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Since June 7 is National Donut Day, we asked our readers for their nominees for best doughnut in Western New York.  The answer should be no surprise: Out of dozens of submissions, Paula's Donuts dominated. "I’d say Paula’s, but they don’t serve donuts," wrote Chuck Chucklahoma Kelly. "They serve three-course meals disguised as donuts!" But which Paula's doughnut w…

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Faster, cheaper bread was once hailed as a great American innovation. These days, Western New Yorkers who want loaves made the old-fashioned way have to search for their daily bread. There are places using natural starters, which harness the power of wild yeast to unlock the nutritional value of grain and improve digestibility, and places making bread free of chemicals li…

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Faster, cheaper bread was once hailed as a great American innovation. These days, Western New Yorkers who want loaves made the old-fashioned way have to search for their daily bread. There are places using natural starters, which harness the power of wild yeast to unlock the nutritional value of grain and improve digestibility, and places making bread free of chemicals li…

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Blue Monk Buffalo has made a befitting connection with De Struise Brewery in Belgium. A collaboration between Mike Shatzel, owner of Blue Monk, and Urbain Coutteau, head brewer, founder, and co-owner at De Struise Brewery in Belgium, was inevitable given their shared interest in Belgian beer. At a festival sponsored by Shelton Brothers importers last October in Florida, S…

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On Friday, we previewed the major Dyngus Day events for Monday, but to simplify your aims for the Polish extravaganza, here's the 2015 Dyngus Day bucket list. 1) Eat a Polish food you can't pronounce Explanation: Maybe that's golabki (cabbage roll filled with meat), czarnina (duck blood soup) or barszcz (red beet-based or white sauerkraut thickened with wheat flour). Or …