Author: AnickaEdwards

There are two film festivals currently slated for summer 2010 that will be particularly appealing to foodies, so we thought we’d post them here in the Dining section. The first is about enjoying great food placed before you while watching a film, the second is about better understanding where your food comes from.Bacchus, one of Buffalo’s best eateries may be best known for serving up delicious food and wine, but during the summer it is the coolest place in town to catch a flick. Every Wednesday from June through September, the back patio is transformed into an intimate outdoor screening…

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-by E. Frits Abell I am frustrated, confused and in need of direction. My quandary lies in the fact that while I care deeply about the state of architectural preservation in Buffalo, I am an “outsider,” an “interloper” (I moved away from Buffalo in 1990) and I don’t know exactly where to channel my feelings. Interestingly, I met a woman in NYC recently who badmouthed Buffalo in one breath, and then immediately commented, “but I do hear Buffalo has amazing architecture” in the next statement. Is anyone paying attention to this statement (other than preservationists)? Buffalo has few resources that…

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This is the fourth Fashion Maniac post in the series. To see the post on rocking scarves, click here. And rain gear, click here. For workplace, click here.Features Editor: Claire GeistAll Photography & Managing Editor: Cheryl GorskiStylist: Molly HoeltkeCasting Director: Christopher Connolly Make Up: Vanessa VazHair: James HickeyTO DIE FOR by Claire Geist: It’s remarkable how attached you can become to your accessories. For many women, a handbag or purse that they carry with them everywhere is an extension of themselves. It means private space, a location in the world to order their things. It’s their own iconography, their own way…

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Central Library Staff Review by Carol Ann Strahl:This fast-paced story of a real life “Indiana Jones-style” exploration rivals any of the fictionalized adventures of the “Indiana Jones” character.Told in a brisk, exciting narrative, it relates the exploits of Percy Fawcett, an early 20th century British explorer and his attempt to locate a fabled city in the impenetrable thicket and tangled mass of tropical vegetation that is the Brazilian jungle.Set in an ecological Garden of Eden inhabited by a milieu of exotic plants and deadly insects and animals, the author retraces Fawcett’s steps and attempts to determine the reason for Fawcett’s…

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By: Kristen BeckerComedian Doug Stanhope has one of, if not THE most honest voice in the comedy world today. He followed the path to LA, but quickly realized it wasn’t for him. He now resides in Bisbee, Arizona and has a rabid fan base that shows up wherever and whenever he tells them to. People don’t “like” Stanhope. They either love him or they hate him. He is the smartest guy working out there today and one of the nicest I’ve met in my travels. He will be performing THIS Saturday night with myself and Mark Walton. It is a…

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By: Rachel Fix DominguezClick, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type is a theatrical adaptation of a children’s book by Doreen Cronin (illustrated by Betsy Lewin) staged by the Theatre of Youth at the Allendale Theatre. It is a quirky comedic musical about farm animals who discover a typewriter tucked away in a box in their barn. The typewriter, along with a box full of revolutionary writing (“Animal Farm” and “Das Kapital” among them), spurs the animals into action. They write missives to the farmer, demanding better conditions. There are enough adult-oriented references to keep the older folks in the audience engaged…

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by: Ann Marie AwadMaking the perfect pie crust can be a very daunting task. Everyone has a slightly different method, but to make the ideal flaky, dreamy pie crust that home bakers and professionals aim for, one must endure sessions of trial and error that require the determination of most track and field meets. At Parker-Hertel Sweet Shop, not only have they done it, but they’ve wrapped it around something quite special.Pan out to the apricot tart: a small, hand-sized pie with an all-American latticed crust. The afterthoughts of coarse ground sugar pit the top like freckles, and from underneath…

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The Fine Wine & Food Festival, now in its fifteenth year, is one of Shea’s most popular annual fundraisers. Supporters of the arts and those who appreciate charity events where food and good drink are the focus, will no doubt enjoy themselves.This Thursday, make sure to bring a great pair of heels or a sports jacket with you to work so that you can hop over to Shea’s stunning lobby after quitting time. Guests of the event will sample a variety of edibles from the likes of Verbena Grille, The Stillwater, Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, Bijou Grille, Harry’s Harbour…

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After bravely naming names and taking Buffalo’s journalists to task in his final post at BuffaloChow, food blogger-cum-journalist Jeremy Horwitz was kind enough to field some questions relating to that controversial post in Part One of this column. Thank you Jeremy for your insight. Since this topic seems to be in the zeitgeist, I figure I better weigh in on it before I become irrelevant or, worse yet, cease to wildly tick people off again. People are counting on me for that, if nothing else! Although I am quite sympathetic to the complaints and suggestions of Jeremy, I think the…

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By: Nelson StarrOn April 21, 2010, Jeremy and Christina Horwitz made a final, final blog post. They had hinted that they might be packing it in on a previous post but this time they weren’t fooling. Yes, it was over. If you are in love with food as much as I am, you undoubtedly stumbled upon their excellent site, www.buffalochow.com, and then re-visited many times. But if you missed it, that’s okay, as they’ll keep the site–and their gazillion old reviews–up and running. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, the bad news is for Buffalo’s gastronomes because, besides missing out on…

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