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Every Easter Week, the Broadway Market is the destination thanks to its lengthy list of vendors, array of foods for purchase and sense of history. To accommodate the rush of patrons, the market's hours expand considerably through Saturday, and even then the shopping haven's 90,000 square-feet will be a tad congested. The buzz of activity and holiday joy can be felt on B…

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Like many Buffalonians, it was tradition for the families of Lake Effect Ice Cream owners Jason Wulf and Erik Bernardi to stop at the Broadway Market before Easter to buy Malczewski's butter lambs for their holiday meals, a ritual that's carried on to their adulthood. How could the local tradition apply to their ice cream business? The idea for a Butter Lamb Ice Cream C…

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Babcia's is already proud of its pierogi, touting 23 flavors already at two spots in the Broadway Market, where the local business serves year-round. With Easter approaching, Babcia's Pierogi owners Linda and George Lund are close to opening a third presence at 999 Broadway: a deli-style grab-and-go counter with authentic Polish fare, available cold by the pound, rangin…

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This might be a confusing week for your stomach. While Monday and Tuesday are largely dedicated to gluttony - akin to a groundhog feasting before hibernation - Ash Wednesday kicks off the 40 days of sacrifice for Catholics during Lent. Buffalo offers plenty of events for the jovial mood of Tuesday - from Polish sweets and a Chippewa Street bar crawl with fireworks - …

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The City of Buffalo announced Thursday that Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI) had been selected to operate the Kitchen @ the Market, a $464,000 project by the City and the Broadway Market that intends to spur new small businesses in Buffalo's food production industry. WEDI presently oversees the West Side Bazaar, the eight-year-old incubator at 25 Grant…

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That it's hard to develop a unifying theme around a Things to Do newsletter is proof that, contrary to opinion of many, Buffalo winters aren't so bleak that people huddle in bars to pass the time. Well, many Buffalonians do drink during the winter, but it's often to complement an event with a different purpose, as you'll see in the diversity of choices for this weekend.…

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When guests compliment your sauce by saying you should sell it, they have no idea how much work they’re asking you to do. Bisharo Ali does. The mother of nine brought her fenugreek-fueled dream for a sauce business all the way from Somalia. It took the Cornell Food Venture Center, in Geneva, N.Y., to help it come true. In a Broadway Market kitchen, Ali makes sauce…

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Holiday market season brings together a few of life's simple pleasures: eating, drinking, music and shopping. You could always go on Etsy if you wanted a handmade gift, but instead, you fight the crowds and scour downtown for parking because like all seasonal activities, it doesn’t feel like the holidays without it. Aside from the annual markets you've grown to expec…

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1. NYBP's third anniversary: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at 6933 S. Transit Road, Lockport. Free to attend. New York Beer Project is perhaps the Buffalo area's fastest-growing brewery, with expansion planned to Victor, and a bustling clientele at its sprawling Lockport base. NYBP and the Krupski family will celebrate three years in a slew of ways: A brunch with…

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1) Dyngus Day at the Buffalo Central Terminal, 3 to 11 p.m. April 2 at 495 Paderewski Drive. Cost is $15 to attend - ticket details here - and it's a 21+ event. Commentary: Even as the Central Terminal continues slow progress toward restoration, the Art Deco venue attracts attention on Dyngus Day for a few reasons: its vast size is convenient for large crowds, it doesn'…

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When Teddy and Hanna Robieniek came to the United States from communist Poland with just two suitcases and $100, they could not have predicted their future success. They were forced to leave behind their children, Ania Duchon and Monika Poslinksi, with family as they set out to achieve the American dream. They began working at the Broadway Market and eventually were reu…

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If you’re planning to visit the Broadway Market this Easter season, or anytime, go hungry. Margie Hawkins will be more than happy to feed you with massive portions at her year-round stand, Margie's Soul Food. While fried chicken and pork chops are tasty, you’ll also have the chance to try unusual, hard to find dishes like pigs feet or oxtail. You’ll often find four gene…

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Broadway Market was a popular destination on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, as a steady barrage of customers - beginning early in the morning and continuing into lunchtime - celebrated Paczki Day with several of the market's Polish vendors. See who embraced their sweet tooth.

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Because we have made pierogi, we have license to advise: If you can find good pierogi, buy them. Trust us. Unless you can convince at least two willing victims to spend the day toiling away in the kitchen, purchasing pierogi is not a sin. It’s money well spent. (Watch the fruits of your labor disappear at the dinner table at an alarming rate and you’ll understand our pl…

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The Germans gave us the Easter Bunny. But the Polish gave us the Broadway Market. And the two are one, thanks to a crazy Western New York springtime ritual. In the weeks before Easter, the hip hop to the Broadway Market, a massive, industrial-strength edifice near the corner of Broadway and Fillmore. That corner anchors the section of the East Side called Polonia, wh…