Bowmansville, NY


Vision Plan Released for Broadway Fillmore Neighborhood

The Central Terminal Neighborhood Association (CTNA), a block club reestablished this year, has released its Broadway Fillmore 2032: A Vision for Neighborhood Restoration. The timing is good. The State has made East Buffalo revitalization a priority with two neighborhood anchors receiving money to kick-start renovation plans: $37 million for the Broadway Market and $61 million for the Central Terminal.

Spicy Relish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy. Inspired by the famous hot sauce served at Ted’s Hot Dogs, a beloved chain of charcoal broiled hot dog restaurants in Buffalo, NY, this spicy relish is my all-time favorite cookout condiment. It holds special nostalgic appeal for me, as I spent many childhood vacations visiting my grandparents in Buffalo, and no visit was ever complete without a trip to Ted’s for a foot-long hot dog with the sauce. This version is not an exact copycat of Ted’s but it’s pretty close, and it happens to be the easiest thing in the world to make – just three ingredients and they all come from jars. Slather it on hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, or pretty much anything in place of ketchup. For the full Ted’s experience, try to find Sahlen’s Original Smokehouse Hot Dogs (in my area, Wegmans carries them); they are the best!

Western New York Rootie’s Shortage Might Be Over Soon

Thanks to one persistent local, we might know when our favorite Buffalo blue cheese will finally be back in stock. Buffalo’s own Rootie’s Famous Gourmet Blue Cheese has been MIA from supermarkets for months. Frustrated wing lovers all over Western New York have resorted to hoarding bottles of it the rare times their local store has it on their shelves. Some have even (GASP) switched blue cheese brands just to make sure their wings aren’t completely naked this summer. There has even been some speculation out there that the Rootie’s company might not be doing well financially (a heartbreaking fact for many local businesses after the pandemic), leaving many to wonder if they’d ever get their hands on their precious Rootie’s blue cheese again.

Mystic Hills Brewery planned for ski country

EAST CONCORD, N.Y. — An East Concord couple is planning to open a brewery a few miles from Sprague Brook County Park and Kissing Bridge Ski Resort. Mystic Hills Brewing will open this fall in a 1,700-square-foot facility at 10959 Allen Road, East Concord, next door to the home of Reanna Dembitsky and Michael Prusakowski, who are engaged to be married later this summer.

Summer Event Favorite Is Back In Western New York

You may have seen pictures at the Botanical Gardens this weekend and wondered, “Is it really back?”. Dining at Dusk returned to the Botanical Gardens on June 26 with BBQ and Brass, featuring dinner from Curly’s Grille, live music from Buffalo Brass Machine, and desserts from High Vibe Sweets – but there are more chances this summer to go “Dining at Dusk” at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens.

Large Boa Constrictor Found on Lawn of New York State Family

Snakes are out all across New York state this time of year. They're a part of nature. But while some other recent snake sightings are species commonly found in New York and surrounding states, this particular case wasn't. This was no native species, as it's probably another case of someone with an exotic pet that either got loose or simply got too big to take care of. A family in New York state was in for the shock of their lives recently when it showed up on their property.

Turn Water Into Beer

Customers on River History Tours, Spirit of Buffalo, Big Kahuna, Tiki Tour, and Miss Buffalo 2 get a free beer from Pizza Plant with receipt of their boat cruise ticket (free beer valid only on date of receipt). Plus your Pizza Plant receipt with that days date gets you a...

Cooking up favorites for a following

Alex Dispence was a fine dining chef. He cooked in some of America’s top resorts, country clubs and golf courses. But you won’t find him in those places now. If you want to see what Alex is cooking up these days, you need to scroll TikTok and Instagram. The chef-turned-content-creator posts 30-second videos of delicious dishes that are easy to replicate at home.

42 North Launches Sipstream to Benefit Empire State Ride

EAST AURORA New York – 42 North Brewing Company is launching a new pale ale to support the Empire State Ride, a fundraising cycling event that travels 500+ miles across New York State from Staten Island to Niagara Falls. Proceeds from every case sold will be donated to the Empire State Ride and its beneficiary, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.