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THE MARTIN HOUSE The largest residence ever built by Frank Lloyd Wright

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NSPIRED BY VINTAGE POSTCARDS, ARTIST CASEY MILBRAND CREATED this strikingly beautiful mural on a wall of the Washington Market near

2 MEET THE UNEXPECTED BUFFALO

6 ASK A LOCAL

8 REBUILD IT, AND THEY WILL COME

12 WATERWORLD

16 BUFFALO’S BRUSH WITH FAME

20 ROADFOOD BUFFALOFOOD

24 PAINTING THE TOWN

28 BUFFALO IN BLOOM

30 A NIGHT ON THE TOWN

32 BRING THE KIDS

36 GAMEDAY GAMEPLAN

38 THE GREAT OUTDOORS

40 A TRAVEL WRITER IN HER OWN BACKYARD

42 BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF BUFFALO

44 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

48 WELCOME TO WINTER

50 HANDMADE IN BUFFALO

JIM BUSH

Wish you were here!

52 NEIGHBORHOODS

62 DAY TRIPPING

65 WHERE TO EAT, SHOP, STAY & PLAY

Ellicott Street and St. Michael’s Place downtown in late 2016. Part of a surge of street art (see Painting the Town, page 24), Casey’s mural is an iconic

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celebration of a city that has gotten its groove back. Capture it, tag it ( #TravelBUF ) and share it when you visit Buffalo this year. See you in the BUF!

PHOTOGENIC BUFFALO

Look for the region’s most Instagram-able places on the pullout map in the back!

The 2017-2018 edition of the Buffalo Niagara Touring Guide has been printed with three different covers. All photos by Eric Frick.

The COLORED MUSICIANS CLUB celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2017.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S MARTIN HOUSE is 30,000 square feet of sheer brilliance.

GARDEN WALK BUFFALO features 400 gardens and 50,000 garden lovers.

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HINK ABOUT BUFFALO, NEW YORK FOR A MOMENT. A  re you thinking about snow and rust? Then your impression of our city needs an upgrade. It’s time for you to meet the UNEXPECTED BUFFALO. The Unexpected Buffalo? Is it that tall, dark and furry fellow in the photos? Or is it the remarkable city he’s so clearly enjoying? YES. Buffalo is a place where you can experience masterworks of modern art and tour a Frank Lloyd Wright landmark. You can explore Niagara Falls by day and see a touring Broadway show by night. And you never know when you might run into our friend here. That’s the UNEXPECTED BUFFALO – genuine, welcoming and endlessly surprising.

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First time in the BUF? Here are 10 unexpected experiences to put on your Buffalo bucket list.

1 In a city rich with history, archi-

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tecture, culture, cuisine and nature, there’s a lot of ground to cover and surprises to explore. Buffalo offers tours for every interest using all kinds of conveyance – from bicycle and walking tours to open-air buses and Segways.

its kind in the country, the COLORED

2 Buffalo’s first period of incredible

5 Buffalo’s theater and music scene

growth coincided with the golden age of American architecture. That’s why breathtaking buildings designed by masters like Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright and H.H. Richardson coexist with remarkable and varied neighborhoods.

3 The collection of the ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY isn’t good – it’s great.

Like world-class great. Extraordinary works by modern masters like Picasso, Van Gogh, and Kahlo hang side-by-side with art by some of the most important voices of the 21st century.

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MUSICIANS CLUB, is where locals would socialize and jam with visiting giants of jazz. Today, it’s a place where American musical history is alive, thanks to a new museum, concerts and jam sessions. rocks. It’s a place where you can stomp your boots to roots music at the SPORTSMEN’S TAVERN, enjoy a symphony with the BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA or take in a touring Broadway show at SHEA’S

Then we’ve got you covered. NIAGARA FALLS STATE PARK is a true natural wonder, and you’ll be amazed at how close you can get to it during your visit to Buffalo.

8 Know which city hosts the nation’s largest private garden walk? We do – and it features over 400 gardens. That’s right, GARDEN WALK BUFFALO, the BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS and OPEN GARDENS make our city a center of all things green and growing.

9 Buffalo may be the birthplace of

than a spectator sport. We love tailgating, but we also love hiking the NIAGARA GORGE, FISHING LAKE ERIE and KAYAKING along Buffalo’s waterfront.

America’s favorite deep-fried snack, but there’s a lot more to our cuisine than Buffalo wings. In recent years our dining scene has exploded, featuring wildly CREATIVE CHEFS and ETHNIC RESTAURANTS as diverse as the people who live here.

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10 Buffalo's reinvigorated water-

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER.

6 Recreation here is much more

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WHAT’S YOUR UNEXPECTED BUFFALO? We asked six locals to share with us what they find most surprising and unexpected about Buffalo. They offer the inside scoop on places and experiences visitors shouldn’t miss, and reflections on what sets the Queen City apart.

I’ve played all around the world. The audience in Buffalo is knowledgeable and yet they’re appreciative and enthusiastic. As a newcomer, it’s really a treat to have people appreciate the work we do and what we prepare. We’ll sometimes get one or two standing ovations a night. It’s a special feeling here.

Just walk. Ride your bike. Visit the neighborhoods, the ones that aren’t on the front page. Stop at these little holes in the wall. It’s there that you find the most passionate Buffalonians. There’s a great sense of community in these small places.

DENNIS KIM

PRISH MORAN

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Concertmaster

Owner, Sweet_ness 7 Café on Buffalo’s West Side

It’s so beautiful to work with people from different countries. You get to learn about their culture and their food. Buffalo really accepts diversity and that’s really wonderful to live in peace with other cultures.

NADIN YOUSEF Owner of Macrame by Nadeen, a small business startup in the West Side Bazaar. Resettled in Buffalo from Iraq.

Buffalo feels like it’s percolating right now. I’m just enamored with what Buffalo has become, where’s it’s been and where it’s going. Buffalo is back on the rise.

ACE CALLWOOD » CEO of Painless 1099, a startup that successfully competed in 43North, Buffalo’s business plan competition in 2015

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If you really want to know what Buffalo neighborhoods are like, step into one of our corner taverns nestled amidst cottages in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood and the Old First Ward. They are the neighborhood living room and as important as the library or the post office or the coffee shop as gathering places.

It’s old school in a way, where you have a specialty shop on every corner. That’s still alive in the neighborhoods here. It feels like you discover a local’s only secret when you discover these spots. On the way from point A to point B you can just be walking down the street and stumble upon the place with the perfect sandwich.

ALLISON EWING Co-owner, founder and head baker of Breadhive Bakery and Café

CHRIS HAWLEY Urban planner for the City of Buffalo

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REBUILD IT, AND THEY WILL COME

OPEN-AIR AUTOBUS

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BUFFALO’S NEW MOTTO COULD WELL BE “REBUILD IT, AND THEY WILL COME,” as ambitious restoration projects have spurred renewed interest in the region’s potential as an open-air museum of American architecture. One prime example is the RICHARDSON OLMSTED COMPLEX, a National Historic Landmark designed by Henry Hobson Richardson, along with surrounding grounds by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.

The former psychiatric facility will come back to life this year following decades of disuse with the opening of the 88-room HOTEL HENRY URBAN RESORT CONFERENCE CENTER, the accompanying 100 ACRES: THE KITCHENS AT HOTEL HENRY and the BUFFALO ARCHITECTURE CENTER, an exhibit space dedicated to telling the story of the city’s extraordinary built environment.

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ARCHITECTURE

MARTIN HOUSE COMPLEX

Designed for one of Wright’s steadfast patrons, Buffalo industrialist Darwin D. Martin, this interconnected complex of six buildings is Wright’s Buffalo residential masterpiece and an outstanding example of his Prairieera principles writ large. Having suffered abandonment and deterioration, the complex is now nearing completion of its comprehensive restoration. darwinmartinhouse.org

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Happy 150th, Frank! Architecture aficionados from around the world seek out Frank Lloyd Wright’s distinctly American designs, and Buffalo has one of the finest collections of his work. Ring in the 150th anniversary of Wright’s birth by visiting these iconic sites around Buffalo, which served as a crucial turning point in the architect’s early career.

ALL WRIGHT, ALL DAY

Wright sketched out designs for three other Buffalo structures that weren’t built until after his death. The Fontana Boathouse stands proudly at the confluence of Lake Erie and the Niagara River; the Frank Lloyd Wright Filling Station, originally intended for a Buffalo street corner in 1927, was completed 87 years later in the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum and the Blue Sky Mausoleum rests along a sloping hill facing a serene pond in Forest Lawn Cemetery. See them all on an All Wright, All Day bus tour offered seasonally. FONTANA BOATHOUSE

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GRAYCLIFF ESTATE

Wright’s summer home for the Martin family, set on a cliff high above Lake Erie, bears the geologically evocative name Graycliff. It encapsulates Wright’s design principles in a relatively fallow period of his career, and offers glimpses of masterworks to come. The estate’s buildings and grounds are in the midst of a comprehensive restoration, and open for a variety of year-round tours. graycliffestate.org

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AMERICAN MASTERPIECE Another welcome addition to the Buffalo architecture experience is the opening of the GUARANTY INTERPRETIVE CENTER, located on the first floor of Adler & Sullivan’s and Pearl streets in downtown Buffalo. Considered a prototype for the modern skyscraper, the Guaranty features a delicately detailed terracotta façade and a sumptuous interior that has made it a staple of architecture textbooks and a destination for lovers of great design from around the world. The presence of the Interpretive Center and its exhibits, models and displays give visitors an even deeper understanding of this great American building. preservationbuffaloniagara.org GUARANTY BUILDING

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renowned Guaranty Building at Church

BUFFALO RIVER HISTORY TOUR

4 WAYS TO TOUR THE NEW BUFFALO The story of Buffalo's revitalization is often best told through the capable hands of a tour guide. A wide variety of tours launched in recent years provide visitors more options than ever for exploring our city. Here are four ways to tour the new Buffalo.

1 ON FOOT.

EXPLORE BUFFALO offers the widest variety and highest frequency of walking tours in Buffalo, from wandering through downtown’s iconic office buildings to peeking inside some of Delaware Avenue’s most beautiful mansions. explorebuffalo.org PRESERVATION BUFFALO NIAGARA’S tours continue to be popular, especially its free daily tour of City Hall at noon and the Queen City Downtown tour of architecture. preservationbuffaloniagara.org

2 ON WHEELS.

The OPEN-AIR AUTOBUS may be one of the most comprehensive ways to survey Buffalo’s best architecture. The 90-minute “Whirlwind Tour” includes masterworks by H.H. Richardson, Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright; Kleinhans Music Hall, Shea’s Performing Arts Center and the city’s Olmsted Park System are also featured. openairbuffalo.org FORGOTTEN BUFFALO’S bus tours take visitors on an off-the-beaten path.

