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The Butter Lamb Lies Down at Tops

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County Executive Mark Poloncarz must have pardoned two lambs and not one.

We found them!

 

Rare Figure At Broadway Market Inspires Shock and Awe

The drama eclipsed the Oscars!

A photo of the Broadway Market that Buzz posted the other day captured a rare and elusive figure and took Facebook by storm.

An actual nun!

With nun shoes! (As one Facebooker marveled.)

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That is a sight you never see any more. Spotting a nun made Buzz's experience as a Paczki judge that much more memorable.

Another nun and we could have had a Mel Brooks movie. No Mel Brooks production was complete without a couple of nuns.

No Broadway Market production is complete without them either!

Diary of a Doughnut Judge

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Buzz judged Paczki today at the Broadway Market. Above is a picture of us, second from the left, looking judgmental (as the friend said who snapped the picture). 

We sat in supreme judgment! And visible to the left of us is our friend and colleague Samantha Maziarz Christmann, the Discount Diva.

We tasted and discussed and tasted and discussed and tasted some more and wished there were more. The texture of these doughnuts were unbelievable. Coated with sugar, they oozed deep, thick jam. It got to the point where all you could think about was having more.

And our friends are all on board!

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Many more of them live next door.

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And the band begins to play.

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(They are the magnificent Bison City Stompers, jamming as we ate jam.)

And the Pączki winners were ...

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Supermarket Has Gridlock

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 Gridlock in the checkout line at Aldi.

Buzz is a big fan of Aldi brand names -- Millville oats, Happy Farms cheese, and Goldhen eggs. This one ranks with the best. 

Surely it is the greatest name ever for an energy drink.

It is as if it were designed to make your adrenaline rise!

Wegmans Posts World's Most Difficult Job Opening

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Wegmans has posted this job opening for a Sous Chef. No matter what your job is now taking this job would be like going out of the frying pan and into the fire, is all we can think.

Under "I Will Add Value By..." (a quaint way of putting it)... there are 11 different requirements, including but not limited to:

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True Valentine's Day Love ... In the Checkout Line

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Buzz loves today's My View story about the gentleman who went to India on the fellowship, only to discover his true love was waiting back home.

It made us want to tell a story of our own that was also sweet.

The scene: Aldi, yesterday, in North Buffalo. Buzz was in the checkout line. We were scrambling to bag our stuff and heard the customer behind us talking to the cashier.

The customer was a guy wearing frayed jeans. He looked like a construction worker. He was buying a little stuffed bear and some of those yummy German chocolates you can get at Aldi on the cheap.

"We're dead broke," we heard him say. "But my wife was in here the other day and she loved this bear." He was beaming as he showed it off.

Then he held forth to an appreciative audience, Buzz included, about how beautiful Valentine's Day cards are to be had at Dollar Tree, and about the card he had scored there for his wife, for a buck.

This guy kept glowing as he talked about how his wife would love the card and the bear. And Buzz thought: What love!

His wife is a lucky gal!

It really is the thought that counts.

Jackass Sighting at the Lexington Co-Op

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By Mary Kunz Goldman

Steve-O from the MTV comedy Jackass is in town to play Helium, the comedy club in the Cobblestone District, and it looks as if he is settling in, because he was spotted at the Lexington Co-op this morning buying three bags of groceries.

He is also making friends! A cashier began chatting with him and he gave her two free tickets for her and a friend.

The cashier then gave the other ticket to a neighboring cashier. Both were super-psyched, said the Buzz spy who observed this.

Buzz was personally not there. we were actually at Lorigo's on Grant Street right about then, which, no Jackass there. But there were 8-ounce bricks of Philadelphia cream cheese at 50 cents each so that made up for the lack of celebrity sightings. We bet Steve-O was not able to nail 50-cent cream cheese at the Lexington Co-op.

Steve-O is at Helium for three nights starting tonight.

Tops Rolls Out the Red Carpet For New Local Owners

It is a great show of Buffalo strength, the Million-Man Hot Sauce March, shown in this exclusive photo taken in the Grant Street Tops. Surely this extravagant display is a tribute to Tops' new owners.

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It is a sight that stirs the blood.

Next, we expect the Great Blue Cheese Parade!