Enter the realm of Hayley Elsaesser: a forward-thinking fashion designer focused on creating a place where everyone, including her models and team, can express themselves and feel comfortable in their own skin.
The weather is changing, and the end of an unprecedented cyber semester is on the minds of many. With Thanksgiving break and the pandemic cutting off all in-person activities at UB, winter break and the following months could become lonely for those who long for the full college experience to return once again. Luckily, there might just be something that could make some people a little less lonely: Pet lizards.
In March of 2018, after 14 years of sustainable shopping, Gabbie Richards and other family members created a store that serves as a hub for the vegan community.
Nestled away in a cozy boulevard strip lives a Thai restaurant you might just miss if you were passing by. Elephants and ornate Siamese iconography cover the walls inside while the secluded eatery bustles behind the black brick façade. Located less than three miles from UB’s North Campus, Jasmine offers a wide variety of vegetarian Thai cuisine.
In a world awash with signals telling you to buy meat, Jack Porcari takes the easier path for the planet, sticking to vegetables, cheese and eggs. He details his finds for readers in Kind Cuisine, posted every Thursday.
From the inside, Big Mood on Elmwood looks less like a restaurant and more like your cool aunt’s ‘70s-themed apartment. Complete with macrame plant holders, retro light fixtures and orange tie-dyes, this vegan eatery’s aesthetic is as retro as it is current. Big Mood offers a variety of 100% vegan burgers, bowls, salads, sandwiches and dessert. What’s more, each item on the menu corresponds with a quirky mood for the dish.
Pizza parlors are notorious for their red and white ceramic tiling, conveyor belt ovens and attention-grabbing neon signage – but this is anything but the experience at Jay’s Artisan Pizza.
Prepare to experience a whole new dimension of Chinese takeout at Home Taste in Buffalo. The restaurant, which prides itself in cooking Northern-Chinese cuisine, offers a variety of authentic dishes made by hand.
You might expect the tacos at Ranchos to be good, but you can’t beat dessert: a black and yellow ATV roars down Niagara Street in wheelie formation as the sunset casts a golden spotlight on the rider.