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Journey to some of the city’s old gin mills, church social halls and taverns woven into the fabric of Buffalo’s neighborhoods. forgottenbuffalo.com

3 ON WATER.

The BUFFALO RIVER HISTORY TOUR enables visitors to explore the tremendous progress made along the waterfront in recent years. The 90-minute tours cruise past recent developments like Canalside and RiverWorks before reaching one of the world’s largest collections of historic grain elevators. buffaloriverhistorytours.com

4 WITH FOOD.

BUFFALO BITES FOOD TOURS offers hungry visitors two options: a stroll through some of the classic eats found in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village, including chicken wings at Cole’s and sponge candy at Watson’s, or a chance for visitors to eat their way through nearby East Aurora. The Elmwood tour also guides visitors past some of the neighborhood’s iconic architecture. buffalobitesfoodtours.com


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WATERFRONT

KAYAKING ELEVATOR ALLEY

Waterworld Perhaps nowhere is Buffalo’s comeback more apparent than on its waterfront – the result of a decade’s worth of redevelopment. New hotels, restaurants, shops, parks, bike trails

1 EXPLORE A GRAIN ELEVATOR. One of the world’s largest collections

2 CRUISE AWAY.

Buffalo’s sunsets over Lake Erie

of grain elevators creates an only-in-

are spectacular. The SPIRIT OF BUFFALO

Buffalo landscape sure to leave an

schooner offers the perfect opportunity

impression. Visitors can gawk at these

to see one with “Wine in the Wind”

man-made marvels by ascending them

Wednesdays – an evening sail with a

and waterside patios line previously

on an EXPLORE BUFFALO SILO CITY: VERTICAL

glass of wine – as well as public tours

underutilized stretches of our shores.

TOUR, or by renting a kayak or stand-up

throughout the week. An old favorite –

The waterfront has evolved into

paddleboard and venturing through

the MISS BUFFALO II – also offers public

“Elevator Alley.”

cruises from its anchoring spot near

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the Erie Basin Marina.

Buffalo’s year-round playground. Here are 8 ways to enjoy Buffalo’s resurgent shoreline.

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provides access to miles of lakefront trails along Buffalo’s Outer Harbor. Bikers can also make their way to the new Rails to Trails project, a 4-mile path whisking cyclists along a former railroad bed connecting the cities of Buffalo and Tonawanda. reddybikeshare.socialbicycles.com queencityferry.com

4 STEP BACK IN TIME.

The BUFFALO AND ERIE COUNTY NAVAL &

MILITARY PARK is the nation’s largest inland naval park and features a World War II era cruiser, destroyer and submarine. Along with the ships, there are a variety of vehicles, vessels and aircraft on display that bring U.S. military history to life.

BUFFALO RIVERWORKS wows visitors

with a waterside bar and restaurant, roller derby track, and concert venue in a former grain milling facility on the water’s edge. In 2017, RiverWorks will add a one-of-a-kind beer garden and begin brewing its own craft beer. buffaloriverworks.com

7 ROCK OUT.

CANALSIDE’S weekly Thursday

concert series has become a summertime staple, drawing big names and thousands of music fans at a minimal cost. Wednesday night concerts at RIVERFEST PARK are set against the back-

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5 GAME ON.

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Ping pong, billiards, foosball, bean

bag toss, giant Connect Four and ladder ball are available for free every day at CANALSIDE during the summer. On the Outer Harbor, there are paddleboards and kayaks for rent at WILKESON POINTE. BUFFALO HARBOR STATE PARK is the perfect place to take the family and enjoy the nautical-themed playground. canalsidebuffalo.com ERIC FRICK

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along the Buffalo River.

8 REEL 'EM IN.

The waterways surrounding

Western New York are home to one of the best FRESHWATER FISHERIES in the world. Charter a fishing boat and reel in small mouth bass, musky, king salmon, steelhead, walleye and lake trout. visitbuffaloniagara.com/fishing

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3 PEDAL & STEER.

Biking in Buffalo has never

been easier and cyclists have more options for exploring the city than ever before. REDDY BIKESHARE rolled onto Buffalo’s streets in 2016, allowing visitors to rent one of 200 bikes parked at stations throughout the city. Once rented, cyclists can breeze down Buffalo’s streets on the dozens of miles of new bike lanes installed over the last decade, or pedal to the waterfront and cross the Buffalo River on the QUEEN CITY BIKE FERRY. The one dollar ferry ride ONION STUDIO

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THE WARD AT BUFFALO RIVERWORKS

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Breakfast LINDSAY RIGGS

1 BREAK’N EGGS CREPERIE

 Sweet. Savory. Crepes. Break’n Eggs gives way to a perfect morning for gathering with friends and family. The crepes are mouth-watering with choices like Nutella, smoked salmon and apples with brie. 5235 Main St., Williamsville breakneggs-creperie.com

2 LAKE EFFECT DINER

 A Buffalo must-stop, Lake Effect boasts an exceptional breakfast menu. With its vintage 1950s diner décor, each visit feels like a step back in time. 3165 Main St., Buffalo curtinrestaurants.com

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Top Spots to Dine Along The Water

3 ELM STREET BAKERY

Until recently, dining on the waterfront in Buffalo meant finding a nice quiet area and packing a picnic. While you can still picnic at your pleasure, the waterfront has exploded with dining options, from simple to sumptuous. William K’s » William K’s menu highlights include house-made charcuterie, wood oven pizzas and, if you want to go all out, a 36-ounce fire roasted porterhouse – complete with a view of the Buffalo Lighthouse across the river. williamksrestaurant.com The Ward at RiverWorks » The entire Buffalo RiverWorks complex has become the place to be. With tons of spots to dock your boat or kayak and a large patio with plenty of bar seats, it’s all that you’ve been hoping for on a warm, summer day. buffaloriverworks.com/theward Charlie’s Boat Yard » Charlie’s Boat Yard patio offers arguably the best unobstructed view of Lake Erie. Boat enthusiasts can watch our local fleet come and go at the nearby marina. charliesboatyard.com Tewksbury Lodge » The brand new Tewksbury Lodge at Buffalo River Fest Park offers a full menu including salads, sandwiches and juicy burgers along with local beers. As a bonus, if you visit on a Wednesday evening during the summer, you’ll be greeted by live music from the River Fest Concert Series next door. tewksbury-lodge.com

Templeton Landing » Perhaps the most stunning restaurant view of the Buffalo skyline can be found at Templeton Landing. Templeton’s extensive outdoor patio overlooks the Erie Basin Marina and downtown; see some of Buffalo’s most prominent buildings illuminated as the sun sets each evening. templetonlanding.com Liberty Hound » The Liberty Hound is perfectly situated along the Buffalo River next to Canalside and in the shadow of the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park’s ships. Diners can sit on its patio and watch the tour boats, water bikers and kayakers come and go along the waterfront. libertyhoundbuffalo.com Panorama on Seven » A more upscale option is Panorama on Seven, the restaurant on the seventh floor of the Marriott HarborCenter. This modern lounge/restaurant offers everything from pork belly steamed buns to cast iron strip steaks with a beautiful, sweeping view of Canalside. panoramaonseven.com

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 Fresh rustic breads, pastries and a special weekly brunch menu rounds out the ideal Sunday morning breakfast gathering. A perfect spot for slowing down and taking time to savor it all. 72 Elm St., East Aurora elmstreetbakery.com

4 BETTY’S

 Inside this cozy red brick cottage is where you will find breakfast classics and a few surprises such as their carnitas con huevos. 370 Virginia St., Buffalo bettysbuffalo.com

5 LAIT CRU BRASSERIE

 A delectable French-inspired menu that will leave you feeling as if you are enjoying breakfast at a café in Paris. Indulge in the classic croque madame! 346 Connecticut St., Buffalo laitcrubrasserie.com Lindsay Riggs manages Member Engagement at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, and is also one-half of the Buffalovebirds blog with her husband, Beau; they share their date night experiences throughout the city with their followers.


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BUFFALO’S BRUSH WITH FAME U.S. PRESIDENTS, MUSICAL LUMINARIES, LITERARY PRODIGIES AND CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS have all crossed paths with Buffalo in its 185-year history, a testament to the city’s longtime role as a regional center of commerce, government, arts and culture. Discover Buffalo’s brush with fame by retracing the steps of these famous Americans at historic sites around the city.

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BUFFALO CRITERION

This rare photo taken at the COLORED MUSICIANS CLUB in the 1950s shows legendary trumpeter DIZZY GILLESPIE (1) at the piano, with ELVIN SHEPHERD (2) watching over his shoulder and holding his horn. WILBUR TRAMMEL (3) plays

his tenor saxophone at the right, while MILES DAVIS (4) and JOHN COLTRANE (5) look on. This scene is typical of the activity and caliber of the musicians who played at the Club throughout much of its history.

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Visitors to Buffalo’s historic COLORED MUSICIANS CLUB can ring the doorbell, walk upstairs and saunter to the original wooden bar for free jazz in the same spot where Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Duke Ellington once performed. The CMC marks a major milestone in 2017, as its founding musicians union celebrates its 100th anniversary. While the CMC continues its decades-long musical traditions upstairs (musicians haven’t missed a Sunday night jam session since 1935), an interactive museum downstairs honors Buffalo’s jazz history and the legendary performers that graced the Club’s stage. cmctheclub.com Around the corner from the CMC is the NASH HOUSE, the preserved house museum of the Rev. J. Edward Nash, longtime pastor of the adjacent

MICHIGAN STREET BAPTIST CHURCH. In his 62-year tenure, the Rev. Nash hosted a number of African-American trailblazers, including Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois. nashhousemuseum.org michiganstreetbuffalo.org

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1 TAPPO

 Serving Italian fare, Tappo’s lunch menu offers a range of salads, soups, sandwiches and pasta dishes. Did I mention that a bottle of wine begins at $16? It’s five o’clock somewhere! 338 Ellicott St., Buffalo tappoitalian.com

2 ALLEN STREET POUTINE

 One of the many perks of living near our neighbors to the north is enjoying the Canadian delicacy that is French fries buried beneath a blanket of gravy and cheese curds. The restaurant is the only spot in the city dedicated solely to poutine. 242 Allen St., Buffalo allenstreetpoutine.com

3 LLOYD TACO FACTORY

 You no longer have to track down the food truck to get a Lloyd fix. Lloyd Taco Factory offers specialty taco and burrito favorites with a few tasty additions. 1503 Hertel Ave., Buffalo whereslloyd.com/taco-factory

POWER OF THE PEN Prior to his rise as one of America’s foremost authors, Mark Twain was a Buffalo newspaper editor. The friendships forged here led Twain years later to send the original manuscript of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to Buffalo; the American masterpiece is on display in the MARK TWAIN ROOM of the city’s downtown library. buffalolib.org Long before he wrote The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald spent his formative years in Buffalo, arriving at the age of one and departing at 12, when his family relocated. Visitors feasting on Buffalo wings at the LENOX GRILL are dining in the same building the Fitzgerald family once called home. lenoxgrill.com

Abraham Lincoln statue BUFFALO HISTORY MUSEUM

This is honestly one of the best places to snap a photo in Buffalo. Visit the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the spring for a chance to catch the cherry blossoms bloom at the nearby Japanese Garden. PHOTO BY quackenstein

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4 ROOST

 Roost changes its menu every few weeks, ensuring a fresh experience each time. And its brunches have an ardent local following. 1502 Niagara St., Buffalo facebook.com/RoostBuffalo

5 MISS HOT CAFÉ

 A hidden gem tucked away in Amherst, Miss Hot Café offers guests the opportunity to experience the rich – and spicy – flavors of authentic Chinese cuisine. 3311 Sheridan Dr., Amherst (716) 832-3188 Born and raised in Buffalo, Marcene is both inspired by what the city was and motivated by its potential. He supports his community the only way he knows how – by sharing the stories of the great people who make up this city.

