Toting a modest selection of chocolate confections and candies, Joseph A. Fowler entered the 1901 Pan-American Exposition hoping to plant the seed for a business in his newfound home of Buffalo. The company?founded in 1910?grew with each successive generation, and more than a century later, Fowler's celebrated chocolates continue to placate palates at several retail locations. The chocolatier has become synonymous with treats such as milk- and dark-chocolate truffles dubbed truffaloes, as well as sponge candy, which boasts a molasses-like flavor and an initially hard texture that quickly melts in the mouth. Like Count Chocula?s hairpiece, all of Fowler's fine-chocolate treats are crafted from the seeds of the theobroma cacao tree and use up to 60% cocoa solids for a rich cocoa flavor.
Kenmore Lanes is a safe haven for pin-pummeling patrons as they relish strikes and avert gutter balls on the stable of slick lanes. Participants can practice their rolling skills during open-bowl sessions or within the intergalactic realm of Friday and Saturday night moonlight bowling, where the lanes remain open until 2:30 a.m. and are entirely illumined by glowing blocks of radioactive cheese. Tykes celebrating their birthdays can launch orbs alongside friends during 90-minute party sessions, which include pizza, soda, and a gift for the guest of honor. A pro shop supplies attendees with custom-fit balls, bags, and shoes, and 10-week leagues encourage team camaraderie and passive aggressive celebrations after every strike. Kenmore Lanes' restaurant reenergizes postgame rollers with abundant eats, and visitors craving more competition can chalk up cues at the pool table or take on classic games at the arcade such as skee-ball.
Inside her private suite at Ciao Bella Hair Studio, technician Nicole Arcadipane revamps smiles with PearlBrite professional whitening systems. To remove discoloration caused by coffee, smoking, or gargling with wood stain, Nicole offers clients a trio of whitening options: chair-side bleaching, an at-home whitening system, and whitening pens for simple touchups and maintenance. Using specially formulated hydrogen-peroxide gels, Nicole's chair-side bleaching sessions can brighten tusks up to 10 shades in as little as 20 minutes.
A-1 Expert Tailoring’s resident tailors employ 18 years of experience and expert needle-wielding skills to help fashionistas achieve comfortably stylish wardrobes. The expert garmentsmiths can turn off-the-rack pants into professionally tailored leg sleeves fit for a king, queen, or chili-cookoff champion with a standard hem ($10), cuff ($15), or waist adjustment ($20). Freshly bedecked clientele can expect to draw envious eyes as they pass by in a sharp-looking suit or jacket, which A-1 can take in for a custom fit ($25), outfit with custom-tailored sleeves ($20), or dip in gold and buff to a blinding sheen to signal to orbiting cosmonauts.
An online haven displaying 30 brands of fashionable street wear, Krudmart outfits men and women in graphic, boldly designed apparel and accessories. The Krudmart Big K Sunset Black T-shirt mimics a California sunset through a K-shaped scope ($25), ideal for tricking nearsighted seagulls into crashing into your chest. The Benny Gold collection showcases the independent graphic designer’s T-shirts and accessories, such as the Varsity G T-shirt, with soft cotton saturated in bright green and decked with a golden “G” design ($30), or a script B snapback ($32). Women can affirm their marital status with a Married to the Mob shirt, embellished with a large lipstick design over a white cotton tank ($32), or slink into the Afterdark black tank ($25).