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Christie Jok


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Every Buffalonian can agree; this past winter has been unbelievably brutal. With spring finally on our doorsteps, it’s time to turn off Netflix and exit hibernation mode. On a breezy Friday evening, my boyfriend, Mike, another couple and myself did just that, and headed to Rusty Buffalo for a night out. Located in the Wimbledon Lanes Plaza, Rusty Buffalo doesn’t seem like…

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On a blustery Saturday evening, there is nothing better than snuggling up with the one you love, or the one you’re just getting to know, in a cozy booth inside a hip bar/restaurant on Elmwood Avenue. Epic Restaurant at Elmwood and Bryant is the place to go for a night out with your girlfriend, boyfriend or your best friend. My boyfriend, Mike, and I met up for a double d…

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There are two main seasons in Buffalo: football season and waiting for football season.Luckily for Buffalonians, football is back.To get in the spirit of the season, my friend Tara and I went to Buffalo Sports Grill in Hamburg on a Friday night.We were in awe of the Bills décor covering the walls and even some of the tables along with a Bon Jovi Free Zone sign hanging…

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Buffalo’s Theater District is mostly known for its culture, performance venues such as Shea’s and 710 Main and its unique and artistic presence. Now, the Theater District will be known for something else, too: a newly opened bar called The District. My friends and I headed to The District, located across Pearl Street from Shea’s Performing Arts Center, on a recent Saturda…

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Buffalo is known as a “drinking town with a sports problem,” so it’s only natural we have sports bars galore. Most of them are complete with memorabilia, gigantic high-definition televisions and typical bar food. When my friends Julia, Jenna and I wanted to try a new sports bar, we soon learned that Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill, 189 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, was a home ru…

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Buffalo is known as a “drinking town with a sports problem,” so it’s only natural we have sports bars galore. Most of them are complete with memorabilia, gigantic high-definition televisions and typical bar food.When my friends Julia, Jenna and I wanted to try a new sports bar, we soon learned that Sidelines was a home run.My girls and I were able to grab three high stools…

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In a city with hundreds of restaurants, choosing the perfect place to grab a bite to eat can be a taxing decision. Trying to find a place that is not only affordable, but will give you some bang for your buck isn’t always easy.After a satisfying sweep, my volleyball teammates and I headed to Allentown for a celebratory dinner in the Towne Restaurant.We were kindly asked to…

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Every evening together, my boyfriend and I have the classic seesaw discussion about what we want for dinner.“What are you in the mood for?”“I don’t know. What are you craving?”One night, we headed to Forestview in Depew to see if we could find something that would satisfy our indecisive taste buds.We were immediately seated in one of the many booths by an amiable waitress …

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My boyfriend and I were extremely eager for our friend’s birthday party at the area’s new talked-about club. But our stirring expectations were not met.Stir, the new club located in the Seneca Niagara Casino, is a great idea with poor execution.When you walk in, you will immediately be hit by a wall of smoke that seems to permeate all casinos, since smoking is allowed. The…

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Sometimes a girl just needs to kick back, relax, grab a beer and watch the game – which is exactly why my friend Julia and I stopped into Gecko’s on a Saturday night.Gecko’s Bar and Grille, located on Hertel near Norwalk, is the ideal spot to cheer for your favorite teams, drink to celebrate a win or even drink to forget a loss. The bar was packed with football fans, hocke…

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Bears and bucks, fireplaces and fiery whiskies, fine dining and even finer wines.The revolution for a classier, more upscale and adult-friendly bar and restaurant scene has begun with the Lodge, a new downtown venue. It stands apart on the Chippewa strip, because it’s not just a club, it’s a dazzling restaurant with a nightlife.The Lodge couldn’t be any more different from…

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That familiar chill is in the air. Before we know it, Buffalo will be erupting with Zubaz and the high hopes of this being our year. Now, whether our guys in red and blue will rise to the occasion, one thing is for certain: There won’t be a better place to spend your Sundays than at Westby’s Pub & Eatery in Wheatfield.After playing a tough volleyball match on the sand cour…

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After a 9-to-5 packed with deadlines, phone calls and meetings, there is always the desperate need to unwind and leave the pressures of work behind. A hearty happy hour at a local bar proved to be the key to our stress-free evening filled with drinks, desserts and a combination of both.My friend Nadia and I met up after we were punched out and off the clock. We headed to a…

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Struttin’ down the Chip Strip sporting silver-spiked heels, my girlfriends and I made our way to a newly reopened club near Delaware Avenue and West Chippewa Street downtown. Privato, meaning, “private” in Italiano, lives up to its name by providing an energetic environment, while still giving privacy to customers desiring a little space.Walking in, my girlfriends and I we…

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Sitting at a luxurious bar, martinis in hand and girlfriends at my side, I was ready to take advantage of the sweet summerlike night at an even sweeter hot spot on the Elmwood Strip, Nektar.In Greek and Roman mythology, “nectar” is the drink of choice for the gods and goddesses. While soaking in the Mediterranean vibes at Nektar on Elmwood, you could almost picture the fam…