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Ep 11: West Side Bazaar

We sit down with Michelle Holler of The West Side Bazaar who enlightens us on a great food vendor incubator on Buffalo's West Side, how they're looking to expand, and how delicious the place smells. Oh, and Bill eats Ethiopian food, venturing away from his beef on weck, pizza, and wings staple diet.


Episode 10: Joel Giambra - From politics to pot

We sit down with former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra about running for office at 25, surviving cancer and, of course, his quest to legalize marijuana. Hear Joel's thoughts on going beyond bongs and trying to bring billions in revenue to New York State by lifting prohibition of weed.


Episode 09: Zandra Cunningham - A 9 year old's dream to reality

We sit down with Zandra Cunningham to discuss how wanting lip gloss at age 9 turned into a successful skin care line, an invite to Google, and all before the age of 17. If you're a kid, a parent, an entrepreneur, a fan of success stories, or just want some inspiration, this episode is a must listen.


Episode 08: Lauren Fix - The Car Chick!

Buffalonian Lauren Fix is a leading automotive expert and analyst who has authored three books so far. She has appeared on CNN, Fox News, The Today Show, CNBC and USA Radio's "Daybreak USA" show. Lauren talks cars, TV, daughter Shelby, and our other favorite guest Frank Rossi, who ironically calls in to add his 2 cents...


Episode 07: Lockhouse Distilling - How High Were They?

We sit down with Tom Jablonski and Jon Mirro from Lockhouse Distillery to talk about the (true) stories behind Buffalo's first distillery (post-prohibition). We hear about the great Gins and Liquors that are coming out of this award winning distillery, how flooding the distillery didn't slow them down, and the true story of how they named the distillery. To get tickets to the Cobblestone Live Event at Lockhouse on July 15-16 go to Download Episode!


Episode 06: Harry Zemsky - No Mo' Napkins

Harry Zemsky, the brain behind Food Truck Tuesdays in Larkin Square, sits down with us to explain how a crazy Slovakian guy helped him realize his passion for food. He tells about some of his new projects The Angelica Tea Room, The Swan Street Diner, and we embarrass him with a blast from the past. For more information on Food Truck Tuesdays and all the cool things going on down at Larkin Square visit


Episode 05: Get off Your Butt, Buffalo!

This week The Buffalo Effect sits down with Thea Hassan and Jenn White to talk biking in Buffalo. It's spring and May is bike month, so we discuss Reddy Bike, bike commuting, and all the great new trails in Buffalo that you should be taking advantage of.


Episode 04: Su Sanni - The Buffalo Dream

New Buffalo resident and 43N winner, Su Sanni from We Did It sits down to talk to The Buffalo Effect about the business he's just relocated to Buffalo and why he's liking his new home. Su shares his family's American Dream and how his entrepreneurial spirit has kept pushing him forward. Download Episode!


Episode 03: Stanton Hudson - Tony Bennett signed my pay checks!

On this episode of The Buffalo Effect Stanton Hudson shares his interesting career, a brief stint in law school that had stops and starts due to a little TOO much fun in Buffalo, and what led to him becoming the Executive Director of The Theodore Rosevelt Inaugural Site. Download Episode!


Episode 02: Frank Rossi - Sometimes you've got to improv your way in.

Frank Rossi, actor, writer, teacher, agent, manager, casting director, and Buffalo re-pat sits down to talk about what it took to make it in Hollywood. Turns out it takes sneaking into the Paramount lot, showing up uninvited to auditions, and putting a gun down Woody Harrelson's underwear. Frank has starred in Miami Vice, Blue Chips, and other films, but he is probably best known for his role as "Frank Stucco" in White Men Can't Jump. Frank is a great story teller and we hope you enjoy...


Episode 01: Pete Cimino - Turns out people don't want Tater Balls

Pete Cimino from Lloyd Taco Trucks/Factory, and soon to be Churn, sits down with us to talk about how his drive for entrepreneurship eventually led him to talking his best friend Chris Dorsaneo into helping him start Buffalo's first food truck.


Episode 00: Meet The Buffalo Effect

Download this episode to listen to while you are on the go! The Buffalo Effect is a new podcast from Too Much Neon. With so many people from all walks of life contributing to the re-emergence of the Buffalo area, we thought it was high time to let them tell their stories. For this episode we wanted the opportunity for our listeners to get to know us, the people that will be making this show: John Ceglia, Michelle Levitt, Bill Paterson, and Paul Spitale. We promise to create an objective,...


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