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HISTORY

WHEELS OF POWER The most prestigious automobile to roll off the assembly line in Buffalo, the Pierce-Arrow was the car of six U.S. presidents. The Pierce-Arrow and thousands of other pieces of auto memorabilia and Buffalomade cars are on display at the BUFFALO

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PIERCE-ARROW MUSEUM. pierce-arrow.com

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INAUGURATION STATION When President William McKinley met his demise from an assassin’s bullet at Buffalo’s Pan American Exposition, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt quickly made his way here and took the oath at the Wilcox Mansion, now home to the

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT INAUGURAL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE. Nearby, you'll find the KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM, home to portraits of every Commander-in-Chief and First Lady from Washington to Reagan. THEODORE ROOSEVELT PORTRAIT AT THE KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM

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CRADLE OF PRESIDENTS The MILLARD FILLMORE HOUSE in East Aurora is the only presidential home left standing that a U.S. president built with his own two hands. Fillmore is also one of the most famous permanent residents of Buffalo’s FOREST LAWN CEMETERY, which has seasonal tours. aurorahistoricalsociety.com forest-lawn.com

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TIM RUSSERT’S BUFFALO Buffalo-born Tim Russert interviewed presidents and dignitaries as moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press every Sunday for 16 years. Russert’s NBC workspace was posthumously moved to the BUFFALO HISTORY MUSEUM, which also dutifully recounts his early years in the Queen City. buffalohistory.org

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ROADFOOD A culinary road warrior’s guide to Buffalo’s distinctive regional dishes Michael Stern has traveled the blue highways and backroads of the United States since the early 1970s in search of unique regional specialties that make our country’s culinary scene so mouthwateringly rich and varied. In the award-winning series of Roadfood books, Stern and his former wife, Jane, have discovered and documented the best of American roadside dining. Stern has literally eaten his way across the U.S.A. and lived to tell the tale. Among his observations: Buffalo has one of the truly distinctive food cultures in the United States. We asked him to share what makes dining in Buffalo so special.

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advance. Nothing wrong with that. But the fact is, in Buffalo, it is common practice to slice the roast beef when the sandwich is ordered. There is absolutely no substitute for freshly sliced roast beef. The weck roll is a magical balance of being elegant on one hand and sturdy enough to sop up plenty of gravy and not totally fall apart. The combination of the beef, the quality of the roll and all that crunch on top of the roll. It really creates this amazing harmony that is unequaled by any other beef sandwich that I know. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Where I am in South Carolina, forget about it. You can’t get anything even remotely like it here. What makes a charcoal-broiled hot dog so special? Everybody in the country has hot dogs, but nobody has those charcoal grilled hot dogs like you get at TED’S HOT DOGS. What I love about charcoal cooked hot dogs in Buffalo is the abuse they get while they cook. They get slapped around, they get poked, all of that creates more surface area to create that crunchy, sometimesverging-on-burnt flavor that I think makes a hot dog so delicious.

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Why Buffalo? The food in Buffalo is really one of my favorite subjects, because I’m all about finding unique regional specialties you can’t find anywhere else. And no city, except maybe New Orleans, has as many different ones as Buffalo.  Where should every wing lover make sure to stop when visiting Buffalo? The ANCHOR BAR is basically a national shrine. It’s sort of a historical monument. But somehow, that didn’t go to its head. In general, that’s one of the things that makes me have such affection for wings in general and the Anchor Bar in particular. It is, and has always been, a place where anyone can feel comfortable and at home . You once described beef on weck as one of the greatest roast beef sandwiches in America. What do you think makes a beef on weck such an American classic? Nowhere is the formula so specific and so elevated as it is in Buffalo. Virtually every other place where roast beef sandwiches are a big deal, they will cut the roast beef in

The Anchor Bar is a national shrine. You once called Buffalo a “confectionary gold mine.” What makes it so, and what makes sponge candy so unique? There are candies (elsewhere) that are vaguely similar, but nowhere is it as perfect and as fresh. I’ve never had sponge candy in Buffalo that didn’t have that impeccable freshness, both for the chocolate around it, and the sponge inside. It’s just so light and elegant and had that real fresh, crisp crunch to it when your teeth hit it after going through the chocolate. That experience of your teeth going through the outer shell of chocolate, and then hitting the sponge and crunching it, that’s one of the great candy eating experiences on earth. And nowhere is it as good as Buffalo because the sponge candy is such high quality and always so fresh. Why is Buffalo such an outstanding destination for regional foods? It’s artisan ingredients and artisan preparation at prices that a regular person can enjoy. I can’t think of another place where it is that common for the acceptable local specialties to be made with such skill and artistry.

N O I T A C W N E O I R T B TINA DES Experience the beer boom that is taking Buffalo by storm! Make sure these craft breweries are on your beer-centric itinerary during your next trip into town. Cheers!

BIG DITCH BREWING COMPANY  In the heart of downtown Buffalo stands this brewery recently named New York State’s best and offering a sprawling taproom covering two floors. bigditchbrewing.com COMMUNITY BEER WORKS  Community Beer Works has cemented its place among the brew legends of Buffalo with staples like the Amazing Larry Cream Ale. communitybeerworks.com RIVERWORKS BREWERY  RiverWorks has converted a grain silo and its adjacent ruins on Buffalo’s waterfront into the city’s newest spot for beer lovers. buffaloriverworks.com RESURGENCE BREWING COMPANY  Resurgence offers distinctly Buffalo beers, including Sponge Candy Stout and Loganberry Wit, in a converted warehouse and adjacent beer garden on Buffalo’s West Side. resurgencebrewing.com OLD FIRST WARD BREWING COMPANY  With offerings like Red Clover Irish Red Ale and St. Patrick’s Pilsner, this brewery’s ties are strong to the Irish heritage of its surrounding neighborhood, Buffalo’s Old First Ward. genemccarthys.com FLYING BISON BREWING COMPANY  Flying Bison is the pioneer of Buffalo’s craft beer renaissance. Partake in a flight when you visit its new tasting room in the always-fun Larkinville. flyingbisonbrewing.com 12 GATES BREWING COMPANY  A relative newcomer to the local beer scene, 12 Gates is making waves with brews like the West Coast IPA and Water Mill Pilsner. 12gatesbrewing.com

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1 GRIFFON GASTROPUB

 T  he Griffon Gastropub is a favorite when we head to the ‘burbs. The restaurant offers a comfortable, friendly atmosphere with a killer chicken and waffle sandwich! Three locations in Buffalo Niagara thegriffonpub.com

 From hush puppies to traditional creole jambalaya and collard greens, there is a menu item to please everyone at this Southerninspired restaurant downtown. If the Nashville hot chicken happens to be on the menu, order it immediately and thank me later! 437 Ellicott St., Buffalo toutantbuffalo.com

3 CANTINA LOCO

 Cantina Loco serves up some of Buffalo’s most drool-worthy margaritas and Mexican food… with a twist! I suggest the nachos locos and the bacon scallion quesadillas for starters and the california fish taco for an entrée. 191 Allen St., Buffalo cantinaloco.com

4 WEST SIDE BAZAAR

 T  he West Side Bazaar is a business incubator, shopping, and International dining destination on Buffalo’s West Side. My go-to dish is the chicken pad thai from M Asian Halal Food. 25 Grant St., Buffalo westsidebazaar.com

5 THE DAPPER GOOSE

 M  y favorite dish at this New American restaurant in Black Rock was the ceviche (seasonal), which I happily washed down with the ‘Out For The Season’ cocktail featuring gin, blueberry-lemongrass, lemon and pink bubbles. 491 Amherst St., Buffalo thedappergoose.com Taylor Griffith is a freelance social media manager and marketing & research assistant. In her spare time, Taylor also blogs about life in Buffalo at inthebuffblog.com.

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Buffalo-Style Pizza Crawl Buffalo will always be known as the chicken wing town, but our own version of pizza is worthy of some praise. What makes a pizza “Buffalo” style? Generally, it includes a thicker crust (with the occasional air bubble), slightly sweet sauce, plenty of cheese and spicy pepperoni that’s been charred and has begun to “cup.” Buffalo Eats co-founder Donnie Burtless weighs in on some of the best spots for “Buffalo-style” pizza.

Bocce Pizza » In my opinion, there is no better example of “Buffalo-style” pizza than Bocce Pizza on Hopkins or Bailey. The fluffy crust, often with large air bubbles, is fantastic and the properly seasoned tomato sauce and generous amount of mozzarella always hits the spot. It’s messy, but in a good way, and the pepperoni has a nice spicy kick. bocceclubpizza.com Imperial Pizza » Imperial Pizza’s long cut slices use a generous amount of mozzarella, sweet sauce and spicy pepperoni. Imperial has built a cult-like following over the years and that popularity has led to some massive expansion plans for the little South Buffalo pizzeria. imperialpizzabuffalo.com Bob & John’s La Hacienda » Another renowned purveyor of Buffalo pizza, North Buffalo favorite Bob and John’s has been serving pies for nearly 45 years. Pro tip: try their all-you-can-eat lunch buffet on weekdays. Also, if you’d rather eat in a more pub-style atmosphere, you can also order their pizza and wings at The Wellington Pub next door. bobandjohns.com

Lovejoy Pizza » Plenty of pizzerias in Western New York can serve a really good slice of pizza but only a few can do it on a day-to-day basis. What makes Lovejoy Pizza such a great place isn’t the crust, cheese or pepperoni (although they are all excellent), but it’s their consistency. I go back to the pizzeria over and over again because their pie is always perfect (in both small and large sizes). lovejoypizza.com La Nova Pizza » You can’t talk about pizza in Buffalo and not talk about La Nova. La Nova is basically a household name when it comes to Buffalo-style pizza and for good reason: they’ve been around forever and the pizza is consistently good. While you’ll find the classics, they also offer one of the largest selections of Buffalo-style pizza by the slice at their West Ferry location. Sure, you can grab an excellent cheese and pepperoni slice, but I love the occasional steak and cheese with sesame seed crust. lanova-pizza.com Donnie Burtless is one of the co-founders of Buffaloeats.org, a leading food blog in the Queen City. His monthly round-ups of Buffalo's best restaurants appear on Visit Buffalo Niagara's blog.

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Home of the Original Buffalo Chicken Wings A Distinctive Dining Tradition Experience

- Italian American Cuisine - Live Music Thursday Night (Sinatra & more)* - Live Jazz Friday and Saturday Nights* - Free Parking in our attended lot *Only available at Main Street location

Winner of the prestigious James Beard Award

Our World-Famous Wing Sauce is available in supermarkets, our restaurants or at Anchorbar.com WE SHIP OUR ORIGINAL WINGS ACROSS THE COUNTRY! Visit Anchorbar.com for ordering information.

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Painting the town Buffalo has long been known as a haven for artists and art lovers, with the ALBRIGHT-

KNOX ART GALLERY and BURCHFIELD PENNEY ART CENTER enjoying international reputations for their permanent collections and creative programming. But artseekers will also be pleased to discover a multitude of other ways to enjoy Buffalo’s colorful culture.

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ART In visiting PAUSA ART HOUSE, SUGAR

CITY, CEPA, HALLWALLS, BIG ORBIT, BUFFALO ARTS STUDIO and other community art spaces, you’ll find that Buffalo is a city-sized gallery, filled with inspiring sights and unexpected delights. Buffalo has also become a canvas for artists to add splashes of color and stimulating visuals to neighborhoods throughout the city. The newest public art additions include the 280-foot long Noodle in the Northern Lights by Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn on West Tupper Street, and Casey William Milbrand’s selfie-inspiring Greetings from Buffalo mural on Ellicott Street. These feats of artistry are a destination unto themselves. Not only are massive creations like Team Razor Wire’s Tower of Power or Daniel Galas’ golden 72 Jewett visually stunning, they succeed in bringing visitors to a neighborhood they may have otherwise overlooked. And it’s in those

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Reasons to visit the Albright-Knox

1 IT’S RIGHT HERE.

In Buffalo.

