May 22, 2013 3:43 PM
Starting next week, Tuesday May 28, Larkinville will be launching Food Truck Tuesdays (5-8pm). This is a great initiative being taken by district promoters - the food trucks are an important piece of the Buffalo summertime mix, and given the amazing grounds at Larkin Square, visitors will be able to grab some of their favorite foods, and then sit down and relax at myriad recreational spots. People will also have an opportunity to grab a beer or a wine to go with their food truck favorites. "We enjoy hosting Buffalo's beloved food trucks in Larkinville, and it'll be fun to have so many
May 17, 2013 7:59 AM
The Horsefeathers Market has landed another tenant. This time it's a foodie who is not only new to the Buffalo culinary scene, she's also new to Buffalo. In a twist of fate, Esther Pica was conducting online real estate searches from her home in NYC, on the Lower East Side, when she got her signals crossed. "I put the wrong zip code into the search field and a house in Buffalo came up," she told me [laughing]. "But by that time, I had fallen in love with the house (and the price), so I arranged to fly to Buffalo. Originally I had been looking at warm weather college towns. Buffalo had not
May 15, 2013 2:34 PM
Adding to the downtown café scene, Perk's has opened up at 36 Broadway in the former 2nd Cup Café location (Buehl Building). Thankfully the location didn't stay vacant for long, seeing that the shop front is rather high profile and in a wonderfully historic building.
Owner/operator of Perk's, Lori Miller, told me that after being open for two weeks, she's starting to see a few regulars filter in. "We're still in building mode," she told me. "But we wanted to get the doors open to give the office workers a taste of what we're doing." A taste of Perk's ranges from coffee
May 13, 2013 3:46 PM
Yes, it's true. The former Dolci Bakery, located across from The Lexington Co-op, will soon be a occupied by White Rabbit Frozen Yogurt. The self serve frozen yogurt shop will offer 18 flavors at a time, and will have 40 rotating flavors throughout the year... not to mention myriad toppings. The Elmwood Village Association sent out an announcement earlier today, welcoming manager and part owner Andy Kandola to the street. "It's time for the Elmwood community to experience frozen yogurt in a new way", says Kandola. "Delicious fro-yo flavors like cotton candy, red velvet, classic
Submitted by One Region Forward:
Since 1970, the Buffalo-Niagara region has lost more than 1,250 working farms, and nearly 160 square miles of farmland - an area four times the size of the City of Buffalo and down by roughly a third from what we had 40 years ago.
Why is the loss of farms and farmland a concern for regional sustainability? Because local farms make fresh and healthy foods more securely accessible to family tables in our cities and suburbs. Because locally produced food can have a dramatically smaller "carbon footprint"
The Erie Basin Marina is making a big splash this summer. There was a groundbreaking for the new $640,000 Ice Cream Stand & Clam Bar yesterday, which is located at The Hatch Restaurant. Besides the new Ice Cream Stand & Clam Bar, other recent investments at the marina include $1.1 million for a new boardwalk, handicap accessible restrooms and new security gates for boaters.
"My administration continues to make major investments at Erie Basin Marina because we know people want more access to Buffalo's beautiful waterfront, a premier downtown and
As much as heading to a farmers' market is a thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying experience, there's nothing more gratifying than growing your own produce. In the month of May, MAP Growing Green farm stand (located at 389 Massachusetts Avenue) will be selling locally grown organic seedlings that not only get you started with your own herbs and vegetables, by purchasing the seedlings from MAP you are supporting one of the most important grassroots initiatives to take hold in the city. From 10am-1pm every Saturday in the month of May you can help to cultivate a Growing Green Youth
We're a little over a week away from the highly anticipated start to the 2013 farmers' market season. The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market is scheduled to open on May 11 and with it comes all of the community's longstanding favorite sellers, along with some surprises. This summer, visitors to the market will be treated with a few new vendors including Blackbird Sweets, Bieter and Sons Farm, Plato Dale Farm, T-Meadow Farm and Eveningside Vineyards (among other vineyards that will be offering tastings).
For those who can't wait to get their food home
La Tavola (The Table), Hertel's latest entry in the North Buffalo restaurant scene, is only a matter of a couple of weeks away from opening. I spoke to owners Victor Cali (former pizzeria owner) and Patrizio Gentile (owner of Gecko's on Hertel), who told me that customers will be treated with homemade seasonal offerings, Neapolitan pizzas, pasta fagioli and ever-changing specials. Chef Chris Luccari has come onboard to make sure that guests are treated with house specialties that include homemade pasta (build your own dish) and even Italian creations with a Creole spin.
April 30, 2013 9:28 AM
It was only a matter of time before someone came up with the brilliant idea of organizing a waterfront pub crawl. Plus, the mode of transportation is the Queen City Ferry! Partiers will be able to visit AcQua, Liberty Hound, Swannie House and Templeton Landing, all while enjoying the waterfront ferry routes instead of hopping on a bus.
On Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, pub crawlers will embark from any one of the participating restaurants and pubs, and set out upon the waters in search of food and drink. $15 gives you unlimited access
April 25, 2013 1:30 PM
After a successful first season, Buffalo Bites Food Tours is back to lead people around the city in search of sights and tastes that make Buffalo a wonderful food destination. The touring group is the brainchild of local foodie and Buffalo native, Laura Reed. Last summer, Laura led groups throughout the Elmwood Village, showing people the different gems that comprise the neighborhood. "Elmwood Village was my first choice because of its rich history, inspiring architecture, unique shops and incredible eateries," Laura said. "It really gives the true flavor of what Buffalo is all about."