Frankie Primo’s +39’s Tagliatelle Funghi Review

Flock, it is no secret that my most popular food review ever is Olive Garden's Creamy Mushroom Sauce. This is for good reason: it's a great sauce. Naturally, when I found myself at an Italian restaurant on Chippewa in the City of Buffalo, there was only one item on the menu that caught my eye. … Continue reading Frankie Primo’s +39’s Tagliatelle Funghi Review

Red Robin Zita’s Chicky ‘Cado Review

Flock, in case you haven't noticed, avocado is huge right now. We've gone beyond the avocado toast era to just pudding avocado on everything. It's like a cult or something. That being said, this has resulted in some pretty amazing culinary creations. Red Robin just added a new sandwich to their Burger Master Series: Zita's … Continue reading Red Robin Zita’s Chicky ‘Cado Review

June 7, 1956: The Day Old Niagara Died

Now that I have your attention with a dramatic headline, let's go over the history of June 7, 1956. On this day, the Schoellkopf Power Station fell into the gorge. If you're interested in the full story on this, there is an excellent write-up of the entire event on NiagaraFrontier.com that I absolutely recommend. Schoellkopf … Continue reading June 7, 1956: The Day Old Niagara Died

Mighty Taco Blueberry Empanada Review

If you live in Western New York, you already know about Mighty Taco. The local fast-service taco place known for the Super Mighty, El Niño burrito, and their quirky placemats brought back their blueberry empanadas for the summer, and I'm so glad they did. The crispy, sugary wonder that is Mighty Taco's empanada is basically … Continue reading Mighty Taco Blueberry Empanada Review

A brief glimpse at the other Art Moderne building in Niagara Falls.

With the Johnnie Ryan building officially gone, local architecture buffs and historic preservationists are having a rough time. The pinnacle of Art Moderne in Niagara Falls is gone, and we have nothing left of the style's influence... ...unless you travel up Buffalo Avenue to LaSalle, where an old dairy facility sits in quiet repose. If … Continue reading A brief glimpse at the other Art Moderne building in Niagara Falls.

Why It Was Never Really About the Johnnie Ryan Building

Yesterday, we took a look at the Johnnie Ryan Building demolition fight that's been going on for the last 3 months. Of course, those that have a thorough understanding of Niagara Falls may realize that the fight was less about this: and more about this: So, let's break down some Niagara Falls political history with … Continue reading Why It Was Never Really About the Johnnie Ryan Building

A Breakdown of the Johnnie Ryan Building Debacle

Look at the above building. This tan brick, glass blocked, asbestos wonder of an office structure has been the center of a months-long fight over historic preservation and the right to demolish. This series of events began in February, when local residents noticed construction crews gutting the vacant structure. The construction workers openly admitted that … Continue reading A Breakdown of the Johnnie Ryan Building Debacle