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Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

My hard cider journey started in Scotland. As an undergrad I studied abroad at the University of Edinburgh, and it was there I first discovered this crisp, effervescent alternative to beer. My flatmates and I would grab it by the two liter at the local Tesco, and my taste for it returned with me stateside. Though that stock of Strongbow was a far cry from the craft hard…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

In the past six months, it seems as though CBD has exploded on the Buffalo area. Stores along most of the major thoroughfares in the city advertise its products, and a few small stores exclusively selling it have even opened. But what exactly is CBD? The initials stand for Cannabidiol, a chemical component of the marijuana plant—but it differs from THC, which is the par…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Greg Dudley, the creative force behind Interlaken Boat Works, is yet another in a growing line of people from somewhere else who have come to the city of Buffalo and fallen in love. “This is a really interesting place,” he said at his workshop on the West Side. “There is just a lot of positivity about the city. When you work in the trades in New York City, you don’t get…

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

Something happened over this past winter in Buffalo—hard cider arrived. Two new bars devoted to fermented ciders recently opened their doors at the forefront of a resurgence in interest in the beverage. The first to open was the Buffalo Cider Hall in the old Linde Air factory on Chandler Street in October, followed by Bar Cultivar in The Barrel Factory in the Old First …

Buffalo Magazine: Home

At just 24 years old, Jake Moslow is an anomaly in his trade. The few fellow custom sign painters that remain have been in the industry for decades, many nearing retirement. But the creative force behind JM Signs can be found in his Black Rock studio working at his drafting table or 20-foot easel doing everything by hand—just like the old-timers. “I’ve always been in…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

When you walk into Dark Forest Chocolate in Lancaster, you are met with an intoxicating aroma. Their bean-to-bar process means that chocolate is being made in-house 24 hours a day, seven days a week—and the smell is to die for, at least for visitors. “I can’t smell it anymore,” said co-owner Joanne Sundell with a laugh. “Maybe a little bit when I first come in, but by n…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

Curtis Cook is a 24-year-old living his childhood dream. After growing up a Sabres fan, he became the team’s organist in 2016 and now gets to live out his sports-fan fantasies as part of the Sabres game day presentation. Where are you from? Grew up in East Amherst, now live in Getzville. I went to Williamsville North. What do you do for work outside the Sabres? I am a …

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Kombucha is slowly catching on around the country as one of the hip new trends in health food, and Buffalo was at the forefront of the movement thanks to Bootleg Bucha, a kombucha brewer on the city’s West Side. The husband-and-wife team who founded and run the company, Heather Lucas and Jeff Empric, were early adopters of the fermented tea—and when they launched three …

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

BreadHive is, at its heart, a cooperative enterprise: an employee-owned company of nine. Each of them works shifts making bread or manning the counter at their Connecticut Street storefront. So each of them has a stake in everything that goes on. “We started out as a worker cooperative,” said founder and owner Emily Stewart. “We now have 18 employees and nine total owne…

Buffalo Magazine: Photo Galleries

The bakers at BreadHive believe the West Side’s water and air give their sourdough a distinctive character. From starter to oven to table, see how this customer favorite is made.

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

One of the best parts of living here? From even the deepest part of downtown Buffalo, you can find yourself surrounded by trees — and immersed in nature — in less than a half hour. And what better way to enjoy all the outdoors has to offer year-round than by going camping. So if you have a hankering to get outside in the Buffalo area, here are a four of the best campgro…