For more than a century, the Woodbury family has tilled the rich, porous soil of the Fredonia area to craft one-of-a-kind, flavorful wines from homegrown grapes. The vineyard’s serene surroundings—from the doting shelter of the nearby Allegheny uplands to the temperate words of encouragement from Lake Erie—work together to rear aromatic, mature, and emotionally balanced crops. Sippers may indulge in the complex flavors of a full-bodied cabernet ($24/bottle), the peppery floral notes of the Gewürztraminer ($24/bottle), or the regional sweetness of a niagara ($9.50). In addition to bottling up high-quality grape juice, the expert vintners at Woodbury shake down local orchards for refreshing fruit wines, such as a tastefully tart cranberry ($12) or delicate apple ($12), simultaneously capable of banishing thin-skinned doctors and impressing teachers with its semidry personality and ability to rinse chalkboards.
The Scallywags Grub & Spirits dining room is a treasure-trove of nautical knickknacks, from the colorful fish that speckle the walls to the gnarled wooden buccaneer that waits by the door with a bowl of mints. Diners marvel at the festive pirate-themed decor before ordering rounds of martinis and turning their attention to the menu—a seafood-centric compilation of crispy-fried-fish dinners, juicy burgers, and tender steaks. One of the eatery’s signature dishes—the Drum of the Scoundrel—features a hearty 2-pound smoked turkey leg seasoned in specialty sauce and served grilled or fried.
Homemade, cooked-to-order meals pair with a roster of 14 on-tap beers to bring a taste of the Emerald Isle to the East Coast. This cozy eatery is designed to replicate an authentic Irish pub, down to the front doors that creak in a thick brogue. Locals may relax with a pint at tables near the front of the pub, or move through dark French doors to sit in the dining room. Between bites and laughs, patrons shift their attention to six flat-screen TVs or the tunes scrolling across an Internet jukebox. Upstairs, a spacious banquet room plays host to parties, and outside, a covered patio accents summertime meals with warm breezes and the rustling of trees wrestling to get a better view of the pub's signature potato leek soup.
On the shores of Sheepshead Bay, the chefs at Baku Palace delight palates with a menu of Turkish and Russian cuisine kept afloat by a supermassive vodka list. Servers ferry plates of seafood such as boiled lobster, entrees including fried trout, sheep's tongue, and grilled filet mignon, and kebabs out to eager patrons, and live music compels forks to shovel food in rhythmic unison. The eatery's regal chandeliers—which were designed in the Czech Republic—elegant patterned wallpaper, and ornate catering displays facilitate birthday celebrations, corporate events, and lavish surprise parties for the parking valet.
Thousands of beads of all kinds from around the globe twinkle in hues of every color at Bead Creative, awaiting their moment to be united with wire, floss, and leather in customers’ unique handiworks. The store’s expert jewelry-makers aid shoppers in selecting the perfect combination of beads for stringing a necklace or embroidering onto a leotard in preparation for a circus job as a beardless woman. After finding the perfect materials, guests can perch at in-store workstations to start their creations. The store’s bead artists also lead classes or host parties, imparting the fundamentals of crafting pieces to dangle around the neck, wrist, or prehensile tail.