Find out about what's happening this weekend, where to get the best food & drink, dog-friendly spots, new restaurants, hidden gems, things to do, and everything in between. Emily and Lauren from Step Out Buffalo are your guides with the inside scoop on everything and anything you need to know about having a good time in Buffalo & WNY in 15 minutes or less. Tune in, skip the FOMO, and step out, Buffalo! For more check outStepOutBuffalo.com and @stepoutbuffalo on social.
Lauren, Emily & our summer intern Maddy answer questions from Instagram:
Best unique beers in Buffalo
Post-work Buffalo activities
Best Bike Trails
Best park shelters for events
Free summer events/activities
Guide to Farmers Markets in Buffalo
Best places for a date
Guide to best chocolatiers
Bottomless Mimosa Brunch
Dog friendly restaurants/patios
Guide to weekly free concerts
Best/must-see things to show out of towners
Best Sunday funday activities
Best places to get pancakes
Part 1: Lauren recaps South Buffalo Porch Fest
Part 2: Coming up this weekend...
Toyota Taste of Country
Buffalo River Fest & Rigidized Regatta
Zac Brown Band
Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival
Discover Kenmore 2019
Lewiston Garden Fest 2019
Thin Man Brewery Third Annual Summer Street Festival
Hamburg Wine About
Rockin' 2019: Death Cab for Cutie
Part 1: We recap the Pints + Pierogi Fest and Lauren dishes about Marotto's Clam Bar.
Part 2: The best things to do this weekend include...
Superhero Walk & Run for Children's Mental Health
Sea Lio Rescue Run 5K
The Bash for Mercy Flight
Hanson String Theory
Allentown Art Festival + Allen West Fest
Beercus! - 5th Anniversary Party
New York State Yoga Festival
South Buffalo Porchfest
7th Annual Crossroads Bluesfest
Live on Mars: A tribute to David Bowie
Lauren and Emily handpicked their top favorite festivals happening in June. Listen to find out what to expect at these upcoming events:
Pride Festival 2019
Allentown Art Festival + Allen West Festival
New York State Yoga Festival
East Aurora Music Fest
South Buffalo Porchfest
Buffalo River Fest & Rigidized Regatta
Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival
Thin Man Brewery Third Annual Summer Solstice Street Festival
11th Annual BBQ & Blues Festival
Buffalo Brewers Festival
Taste of Diversity Festival 2019
Part 1: Lauren recaps Balloons Over Letchworth this past weekend.
Part 2: Coming up this weekend:
Buffalo Greek Festival
Wine & Cheese on Niagara Wine Trail
Larkinville Block Party
Twenty One Pilots
Pints + Pierogi Fest
Part 1: Lauren & Emily recap Hamburg Music Fest and Lauren's adventures at 100 Acres Brunch and The Draft Room's beer garden.
Part 2: Coming up this weekend...
Chris Young @ Darien Lake
Memorial Day Weekend Summer Kickoff Party
An American Salute
Totally Buffalo Festival
Jazz in the Vineyard
NYBP Firepit Festival
Part 1: We talk about what we've done recently including Trivia at Salumeria Belsito, Jays Artisan Pizza, Penny Lane Cafe, and Makers + Shakers (and later in the episode Emily remembers she went to Cantina 62).
Part 2: Here's what's happening this weekend and what you can expect:
2019 Nickel City Con
Faux Fest 2019
Hamburg Music Festival
42 North’s Full Circle Fest 2019
Billy Ray Cyrus
In honor of the last two episodes EVER, we pulled together a guide to bars hosting viewing parties for the next couple Sundays including Founding Fathers, Lakeward Spirits, Buffalo Cigars, and The Sterling. You're welcome.
Part 1: Lauren & Emily recap their recent adventures including Don Juan's, The Terrace's Brunch, Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival, Buffalo History Museum, Molinaro's Ristorante and Naan-tastic.
Part 2: This weekend features World's Largest Yard Sale, PA Line, A City of Buffalo Pop-up Shop, Fantasy Island Food Truck Fest, Mother's Day Weekend Ensemble of Music, Mother's Day at Rolling Hills Asylum, KT Tunstall, Spring Makers + Shakers: Boozy Artisan Market, & our picks for Mother's Day brunch.
