Step Out Buffalo Podcast

80 EpisodesProduced by Step Out Buffalo

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 … read more

80 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Fast 5 Stories: June 19

July 19th, 2019

7:18

Introducing our newest podcast series within the Step Out Buffalo podcast! In this episode Lauren and Emily run through 5 fun "news" stories that we think you'd be dying to know about - each in 60 seconds or less. Where …

July 17 - 21 Best Things to Do This Weekend

July 17th, 2019

26:37

Part 1: Emily tells us about her weekend in the Finger Lakes & at Three Brothers Winery and Lauren accidentally participated in Kenmore's Giant …

Jul 10 - 14 Best Things to Do This Weekend

July 10th, 2019

33:09

Part 1: We recap 4th of July festivities, an attempt to see the tall ships, Lou's Diner, The Quarter, and Lauren's 24 Hours in Toronto.

Part 2: …

The Best Things We've Tried This Month: Episode 1 (June)

July 9th, 2019

16:50

We're launching a new series within our podcast called "The Best Things We've Tried This Month"! Every month, we'll recap the best things we (SOB staff members) have tried over the past month or so - including food, …

July 3 - 7 Best Things to Do This Weekend

July 3rd, 2019

21:03

Part 1: We recap Batavia Downs Rockin' the Downs Concert, La Divina, Riverworks, and Marble + Rye.

Part 2: Here's what's happening this weekend:

June 26 - 30 Best Things to Do This Weekend

June 26th, 2019

19:14

Part 1: Lauren tells us about Buffalo Summer Solstice, Duende, Buffalo Brewers Festival, and popups happening at Canalside. Then Emily talks about …

June 19 - 23 Best Things to Do This Weekend

June 19th, 2019

23:36

Part 1: Emily recaps Taste of Country, Aladdin, and her most recent visit to Belt Line Brewery and Lauren recaps a dismantled Discover Kenmore and what she did instead.

Part 2: Coming up this weekend we're talking …

21 Questions: Summer Edition (Part 1)

June 14th, 2019

39:50

Lauren, Emily & our summer intern Maddy answer questions from Instagram:

  1. Best unique beers in Buffalo
  2. Post-work Buffalo activities
  3. Best Bike …

June 12 - 16 Best Things to Do This Weekend

June 12th, 2019

20:20

Part 1: Lauren recaps South Buffalo Porch Fest

Part 2: Coming up this weekend...

  • Wild Brews
  • Toyota Taste of Country
  • Buffalo River Fest & …

June 7 - 9 Best Things to Do This Weekend

June 5th, 2019

23:12

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...

12 Best Festivals Happening in WNY This June

May 31st, 2019

23:34

Lauren and Emily handpicked their top favorite festivals happening in June. Listen to find out what to expect at these upcoming events:

  1. Pride …

May 22 - 26 Best Things to Do This Weekend

May 22nd, 2019

17:34

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 …

5/15 - 5/19 Best Things to Do This Weekend

May 15th, 2019

27:14

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:

Best Bars to Watch Game of Thrones in WNY

May 10th, 2019

18:52

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 …

May 8 - 12 Best Things to Do This Weekend

May 8th, 2019

24:05

Part 1: Lauren & Emily recap their recent adventures including Don Juan's, The Terrace's Brunch, Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival, Buffalo History …

Iconic Buffalo-Style Pizzas Around Town

May 6th, 2019

24:28

Lauren & Rick break down SOB contributor Mandy Bly @buffalopizzablogger's list of 9 Iconic Buffalo-Style Pizzas around WNY. Hear their thoughts & more!

1. Carbone’s Pizzeria South Buffalo and Lovejoy

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May 1 - 5 Best Things to Do This Weekend

May 1st, 2019

19:07

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 …

April 24 - 28 Best Things to Do This Weekend

April 24th, 2019

22:21

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 …

Where to Get Your Polish Food Fix Across WNY

April 19th, 2019

24:25

Lauren & Emily run down the best places to get Polish food all over WNY including:

