FALL FOOD ISSUE
Behind the Scenes
in the Food Biz

Chefs may be the superstars of the culinary world, but some equally interesting figures are a bit more obscure. Meet seven of them, including a farmer, a cheese expert, and a food purveyor.
By Donna Evans, Joe George, Reine Hauser, Philip Nyhuis, Maria Scrivani, and Catherine Young.
Hot Stuff
From lingonberries to yakitori, our writers explore the latest developments on the fash-ionable-cuisine scene, including brief looks at the Atkins industry and the eternal appeal of Italian. We finish up, appropriately, with delectable desserts.
By Ann Blask, Alexandra Harvey, Nancy J. Parisi, and Melissa Sandor
Which Restaurant When?
You name the occasion, we pick the location.
By Reine Hauser, Juliana Jacoby-Patronski, John Maggiore, and Chris Stucchio
Bread, a Basic Art
Food for thought at the Castellani.
By Bruce Adams

OTHER FEATURES
Party on, kids
The unbelievable lengths to which parents and venues will go to create the perfect bash for kids.
By Gwen Ito
Bulgaria:
The Pastoral and the Present
A former Spree intern and current Peace Corps volunteer recounts the living paradox that is life in Bulgaria.
By Katherine Clark
Still An Endangered Species
Recent preservation battles show that historic building stock in Buffalo is still very much at risk.
By Elizabeth Licata
The Essential Rogovin
A long talk with one of Buffalo’s best-known artists.

By Robert Hirsch

INFO @ SPREE/CALENDAR
Fish on canvas, shoes on display,
expats online, and the biggest damn
book you’ll ever see
By Ron Ehmke, Stefanie Ickowski, Elizabeth Licata, and Maria Scrivani

WNY POLITICS
WNY’s Dumbocracy
By The Guy on the Thirteenth Floor

ARTS
Dance: Toeing the line
with the Rockettes
By Ron Ehmke
Theater: Our season
preview continues
By Darwin McPherson
Art: Two views on the
Tunick nude shoot
By Bruce Adams and William Altreuter
Architecture: Yazdani
does Hauptman-Woodward

By Barry A. Muskat
Architecture up close
By Dan Mica
Art: That 70s show (and website)
By Ron Ehmke
Music: Some Rabid local talent
By Christopher Schobert

LIVING
Style: Preppiness triumphant
By Lou Petrucci
Style: Paper couture to die for
By Donna Evans
Style: The vanity wars, his and hers
By "Ambrose" and "Faith"
Health: Spree fitness watch
By Bruce Adams and Anna Hausmann
Health: Affairs of the heart
By Robert Bertholf

FOOD
Restaurant reviews: Hertel Ave., Buffalo’s Little Italy
By Alan J. Bedenko
Wine: What I’m thankful for
By Mark Criden
Foodies: An epic Thanksgiving dinner
By Vicki G. Marshall and Margaret M. Toohey
PLUS: Getting real with Beaujolais, going Italian without pasta? and
Mark Criden reveals what he’s
not thankful for.