Buffalo Leaves & Lit: Zine Fair and Pierogi

Books, Culture & Arts


Written by Emma Janicki-Gechoff

Published on November 9, 2016

THE INDEX, NO. 1 / Image from

THE INDEX, NO. 1 / Image from

Buffalo has a strong literary undercurrent. Just as important contemporary literary figures live and work among us layfolk today (check that noun usage off on my writing bucket list), our city has a wonderful history of welcoming authors, poets, filmmakers, and artists.
This fall, Step Out will help you keep your scholarly interests alive with the “Buffalo’s Leaves and Lit”weekly guide. We’ll alert you to the high-minded going-ons around Buffalo – dinner and drink recommendations included (you know us).

Scholarly Activity: Buffalo Zine Fair

Sugar City, 1239 Niagara St., Buffalo
Saturday, Nov. 12
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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Scholarly Eats: Ru’s Pierogi

295 Niagara St., Buffalo
Open until 11 p.m. Saturdays
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If your news comes strictly in the form of Facebook shares, then it’s definitely time to delve into Buffalo’s alive, awake, and enthusiastic zine scene.
Zines, you may have figured, are similar to magazines: they’re printed media – not beholden to app downloads and tech glitches. Just good, ole’ fashioned paper and ink. Zines are published by either an individual or a small group of independent artists, authors, poets, and crafters. They incorporate a huge variety of topics, literary styles, and forms of media. The creators are free to create, create, create.
This Saturday, Nov. 12, Sugar City and Gutter Pop Comics are presenting the Buffalo Zine Fair at Niagara St.’s DIY, all-ages event space Sugar City. The Buffalo Zine Fair will have over 25 local and regional zine vendors, many of whom you can check out online prior to the event through the Fair’s Facebook page. Do some digging, and see who strikes your fancy.
Support local media – printed media is not dead! (As I type on my HP laptop using Google Drive…)

Ru's Pierogi, Buffalo NY

Potato Ricotta Pierogi at Ru’s / Step Out Buffalo

While you’re on Niagara, stop by Buffalo’s newest pierogi parlor – Ru’s Pierogi. I’d recommend going with a group of friends and sharing your orders so you can get a taste of everything. They’ve got classics like goat cheese and potato ricotta, Buffalo classics like chicken wing, and some fun ideas like apple pierogi and a bleu crumble salad. And just for the kids, check out the RUnts menu and the sides. 

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