  • The Broadway Market
  • K Sisters Authentic Pierogi
  • Ru's …

April 17 - 21 Best Things to Do This Weekend

April 17th, 2019

27:40

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 …

April 10 - 14 Best Things to Do This Weekend

April 10th, 2019

31:26

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 …

4 Essential New Restaurants to Try This Spring

April 8th, 2019

13:58

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 …

April 3 - 7 Best Things to Do This Weekend

April 3rd, 2019

26:30

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 …

Mar 27 - 31 Best Things to Do This Weekend

March 27th, 2019

21:25

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 …

Step Out Buffalo's Spring Bucket List

March 25th, 2019

24:55

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, …

Mar 20 - Mar 24 Best Things to Do This Weekend

March 20th, 2019

25:48

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 …

Mar 13 - 17 Best Things to Do This Weekend

March 13th, 2019

28:00

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 …

The Whiskey Bar Episode

March 11th, 2019

30:53

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 …

Mar 6 - 10 Best Things to Do This Weekend

March 6th, 2019

24:17

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 …

Feb 27 - Mar 3 Best Things to Do This Weekend

February 27th, 2019

18:39

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

The Bloody Mary Episode

February 25th, 2019

30:36

We're talking about our favorite bloody marys in Buffalo. Buckle up.

Feb 20 - 24 Best Things to Do This Weekend

February 20th, 2019

15:15

WNY Home and Outdoor Living Show, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Concert, Blake Shelton, Poutine Month at Three Sisters, Penguin Paddle, …

Feb 13 - 17 Best Things to Do This Weekend

February 13th, 2019

19:35

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 …

10 Essential New Restaurants to Try This Winter

February 11th, 2019

23:02

Belt Line Brewery, Froth Brewing, Labatt Brew House, Mundy Cakes, Pastry by Camille's Maison Le Caer, Root & Bloom Cafe, Teton Kitchen Elmwood, The Little Club, VilaVerde, and Yey's Cafe

Feb 6 - 10 Best Things to Do This Weekend

February 6th, 2019

20:42

Beer Tasting Event with Garrett Oliver, Harlem Globetrotters, Hamburg Experience Psychic Fair, Kid Fest, Cupid's Undie Run, Buffalo Winter HopFest, The Art of the Brick, Kegs & Eggs, and Blackened Sabbath Brunch

Jan 30 - Feb 3 Best Things to Do This Weekend

January 30th, 2019

18:47

Naughty Nacho Party, Absolute Journey, Tuck Everlasting, Barks & Brews: Valentine Edition, Disc Golf Ice Bowl and Artisan & Craft Fair, Barre …

21 Questions: Part 2

January 28th, 2019

29:58

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, …

Jan 23 - 27 Best Things to Do This Weekend

January 23rd, 2019

16:31

Lumagination, Disney on Ice, Buffalo Wine & Chocolate Festival, Larkinville Ice Festival, Buffalo Groundhog Day, 8th Annual Niagara Wine and Beer …

Jan 16 - 20 Best Things to Do This Weekend

January 16th, 2019

18:22

Town of Tonawanda Winterfest, Winter Blues Weekend, Greater Niagara Fishing + Outdoor Expo, Antique Estate Auction, Sausage Fest, The Music of Led …

Part 1: 21 Questions with Step Out Buffalo

January 15th, 2019

26:15

Lauren & Emily answer 12 questions like the best hiking trails for you and your pup, best restaurants open on Sundays, where to see live music, concepts missing in Buffalo, and more!

Jan 9 - 13 Best Things to Do This Weekend

January 9th, 2019

23:40

Big Jay Oakerson, Creative Mornings with Victor Parra Gonzalez, The Strictly Hip, SPAMALOT, National Learn to Ski or Snowboard Celebration, Batavia …

Best Things to Do This Weekend: NYE Edition

December 26th, 2018

14:44

This week we're talking about our favorite New Year's Eve options for a night out in WNY.

Dec 19 - 23 Best Things to Do This Weekend

December 19th, 2018

16:46

Gingerbread Wonderland, Steve-O! at Helium, Santa and Reindeer Christmas Train Rides, It WAS a Wonderful Life, The Nutcracker at Shea's, Totally …

Dec 12 - 16 Best Things to Do This Weekend

December 12th, 2018

20:35

98 Degrees Holiday Show, Champions of Magic, Lindsey Stirling, Holiday Happenings at the Aurora Theatre, Elm Street Holiday Market, Cookie Fest, Nate …

All the Holiday Things Episode

December 11th, 2018

19:48

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 …

Dec 5 - 9 Best Things to Do This Weekend

December 5th, 2018

21:09

Lauren and Emily are back! This week / weekend look forward to A City of Artists Market, Kissmas Bash, Ilana Glazer, SantaCon, Holiday Artisan Market …

Nov 28 - Dec 2 Best Things to Do This Week

November 28th, 2018

9:20

Alternative Buffalo's Kerfuffle Before Christmas, Holiday markets galore, and Lewiston Christmas Walk