You don’t have to travel to Paris

4 IT’S BRILLIANT.

Buffalo is incredibly

fortunate to have a museum of the

communities where you’re bound to

or London or New York to see a world

caliber of the Albright-Knox. Most of the

find something truly unexpected.

class collection of modern and contem-

paintings that comprise a typical exhibit

porary art. The Albright-Knox offers

come right from the AK’s permanent

visitors an art experience of the highest

collection, which is mind blowing given

renown that would be right at home at

the transcendent quality of what’s on

MOMA, the Tate Modern or the Centre

the walls. Other museums – meaning

Pompidou.

almost every major art institution

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2 IT’S AFFORDABLE.

around the world – would die to have Admission

to the Albright-Knox is $12. As a

point of comparison, the Art Gallery of Ontario charges $25. C’mon down, Canadians!

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Show some teeth when you cozy up to Canalside’s only permanent resident, Shark Girl – created by artist Casey Riordan Millard. PHOTO BY yaracorcoran

IT’S ACCESSIBLE. The lines and crowds that would accompany art

this collection.

5 IT’S INSPIRING.

Our brains

are hardwired to respond to the

pleasing or provocative arrangement of color and line and form – check out the AK and you can be sure your synapses will be singing with pleasure and delight.

of this quality in New York or Chicago would make actually seeing the paintings somewhat problematic. As with most things in Buffalo, it’s easier here.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm, and 10 am – 10 pm on M&T First Fridays. albrightknox.org

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Charles Burchfield's Buffalo

Renowned American artist Charles Burchfield found inspiration in the urban streetscapes and natural vistas of Buffalo and Western New York. The largest collection of his work can be found in the

BURCHFIELD PENNEY ART CENTER, which also serves as Buffalo’s premier gallery for regional artists. Many of the settings for his paintings can still be seen today. A notable example is this gorgeous urban vista (Buildings and Street Scene, 1940, above left), looking up Washington Street from the corner of Mohawk in downtown Buffalo. burchfieldpenney.org

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“As we came out from the theatre, the brilliant daylight blinded us – the Electric Bldg. looked especially beautiful – its architecture is timeless; it will be considered beautiful when modernistic architecture will look hopelessly dated.” – Charles E. Burchfield, August 3, 1959

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Paintings with Charlie His art has been exhibited around the world. His paintings are in the permanent collections of institutions ranging from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Burchfield Penney Art Center to the Smithsonian American Art Museum. And he’s inviting you to stop by his studio in East Aurora and let your inner artist shine. That’s right, artist Charlie Clough, one of the founders of Buffalo’s legendary HALLWALLS CONTEMPORARY

ARTS CENTER, is opening his studio to would be artists. Located on the ROYCROFT CAMPUS, Clough provides participants with painting tools, paint and smocks and the encouragement to dive in and have fun painting. Participating in the Painting Workshop costs $100 per session for groups up to six. For more information, visit clufff.com, email charlie@clufff.com or call 646-283-6964 ED HEALY

An American National Treasure A vibrant museum in the heart of Buffalo’s cultural district, the Albright-Knox has been collecting and exhibiting art since 1862.

Discover this American national treasure.

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BUFFALO’S VIBRANT GARDEN SCENE IS AS UNEXPECTED AS IT GETS; prolific green thumbs occupy nearly every neighborhood and have been sowing the seeds of the city’s rebirth yard by yard. Over 400 homeowners open their yards to visitors on the last weekend of July for Garden Walk Buffalo, the largest selfguided garden tour in the United States. And that’s just the start; garden tours and events fill nearly every week of the summer. Here are a few favorites of local garden expert Jim Charlier. gardenwalkbuffalo.com

278 BAYNES STREET » Eight Paths garden “It's a beauty of a garden - Asian, urban - and quite unexpected in its neighborhood. The unassuming front yard and home do not give up anything to this much-loved and well-tended space.”

7  55 WEST DELAVAN AVENUE The Guercio garden “This is a perennial favorite on the Walk with visitors from around the globe stopping by year after year. Don’t miss the ginormous koi in the large backyard pond.”

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86 NORWOOD AVENUE » Ryan Osborne’s garden “Ryan’s garden looks more like the set from "The Sound of Music.” The orchestrated garden has a river running through the property, along with bridges, an island and a lighthouse. And that pergola!? To die for.”

604 BIRD AVENUE Gordon Ballard and Brian Olinski's garden “The infamous tiki bar has seen lots of action over the years, but it’s not the only tropical thing you’ll find in this garden. It’s a lush jungle of winding paths, a pond, water features, sitting areas and unique plant collections.” All garden photos by Jim Charlier

215 LANCASTER AVENUE Jim & Leslie Charlier garden “If I came across my garden on a tour, I’d be sure to like it. The 1896 Dutch Colonial with matching shed has a lush grassless front garden, with a columnar apple tree. Out back, a hanging succulent garden faces a paver and grass checkerboard garden.”

WHAT'S NEW AT THE BOTANICAL GARDENS?

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With the completion of a multi-million-dollar restoration to its 116-year-old crystal palace conservatory, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens has opened two new exhibits that highlight the incredible range of botanical life found in an Asian rainforest. From the world’s rarest palm to

what has been called the world’s tastiest fruit, the Botanical Gardens has expanded the diversity of its collection and helped to ensure the survival of several rare and unusual species. Don’t miss this botanical and architectural treasure. buffalogardens.com

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SPORTSMEN'S TAVERN

From cozy neighborhood pubs to rollicking downtown venues, the city’s many after-dark offerings cap off the perfect day of exploring.

“Music is literally everywhere, which makes stumbling into it easier than avoiding it,” says Michael Farrell about Buffalo’s eclectic music scene. Here’s Farrell’s hot take on the Queen City’s hottest music venues. Where are your favorite spots to see music in Buffalo and why? For visitors, it’s really about the kind of experience they’re looking for. Singer/ songwriter in a perfectly angelic setting? Asbury Hall. Canadian collective in an oddly located club? Walk upstairs to the Tralf. And to enjoy a touring name in a sweaty, multi- level rock hall? Hit up Town Ballroom. Just depends on what you’re into. Thankfully, Buffalo can accommodate all tastes – and within a few blocks of one another. What do you find most surprising/ unexpected about Buffalo’s music scene? That this city has a sneakily potent punk scene, and always has. Joints like Mohawk Place, Waiting Room and Tudor Lounge have taken the place of deceased locales like Showplace Theater and the Continental, but Buffalo’s genuine grit continues to make it a

great backdrop for both visiting and hometown power chords. What/where should any music lover make sure not to miss while they’re visiting? Two things: A Saturday morning trip to Record Theatre, followed by a late afternoon visit to Sportsmen’s Tavern for whatever rock, blues or alt country performers grace its stage. The former will allow visitors to stock up on new, rare and discount vinyl inside an audiophile’s paradise; and the latter will introduce travelers to one of the city’s most immersive venues, no matter who’s on stage. What are some of the best opportunities for free music throughout the year? Once warmer temps hit, locals and visitors alike can see live music for free, seven days or nights a week. It’s just a matter of finding it. Yes, there are more well-known events like Live at Larkin and Thursdays at Canalside,

but that’s just the start. Bidwell Parkway in Elmwood Village, River Fest Park in the Ward, and numerous other parks, neighborhoods and outdoor bars boast their own concert series. Where are some of the best hidden gems for live music that only locals know about? For those looking for a particularly Buffalo music experience, stop into Nietzsche’s for either its Saturday afternoon Irish seisiuns or nighttime lineup; pop into DBGB’s for an armful of craft beers and whatever DJ themed night is on tap; then end your night with a ride down Richmond Avenue to the Essex Street Pub. The bar still has the Goo Goo Dolls/Lance Diamond cover of the Rolling Stones’ Bitch on its juke, so that could tie the evening up very nicely. Michael Farrell is a contributor to The Buffalo News, former Boston Herald reporter and author of two novels.

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A NIGHT ON THE TOWN

Buffalo’s diverse music scene hits all the right notes.


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SHOW PICK A SEAT. ANY SEAT. Home to 22 professional theatre companies and the Grammy-award winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, your options for an evening of live entertainment range from Broadway musicals to avantgarde dramas. Here are seven perfect pairings for a night out. SHEA'S PERFORMING ARTS CENTER & BUFFALO PROPER Shea's » Prepare to be wowed as you step inside the grandeur of this Tiffanydesigned theater. The best shows of Broadway all make a stop in Buffalo and so should you. sheas.org Buffalo Proper » Test your bartender’s mixology skills by ordering one of the signature pre-Prohibition cocktails followed by any of the small or large plate items off a seasonally-inspired menu. buffaloproper.com

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KAVINOKY THEATRE & THE BLACK SHEEP

PAUL ROBESON THEATRE & SEAR

Kavinoky Theatre » This 250-seat Victorian style theatre has been delighting audiences with its locally-produced performances for almost 40 years. kavinokytheatre.com

Paul Robeson Theatre » The roots of Buffalo’s African American history run deep. See its proud heritage blossom on stage at the oldest African American theatre in Western New York. aaccbuffalo.org/paul-robeson-theatre-

Irish Classical Theatre Company » Every seat in the house is the best seat in the house at Buffalo’s only theater-in-the-round featuring productions of dramatic literature and modern plays. kavinokytheatre.com

Sear » Situated on the first floor of the Avant building, Buffalo’s newest steakhouse features a contemporary, chef-driven menu coupled with an extensive wine list and classic high-end service. searbuffalo.com

Bacchus » A sophisticated restaurant with a first-class wine list for all budgets. Located just steps away from the heart of the Theatre District, it’s the perfect spot to grab a bite before the show. bacchusbuffalo.com

The Black Sheep » This James Beard Award nominated duo of Steve and Ellen Gedra present farm-to-table dishes in an intimate locale on Buffalo’s West Side. Make sure you save room for dessert. The house-made sticky toffee pudding is worth the visit alone. blacksheepbuffalo.com BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA & HENRY'S Buffalo Philharmonic » Consider it “music to your ears” to experience the classical sounds of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra inside the acoustically perfect Kleinhans Music Hall. bpo.org Henry's » Why venture far? Henry’s, located in the beautifully appointed lower level of Kleinhans, serves up palette-pleasing entrees before all pops and classics concerts.

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MUSICALFARE THEATRE & SAN MARCO

Musicalfare Theatre » This intimate playhouse welcomes theater-goers looking for an evening of toe-tapping delight and introduces the audience to original musicals and new twists on old classics. musicalfare.com San Marco » Specializing in Northern Italian cuisine, its carb-centric menu is sure to satisfy your pre-show hunger one bowl of rigatoni alla Bolognese at a time. sanmarcobuffalony.com

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TORN SPACE THEATER & HYDRAULIC HEARTH

Torn Space Theater » This innovative company produces imaginative and challenging theater from a space in the historic Adam Mickiewicz Library on the city’s East Side. tornspacetheater.com Hydraulic Hearth » Just around the corner from Torn Space, Hydraulic Hearth is just the spot for a quick pre-theater pizza and locallybrewed craft beer. hydraulichearth.com

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“Are we there yet?”

FAMILY FUN

Hopefully you and the fam are just a few miles out from Buffalo and can almost smell the sweet scent of Cheerios that fills the air (they’re made here!). Not only is Buffalo family-friendly, we’re also family-FUN!

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If you have yet to pack the car, here are a few more reasons to plan your next family adventure in Buffalo.