Part 1: Rick recaps the Special Waygu Beef Dinner at Roost
Part 2: Lauren & Rick talk about what to do this weekend including The Book of Mormon, Adele Givens, American Cancer Society's Derby Day, Cinco Weekend at Deep South Taco, Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival, May the Fourth be With You: The Music of Star Wars at Kleinhans, Wedding Crashers Reception, Cinco de Mayo Party at Hatchets & Hops, and finally Delaware Avenue Bites & Sites.
Part 1: We're discussing The Little Club on Hertel, The Grange Community Kitchen in Hamburg, Giancarlo’s in Williamsville and - wait for it - Dave & Busters lol.
Part 2: This weekend's best events include Nachopalooza, The Roast, The 2019 Decorator's Show House, Patriots' Day Weekend at Old Fort Niagara, Taste of the Trail, Boom Days, Buffalo State Runway 12, and Tyler Henry the Hollywood Medium.
Lauren & Emily run down the best places to get Polish food all over WNY including:
The Broadway Market
K Sisters Authentic Pierogi
Potts Deli & Grille
Prosit Restaurant Food Truck
Gram's Pierogi House
Polish Villa I & II
Part 1: We talk about our experiences - yes two separate experiences - at the brand new Thin Man Brewery / Tappo Pizza in Black Rock.
Part 2: This weekend involves Easter Weekend at Botanical Gardens, Nikki Glaser, Pils, Pierogi and Polka, All the Sports including Buffalo Bisons, Queen City Roller Girls, and Buffalo Bandits, Loderpalooza 90's Festival, Where to Grab Easter Brunch, and Dyngus Day Parade and Party at the Central Terminal.
Part 1: Fun things we've done recently like *surprise surprise* ... eating out! We're talking about Black Iron Bystro, Aroma on North French, Hamlin House, Lauren's favorite bar Matinee, and Pallet Cafe.
Part 2: Coming up this weekend we have 2019 NCAA Men's Frozen Four, Tribute to Earth Wind and Fire, Block Party, Corey Holcomb, Taste of Paradise, Easter Bunny Breakfast at the Zoo, Easter Egg Hunt at Botanical Gardens, The Doobie Brothers, 6th Annual Buffalo's Greatest 80s Party, and The Worlds Largest 90s Party
Part 3: Everything you need to know about CIL - a podcast exclusive.
Emily & Lauren roundup a list of the most notable new restaurant openings over the past few months including Belt Line Brewery, PK Eats, Naan-tastic, and Imperial Pizza. Listen for everything you need to know about these brand new spots!
Part 1: We're recapping the Buffalo Sweet Tooth Festival hosted by Step Out Buffalo & The Cheesecake Guy including our favorites, the winners, and more.
Part 2: Best Things to do this weekend include Local Restaurant Week, Buffalo Bisons Opening Week, ComedySportz 11th Annual Improvathon, Thawfest 4, 80s, 90s, 00s Silent Disco of the Decades, Buffalo Wine Festival, Halfway to Oktoberfest, Expecto Bar Crawl, Justin Timberlake, Kristin Chenoweth, and 13th Annual Taste of Culinary.
Part 1: Lauren tells us about her experiences at the Mariah Carey Concert, EXPO Market and all the new things happening there, Matinee, and Shango Brunch.
Part 2: This weekend we cover Rent, The Trews, Springtime in the Country, 2019 Buffalo Motorama, Maple Weekend, Edible Book Festival, Another 80s Ski Party, and Buffalo Sweet Tooth Festival.
Get a bomb fish fry, visit the cider mill (what!?), Local Restaurant Week, check out the AMC Downtown, Roost 4/20 Dinner, Dyngus Day Parade, Check out 3 new breweries, take a HIIT fitness class, See a huge name IRL (JT, Kristen Chenoweth, Condoleezza Rice, Aziz Ansari & Nikki Glaser, and attend Spring Makers + Shakers.
Part One: Lauren tells us about her experience at Belt Line Brewery, the Tappo Igloos, Perks, Duffs & their Micro Brewery, and more.
Part Two: Coming up this weekend we have Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival, Ariana Grande, Tokyo Police Club, Mariah Carey: Caution World Tour, Beerology, WWE Live, and Buffalo Whiskey Riot.
Part 1: Recap of Buffalo Bloody Mary Festival + the winners and our personal favorites.
