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Ain’t Cha Ever Comin’ Back?

I watched an interesting TEDX talk once about Detroit. The speaker stressed the importance of the “new Detroit”, meaning that the prosperous, automotive culture that once sustained the city was over. She suggested that Detroit needed to manufacture a path for its future- one that wasn’t necessarily going to look like the Detroit we all… Continue reading Ain’t Cha Ever Comin’ Back?

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Get it Right the First Time, at Donut Kraze

Unpopular opinion. I think Donut Kraze has the best donuts in WNY. That’s right, I said it and I’m sticking to my chocolate coated, peanut crusted, cream filled guns. Article after article suggests that donuts are in the midst of a revolution. Donuts are the new cupcakes. America is taking a quintessential treat and foodie-fying… Continue reading Get it Right the First Time, at Donut Kraze

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Big Shot(s) on the Kaisertown Pub Crawl

Here’s the great part about birthdays, it’s the one day you can force your friends to hang out in a locale that they may consider undesirable. If they’re good friends, they go without complaining. I have good friends- so the (1st Annual?) Kaisertown Pub Crawl was born. There was no complaining and perhaps even some… Continue reading Big Shot(s) on the Kaisertown Pub Crawl

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And So It Goes, at Lucky’s

I have the day off from work today and started with breakfast at a local joint at 1903 Clinton Street called Lucky’s Texas Red Hots. If you’ve never been, don’t let the name fool you. While they do have a standing “buy 5 red hots and get the 6th free” offer, it’s a full service… Continue reading And So It Goes, at Lucky’s

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Scenes from a Kaisertown Restaurant

I’ve lived in WNY my entire life except for college (plus a couple years to sow my wild oats in the dirty south). It amazes me how many places I am still discovering! This weekend I stumbled upon a great find- Ray’s Lounge & Catering at 2070 Clinton St. The building is massive and a… Continue reading Scenes from a Kaisertown Restaurant