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ANIMAL HOUSE

Take a walk on the wild side and visit with our furry and feathered friends! Grab some facetime with river otters at THE BUFFALO ZOO. Get up close and personal with exotic animals on a safari tour at HIDDEN VALLEY ANIMAL ADVENTURE. Nurture your child’s sense of wonder at TIFFT NATURE PRESERVE, a 264-acre urban preserve that’s ideal for bird-watching. And don’t leave town without a visit to see the penguins at the AQUARIUM OF NIAGARA!

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Toss the textbooks aside and introduce your little explorers to handson experiences that’ll make science their BFF. The BUFFALO MUSEUM OF SCIENCE’S permanent exhibits allow them to learn about topics that range from bug life to life on planet earth. Raise a future paleontologist with a visit to PENN DIXIE where the kids can dig for fossils. And before you head out of town, head south to East Aurora where learning feels like play at EXPLORE & MORE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM.

MAKE HISTORY

There’s plenty to capture the imagination of the aspiring history buffs in your family on a trip to Buffalo. Relive a French & Indian War Encampment at OLD FORT NIAGARA, hop aboard an authentic carrousel at the HERSCHELL CARROUSEL FACTORY MUSEUM, pick up a quirky keepsake at the KAZOO FACTORY & MUSEUM or sample life in the 19th Century at the BUFFALO NIAGARA HERITAGE VILLAGE. It’s time to make history in Buffalo!

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MAKE A SPLASH

Buffalo is surrounded by water and plenty of opportunities to make a splash. Head to CANALSIDE and hop on a water bike, paddleboard or kayak, make like a pirate on the SPIRIT OF BUFFALO, take a sunset cruise on the MISS BUFFALO II, have fun in the waterpark at FANTASY ISLAND or jump on a WHIRLPOOL JET BOAT or a NIAGARA JET ADVENTURE tour for a wild ride on the mighty Niagara River. Welcome to our water world!

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BIG DITCH BREWING CO.

Gameday Gameplan ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT THE 716 IS DOWNTOWN SPORTING EVENTS 365. SINCE COCA-COLA FIELD AND KEYBANK CENTER ARE LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE CITY, THAT MEANS SOME OF BUFFALO’S BEST BARS, RESTAURANTS AND ATTRACTIONS ARE JUST A SHORT WALK AWAY. NOW, TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR GAME DAY EXPERIENCE YOU’RE GOING TO NEED A PLAN OF ATTACK. SO BEFORE YOU SHARPEN YOUR SWORD, FEEL THAT BISON THUNDER, OR PUNCH YOUR TICKET TO BANDITLAND, MAKE SURE YOU CONSULT THIS HANDY GUIDE TO GAME DAY IN BUFFALO. COCA-COLA FIELD Before First Pitch

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BIG DITCH BREWING CO.:

Washington Square has all the makings of a classic Queen City bar. Its iconic Buffalo eats (wings and beef on weck, anyone?) are cheap and the staff makes you feel like an old friend. All this and it’s across the street from Coca-Cola Field. 295 Washington St., Buffalo (716) 849-0619

DEEP SOUTH TACO:

Just across from the ballpark’s Washington Street entrance is Pearl Street Grill and Brewery. Extend game day with a few extra innings on one of Pearl Street’s famous multi-level patios. Enjoy a view of the lake or make fast friends with an 180 oz. Annihilator beer tube and enough glasses to share. 76 Pearl St., Buffalo pearlstreetgrill.com

Three bars. Three times the fun. Big Ditch is brewing up some of the city’s best beers. Head up to the second floor, order an “Ex” and warm up that pitching arm with a few rounds of darts. 55 E. Huron St., Buffalo bigditchbrewing.com

More patio! This post-game eatery also happens to be the summer spot. Sample the taco menu with a side of chips and guac while you mingle with the locals on Deep South’s giant outdoor patio. 291 Ellicott St., Buffalo deepsouthtaco.com

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SPORTS KEYBANK CENTER The Pre-Game Show BUFFALO IRON WORKS: Rock your face

off at both pre-game and post-game parties at this live music venue in the Cobblestone District. 49 Illinois St., Buffalo buffaloironworks.com feature screen and 70+ TVs ensure there’s not a bad seat in the house at (716). Watch all the sports you can handle while you eat and then head into KeyBank Center right next door! 7 Scott St., Buffalo harborcenter.com/716foodandsport

The Post-Game Show LOCKHOUSE DISTILLERY: The walls are

covered in Insta-worthy art at the first distillery to open in Buffalo since Prohibition. Take an impromptu tour or sample the goods with a craft cocktail made by the city’s friendliest bartenders. 41 Columbia St., Buffalo lockhousedistillery.com BALLYHOO: Corner bar meets fancy

cocktails at this well-known spot down the street from KeyBank Center. Ballyhoo puts a unique spin on sausage with home made creations that include Korean short rib and Chorizo pork and bacon links. You heard that right, kids: bacon. 211 South Park Ave., Buffalo buffaloballyhoo.com

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(716) FOOD AND SPORT: The 38-foot

TAILGATING IN THE BUF Buffalo is renowned for one of the

further for everything on your menu.

top tailgating scenes in the National

For starters, pick up a veggie platter

Football League. The parking lots

and some Bison dip. This Buffalo

surrounding NEW ERA FIELD fill with

classic has been getting parties

Bills fanatics hours, and sometimes

started for generations. For the

days, before the game.

main course, try Sahlen’s Hot

Buffalo is also known for its amazing

Dogs. These are the franks that

array of local foods – many of them perfect for a pre-game party. So, if you’re a first-timer to New Era Field, here’s a hometown menu that will

Mustard, renowned for its horse-

Tier Brewing Company’s finest. More traditional beer lovers might want to try a Labatt Blue from the Canadian brewer with its USA headquarters in Buffalo, a staple at Bills tailgates. consumersbeverages.com

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links of Mineo & Sapio Italian

Cold Drinks: Stop at one of more than a dozen CONSUMERS BEVERAGES

or maybe a growler of Southern

PERRY STREET ENTRANCE TO KEYBANK CENTER

something a little spicier, grab some sausage, a can’t miss local delicacy.

a six of Flying Bison’s Buffalo Lager

Snap your photo in front of local hockey legends, The French Connection (Gilbert Perreault, Rick Martin and Rene Robert) who played for the Buffalo Sabres from 1972 to 1979.

famous. If you’re in the mood for

send you home happy.

locations around town and pick up

French Connection monument

made Buffalo charbroiled hot dogs

Food: One word: WEGMANS. Buffalo just happens to be home to the best

Slather all the above in Weber’s radish bite. Place on a Costanzo roll. Repeat until full. wegmans.com

Fun: When in Buffalo do as the Buffalonians do and break out the

KANJAM. Originally called Garbage Can Frisbee, KanJam was invented right here in Buffalo. A Frisbee, some friends, a couple of cold ones, some grilled dogs and a Bills game on tap. What could be better? kanjam.com

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BUFFALO IS AN UNDER-THE-RADAR OUTDOOR ADVENTURE MECCA. We’re located on one of the best fisheries in North America and home to a globally significant bird area. We hike along Class V rapids at Devil’s Hole State Park and mountain bike at Sprague Brook Park in the nearby Boston Hills. There’s kayaking in Elevator Alley, windsurfing at Gallagher Beach, sailing all summer long on Lake Erie and paddleboard yoga at Wilkeson Pointe. It’s no exaggeration to say there aren’t many places that provide this variety of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Here are five of the top spots to explore.

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OUTDOOR RECREATION

ETERNAL FLAME

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NIAGARA FALLS STATE PARK In the presence of Niagara Falls, the phrase “the great outdoors” takes on an entirely different meaning, magnitude and resonance. Words often fail when trying to describe the emotions our local wonder of the world provokes. Nowadays, words like uncluttered, eco-friendly and unspoiled typically come to mind when visiting the refurbished Niagara Falls State Park. If you’re looking for the natural Niagara, this is the perfect place to start. niagarafallsstatepark.com Eternal Flame The rolling hills south of Buffalo feature one of the most unusual geological features found on any hiking trail in the United States. The Eternal Flame Trail at Chestnut Ridge County Park has captured locals’ imagination for generations. Hikers trek down a forested hill, then up a ravine dotted with tree roots and rocks before stumbling upon a flickering flame

found behind a small waterfall. The flame is fed by a natural gas source and occasionally is less than eternal; bring a lighter to re-ignite it just in case! erie.gov/parks/chestnut.asp NIAGARA GORGE The wonders of Western New York don’t stop at the brink of the Falls. Just downstream from the world’s most famous waterfall, you’ll find several miles of hiking trails at Devil’s Hole State Park and Whirlpool State Park that take you deep into the heart of the magnificent Niagara Gorge, far from the viewing platforms, souvenir stands and easily accessed attractions that command the typical visitor’s attention. It’s one of unexpected Buffalo’s best kept secrets. TIFFT NATURE PRESERVE If hills could talk, the landscape at Tifft would have quite a tale to tell. Over the course of the last 200

years, this piece of property on Buffalo’s waterfront has served as a dairy farm (run by one George Washington Tifft), a lake and rail trans-shipment center and at one time as the city dump. Today, this 264-acre site has been cleaned up and returned to productive use as a wildlife refuge run by the Buffalo Museum of Science. tifft.org ZOAR VALLEY Located in southernmost Erie County along the banks of Cattaraugus Creek, Zoar Valley is the kind of breathtaking spectacle you would expect to find in the wilds of the West. Cliffs plunge nearly 400 feet to the valley floor, making hiking along the canyon rim fraught with potential peril (proceed with caution!) but replete with views (and eagle sightings) sure to make your spirit soar. dec.ny.gov/lands/36931.html

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A Travel Writer In Her Own

Backyard

 What helped attract you to Buffalo?

I found myself in a wave of millennials and young professionals who were moving to Buffalo. My husband and I just found a lot of energy here, a lot of excitement, a lot of beautiful old buildings and walkable neighborhoods taking on new life.  Where’s your favorite spot to hang out?

I love to rave about TIPICO COFFEE. It’s a place on the West Side. It has North America’s largest wood-fired stove, and it’s just beautifully designed. It’s like my second office. I think you’ll find all the creatives and movers and shakers of Buffalo passing through there at one time or another. W  here are your favorite places to shop in

in Buffalo?

I’m super enthusiastic about HERTEL AVENUE. Hertel is the former little Italy of Buffalo and now is wonderfully diverse. There’s a great mix of hip new shops and old-school restaurants, and new restaurants and immigrant-owned establishments. It’s just really cool.  What most surprises you about Buffalo?

It’s a four season city. The winter season I think is something to really be embraced… My husband and I joined a curling league, which we did outdoors for two years in January. We’d all have a beer afterward and warm up. We have a lot to enjoy in every season.

 LYNN FREEHILL-MAYE has journeyed around

the world writing stories for The New York Times, The New Yorker, AFAR and other publications. But she’s found a home in Buffalo. We caught up with the Illinois native and freelance journalist, who moved to Buffalo with her husband in 2014, to uncover what she thinks sets Buffalo apart from all the other destinations she’s visited.

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 How about your favorite cultural e xperiences here?

The ALBRIGHT-KNOX is just stunning. It’s astonishing to think that this museum that has a collection that rivals the Guggenheim’s is right here in Buffalo. The BURCHFIELD PENNEY has a more local focus and executes it in such a beautiful way. I remember specifically visiting Buffalo for the first time and pulling onto ELMWOOD AVENUE, and seeing a bike lane going past Buffalo State College and these museums on either side. I thought “Whoa, this is a really cool city. This has some things I really wasn’t expecting.”


