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Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

Mention concrete to a homeowner, and a walkway or patio project probably comes to mind. But the durable material has officially moved indoors, with installations ranging from countertops and polished flooring to shower stalls and coffee tables. Once considered a novelty material in home décor, concrete has grown in popularity. “I think people are finally seeing the v…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Clutter. It’s the nemesis of every homeowner. Let it get too unruly and you’ll end up in a never-ending spiral of disorganization. That extends to the garage, especially in a region like ours with four seasons. From lawnmowers and snow blowers to garden tools and snow shovels, there’s a lot to store. Creating a storage system that is both functional and practical can ma…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

Americans love their popcorn. According to industry group The Popcorn Board, we annually devour more popcorn than any country in the world, consuming more than 13 billion quarts — or about 42 quarts per person. If you’re eating it that much, it only makes sense to add a little spice to your snack-time routine. Popcorn seasonings have been around for a while, but three l…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

For more than 25 years, the Niagara Café has been an inimitable beacon of Buffalo’s West Side. Sitting at the corner of Niagara and Pennsylvania streets, the family-owned restaurant has become known for its mouth-watering Latino food featuring a menu of Puerto Rican dishes including Pollo Guisado (chicken stew) and Chuletas (fried pork chops). Having come to Buffalo fro…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

When it comes to college, the biggest hurdle most families face is financing. But it’s not as simple as just loading up a savings account over the years to ultimately pay for your kids’ tuition, housing and books. There are potential hurdles — even for those who’ve spent years saving. To wit: Each family is provided with an “asset protection allowance” (APA) under the F…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

Rick Hamister had heard all the talk about yoga being only for women. But he’d seen his son’s soccer team incorporate it into their post-game routine, so he knew there were some benefits. On the advice of his good friend, Steve Bell, Hamister made the leap into practicing yoga two years ago. He hasn’t looked back. “I always thought yoga was a woman’s slow moving stretch…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

Long after many of us have turned in for the evening, their night is just beginning. These men are also weekend warriors, rising early on a Saturday morning just to play the game they grew up loving as a child. From Riverworks to Lockport and everywhere in between, the hockey rinks of Western New York are full of grown men who continue to be intoxicated by the game of hock…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

You’ve probably never been to "Duke’s Pub" in Blasdell. It’s likely you’ve driven right by without knowing what you’re missing. That’s because Duke’s is a man cave, the brainchild of Joe Best. It’s been two years since the 48-year-old Best turned his garage into a full bar complete with a big screen TV, walls covered with Buffalo sports memorabilia and three suite se…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

There’s something for everyone in the Elmwood Village, including a pair of unique stores that have added another level of style to the hippest part of Buffalo. A torch is passed Call it fate, or simply a matter of perfect timing, but it sure appears that Kilby Bronstein was destined to become an owner of Half & Half Clothing. A staple of the Elmwood Village for mo…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

Chances are you played a sport while growing up. Not just one sport — all of them. As the seasons changed, so did the games. You didn’t always need a referee, and home-field advantage was just a fancy way of referring to your backyard. Those days are gone, replaced in large part by one-sport athletes on travel teams that play and practice year-round. The result, accord…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

It’s mere hours into your long-awaited vacation, and the pangs of doubt are creeping in. Is the back door locked? Did you turn on the security system? Your day at the beach is suddenly a worryfest. If you’re inclined toward homeowner anxiety disorder, smart home technology may be the answer. By combining everything from security to lighting to home entertainment, users …