About us From the editor
Ideally, we would like everyone who picks up
an issue of Spree to read it cover to cover. But
what if I had to choose just a few articles—
other than our must-see dining feature—that it
would be a shame to overlook?
Here are a few snippets from this month’s magazine. They
represent interesting, high-quality content you won’t want to
In Australia, sponge fans might enjoy the Violet Crumble,
which sounds more like a villain from Batman. It’s the name
of a candy bar currently manufactured by Nestlé with more
than a hundred years of Aussie history under its belt. (From
“A Celebration of Sponge Candy,” page 80)
Red is too intense, too demanding of attention, and anything that forceful can frighten me, at least a little. I retreat
back to lipsticks that are frosty pink and dusty rose. I retreat
to the safe and to the tedious. Perhaps this is why I haven’t
owned a red dress in ten years. (From Style: “Cherry and Chili
Dressing,” page 22)
Sorry, introverted would-be DJs, but if you want to make it
in today’s electronic dance music scene, two turntables and a
microphone just won’t cut it anymore; ever since Deadmau5
you’ve gotta have a gimmick, and that gimmick generally
involves wearing something ridiculous on your head. (from
“Sounds,” page 36)
Don’t sit around and mope; bundle up, get out, and confront it. Address February head on. (From Wild WNY, page 25)
Getting back to our feature, in some ways it’s regrettable—
though useful to readers—to bundle so many different types of
eateries and cuisines under a heading like Cheap Eats. Great
Food would be more appropriate, because, regardless of price,
many of these venues are offering some of the most exciting
food you can find in Western New York. Don’t let the New Year
get much older before you try them.
I hope we’ve helped you get the most of out of this short
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