May 2011

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Get Outside: Break out your bike

Local bike trails suited for beginners and seasoned riders alike

Here eats the judge

Spree food writer Alan Bedenko shares his inside look at being a Nickel City Chef judge

Get the flowers front and center

Western New York always had gardeners, but most people did it privately, in their back yards. Not any more.

Dig local

New and cool at the gardening shows

On the Line: Chef Mary Ann Giordano

Everyday Breakfasts: Fast and healthy

Planning ahead is key when it comes to simple and healthy breakfasts.

Sounds of the City: Aretha Franklin

The Queen of Soul returns for a show at the Seneca Events Center

Coffee—and much more—at the 2nd Cup

How does an independent coffee shop compete with the big boys?

Coffee Talk

Some of Buffalo's coffee experts weigh in on the wondrous bean

Most venerable brunch establishment: The Roycroft

Brunching at one of Buffalo's most treasured pieces of history

Hot 5: Buffalo Marathon

It's time for one of Buffalo's mot beloved runs

Hot 5: Muster in the Meadow

Forest Lawn's newest tradition.

Wolter’s—keeping a good thing going

Wolter’s is a quintessential European style bakery.

Budget Crunch: Lloyd Taco

Street food with panache

Art Review/Surveyors, surveyed

I think that I shall never see / a poem as lovely without an e

A worldwide digital culture festival returns to its Buffalo roots.

Breakfast cocktails: The pleasures of A.M. alcohol

Best place to eat breakfast alone: Sweetness 7 Cafe

How do you take it?

WNYers love their coffee. Writer Nancy J. Parisi explores the ins and outs of several citizens' morning habits.

Stephen Adly Guirgis: the motherf***er with all the hats

"The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" runs April 22 through May 22 at Road Less Traveled Theatre.

Take One: Bistro Europa

What we want: Ramps

Hot 5: Wine, Wheels, and Song

Clearly, trains are a big deal for young and old alike, and that makes the work of organizations like the Western New York Railway Historical Society vitally important.

Best innovative brunch: Shango

One of our best brunch picks from our May 2011 Breakfast and Brunch issue.

Preservation-ready: St. Vincent's Female Orphanage Asylum

A long-vacant Green & Wicks orphanage may see renewed life as a charter school.

Sounds of the City: The Pat Malinverni Trio

Niagara Falls native and jazz pianist/composer, Malinverni returns

Game On: Buffalo's team?

"Unsurprisingly, the Yankees are big business in Buffalo, with the YES Network broadcasting almost every game in hi-def. But are the Yankees truly “Buffalo’s team”? Is there such a franchise?"

Hot 5: Lewis & Clark exploration

This morning scavenger hunt lets attendees test their map-reading and map-making skills, coupled with a pleasant nature walk.

Make a play date for May

Best breakfast value: The generic WNY Greek diner

Sounds of the City: Three at the Ninth Ward

Fiesta for the Arts

May's Breakfast & Brunch Issue

Join Spree as we raise our to-go mugs and make a toast—to toast.

May Fundraisers & Charity Events

Live the dream

May's Spree Insider

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