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The Custom Hatter Revisited

After our previous post about hat maker Nick Fouquet, we received numerous requests to feature Buffalo’s own Gary White from The Custom Hatter. We actually featured this Buffalo-based business way back in 2011 not soon after the blog began, and we had always wanted…
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2015 MLB Corner Episode IX: GM Roulette

GM Roulette   Seattle is next up to find a new head to their front office.  Jack Zduriencik was relieved of his duties after ownership reached the conclusion that he had missed on enough decisions that a change was needed.  Zduriencik was…
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Q&A w/ Buffalo’s Battle Of The Bands Winner | PA Line

I had the pleasure to speak with Trever Stribing, Lucas Honig, Josh Ackerly, and Elijah Peterson of PA Line who won Buffalo's Battle of The Bands and opened for Iron & Wine at Canalside in July and are now touring in New England.  Mark Abell |…
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Summer Cocktail Series: Ginger Apple Shandy

Sadly, today is the last of our Summer Cocktail Series. So far we’ve given you recipes for 13 of our favorite cocktails – some classic, some crafty, some we created right here in the KegWorks kitchen. We’ve had a ton of…
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Review: American Ultra [2015]

“We fired the ugly one” When there are only seven basic plots—as the saying goes—to implicitly choose from as a screenwriter, genre-bending homage becomes the sole path towards creativity. So while Max Landis‘ script for American Ultra is The Bourne Identitymeets Mr. and Mrs. Smith through…
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Road Trip! Destination: Buffalo

"Restaurants are opening. Hotels are going up or being rebuilt. The city's harborfront has a new industry: entertainment and recreation. All of this makes Buffalo a place to visit." Quoting Buffalorising.com's Newell Nussbaumer extensively, Bob Karlovits, staff writer for Trib…
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Buffalo: A College Town

The students are back!    Although summer vacation continues through Labor Day for most of our elementary and high school students, school starts this Monday on most of our WNY college campuses. This means we are about to be hit…
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Local Branch at Urban Leisure & Luxury

One of the few shops that we’ve never featured on Buffalo Dandy is the downtown favorite Urban. Recently rebranded as Urban Leisure & Luxury, the Elmwood Village boutique has gotten away from selling snowboards and started focusing on more lifestyle products along…
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USA Today loudly touts Buffalo’s hot high tech scene

"Blue-collar Buffalo is undergoing a high-tech renaissance. From major expansion projects by Solar City and IBM to a myriad of start-ups, such as virtual dressing room triMirror and social-media app KeepUp, this western New York city of 261,000 is slowly transforming into an attractive…
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Dandy Essentials: Summer Watch Straps

With the summer temps reaching record high's in Buffalo, it's essential to have the right watch strap for your timepiece. One of the most common types of straps during the summer months are nylon or NATO straps. These lightweight straps not only make…
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Summer Cocktail Series: Traditional Mai Tai

There are few drinks more inspired by tiki culture than a traditional (and delicious) Mai Tai. While there are many versions, we’re partial to this flavorful preparation that combines premium aged rum with other tasty ingredients to create something special.…
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Summer Cocktail Series: Traditional Mai Tai

There are few drinks more inspired by tiki culture than a traditional (and delicious) Mai Tai. While there are many versions, we’re partial to this flavorful preparation that combines premium aged rum with other tasty ingredients to create something special.…