Exterior of the former Jenss building on Main Street. Flock, everyone seems to be over the moon about the future of Main Street, and I'm cautiously agreeing with them. Buffalo-based investment group Blue Cardinal Capital just closed on 38 buildings in Niagara Falls, most of them on Main Street, for the tune of $3.2 million. … Continue reading Why you should be excited (but not too excited) about the Main Street deal
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.