Part 2: Fun things we've done recently - Belt Line Brewery, Mansard Inn's French Onion Soup, Susan Naturally Day Spa, Studio Hue's Blanket-knitting class.
Part 3: Best things to do this weekend including Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at JP's Fitzgeralds, 7th Annual Keybank Live @ O'Larkin, The Town Pants St. Patrick's Day Celebration, St. Patrick's Day Parade with Crikwater, The Observers & Middlemen at Babeville, 2019 Old Neighborhood St. Patrick's Day Parade, 2019 Downtown St. Patricks Day Parade, St. Patrick's Day Parade Celebration with EPIC, & DBGBs St. Paddy's Day Party, & Kegs & Eggs: St. Patrick's Day.
Emily, Lauren, & Rick dicuss whiskey, our levels of expertise on the subject (or lack there of for some of us), our favorite whiskey bars and places to get whiskey and whiskey cocktails around WNY, and everything you need to know about the upcoming Buffalo Whiskey Riot.
Our thoughts on Dominos, notable things we've done recently - shoutout to that Vegan Baking Betch!, plus the best things to do this weekend including A Taste of Vegan, Art of Beer, Ellicottville Winter Carnival, Mumford & Sons, 2019 Buffalo Home Show (with a disclaimer though), Haters Roast - The Shady Tour, St. Patty's Bar Crawl, and Buffalo Boss Babes Speaker Series: Empower. Let's get to it!
Backyard Classic Hockey Tournament, 26th Annual Advance Auto Parts Cavalcade of Cars, Mardi Gras Party, Shamrock Run 2019, SHE is ME: LIVE!, Disturbed, HEAL BFLO Yoga Retreat and Festival, 2019 Buffalo Bloody Mary Fest
WNY Home and Outdoor Living Show, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Concert, Blake Shelton, Poutine Month at Three Sisters, Penguin Paddle, Williamsville Soup Stroll, Singles Party, The Music of Billy Joel, Elton John and more, and Snow Roll Buffalo
Labatt Blue Pond Hockey Tournament, Valentine's Day with Steve Byrne, Anti-Valentine's Day Speed Dating, The Wake, Brewski 2019, Master of Illusion - Believe the Impossible, Cork Head Wine Festival, and Statler City Psychic Fair 2019
We talk about the best cheap eats, not-to-miss winter events, where to watch sports, WTF happened to our Canalside Bar Crawl & Buffalo Cocktail Classic (RIP), Best sushi, where to live DT, all you can eat crab legs, fave hangout spots, good study spots, first restaurant you'd take a tourist to, and the best itinerary for a girls day in Buffalo.
Big Jay Oakerson, Creative Mornings with Victor Parra Gonzalez, The Strictly Hip, SPAMALOT, National Learn to Ski or Snowboard Celebration, Batavia Experience Psychic Fair, Miss Buffalo Scholarship Competition, Live Well Buffalo Festival
Gingerbread Wonderland, Steve-O! at Helium, Santa and Reindeer Christmas Train Rides, It WAS a Wonderful Life, The Nutcracker at Shea's, Totally Buffalo's Free Procrastinator's Pop-up Shop, Hotel Henry's Holiday Market, Winter Gala @ Rec Room
We're talking about all the holiday things - including where to cut down your own Christmas tree, holiday markets where you can get last minute gifts, shops, festive activities, cinnamon rolls, and where to get a Tom & Jerry.
Lauren and Emily are back! This week / weekend look forward to A City of Artists Market, Kissmas Bash, Ilana Glazer, SantaCon, Holiday Artisan Market at Flying Bison, Buffalo Sabres vs Philadelphia Flyers, Thin Man Brewery Christmas Street Party, Castle by Candlelight, Jingle Bell Jam, and Santa Drop at New York Beer Project.
