Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Strolling the Bird Island Pier at dusk

The break wall winds its way along the Buffalo shoreline, separating the Black Rock Channel from the Niagara River.

Saturday, July 29, 2017


Vera Pizza Mixology

Chemistry...alchemy...? Vera, rocking the art of the pour. Buffalo's original artisanal barkeeps are still keeping it real on Lexington Avenue, and don't forget the pizza.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Westside Stories

Westside Stories on Grant Street
Straight out of the West side of Buffalo comes a purveyor of quality use books and records, possibly even a little Leonard Bernstein. Yeah, Buffalonians are bookish. You gotta problem with that? Westside joins the ranks of some great used books stores, Rust Belt, Second Reader, and the superlative Old Editions. Be you a jet or a shark, there's a gently used summer read out there for you.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Ta Da !

The New Lexington Co-Op
The long awaited opening of the new Lexington Co-Op on Hertel Avenue has arrived this week.
All the organic goodies, fresh meals and fair-trade commodities you have come to expect from the Co-Op have landed on the ever thriving Hertel Avenue. The store is a much welcomed addition to this section of the commercial strip, making Hertel Avenue one of the most well-rounded shopping and entertainment districts in the city.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Franklin and Tupper

Franklin Street through Painted Glass

The intersection of Franklin and Tupper is visible through the artwork entrance to Buffalo Proper.
The church in the background is Ani Difranco's music venue and studio, Babeville.

Sunday, July 9, 2017


Stairway to the Attic at Mr. Goodbar
Mr. Goodbar has been in existence since 1968 and witnessed the evolution of the Elmwood Strip. With a tradition of dancing and DJs, today's bar continues the legacy as a vibrant live music venue and purveyor of one of the largest selections of draft beer, gourmet and otherwise, in the region. The bar had a huge selection of draft long before the nation's most recent fascination with beer. With two floors, a patio, pool tables and pub grub in environs that have changed little over the years, Goodbar remains a popular gathering spot at Elmwood and Forest Avenues. Little change, other than fine management, works for the woody tavern.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Sand Piles on Fuhrmann Blvd.

Just off Fuhrmann Boulevard are the sand hills of Buffalo, a.k.a the Great Pyramids.
The mountains of sand, visible from Route 5,  are property of Sand Products Corporation.

As inviting as these sandy peaks appear, they can also be treacherous. So, please keep your inner Ed Hillary in check.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Military Salute

View from patio at Hot Mama's Canteen
At the six corners of Amherst St., Military Rd. and Kail Street you'll find old and new guard meeting at this active intersection in Buffalo's Blackrock neighborhood. Hot Mama's Canteen brings a new vibe in the old Hilliker's Pastime building. Across the street you have Barry's Grill keeping the tradition of "old man's bar" hours alive in an immaculately kept watering hole. Next door, The Phoenix Restaurant, born from the remains of another old neighborhood joint, serves up an eclectic menu. And just down the street is one of Buffalo's favorite spots for live music, The Sportsman's Tavern.