Jamie Doktor: Tease Artiste

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Review: Leave No Trace [2018]

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5 Yummy Food Finds at Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival

It’s that time of the year again to get excited for those Italian classics worth indulging in at the Galbani Italian Hertiage Festival. With the old stands we know and love, a revamped parking situation at the Outer Harbor to make things easier for festival goers, celebrities, food demos, fireworks, and new culinary wizards slinging out delicacies like fresh crab legs, this is the Italian Festival like you’ve never seen it before! Join us as we sample some of the must-eat items at the Italian Festival:

Campi’s Pizza
8 Central Ave, Dunkirk, NY 14048
(716) 363-6161

Their gigantic, thick crust Sicilian-style pizza has festival goers lining up to get their hands on a slice! Their giant slices have made appearances at different fairs and festivals all around the United States for years. Their notorious for their enormous pizzas, but Campi’s also has delicious, crispy wings and more!

Molinaro’s Ristorante
90 Walnut St, Lockport, NY 14094
(716) 438-0631

Your trip to the Italian Fest simply isn’t complete without a Stuffed Hot Pepper Roll from Molinaro’s. They added their own twist to this popular app around town by wrapping the pepper is dough and deep frying it to crispy perfection. The stuffing gets gooey and melty, you get just enough heat from the peppers, and the garlic butter finish adds so much flavor to this easy-to-walk-with dish!

Mineo & Sapio
410 Connecticut St, Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 884-2398

For nearly 100 years, Mineo & Sapio has been the go-to stand to get your Italian sausage fix loaded with peppers, onions, and spices. Since John Mineo opened the doors to his meat market in 1920, the establishment has carried on his example by serving high quality, flavorful products.  Enjoy their classic Italian sausage with the works or add some fried capicola and melted provolone for even more flavor.

Pizza Amore “The Wood Fire Way”
2024 Grand Island Blvd, Grand Island, NY 14072
(716) 775-5975

The Grand Island establishment, Pizza Amore’, is known for their delicious, wood fire pizzas featuring their light, airy dough, but their dessert pizza is really the star of the show at Italian Fest.  Their Nutella Zepolini is an Italian take on fried dough made with creamy ricotta that they stuff with warm nutella.

Muscarella’s Cannoli
Mobile Cannoli Hut
Only available at the Buffalo Italian Festival and the Lewiston Jazz Festival

Last, but certainly not least, is a cannoli from Muscarella’s. “Muscarella’s Pastry Shop in Buffalo was owned by my grandfather from the early 1900s until the late 70s,” explained Tom Muscarella. “After nearly 75 years in business, my grandfather retired and my aunt and uncle started Muscarella’s Cannoli that was eventually taken over by my wife, Karen, and I in 2016.”  Everyone knows to look for the little white hut with cannoli on top. Try their original with ricotta cheese with chocolate chips or their specialty bavarian cream cannoli…or both!


The Galbani Italian Heritage Festival (Thursday, July 12- Sunday, July 15)
Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 11pm, Sunday: 11am – 10pm
325 Fuhrmann Blvd
Outer Harbor
Buffalo, NY 14203

July 12: Free
July 13 – July 15: $5
Seniors (62+): $2
Children (under 12): Free
Veterans (with ID): Free
Free Parking

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Tuesday Tunezday | Summer Jams!

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LOVE is All Around at the Albright-Knox

To be honest, I knew very little about artist Robert Indiana prior to visiting the brilliant retrospective of his work at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Yes, I was familiar with the iconic LOVE sculpture, but beyond that, the full scope of his life’s work had escaped my notice. That deficiency has now been corrected, I’m extremely pleased to report, after spending an inspiring afternoon immersed in the stylized numbers, vivid colors, provocative words and intriguing symbols that appear and reappear throughout the exhibit.

The work contained in Robert Indiana: A Sculptural Retrospective fills the galleries of the AK’s 1905 building with the kind of creativity that only the most gifted and original artists achieve. The work is deeply personal and deceptively simple in some cases, reflecting Indiana’s lifelong fascination with the signage, billboards and advertisements of the mid-Twentieth Century American highway. This source material is transmuted into paintings, prints and sculpture whose lines and colors are both stimulatingly original and pleasingly familiar.

The centerpiece of the retrospective is the circle of LOVE in the AK’s Sculpture Court. Here, a visitor will find nine iterations of the justly famous LOVE and AMOR sculptures, rendered in various shades and sizes of marble. A number of these pieces are being shown publicly for the first time and their breathtaking beauty would alone justify a trip to Buffalo.

Also of note and not to be missed is a satellite exhibit of Indiana’s sculpted numbers at Wilkeson Pointe on the city’s waterfront. Set amid a grove of towering poplar trees in sight of the Lake Erie shoreline, the Numbers One Through Zero installation offers another striking example of the visual excitement now found in Buffalo’s public places.

Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective runs through Sept. 23rd. For more information visit albrightknox.org.

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Urban Foraging – Edible Wild Plants in The City

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