Christmas in Ellicottville, Fairgrounds Festival of Lights, Polar Express Train Rides, Buffalo Women's Gifts, Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, Buffalo Afrobeat Orcestra, World's Largest Disco, and Fall Makers + Shakers: Boozy Artisan Market
Best things to do this weekend: Bottles & Bites: Flavors of Fall, CASCADES OF FIRE, 80s Party for the Food Bank of WNY, Christmas at the Wurlitzer Craft and Gift Showcase, Lockport Tour of Homes,
90s Bar Crawl, A Drag Queen Christmas, Elton Rohn - Ultimate Elton John Experience, Rochester Bloody Mary Fest
Here's what to do this weekend in this sloppy November weather: Craft Beer & Wine Tasting Social, Experience Psychic Fair Buffalo, Share the Bounty, Adult Dino Fest, Holiday Valley Trucks ‘n Brews, Meat Raffles, & Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival
We talk about tons of stuff you *need* to remember to do before fall is over including tailgating at a Bills game, Hatchets & Hops, shop local - apparel & home goods, see a movie at a local theater, day trip to Ellicottville, find and eat apple everything, solve an escape room, take a fall foliage hike, visit a cider mill, and more.
We're chatting about Christmas in the Country, Death at the Distillery, Fiddler On The Roof, Restore Find and Flip, Whole Foods Market Local Vendor Fair, Open-hearth Cooking During French Heritage Day, Peak n Peek Wurst Party Ever, & Dueling Pianos. Plus what we did this past weekend and what we have coming up for Step Out Events.
Hosts Emily & Lauren talk about the best things to do this upcoming Halloween weekend including Truck or Treat, Oktoberfest at the Wurlitzer, Holiday Arts and Crafts and Knox Farm, Witches Ball, Rise Halloween: The Freak Out!, The Crawling Dead: Halloween Bar Crawl, The Iron Event, and JT!
First we talk about the awesome new logo we launched this week, then we talk about what we did this past weekend - Becker Farms, brunch at Alchemy, dinner at Toutant, a quick trip to Ellicottville, the usual. Then on to the best things this weekend including Local Restaurant Week, Tedx Buffalo, Root to Rise Yoga at the Museum, Goo Goo Dolls Dizzy Up the Girl Concert, Light the Night Buffalo, Hallowine Murder Mystery, Choctoberfest, Spooky Overnight at the Museum, and Crawl-O-Ween East Aurora Bar Crawl.
This week sh*t got cray with a special co-host and a ton of events including a meat raffle, haunted food truck rodeo, ShakesFEAR, several oktoberfests, Cider Fest, and more. Plus, we discuss haunted stuff to do in Toronto. YOLO
Our picks for this week/weekend... drum roll plz... 43North Finals, Taps & Apps, A Night at the Asylum with Syfy's Ghost Hunters Steve and Tango, Allentown Fall Festival, City Murals by Bike Tour, Spirits with the Spirits, Halloween Festival at the Buffalo Central Terminal, and Ellicottville Fall Festival.
Our picks this weekend include Buffalo Whiskey Riot, Larkinville Block Party, tonzzzz of Oktoberfest events, Malt Fest, Roycroft Campus Fall Festival, The Price is Right Live, and Bourbon, Bacon & BBQ. Click play to hear why.
Here's the list of the newest restaurants in WNY and what to expect when you go including: Alchemy Wine & Beer, Community Beer Works, Craft and Cork, Duende, Homegrown Kitchen, Misuta Chows, Prescott's Provisions, Roots Coffee & Tea, Stack Burger 2.0, and Waves.
Here's what's happening this weekend: Fall Zoo Brew, Ballpark Brew Bash, Oinktoberfest, Museum Day, WNY Fiber Arts Festival, Borderland Music & Arts Festival, Niagara Wine Trail Harvest Festival, & ChalkFest Buffalo. Oh and the Bills are probably screwing things up for us somewhere on Sunday, but we don't talk about that.
This week we're talking about the start of Buffalo Beer Week, Curtain Up!, Adult Bubble Fest, Buffalonia, Great Pumpkin Festival Opening Weekend, Tour de Farms, RBC Oktoberfest Bash, and Hamburg Oktoberfest.
We're talking about our top 11 picks for outdoor patios to enjoy this fall + a couple bonus patios for good measure. Hear what we have to say and why these spots made the list: Black Sheep, Deep South Taco, Five Points Bakery, Hydraulic Hearth, Resurgence, Lake Effect Ice Cream, Blackthorn, 42 North Brewing, Prescotts Provisions, Lucias on the Lake, & Waterstreet Landing.
