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Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

I’d been to the Lodge at Glendorn — located in Bradford, Pa., just an hour’s drive away — several years ago, and thought it was one of the coolest places I’d ever stayed. Tucked into the mountainside, it served as summer retreat for a Pittsburgh coal baron in the early 20th century; for decades he built new cabins throughout acres of gorgeous property to accommodate his gr…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Sure, you can check out Niagara-on-the-Lake’s wineries on your own. But when you take a specialized tour, it becomes more of an education. Of course, choosing the right tour is the key. “When we opened in 2005 there were only a handful of wine tour companies in the area, and none were offering professional, educational wine tours,” said Niagara Vintage Wine Tours co-…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Every summer our good friends Jay and Lois host us for dinner and great wine. It’s always one of the best evenings of the year. It’s also where I had my first (reluctant) taste of oysters 10 years ago, when several different types of oysters on the half shell emerged from the kitchen as hors d’oeuvres. I had gone almost a half a century without trying an oyster, and the…