Entries from Buffalo Chow tagged with 'Alcohol'

Absinthe, Or, What WNY Could Stand To Learn About Drinking

While part of Buffalo Chow's mission is to share Western New York's best dining traditions with the world, another part is to bring the world's best innovations back here. That's why today's article is internationally themed, inspired by an experience...

New Orleans Chow: The Powerful Drinks + Standout Seafood

The parallels mightn't be exact, but we see bits and pieces of Buffalo in New Orleans: in Buffalo's case, years of neglect and decline led to a slow corrosion of the city with some simultaneous growth in the suburbs, while...

Discuss It: Is It Time To Change NY's Old Liquor Store Laws?

When people move to New York from other states - or just come back from extended visits elsewhere - they discover two major limitations on the way they can shop here for wine and liquor. First, New Yorkers can't buy...

Taste of Lockport: A Triangle Of WNY Wineries & Foods

Lockport's Ida Fritz Park isn't easy to find with Google Maps - it's at the corner of Transit and Lockport's West Main - but for several hours on one summer day, it hosts what now may well be Western New...

Buffalo Brewfest: Four Terrific Hours, 100 Regional Beers

After drinking 60 ounces of beer - roughly four pints - you're not supposed to feel smarter than you were before you started; even standing up may be a challenge. Yet three hours after we paid our admission fee, received...

Rich Beers & Good Food at Williamsville's Buffalo Brewpub

Although the Buffalo Brewpub has been at its Main Street location near Transit for over 20 years, it was only in the last two that we started to visit - after all, Brennan's was almost across the street, and when...

On Authenticity: Lebanese Festival & Spring Lake Winery

If you've ever tried "Buffalo Wings" outside of Western New York, where all sorts of crazy chicken concoctions masquerade as our hometown specialty, you know this already: authenticity matters. Authenticity is the difference between experiences that please novices and ones...

At Ellicottville Brewing Company, Novel Beers & Foods Mix

A piece of friendly advice: if you like beer, and you discover that a well-regarded local brewing company is operating both a full-service bar and a restaurant in its home town an hour away, don't think, just go. That's why...

Bubbly: Enjoy Jaleo's Amazing White Sangria At Home

Every once in a long while, we are so excited by something we come across at a restaurant that we take the time to try and make it ourselves. Our most recent project: Jaleo's White Sangria, served at the Washington,...

Niagara Wine Trail: Limo Rides & NY Wine For $40/Person

Six hours. Six vineyards. Nine people. A limo that started out with cheese, crackers, cookies and snacks, then ended the day packed with reds, whites, blushes, pinot noirs, fruit wines, and ice wines. With the sun shining and a group...

A Few Of Our Favorite Things: Maple, Mackintosh & 1921

Every once in a while, perhaps more often than that, we're going to post quick notes on our favorite pre-packaged foods and drinks from inside or outside of Western New York. Today's update focuses on maple syrup candies and cookies,...

Fourteen iPhone Apps For Buffalo's Foodies and Drinkers

Every once in a long while, our work at iPhone and iPod web site iLounge overlaps with our coverage at Buffalo Chow, and this is a prime example: an article discussing 14 different food and drink applications for the iPhone...

Elmwood, II: Sweet Tooth, Beer Merchant & Globe Market

In the first part of our two-part visit to food and drink destinations on Buffalo's Elmwood Avenue, we started at the Burchfield Penney Art Center's Orion Cafe and made our way down to the Towne Restaurant. This part looks briefly...

Amherst Pizza & Ale House Offers Huge Plates, Solid Food

We know, we know: we tend to over-order when we're reviewing restaurants, and we were surely overwhelmed on our second visit to the Amherst Pizza & Ale House in Getzville. But who would have guessed that a Buffalo News photographer...

On Dyngus Day, Work Gives Way to Food, Drinks, and Fun

We may have grown up in Western New York, but we were living out of town when Dyngus Day evolved from a series of neighborhood festivals into the largest event of its kind in the world. So, like some of...

Bubbly: Budweiser Budvar, Blueberry & Cherry Updates

Every week or so, our Bubbly column looks at a mix of locally produced and locally available beverages, spotlighting everything from wines to beers to teas and sodas. This week's Bubbly looks at four wines from three area wineries we...

Sorry, Mom: Mother's Meals Are Better Than Homemade

As we drive through Buffalo's Virginia Place, a narrow side street near Delaware, it's impossible to ignore how many cars and restaurants are lining the sides of this single road: the eye spots conspicuous signs for Scarlet and Fat Bob's...

News: Coffee Culture Opens, Dan Ackroyd's Vodka Visit

It's not ready for a review quite yet, but there's a brand new coffee chain in town, and it seems to be gunning for Starbucks and Spot Coffee. Seemingly out of nowhere, Coffee Culture appeared in the former Sweet Jenny's...

Bubbly in Brief: Loganberry & Local Strawberry Wine

It's probably our shortest Bubbly column yet, and for good reason: having spent weeks reviewing all sorts of Western New York fruit wines, we've sorted through the good, the great, and the not so hot - this week's one of...

Bubbly: WNY Pinot Noir and Port, Plus Fruit Wine Updates

Though most of our weekly Bubbly columns have focused on individual flavors of fruit wine, this week's is a little different: we continue our look at Western New York's wineries and nearby competitors by expanding on a category that we'd...

Buffalo & Western New York Soft Drinks, Beers & Wines

Sure, Buffalo Chow's editors love Western New York's foods, but we wouldn't want to neglect another local treasure: delicious beverages. Ask a long-time resident what non-alcoholic drink they most associate with this area, and there's a great chance the answer...

Bubbly: WNY's Niagara and Catawba Sweet Grape Wines

Thus far in our Bubbly series, we've covered blueberry, cherry, raspberry, and cranberry wines from Western New York, but we've said very little about the most obvious fruit - the mighty grape. When the average sophisticated wine drinker thinks of...

Bubbly: Raspberry Wine and Beer from WNY and Belgium

Over the last few weeks, we've used a little space on Buffalo Chow to look at interesting wines from Western New York and nearby areas, starting with Blueberry Wines, continuing with Cherry Wines, and this week, possibly nearing the end...

Bubbly: Buffalo Chow on Cream Tequilas, Especially 1921

Imagine falling in love with a certain food or drink, then moving someplace where it's unavailable. If you've ever left Buffalo, you probably had a list of these items - we did - but now that we're back, there are...

Bubbly: Buffalo Chow on WNY Cherry Wine & Hard Cider

Perhaps we should have quit while we were ahead. Last week, we excitedly canvassed a small collection of locally available blueberry beverages - wine, beer, and tea - and laid plans for a series of Bubbly articles on beverages from...

Bubbly: Buffalo Chow on WNY Blueberry Wine, Beer + Tea

We enjoy wines, but we don't claim to be experts in them; instead, we focus on finding the best-tasting options in categories we think we might enjoy. You've already seen our brief series on Sake and Sparkling Sakes; today, we're...

Bubbly: Buffalo Chow on Japan's Modern Sparkling Sakes

We previously published a single article discussing two versions of Japanese rice wine: traditional sake (pronounced sah-kay, not sah-kee), and a newer, gentler option: "sparkling sake." After three updates to the article, we decided to split it into two pieces,...

Bubbly: Buffalo Chow on Sake, Japan's Smooth, Classy Rice Wine

How much do we love sake? We keep a good bottle around. We sealed our wedding vows with one. And we even named one of our dogs after the Japanese rice wine, years before it began to climb in popularity...

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