A religious zealot established a bizarre community in Chautauqua County, which included an eccentric and accomplished British politician and writer.
We revisit the subject of Buffalo’s early brewing operations to share some new research on the subject.
For nearly half a century, this little brewery on Broadway operated under numerous owners and against the odds.
What was it like to spend an evening at The Chez Ami? This series of photos conjures up a virtual visit – providing a glimpse for those who missed it, and evoking nostalgia for those who did not.
In the 1930s and 40s, "The Chez" was the place to go for a glamorous night out. Sandy Sease recalls the history of this iconic Buffalo restaurant, as only a family member can.
Myndert Dox led an eventful life in Western New York. New evidence suggests he may also have a claim to being the first person to open a brewery in the village of Buffalo.
As the area sees a resurgence in local brewing, John P. Eiss surveys the roots of brewing in canal-era Buffalo, dating back to Black Rock in 1811.
Not everyone in Western New York in the late 1800s was a fan of the drink. Fredonia’s Women’s Temperance Union took a stand against alcohol in December 1873, successfully closing many drinking establishments and laying the roots for the national W.C.T.U..