Ben Tsujimoto

Entries by Ben Tsujimoto

Ben runs Buffalo.com’s content, social media and freelance photography and blogging program.

He began working with Buffalo.com in 2009, shortly after receiving his bachelor’s in history from Houghton College.

He still plays soccer year-round throughout Western New York, and he runs the soundboard at Village Church.

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Early nibble: Melting Point on Allen - PHOTOS

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It can’t be easy to run a restaurant business in a narrow building with just seven seats.

That’s the challenge facing Matt Yuhnke and Mike Kifner, owners of Melting Point, a new grilled-cheese eatery at 244 Allen St. that’s immediately next door to Crust Pizza and across from Allen Street Hardware.

It’s not like the two owners are fighting a lost cause, as a few factors stand…

South Buffalo Farmers Market to debut in June

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At a national level, viral media content usually involves Justin Bieber’s run-ins with the law, the Kardashian sisters’ romantic rompings, Chris Brown’s volatile temper or BuzzFeed lists of cute creatures or Millennials’ traits that bounce from Facebook wall to Facebook wall.

For something to become viral locally, it doesn’t necessarily need to be celeb- or list-based. A group of…

Former More Than Me duo visits Buffalo as Doyle Brothers - INTERVIEW

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Most of the time, grassroots local bands can’t plan for once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

When Williamsville-based More Than Me won Hard Rock Rising’s Global Battle of the Bands in 2010—then opened for Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Pearl Jam in London’s Hyde Park—local momentum sputtered and the band’s name faded into history after playing Taste of Buffalo, Oktoberfest in…

Steve Rannazzisi on plight of Bills fans, fatherhood - INTERVIEW

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As a Giants fan, comedian Steve Rannazzisi doesn’t know what it’s like.

He hasn’t suffered through four failed Super Bowl tries, the recent death of an owner who kept pro football in Buffalo, 14 straight playoff-less seasons and the prospect of an unstable future.

Rannazzisi may quibble about how Eli Manning doesn’t have the consistency of his older brother, but he’ll always…

5 best April Fools’ Day pranks in Buffalo

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On Tuesday, Buffalo was confronted with two bits of news that, at first glance, would seem like obvious April Fools’ Day jokes.

Donald Trump was announced to be interested in purchasing the Bills’ franchise?

I suppose once we finally done digesting Bon Jovi’s alleged-but-now-refuted interest, maybe we should have second-guessed our laughter at Donald Trump emerging on the scene.…

Buffalo Niagara 360 Happy Hour for a Cause to benefit Torn Space

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When The Buffalo News freelancer Ted Hadley reviewed Torn Space Theater’s “Mud,” his closing remarks went a long way toward describing the East Side theater’s mission.

“Mud,” love it or hate it, read into it what you wish, is nevertheless what live theater is all about,” Hadley wrote. “The play instructs you, changes you, repulses you, moves you, oddly attracts you. And that…

5 gentle suggestions for Local Restaurant Week - PHOTOS

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We’re already 36 hours into Local Restaurant Week, and all that Buffalo.com has done to promote the biannual event is post a photo of a gargantuan Ohlson’s Bakery cupcake—courtesy of the LRW folks—and the accompanying massive silverware (which I’ve used for every meal since, by the way).

Over the last few years, we’ve taken various approaches to covering the week where hundreds of…

Indulge in chocolatey knowledge at Industry Night

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The temptation with chocolate, for many of us at least, is that we’re so eager to engulf the tasty dessert that we don’t take time to learn about it.

Maybe the dark-chocolate trend encouraged us to alter our blissfully ignorant state—we don’t all have to be experts in indigenous cacao—but arriving at a deeper understanding of our guilty pleasure could be an allure for…

BuffaBLOG celebrates four years on Saturday - INTERVIEW

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When BuffaBLOG published its first post on March 30, 2010, the intention of founders Katie Africano and Bill Wright was simply to back an under-exposed local music scene from which they saw talent and potential.

Back then, Thursday at the Square lured diverse crowds—bearded hipsters, high-school socialites and curious downtowners, all in one place—for rising bands, a mention of…

Volunteer for Kids Day to benefit Women and Children’s Hospital

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After 31 years, The Buffalo News’ Kids Day has cemented itself as a tradition, a key spring fundraiser for Variety Kids and Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

From 6 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29, hundreds of volunteers will be stationed at major roads throughout Western New York, selling The Buffalo News papers for $1 apiece. It’s common for purchasers, who are…

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