Bella means beautiful in Italian - and I couldn't agree more when it comes to Bella Pizza. I recently hit up the Lackawanna location (they have a Hamburg location as well!) and was really looking forward to this one. So many Buffalonians have recommended Bella Pizza to me and it was finally a good night … Continue reading Bella Pizza: Buffalo Likes ‘Em Thick
A breath of fresh air and coming into Buffalo's northtowns with bang, Jazzboline is a hot new(er) restaurant. For those looking to get that fine dine feel, but so much more affordably, Jazzbole offers a New American menu and is very close to home. First off—Jazzboline is absolutely s t u n n i n … Continue reading Jazzboline: Bringing Something New to the Table
With this beautiful spring weather we're having in WNY, we made the most of a recent day and headed up to Niagara Falls to get some fresh air. Truthfully, I have never visited the American side of the falls before! I've only been on the Canadian side, so it was nice to have a new … Continue reading Mr. Ventry’s Pizza on the Blvd: Gone in One Sitting!
Warmth. That's what I think of when I think of Elm Street Bakery. A warm, cozy building. Warm, fresh pizza with local ingredients. Warm smiles from kind members in our community. Sharing conversations with loved ones that warm you up. It's a place that embodies warmth on all its levels and that's what makes it … Continue reading Elm Street Bakery: Surrounded by Warmth
In a city full of Buffalo pizzas (don't get me wrong, I love them), Molinara's was a refreshing pizza experience. It's always cool to try somewhere new, but it's especially satisfying (and quite relieving) when the new place is actually really good. Do any of you peek inside the box at the pizzeria's counter to … Continue reading Molinara’s NY Pizza & Caffe: Intro to Sicilian-Style Pizza
Day trips are the best. And Ellicottville is the perfect day trip in WNY. Between the cute town center, hills of Holiday Valley, and the sweetest of restaurants like West Rose, it's always a good time in Ellicottville.
One of my favorite days from 2020 concluded with dinner at Britesmith Brewing.
One of the few places I went out to eat this year was to Lafayette Brewing Co., pre-winter 2020 shutdown. It felt like a split second of normalcy sitting at their high top tables, sharing a beer with friends, enjoying the banter with the waitress, and taking in the historic brewery's energy.
You ever had a pizza where you've said, "It's not bad, but it's not good." Well, here we are. But you know what, that's better than saying it's not bad! Especially if you are trying a new place out for the first time and wish to avoid buyer's remorse.
Every time I order a pizza, one of my favorite parts of my experience is scoping out their establishment. It gives me such an insight into what makes a pizza place so special. Their culture, their people, their aesthetic, everything! Even if it's a dingy hole in the wall - those places can sometimes be … Continue reading LaPorta’s Pizzeria: More Than Meets The Eye