This weekend is stuffed with good stuff like Niagara County Peach Festival, After Party for the Parks, 7th Annual Taste of East Aurora, 16th Annual Music is Art Festival, 2nd Annual Fruit Beer Festival ... lot's of annuals I guess... Meatball Street Brawl, Lights Up! Paella on the Patio, and Step Out Buffalo's Game Day Bar Crawl.
Emily & Lauren discuss their picks for the best things to do this weekend including: Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper Benefit, Road to Borderland Music Festival Craft Brewery Night, Rock Autism Music Fest, Buffalo German Fest, National Buffalo Wing Festival, South Buffalo Irish Festival, and Fall Out Boy with Machine Gun Kelly. Get after it, Buffalo!
We're talking about our picks for the best things to do this weekend including Night Lights Music Festival, Chautauqua Food & Film Festival, Buffalo Irish Festival, Northwest Jazz Festival, Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts, One Year Anniversary Drag Brunch, & What's New in Buffalo By Bike Tour. Find out everything you need to know about these events, and why we think they should be on your list.
We're getting into Emily's summer itch list before summer is completely over. What's on it? Misuta Chows, Whirlpool Jet Boat, Rent a Pontoon & Go to Grass Island, Kayaking, Community Beer Works, and Lancaster Speedway.
150th Grand Celebration of Olmsted Parks, Stations at Silo City, Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival, The Great Contraption Race, Cocktail City Collaboration, Blackbird Cider Works Summer Cider Festival, Beyonce & Jay-Z, and Griffis Sculpture Park 6th Annual Summer Festival.
We're chatting about the best things to do this weekend including Disney's Aladdin, Erie County Fair, Encore Airing of Risky Builders, Big Bounce America, Jason Aldean, Lewiston Art Festival & Chalk Walk Competition, Taste of Ellicottville, and Taste of Lockport.
We're spilling our thoughts about: Niagara County Fair, Eden Corn Festival, Jeff Dunham, Jack Craft Fair, Buffalo Booze and Brews Music Festival, Cattaraugus County Fair, Forest Lawn's Famous History Trolley Tour, 5th Annual WNY Vegfest
We answer your questions! Best seafood joints? Mexican? Why #hashtagstepoutbuffalo? West Seneca bars... Clubs for meeting young professionals? Coffee shops with outdoor space? Fave appetizers? Neighborhood? Starting your own business? What do I need to know after moving here from Dallas?
Emily & Lauren cover the best things to do this weekend including Farmhouse to Brewhouse, Cobblestone Live Music + Arts Festival, Garden Walk Buffalo, Jazz and Blues Weekend in Ellicottville, Lebanese Festival, Ludacris at Canalside, Niagara Wine USA Festival, and Live Well Buffalo: A Feel Good Fest.
We're talking about our favorite picks for this weekend in Buffalo & WNY including where to see outdoor movies, Wines in the Wild, Party on the Portico, Burgerfest, Kickstock Kickball Festival, and Outer Harbor Brunch Festival.
Lauren & Emily answer Instagram questions about Buffalo & Step Out Buffalo: Underrated parks? Trivia nights? Iced coffee? How do we unwind? Working at SOB? Best activities and hidden gems for newbies to the area? Favorite Salons? Where to meet a sugar daddy? No, seriously.
The best things to do this weekend July 11 - 15: July Concert Series at Central Terminal, Italian Festival, Arrested Development, Ships 'n' Bottles, Chalk Festivals, Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival, and Canal Fest + a Live Well Buffalo preview!
We're talking about the 5 newest restaurants in Buffalo & WNY including Root & Bloom, The Tabernacle @ Sweet_ness 7, Dobutsu, Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs, and Pastry by Camille. Find out where they are, what they have to offer, why you should try each one, and how to pronounce Dobutsu.
On this episode we're talking Queen City Social, Ellicottville Summer Music Festival, Hollowfest 2018, Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale, Central Terminal Car Show, Taste of Diversity Festival, and DJ Pauly D's Beach Bash.
SOB'S FIRST PODCAST! In this episode, we cover Kiss the Summer Hello, Glassblowing Class, Lewiston Prohibition Tour, Ride for Roswell, Roycroft Summer Festival, Buffalo Brewers Festival, Wurstfest!, Parkside Garden & Architecture Tour, Zac Brown Band, and Cottage District Tour. Instagram & Snapchat: @stepoutbuffalo StepOutBuffalo.com