 What are some of Buffalo’s best hidden gems and

well-kept secrets?

Walking onto the BIRD ISLAND PIER feels like walking on water. Here you can walk for a mile, two miles, into the sunset, water on both sides of you on this sort of narrow walkway. Everybody is out there enjoying it, in small enough numbers that it just feels very private and a really great place to get your bearings.  What are the can’t-miss spots in Buffalo?

If someone is a little more adventurous, I would send them to SILO CITY or one of the BUFFALO RIVER HISTORY TOURS, because Buffalo has the world’s most impressive collection of grain elevators. They’re really monumental. Architects compared them to our pyramids, this marriage of form and function. To see them all in one place along the Buffalo River, and to hear that history is really cool. After that I like to go to BALLYHOO. Ballyhoo is a great little treasure in that area, a favorite bar/restaurant of mine. You get a gourmet sausage and a SPECTACULAR ice cream sandwich. I think it’s the owner’s grandmother’s cookie recipe. They take these fresh cookies and put the ice cream in right there in the back. They’re a hit with everyone.  What do you find most appealing about the Queen City?

I think it has a lot of the edginess of the East Coast, but also the friendliness of the Midwest which I’m partial to. People are just really nice … I think that neighborliness is something people are searching for all over the country. So whether you live here or you’re visiting, I think you’ll definitely experience it. GRAIN ELEVATORS ALONG THE BUFFALO RIVER

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You’re Transformed! You’re an Electron Riding a virtual tour of transmission lines

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Minutes from Niagara Falls Free admission & parking We’re a stop on the seasonal Discover Niagara Shuttle – so get on board!

Niagara Power Vista At the Niagara Power Project 5777 Lewiston Road (Route 104) Lewiston NY 14092 716-286-6661 or 1-866-NYPA-FUN

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Bird's-Eye View of Buffalo BUFFALO HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PHOTOGENIC CITY,

adorned with glorious architecture, historical landmarks and varied natural landscapes from the waterfront to the woodlands. And while there may be no shortage of scenes to photograph, it’s a group of local photographers taking to the skies that are capturing views of Buffalo unlike anything seen before. Using drones and quadcopters, these sharpshooters find verticality is giving viewers a new perspective on their favorite Buffalo sights.

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225 FUHRMANN BOULEVARD, BUFFALO

 art of a rejuvenation project on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor, Wilkeson Pointe is P an idyllic place to relax, take a walk and enjoy a famous Buffalo sunset near its rotating cluster of metallic windmills. From above, the winding pathways leading to this waterfront destination show off the park's geometric design. PHOTO BY jayvisual

 OUR LADY OF VICTORY NATIONAL SHRINE & BASILICA 767 RIDGE RD, LACKAWANNA

Our Lady of Victory is considered one of the crown jewels among Buffalo’s beautiful churches. While the interior shines, the exterior is something to behold as many statues stand guard along the structure's exterior. PHOTO BY christopherhyzy

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 GRAYCLIFF ESTATE »

6472 OLD LAKE SHORE RD, DERBY

F  rank Lloyd Wright’s architecture can be appreciated down to every seemingly minor detail. However, when you soar high above the bluffs along the Lake Erie shoreline at Graycliff Estate you really get to experience Wright’s “big picture” vision. PHOTO BY Buffalo Aerial Pictures

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MAIN STREET AT HURON, BUFFALO

A shining beacon of the Buffalo skyline, Buffalo Savings Bank, also known as the Goldome can be easily spotted because of its 56-foot wide golden roof. Thousands of terracotta tiles are gilded with real gold as the 9-foot clock ticks the minutes away. PHOTO BY the_electric_lettuce

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65 NIAGARA SQUARE, BUFFALO

C  ompleted in 1932, Buffalo City Hall is a 32-story art deco masterpiece of architecture. Even when visiting the observation deck, guided by volunteers offering free weekly lunchtime tours, visitors rarely get a close-up look at the intricate detail high above the street. PHOTO BY buffalophotoblog

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CALENDAR of FOOD TRUCK TUESDAYS

APRIL 11-OCTOBER 31 larkinsquare.com

Events

CANALSIDE CONCERTS

LIVE AT LARKIN

HAY FEVER AT IRISH CLASSICAL THEATRE COMPANY

WRIGHT'S LARKIN: ARTS & CRAFTS IN INDUSTRY

THURSDAYS, JUNE-AUGUST canalsidebuffalo.com

WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 7-SEPTEMBER 5 larkinsquare.com

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JUNE 2-25 irishclassical.com

150 HOURS OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT IN BUFFALO

JUNE 5-11 The Darwin Martin House and Graycliff are collaborating on a celebration of the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth. Events will allow visitors to interact with both sites in ways never before offered to the public with extended hours and new programmatic offerings. darwinmartinhouse.org graycliffestate.org

ELMWOOD VILLAGE  FARMERS MARKET SATURDAYS, MAY-NOVEMBER elmwoodmarket.org

NICKEL CITY CON

MAY 19-21, 2017 nickelcitycon.com

SKYRIDE

MAY 21 skyridebuffalo.org

BUFFALO MARATHON

MAY 28 buffalomarathon.com

WRIGHT, ROYCROFT, STICKLEY & ROHLFS: DEFINING THE BUFFALO SCHOOL ARTS & CRAFTS AESTHETIC AT BURCHFIELD PENNEY ART CENTER

JUNE 9-NOVEMBER 26 burchfieldpenney.org NANCY J. PARISI

PARKSIDE TOUR OF HOMES MAY 21 parksidebuffalo.org

JUNE 9-OCTOBER 29 This exhibition gathers together many never before seen Wright-designed objects from the now destroyed Larkin Building, along with a spectacular collection of Larkin products. Hayes Hall Atrium University at Buffalo, South Campus ap.buffalo.edu

ALLENTOWN ART FESTIVAL  JUNE 10-11

The Allentown community becomes a living gallery as hundreds of talented artists and vendors line Delaware Avenue, live performers entertain on every block, the aroma of food trucks fills the air and thousands of people flock to this creative neighborhood. For the festival’s 60th anniversary, you can expect special events and tons of fun! allentownartfestival.com

SHAKESPEARE IN DELAWARE PARK 

JUNE 22-JULY 16 & JULY 27-AUGUST 20

To go or not to go. That is the question. Of course you must go to these live midsummer productions of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor (June 22 - July 16) and MacBeth (July 27 - Aug. 20). Pack a picnic for a fanciful evening in the park. shakespeareindelawarepark.org

FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR ENCAMPMENT AT OLD FORT NIAGARA JULY 1-3 oldfortniagara.org

JAM IN THE VALLEY

JULY 6-8 jaminthevalley.com

TASTE OF BUFFALO  JULY 8-9

B  UFFALO PRIDE FESTIVAL MAY 30-JUNE 4 With events, art exhibitions and a colorful parade, show your support and pride for Buffalo’s LGBTQ community by joining one of the biggest parties of the year! buffalopridefestival.com

BUFFALO GREEK FEST JUNE 2-4 buffalogreekfest.org

JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL

JUNE 17-18 juneteenthofbuffalo.com

PARKSIDE GARDEN & ARCHITECTURE TOUR JUNE 25 parksidebuffalo.org

RHEA ANNA

Prepare your belly for the best food that Buffalo has to offer when you attend the Taste of Buffalo, July 8 & 9. With over 50 local restaurants dishing out samples, live music and culinary demonstrations this festival, the largest two-day food festival in the U.S., is a foodie’s paradise! tasteofbuffalo.com KC KRATT

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WILLIAMSVILLE OLD HOME DAYS JULY 11-14 willvill.com

WALDFEST

JULY 16 springarden.com

RHEA ANNA

PINE GRILL REUNION JAZZ REUNION AUGUST 5-6 & 12-13 

JOE CASCIO

Paying tribute to some of the finest jazz musicians to grace the stage of the former Pine Grill (and Buffalo), this multi-weekend jazz festival at Martin Luther King Jr. Park is another shining example of Buffalo’s rich African American heritage. aaccbuffalo.org/pine-grill-jazz-reunion-

EDEN CORN FESTIVAL 

ERIE COUNTY FAIR 

AUGUST 3-6

enLIGHTen 

This charming festival is a perfect opportunity to chow down on a cob or two of summer’s sweetest harvest. edencornfest.com

JULY 28

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra illuminates the night to celebrate the renaissance of the Richardson Olmsted Complex. Music by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Berlioz, Rachmaninoff and more will be choreographed to a brilliant display of color, images and light created by Projex with artistic direction by Keith Harrington and projected onto the iconic Richardson Towers. Never before has Buffalo witnessed such a sight. You’ve got to be there! The concert is free, but tickets are required. bpo.org

AUGUST 9-20

The Fair is pure Americana. Held every year since 1820, millions of visitors have enjoyed the fun and games of the midway. ecfair.org

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EDEN CORN FESTIVAL  CANAL FEST OF THE TONAWANDAS JULY 16-23 canalfest.org

GALBANI ITALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL

JULY 13-16 buffaloitalianfestival.com

AUGUST 3-6

GREASE POLE FESTIVAL JULY 21-23

This charming festival is a perfect opportunity to chow down on a cob or two of summer’s sweetest harvest. edencornfest.com

CMC JAZZ FEST

JULY 27-29 cmcjazzfest.com

INFRINGEMENT FESTIVAL JULY 27-AUGUST 6 infringebuffalo.org

SCOTTISH FESTIVAL AT BUFFALO NIAGARA HERITAGE VILLAGE AUGUST 19-20 bnhv.org

LEWISTON JAZZ FESTIVAL AUGUST 25-26 lewistonjazz.com

ELMWOOD AVENUE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS AUGUST 26-27 eafa.techriver.net

BUFFALO IRISH FESTIVAL

THE GATHERING BY TORN SPACE AT SILO CITY AUGUST 18-19 tornspacetheater.com

AUGUST 25-27 buffaloirish.com

MUSIC IS ART FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 9 musicisart.org

N  ATIONAL BUFFALO

WING FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 2-3

RHEA ANNA

Join thousands of wing fanatics as they make the annual Labor Day pilgrimage to the birthplace of this saucy, spicy signature dish of Buffalo! buffalowing.com

GARDEN WALK BUFFALO  JULY 29-30

When you think of Buffalo, you’re probably not thinking of the largest garden walk in the U.S., but that’s just what you’ll find. Whether you’re a casual green thumb or fully-fledged botanist, you’ll be awestruck as you tour over 400 public and private gardens, from eclectic backyard gardens to the majesty of Buffalo’s Olmsted parks. gardenwalkbuffalo.com  ONION STUDIO

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C  URTAIN UP! SEPTEMBER 15

NOVEMBER 23 ymcabuffaloniagara.org

WORLD’S LARGEST DISCO NOVEMBER 25 worldslargestdisco.com

OLD NEIGHBORHOOD ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE MARCH 10, 2018 thevalleycenter.com

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE MARCH 18, 2018 buffalostpatricksday parade.com

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To commemorate the launch of Buffalo’s theater season, the Theatre District on Main Street downtown becomes a spectacle of live street performances and music! facebook.com/CurtainUpBflo

TURKEY TROT

BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA WITH ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER SEPTEMBER 16 bpo.org

THE GREAT PUMPKIN FARM FALL FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 16 – OCTOBER 31 greatpumpkinfarm.com

TESLA FEST 

SEPTEMBER 20 –23

In its inaugural year this electrifying festival is a homage to Nikola Tesla’s lasting legacy on Buffalo and its reputation as the City of Light. Take part in historic tours, a “Power Banquet” and illuminated party at Lasalle Park along Buffalo’s waterfront. teslafest.org

