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
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
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
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
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.
Flock, it took me way to long to get over to Rock Burger. I've been meaning to try one of their Frankensteinesque creations ever since they opened their first restaurant on Niagara Street (inside Player's Bar). I definitely remembered to put it on my to-do list when they opened their second location on Niagara Falls … Continue reading Rock Burger Fuhgetaboutit Review
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
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
Since I picked apart the Eastern Hills and Boulevard malls, I feel it only right to take a look at my current favorite mall, the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA (or as we call it here: The Outlets). I have put in enough steps at the mall to walk across the State. The Outlets … Continue reading What Even Is the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls?
Last week, we asked "what even is the Eastern Hills Mall?" Continuing on this trend, we're taking a look at the Boulevard Mall in Amherst. The Boulevard Mall has come a long way since it was built in 1962 (it was Buffalo's first indoor shopping mall). It was recently purchased by Sinatra & Co. at … Continue reading What even is the Boulevard Mall?