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.
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • March 09, 2014 @ 5:14pm •
The sight was eerily familiar.
Billy Baron slumped at the podium at the MassMutual Center following a 75-72 loss to Iona in the MAAC Tournament, this time without the prospect of another year in the blue and gold.
Again, he’d fallen short of his single goal announced when he arrived at the Koessler Athletic Center in the summer of 2012: take Canisius to a MAAC title and an…
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • March 08, 2014 @ 10:04pm •
When Quinnipiac smacked around Canisius, 88-81, at the KAC, the Bobcats looked formidable, a likely favorite for the MAAC Tournament.
The problem with March is that projections go out the window.
The Bobcats lost starting guard Umar Shannon to a season-ending torn meniscus in a narrow loss to upstart Siena, then MAAC first-teamer Ike Azotam missed the majority of Quinnipiac’s…
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • March 08, 2014 @ 5:33pm •
It would have been a colossal disappointment for senior-laden Canisius to lose in the MAAC Quarterfinals, but Siena made them an earn the right to face No. 1-seed Iona in Sunday’s semifinal.
The Griffs’ 71-65 win was a grind-it-out affair of small runs by both teams, a constant tug-of-war with the game’s momentum. No team possessed a bigger lead than six points.
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • March 06, 2014 @ 3:33pm •
For a local brewery boasting tap handles across Western New York, Flying Bison Brewing Company’s production side has been a bit of a mystery.
Buffalo’s pioneer brewery opened at 491 Ontario St. back in 2000—right on the edge of the Black Rock and Riverside neighborhoods. Flying Bison nearly was doomed by a financial collapse in 2010, but has since earned a near cult-level…
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • March 06, 2014 @ 2:01pm •
It takes metaphorical cojones to be a female comedian.
Only four women made Paste’s Best of 2013 Top 20 comics, and only two graced the top 10.
None made the top five, where Louis C.K. and Aziz Ansari led the list.
The role of gender in comedy is a heavy topic—and I’m not here to pass judgment on whether it should or should not be a big deal, because I honestly don’t know.…
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • March 06, 2014 @ 11:08am •
If there’s a restaurant in Buffalo with a competitive disadvantage, it might be Brawler’s Deli in the basement of Pearl Street Grill and Brewery.
It’s easy to walk up to the corner of Pearl and Seneca streets and become enamored with the hustle and bustle of the main floor, the heart of Pearl Street—to the point where you may not even realize there’s a staircase that descends…
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • March 05, 2014 @ 2:24pm •
The rage for alternatives continues.
Buffalo has been intimately linked with Sahlen’s Hot Dogs since 1869—that’s 145 years. (And that year, coincidentally, was the first that Harper’s Weekly published an image of Uncle Sam with chin whiskers.)
Sure, Wardynski’s has a local presence as well, but the Peckham Street business can’t keep pace with Sahlen’s volume. Truthfully, we’re…
Playing a game of tic-tac-toe against a chicken will likely put you in a fowl mood. (Yes, that’s a candidate for worst chicken pun of all-time. I promise, it’ll get worse).
Beginning on Monday and running through March 29, Kelly Boger’s coop of white leghorns will post up at Hamburg Gaming on the Erie County Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, challenging human competitors…
Buffalo has cascaded into a Golden Age of firsts: the first downtown stand-alone breweries and distillery since Prohibition, the first forays into reviving the grain elevators, the first Dinosaur BBQ, Popeye’s and Sonic Drive-In, and even the first Stanley Cup.
To say that Spooky Business, the collaborative product Stephen Pieroni (right in header) and Sean Heidinger (left), is…
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • February 27, 2014 @ 10:12am •
It’s not easy to write an article about Badfish.
The circumstances surrounding the Sublime tribute band don’t waver much: the band plays the same covers and incites the same live-performance energy from both band-mates and crowds over the last 14 years.
Sometimes, there’s nothing wrong with consistency—especially when a good product maintains a high standard.