BUFFALO HUMANITIES FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 28-30 buffalohumanities.org

JOAN MARCUS MARTY BINIASZ

THE LION KING AT SHEA’S PERFORMING ARTS CENTER  DECEMBER 13, 2017 –JANUARY 7, 2018

Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event is set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals and features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. sheas.org

EAST AURORA CAROLCADE DECEMBER 16 facebook.com/ EACarolcade

IIHF WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS DECEMBER 26, 2017 – JANUARY 5, 2018 buffaloworldjuniors.com

DYNGUS DAY  APRIL 2, 2018

Everyone’s Polish on Dyngus Day, an old-time celebration of Lent’s end that occurs the Monday following Easter. Don your red attire and grab your squirt gun for this zany allday party on Buffalo’s East Side, home to the world’s largest Dyngus Day bash! dyngusday.com

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA AT SHEA’S PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 

ROYCROFT FALL ART SHOW SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 1 roycroftcampus corporation.com

APRIL 23, 2018 – MAY 6, 2018

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera returns to Buffalo as part of a brand new North American Tour. This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography. sheas.org

BUFFALO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OCTOBER 7 – 10 buffalointernationalfilmfestival.com

A  RT OF THE SENSES AT

ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY

NOVEMBER 4 – FEBRUARY 4, 2018

TOM LOONAN

Exhibits at the AlbrightKnox rarely encourage you to touch the artwork, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Art of the Senses. This contemporary exhibit will have you seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling and even tasting art in a whole new way! albrightknox.org

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 EW YEAR’S EVE  N BALL DROP DECEMBER 31

At New York State’s second largest ball drop, you’ll join thousands of folks looking to ring in 2018 Buffalo-style. Once the clock strikes midnight, downtown’s Electric Tower will burst with a wondrous fireworks display to start the year off right! firstnightbuffalo.org

LOVE NEVER DIES

CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

LATE APRIL – EARLY MAY 2018

On the fringe of Delaware Park, near the Buffalo History Museum, the cherry blossoms of the Japanese Gardens burst open with bright pink hues for this serene and breathtaking annual event. buffalocherryblossomfestival.org

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Experience the new energy of downtown Buffalo at the Hyatt Regency.

A landmark hotel in the center of the business, entertainment, and dining districts, the Hyatt Regency’s tastefully appointed guestrooms and suites are a welcome retreat in the heart of downtown Buffalo. Amenities include: •

Indoor atrium pool

State-of-the-art 24/7 fitness center

World-class Spa Alexis

Atrium Bar + Bistro

Welcome to the Hyatt – a classic hotel experience for business or pleasure. Buffalo.Hyatt.com

Plus, be sure to visit our new Starbucks® coffeehouse, located inside the Atrium at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

BUFFALO.HYATT.COM | 716.856.1234 Two Fountain Plaza | Buffalo, NY, USA 14202

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FALLING TEMPERATURES AND LAKE EFFECT SNOW MEAN IT’S TIME to ice bike, skate, toboggan, ski and feast on hearty seasonal fare. The region’s rebirth has provided locals and visitors with more ways to enjoy our signature season than ever before. Embrace the cold and snow like a true Buffalonian and discover one of North America’s great winter cities!

WINTER

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WINTER FUN

In the Country

Plummet down the old fashioned toboggan chutes of CHESTNUT RIDGE PARK onto one of the region’s largest sledding hills, then warm up with hot cocoa by a roaring fireplace. Slalom, schuss and shred powder on nearby KISSING BRIDGE’S dozens of downhill trails. Ice fish on the frozen shores of Lake Erie, or rent cross-country skis in the forests of the REINSTEIN WOODS NATURE PRESERVE. kbski.com erie.gov/parks/chestnut.asp reinsteinwoods.org

CHESTNUT RIDGE PARK

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NICE AND TOASTY Need to warm up after a day on our rinks, hills and trails? The BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS provides the perfect respite under its glass conservatory. Stroll through hundreds of floral wonders in its Panama Cloud Forest and Florida Everglades exhibits, then continue the tropical adventure at the BUFFALO ZOO’S RAINFOREST FALLS, which replicates a South American ecosystem. After the rainforest, head back outside and bond with the polar bears at the zoo’s new Arctic Edge exhibit. BOTANICAL GARDENS

NANCY J. PARISI TERRY CERVI

buffalogardens.com • buffalozoo.org

MICHELLE BLACKLEY-GLYNN

Frosty Falls

Nearby NIAGARA FALLS has garnered headlines around the world for its frozen beauty. While the falls never completely freezes, the ice that forms from the mist on surrounding rocks and trees offers unparalleled winter scenes. niagarafallsstatepark.com

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HANDMADE IN BUFFALO Buffalo and Western New York have long been considered the center of the American Arts & Crafts movement –

in 2017 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center

a legacy forged by the visionary genius

and the University at Buffalo’s Hayes Hall

of Frank Lloyd Wright, Elbert Hubbard’s Roycrofters and countless others who have

(see calendar, page 44). Visitors can also experience a living tradition of handcrafted

left their mark on this region. Buffalo

excellence at studios throughout the region

celebrates its history as the birthplace

where you can view artists at work and

of this distinctively American design

purchase an item worthy of the highest

movement with two special exhibitions

standards of the Arts & Crafts movement.

CONE FIVE POTTERY Clay artisan Greg Link specializes in functional ceramics (all of them are microwave and dishwasher safe) that are made of stoneware and decorated with lead free glazes. 1507 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo conefivepottery.com

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ARTS & CRAFTS

ROYCROFT POTTERY

Janice McDuffie’s vases, bowls, boxes and other ceramic objects include one-ofa-kind wheel thrown pieces and limited edition slip-cast pieces in high fired porcelain.

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2860 Eldridge Road East Aurora roycroftpottery.com

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AURORA ART GLASS

Roycroft Master Artisan Peggy Eisensmith, a self-trained glass artisan, specializes in custom-made stained and leaded glass.

16 Buffalo Road, East Aurora / (716) 652-2443

BUFFALO ARTS STUDIO

Bryan Hopkins is one of eight clay artisans who work in the ceramic suite facility at Buffalo Arts Studio, a complex of studio spaces for artists of all media located in the Tri-Main Building.

2495 Main Street Suite 514 Buffalo hopkinspottery.com SCHOOLHOUSE GALLERY & CABINET SHOPS Roycroft Master Artisan Thomas Pafk creates custom-made tables, mirrors, frames, lamps, bookcases and cabinetry using traditional techniques and methods.

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CANALSIDE

Downtown

DREW BROWN

Downtown Buffalo has undergone a radical transformation in recent years. On the north end, the Theatre District and Ellicott Street have seen the development of a host of new restaurants, breweries and distilleries. On the south end, new hotels, eateries, shops and entertainment options are popping up along Buffalo’s waterfront at Canalside. All this excitement is against the backdrop of downtown’s historical landmarks and architectural wonders. » buffaloplace.com

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 MARKET ARCADE » A growing number of boutiques call the 124-year-old atrium modeled after London’s Burlington Arcade home, including Buffalo Adore, Trend Up, Sai One and Sasmita Batik Indonesia. (716) 845-6197

SHOPS AT HARBORCENTER » Waterfront shopping is now a Buffalo pastime. The Shops at HarborCenter feature Clayton’s Toy Store, Fowler’s Chocolate Shop and Red Siren boutique, as well as the Healthy Scratch café. harborcenter.com/retail LISA LUBIN

 BUFFALO PROPER » Dozens of wine and spirit bottles stocked high behind the bar greet customers as soon as they walk in. From the Gun Slinger to the Killer Bees, BP offers one of Buffalo’s most ambitious drink menus. buffaloproper.com

LOBBY BAR AT STATLER CITY » Nestled inside the ornate Statler City, this softly-lit bar feels like the kind of joint Frank Sinatra would have brought his entourage after a gig. Featuring 2-for-1 happy hour drink specials Wednesday-Friday. statlercity.com

CHIPPEWA STREET » From cozy pubs to rollicking nightclubs and rooftop bars, Chippewa Street has been Buffalo’s after dark hangout for decades. buffaloplace.com/nightlife

BUFFALO NIAGARA VISITOR CENTER » Grab all your Buffalo-related gifts – from chicken wing ornaments to City Hall snow globes – at Buffalo’s official information center and gift shop. visitbuffaloniagara.com

SAVOR CASA AZUL » Acapulco, Mexico native Victor Parra Gonzalez offers a fresh take on tacos, tortas and poblanos at this cozy cantina. casaazulbuffalo.com

EXPO MARKET » This new food hall inside Buffalo’s historic Market Arcade complex features gourmet hot dogs, black rice sushi, made-to-order pasta and much more – perfect for a quick bite before a show in the Theatre District. expobuffalo.com

PATINA 250 » Located in The Westin, one of Buffalo’s newest hotels, Patina 250 offers contemporary American cuisine in a posh setting. patinagroup.com/Patina250

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Larkinville SIP

The area known as Larkinville – a collection of businesses and public spaces centered along Seneca Street southeast of downtown Buffalo – is one of the city’s most impressive transformations. Formerly empty warehouses and vacant parcels are now home to weekly concerts, food truck rodeos, beer gardens, breweries and distilleries. » larkinsquare.com

SHOP UNCLE SAM’S ARMY NAVY OUTFITTERS » This sprawling store housed in a warehouse sells authentic military apparel from over 26 countries. armynavydeals.com

SAVOR FOOD TRUCK TUESDAYS » This favorite TOMMYROTTER DISTILLERY

 TOMMYROTTER DISTILLERY » Vodka and gin served in a sleek, restored warehouse. tommyrotter.com

weekday event is a can’t-miss mobile eatery gathering featuring two dozen food trucks every Tuesday from April to October. larkinsquare.com 

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THE FILLING STATION » A converted 1930s gas station that emphasizes local ingredients and fresh flavors is a hotspot for the lunchtime crowd. larkinsquare.com

BUFFALO BREWING COMPANY » A nanobrewery serving a broad spectrum of beers from their tasting room. Sample a pint of its 1804 American Pale Ale while you’re there! buffalo-brewing-company.com

HYDRAULIC HEARTH » This eatery isn’t just known for its wood-fired pizzas, expansive beer garden and house made Community Beer Works brews. It’s also home to Buffalo’s smallest art gallery housed in a telephone booth. hydraulichearth.com

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LEXINGTON CO-OP

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Set along Frederick Law Olmsted’s tree-lined parkways and filled with small, one-of-a-kind boutiques, welcoming cafes, bars and delicious restaurants, the vibrant Elmwood Village has it all. elmwoodvillage.org

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Elmwood Village

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JOE CASCIO

NANCY J. PARISI

 HALF & HALF » Recently transformed from a women’s-only boutique into a full-fledged retailer for both him and her, Half + Half supplies shoppers with stylish clothing, shoes for strutting your stuff and even a selection of crafty home goods. facebook.com/halfandhalf1088

FERN + ARROW » From stylish coffee mugs to colorful stationery and loads of goods you didn’t know you needed, Fern + Arrow carries artisan items for life, home and office. If you’re looking for the perfect, unique gift to bring back home for that special someone, you’ll want to make a point of stopping in. facebook.com/fernandarrowshop

BUREAU » For the man who knows fashion, Bureau helps to refine your wardrobe with function AND form. Step inside the cozy shop along the Elmwood strip to get sized up for a custom suit in a variety of fabrics and cuts, fitted shirts and loads of accessories from respected brands and talented local makers. bureaumade.com

