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Summer Food Feature

A Growing Trend

by J. Sesom

Dave Cosentino, owner of the Aroma Group of restaurants, is more than a restaurateur; he’s a man on a mission. Like Starbucks owner Howard Schultz, Cosentino traveled to Italy and fell in love with the excellent espresso served in Italian cafés and the lively socializing that went on in them.

Summer Food Feature

From Farm to Market to You

by Megan Phelan

Local farmers’ markets provide a pleasant way to get groceries and more

Summer Food Feature

Al Fresco Buffalo

by Caitlin Hartney, Cory Perla

Summer’s here and the time is right for dining outdoors

Summer Food Feature

Cooking Soon

by Hannah Epstein, Megan Phelan, Adelina Simpson, Judy Sperry

Area diners will have several new eateries to experience this summer

Art Scene

Rice is the Subject of Scott Gable's Work at CEPA

by Jack Foran

Ontario Plain Group of Twelve at River Art Gallery

by J. Tim Raymond

Art News

There Used to be a Gallery Here

by Artvoice Staff

The College Street Gallery, a well-loved fixture of the Allentown art scene since 1997, is being evicted from the space it now occupies at the west end of Allen St. near Nietzsche’s. The reason is to give more room to the gallery’s next-door neighbor Crust Pizza, who wants to expand a full service bar in the gallery’s 500 sq. ft. space.

Film Reviews


by M. Faust

Begin Again

by M. Faust

Third Person

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Listings (Friday, July 11 - Thursday, July 17)

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Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: DIIV at The Tralf Music Hall this Tuesday the 15th.

Play Ball!

Why Are the Bisons Struggling?

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

The team went on a pretty good run in the final homestand in June, barreling through the Rochester Red Wings and then taking 4 of 5 games against the Columbus Clippers, to take the team over the .500 mark and place them in the thick of things in the very competitive International League north division.

Letters to Artvoice

A New, Old Idea Whose Time Has Come, Or Not?

by Phil Parshall

The quickest, cheapest way to accelerate the redevelopment of Buffalo is getting a Major League Baseball team.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo has a huge, 350-student “viticulture and enology” program, preparing its majors for an industry critical to the state’s economy (and with a venerable international cachet)—but puritanical state law continues to hobble it.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Since 1981, Chinese law has stipulated that every healthy person between the ages of 11 and 60 should plant three to five trees per year. This would be a favorable week for Chinese Cancerians to carry out that duty.