you’re going one step further — you’re helping build homes for people in need. “We’re helping to create a world where everyone has a place to live,” said John Walzak, ReStore manager. “Instead of throwing things aw…

By Kristi Runyan It makes sense that WNYers love outdoor fitness classes. “When people can finally get outside after being stuck inside after a long winter, they do,” said Julie Leatherbarrow, owner of Budding Tree Yoga in Elma. Leatherbarrow, a certified yoga instructor, is the creator and lead director of the annual Budding Tree Yoga Festival, which offers o…

There are so many things to love about Buffalo – especially when combined with wine and good weather. Here are just a few special occasions we’ve recently enjoyed. Birthday dinner at Patina 250 The most important thing about my birthday is that I made it another year. We usually celebrate with dinner and wine at a great restaurant. This past year, it was Patina 2…

Laura Cott LaCott Fine Art Laura Cott’s distinctive mixed media painting style and process showcase her fascination with pigment and fluidity. Using alcohol ink, a dye specially formulated to create a colorful, vivid pigment, Cott masterfully employs a no-brush-required dripping style to create random, organic and fluid patterns on stoneware and pre-fired ceramics. H…

By Lynn Freehill-Maye An hour southeast of Buffalo along Highway 20A where Western New York’s flatlands yield to dramatic sweeps and valleys, you come to a building that’s stop-the-car handsome. Near Silver Lake in Perry, it’s gray stone with rustic board-and-batten siding and a long balcony near the top. The place looks like a chalet. Swap out the rolling Dansvil…

As a Southern transplant, I’ve learned to survive Buffalo winters. The best part? Appreciating the glorious days of summer when they finally arrive, in a way I never could before. When the thermometer edges toward 70, I understand why Buffalonians flock to the lake, the festival, the outdoor concert. At the same time, I know many soak up all that summer has to offer in t…

Shandies – beer mixed with lemonade or lemon-lime soda - may just be the ideal mid-summer drink to quench your thirsty soul. Also known as “radlers,” they’re available in a variety of incarnations, from handmade or on tap as well as cans and bottles. For a true homemade shandy, head to Larkinville’s Hydraulic Hearth and its outdoor beer garden to soak in the e…

The locale: Historic town famous for its carbonated mineral springs and home to the oldest thoroughbred horse racing track in the United States. About 4 -1/2 hours east on I-90. The scoop: Each summer, the rich and famous gather in Saratoga Springs for six weeks of thoroughbred racing (this year: July 21 — Sept. 4). It’s the oldest “meet” in the country (includi…

By Tim Fenster When the founding members of the FemALE brew series first talked about making beer together, it was hardly out of any desire to rewrite alcohol stereotypes or cast light on the gender disparities in the brewing world. They were simply a group of friends and co-workers who shared a love for craft beer. And they had the perfect opportunity. As “brew-te…