Nov 21 - 25 Best Things to Do This Weekend

November 21st, 2018

17:05

Christmas in Ellicottville, Fairgrounds Festival of Lights, Polar Express Train Rides, Buffalo Women's Gifts, Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, Buffalo …

Nov 14 - 18 Best Things to Do This Weekend

November 14th, 2018

19:34

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 …

Nov 7 - 11 Best Things to Do This Weekend

November 7th, 2018

14:50

Here's what to do this weekend in this sloppy November weather: Craft Beer & Wine Tasting Social, Experience Psychic Fair Buffalo, Share the …

Our 2018 *Basic* Buffalo Fall Bucket List

November 5th, 2018

18:46

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 …

Oct 31 - Nov 4 Best Things to Do This Weekend

October 31st, 2018

22:53

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 …

Best Things to Do This Weekend Oct 24 - 28

October 24th, 2018

19:44

Hosts Emily & Lauren talk about the best things to do this upcoming Halloween weekend including Truck or Treat, Oktoberfest at the Wurlitzer, …

Oct 17 - 22 Best Things to Do This Weekend

October 17th, 2018

24:36

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 …

Top 10 Haunted Things to Do This Month

October 15th, 2018

22:36

In this Halloween-themed episode we're talking about our picks for haunted hayrides, tours, walks, pub crawls, and events over the next couple weeks all over WNY.

Oct 10 - 14 Best Things to Do This Weekend

October 10th, 2018

21:02

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 …

Oct 3 - 7 Best Things to Do This Weekend

October 3rd, 2018

19:52

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, …

Sept 26 - 30 Best Things to Do This Weekend

September 26th, 2018

23:12

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 …

10 New Essential Fall Restaurants to Try This Fall

September 24th, 2018

25:25

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, …

Sept 19 - 23 Best Things to Do This Weekend

September 19th, 2018

20:31

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 …

Sept 12 - 16 Best Things to Do This Weekend

September 12th, 2018

19:44

This week we're talking about the start of Buffalo Beer Week, Curtain Up!, Adult Bubble Fest, Buffalonia, Great Pumpkin Festival Opening Weekend, …

11 Patio Picks for Fall

September 10th, 2018

35:11

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 …

Sept 5 - 9 Best Things to Do This Weekend

September 5th, 2018

19:16

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 …

Best Things to Do This Weekend 8/29 - 9/2

August 29th, 2018

15:34

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 …

Aug 22 - 26 Best Things to Do This Weekend in WNY

August 22nd, 2018

29:23

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 …

Summer Itch List - Part 2

August 20th, 2018

12:51

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 …

Aug 15 - 19 Best Things to Do This Weekend

August 15th, 2018

19:24

150th Grand Celebration of Olmsted Parks, Stations at Silo City, Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival, The Great Contraption Race, Cocktail City …

Aug 8 - 12 Best Things to Do This Weekend

August 8th, 2018

13:24

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 …

Aug 1 - 5 Best Things to Do This Weekend

August 1st, 2018

17:17

We're spilling our thoughts about: Niagara County Fair, Eden Corn Festival, Jeff Dunham, Jack Craft Fair, Buffalo Booze and Brews Music Festival, …

21 Questions with Step Out Buffalo - Part 2

July 30th, 2018

30:35

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 …

July 25 - 29 Best Things to Do This Weekend

July 25th, 2018

17:32

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, …

July 18 - 22 Best Things to Do This Weekend

July 18th, 2018

13:19

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 …

21 Questions with Step Out Buffalo - Part 1

July 16th, 2018

24:20

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 …

July 11 - 15 Best Things to Do This Weekend

July 11th, 2018

18:10

The best things to do this weekend July 11 - 15: July Concert Series at Central Terminal, Italian Festival, Arrested Development, Ships 'n' Bottles, …

5 New Restaurants to Try in WNY

July 9th, 2018

13:53

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 …

July 4 - July 8: Best Things To Do This Weekend

July 4th, 2018

13:41

4th of July Week/Weekend things to do including where to see fireworks, Concrete Central Kayak Tour, Buffalo Book Fest, Jam in the Valley, Taste of …

June 27 - July 1 Best Things To Do This Weekend

June 27th, 2018

14:53

On this episode we're talking Queen City Social, Ellicottville Summer Music Festival, Hollowfest 2018, Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale, Central …

Summer Itch List - Part 1

June 22nd, 2018

8:11

5 things we here at SOB are dying to do this summer - think restaurants, patios, shops, events, places. In this episode, Lauren gives us her top 5.

June 20 - 24 Best things to do this weekend

June 19th, 2018

15:42

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 …

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