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Jessica Kelly


Buffalo Magazine: Home

Art can make your place feel like a home—especially when it has meaning. Here in Buffalo, we’re proud of where we live, so it’s only right that we display our city love. Local graphic designers have created beautiful pieces to do just that, highlighting our classic sites, buildings and even our favorite foods in a clever, visual way. Here are a few of our favorite pieces a…

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

Letchworth State Park—dubbed the “Grand Canyon of the East”—has stunning views, beautiful waterfalls and even long-standing double rainbows visible in the sunlight because of the mist. But hiking and camping aren’t the only way to immerse yourself in these lauded landscapes. You can also take in this unbelievable scenery from the sky in a hot air balloon ride over the park…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

If you live in Buffalo, and you like food and good beer, by now you’ve heard the name Mike Shatzel. He is the co-owner of many of Buffalo’s hottest eateries including Allen Burger Venture, Liberty Hound, Moor Pat, Colter Bay, and two anticipated new openings: Thin Man and The Terrace (in the Marcy Casino in Delaware Park). He was also co-owner of craft beer pioneer Blue Mo…

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Whether you’re socializing with friends or throwing on your headphones to get some work done, Spot Coffee makes you feel right at home with a wide variety of food and high-quality coffee. Spot’s several area locations have bright, colorful mural representing that location’s neighborhood. You’ll notice unique furniture, art, fireplaces and the smells of delicious pastries,…

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Whether you’re socializing with friends or throwing on your headphones to get some work done, Spot Coffee makes you feel right at home with a wide variety of food and high-quality coffee. Spot’s several area locations have bright, colorful mural representing that location’s neighborhood. You’ll notice unique furniture, art, fireplaces and the smells of delicious pastries,…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

It may seem easy to hit the big box stores to knock out your long holiday shopping list, but why not take some time to slow down and shop local? Not only do your dollars stay close to home, it’s also fun to explore shops for unique items you won’t find elsewhere. Here are some of our favorite things — all sold locally — that will please everyone on your list this holida…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

As the number of local distilleries GROWS, our options to “drink local” keep expanding. Lockhouse Distillery, Buffalo’s first distillery to open since the Prohibition, creates quality gin and vodka using local ingredients. Black Squirrel Distillery makes rum from New York State maple syrup, and recently released its newest offering: 90-proof Mapleshine, made from maple …

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A hamburger joint popular in the Greater Toronto area has landed on the Elmwood strip. The former Zetti's location at 976 Elmwood Ave. has become the first Hero Certified Burgers in the United States. The franchise’s signature offering is all-natural, fully traceable Angus beef raised on western Canadian ranges without hormones or antibiotics. No chemicals, no fillers, no…

Food and Drink

Chester's Cajun Grill specializes in its crawfish, but several other seafood-based options stood out as well. Gumbo * Jambalaya * Crawfish steamed * Crawfish fried * Blackened Shrimp Po-boy * Pulled Bourbon Chicken Sandwich * Crabcake Sandwich Chester's Cajun Grill is located on K9 on the Erie County Fair map. Gumbo Gumbo: Plump, moist chicken and green peppers. Smok…

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A big attraction for the Erie County Fair's sweet-tooths, Fowler's Taffy offered two classic options to finish off a meal or to eat as a sugary snack. Taffy * Candy apple Fowler's Taffy is located on J9 on the Erie County Fair map. Taffy Taffy: It cracks off surprisingly hard at first, but becomes chewy as you eat it. Great flavor choices! Return to main #ECFare lis…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

It seems as though the oyster trend unfolded practically overnight in Western New York. There’s no shortage of quality shucks, creative accoutrements, wine lists with perfect pairings and specials that make it affordable to indulge. Oysters are becoming a staple starter at a growing list of local restaurants. Here’s where to find them (and some great specials, too). The…

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Concealed in a plaza off of Crosspoint Parkway is a family-owned business that specializes in homemade Greek and Lebanese food as well as a range of American favorites. Olympia Grill is a casual location with high quality food. You have the option to dine in with plenty of tables available after ordering your food at the counter, or order takeout. The menu includes everyth…

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On busy Transit Road sits a delicious slice of pita bliss. Priding itself on serving authentic Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, Pita Gourmet will give you your Greek craving even when you’re in a rush. When I arrived, I noticed a seating area available to stay and enjoy your meal at the restaurant. I was immediately greeted by friendly staff, ready to answer any questions …

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The green awning tucked into Elmwood Avenue is a hidden gem full of reasonably priced fresh juices and light lunch options that will leave you feeling energetic and ready to take on the day. Ashker’s Juice Bar, conjoined with a gallery, has its own personal style with an artsy bistro, coffee shop vibe.In addition to juices and smoothies, Ashker’s serves a var…