 VERA » Offering prohibition-style cocktails and totally original concoctions, Vera is serving some of the best beverages in town. It’s the perfect place to grab a pre-dinner drink or a lively nightcap with friends. verabuffalo.com

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CECELIA'S » After a day of shopping, try Cecelia’s for its

local Japanese restaurant. Go for something simple like a spicy tuna roll or exotic like Ankimo (steamed monkfish liver). kunisbuffalo.com

Italian fare, amazing martinis and specialty cocktails. In the summertime, enjoy the sunshine on its sprawling front patio that’s the perfect spot for people watching. ceceliasristorante.com

COLE'S » A staple of the Elmwood Village bar scene, Cole’s was a pioneer of craft beer before it was even a thing, and has one of the most extensive lists of local and international brews anywhere in town. High school and college pennants hang from the rafters of this over 80-year-old Buffalo institution. colesonelmwood.com

KUNI'S » Kuni's offers diners some of the most innovative and traditional dishes of any

THIN MAN BREWERY » Mike Shatzel has done it again. The highly-regarded restauranteur and beer aficionado has finally brought a brewery to the Elmwood Village. And although the beer might be the main event, don’t sleep on Thin Man’s exceptional food menu, with refreshing soups, monstrous burgers and unique takes on culinary favorites. thinmanbrewery.com

JOE'S DELI » If you’ve got a hankering for a delicious sandwich, Joe’s Deli is your paradise. Joe’s sports a menu full of sandwiches ranging from the Buffalo classics beef on weck, the Philly cheesesteak-inspired creation Frank Stallone, to the Thanksgiving leftover medley called I Love Josie and The Hangover, which might just be the perfect cure for, well… ya know. joesdelionline.com

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Allentown SIP

Creativity comes alive in Allentown. From its shops, restaurants and bars, to children’s productions at the Theatre of Youth, to the public art that blankets the neighborhood, this is a community that prides itself on bohemian energy and positive spirit. » allentown.org

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NANCY J. PARISI

DREW BROWN

 FOUNDING FATHERS PUB » A cozy neighborhood pub with a presidential flair. From portraits of Grover Cleveland and Millard Fillmore (two presidents with Buffalo ties) above the bar to placemats adorned with the commandersin-chief, this is one stately watering hole. foundingfatherspub.com

BILLY CLUB » A modern-day saloon outfitted with craft whiskeys, bourbon, rye and scotch. Experienced bartenders are ready to shake up your favorite traditional cocktail routine. billyclubbuffalo.com

ALLEN STREET HARDWARE » Belly up to the bar for delicious wine, spirits and beers. allenstreethardware.com

 EL BUEN AMIGO » A cultural institution, El Buen Amigo has called Allentown home for over 25 years. The shop features fair-trade clothing and gifts from across the globe. elbuenamigo.org

ANTIQUE MAN » Full of unusual gifts, thousands of books, records and vintage wares for the home, Antique Man is a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind collectibles. (716) 883-2121

ALLEN STREET DRESS SHOP » Outfitting Buffalo’s trendiest female shoppers with high quality and unique clothing. Add some creativity to your closet back home. thedressshop.com

Buffalo’s neighborhoods were originally split into ethnic enclaves. The Irish settled in South Buffalo, a close-knit neighborhood that continues to retain much of its ethnic heritage and character. » southbuffalochamber.org

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BUFFALO IRISH CENTER » Part community cen-

TARA GIFT SHOPPE » Clothing, jewelry, and other

ter, Gaelic library, bar and music hall, the Irish Center is an integral part of South Buffalo’s culture. Order a Guinness at the bar, watch bagpipers and Irish dancers who frequently perform, and reminisce about the Old Sod. buffaloirishcenter.com

gifts at one of the oldest Irish import shops in the United States. taragiftshoppe.com

everybody knows your name; South Buffalo’s warmth and character are on full display in this neighborhood establishment. blackthornrestaurant.com

COLTER BAY GRILL » Recently reopened with a revamped ski lodge atmosphere and an expanded craft beer menu, Colter Bay is chock full of juicy burgers, piled-high sandwiches and pub-style entrees. colterbaygrill.com

MOTHERS » While there are many late-night restaurants in Buffalo, few serve a menu as full, fancy and as late as Mothers. Want a juicy steak to go along with that dreamy cocktail you just ordered… at 3 a.m.? Yep, Mothers can do that. (716) 882-2989

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BLACKTHORN RESTAURANT AND PUB » Where

 GABRIEL’S GATE » When looking for the wings the locals eat, this is the spot. We recommend starting out with 10 wings medium, but you can’t go wrong with anything else off the menu - including sandwiches named after famous Buffalo streets. (716) 886-0602

DOG EARS BOOKSTORE » This cozy, family-owned

 PARKER’S PROPER FISH AND CHIPS » Authentic British fish and chips; even the fryer was flown in from overseas! parkersbritishinstitution.com

bookstore also features a connected café. dogearsbookstore.org

SAVOR BRICK OVEN BISTRO » Artisan brick oven pizza, gourmet deli sandwiches and more. Try the Reuben or beef on weck pizzas. brickovendeli.com

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 MÉS QUE » Look into Mes Que at any hour and you’re likely to find jersey-clad soccer fans cheering on teams from around the world. mesque.com

DAILY PLANET COFFEE CO. » This newcomer to Buffalo’s coffeehouse scene is establishing a reputation for live music, offering regular acoustic lunches and other jam sessions. dailyplanetcoffee.com

PUBLIC HOUSE OF BUFFALO » This North Buffalo pub has a beer list worth bellying up to the bar for. Craft beer lovers will don a sudsy smile at the sight of their rotating draft list and over 75 bottled varieties. Come for the beer but stay for the food! The house-made burger is one of the best in the city. publichousebuffalo.com

Few Buffalo neighborhoods capture the city’s exciting rebirth quite like Hertel Avenue. An influx of new bars and restaurants complement the neighborhood’s established eateries and the North Park Theatre, a nearly century-old movie house recently restored to its original grandeur. It’s also one of Buffalo’s most diverse business districts, with Middle Eastern merchants selling shawarma and halal alongside Italian grocers and delicatessens. hertel-ave.com

SHOP  REVOLVER RECORDS » The vinyl collection of 15,000 albums from over 50 years of music spans all genres. Pop in, have a listen and add to your personal collection. revolverrecordsinc.com

MODERN NOSTALGIA » Trendy boutique in the heart of Hertel features men’s and women’s clothing with modern looks that hint at the nostalgia of yesterday. ModNos showcases clothing and jewelry from local, indie and national designers. shopmodnos.com

SECOND READER BOOKSHOP » Finding new homes for previously loved REVOLVER RECORDS

books for the past 15 years, this Hertel Avenue staple is the perfect spot for you and your fellow bookworms. (716) 862-0001

SAVOR RISTORANTE LOMBARDO » This restaurant is

CRĀVING » Chef Adam Goetz whips up a

THE WELLINGTON PUB » This mainstay serves up

not only one of the best food options on Hertel, but in all of Western New York – elegant, delicious and without pretension. Enjoy Italian cuisine in Lombardo’s gorgeous dining room, or outside on the landscaped patio during a warm Buffalo evening. ristorantelombardo.com

lunch and dinner menu that will truly leave you craving more. The freshest locallysourced ingredients are transformed into delicious dishes. cravingbuffalo.com

all the pub favorites. Eat like a local on Fridays and enjoy a traditional (and Buffalo’s famous) fish fry. wellingtonpub.com

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Grant Street

To gain a global perspective, travel to the far reaches of the planet. Or, walk a few blocks of Grant Street on your next visit to Buffalo. In recent years, an influx of immigrants from around the world has transformed the district from its historically Italian roots to a melting pot of cultural and culinary influences. Grant has also become a magnet for entrepreneurs who have opened cafes, bookstores and more. » visitbuffaloniagara.com/grant-street

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THE GYPSY PARLOR » Inventive cocktails, premium coffee and delightful teas are all staples of this bar with a kitchen that’s open until midnight. thegypsyparlor.com

SHOP RUST BELT BOOKS » Browse for your favorite reads at a fraction of the price in this used bookstore. Nearby West Side Stories is another option for serious readers looking for literary treasures. rustbeltbooks.com

GUERCIO & SONS » Customers from all over shop RHEA ANNA

 SWEET_NESS 7 CAFÉ » Since opening several years ago, this café has served as a linchpin for the revitalization of the Grant Street neighborhood. sweetness7.com

for imported olive oils, cheese and other Italian products that are tough to find anywhere else at this family-owned neighborhood market going strong for over 50 years. (716) 882-7935

SAVOR FREDDY J’S BBQ » Run by a native of Liberia who settled in Buffalo, Freddy J’s has quickly become a neighborhood favorite. facebook.com/freddyjsongrant

WEST SIDE BAZAAR » Nearly a dozen food vendors and retailers call this business incubator for recent immigrants home; eat lunch at its food court, which features homemade Burmese, Chinese and Ethiopian fare. westsidebazaar.com

PHO DOLLAR » Huge, steaming bowls of delicious Vietnamese soup at an affordable price. phodollar.com

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University Heights

SIP SHANGO » In addition to a menu filled with jambalaya, gumbo and pork belly, this New Orleans-inspired restaurant also has an impressive wine list. facebook.com/shango.bistro

THE STEER » Order a pint from the bar a take a seat next to the

Any number of the businesses in Buffalo’s

roaring fireplace in this Western-style gastropub. curtinrestaurants.com

University Heights

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neighborhood, located in

PARKSIDE CANDY » This 1920s Buffalo landmark that features a

the shadow of the University

at Buffalo’s South Campus, are an attraction in their own right.

stunning Art Deco interior, is being meticulously restored to its original grandeur. parksidecandy.com

There’s a stunning 1920s Art Deco ice cream parlor, a mom-and-

QUEEN CITY BOOKSTORE » The city’s go-to spot for comic books,

pop clothier that’s served Buffalo for over 50 years and an

graphic novels and trade paperbacks for over 40 years. facebook.com/queencitybookstore

independently owned record store. Combine those spots with popular eateries serving everything from Creole to Lebanese for an experience in the northeast corner of Buffalo that’s well worth the visit. visitbuffaloniagara.com/university-heights

 O'CONNELL'S » Stay sharp! A mainstay for over 50 years, O’Connell’s offers apparel difficult to find anywhere else in Buffalo. oconnellsclothing.com

SAVOR AMY'S PLACE » Lebanese, vegan

MING CAFE » Ming Cafe offers

and American classics are all on the menu at this neighborhood staple that’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. amysplacebuffalo.com

Buffalo’s best traditional Chinese fare, made with the freshest ingredients using Old World methods of preparation. (716) 833-6988

SATO RAMEN » Slurp and sip your way through some of Buffalo’s finest ramen at this hip neighborhood eatery. sato-ramen.com

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THE HOLLOW BISTRO & BREW » Housed in an over 200-year-old former schoolhouse, The Hollow offers an Asian-infused menu and an extensive drink list of nearly 100 wines, cocktails, beers and specialty coffees. thehollowclarence.com CLARENCE CENTER COFFEE CO. & CAFÉ » House-roasted KATIE AMBROSE

Take a drive into the Western New York countryside in Erie County’s oldest township, founded over 200 years ago. Clarence retains much of its historic charm in its restaurants, inns and shopping options.

coffees like Jamaican Me Crazy and Witches’ Brew, made-to-order sandwiches and live music have made this a Clarence mainstay. clarencecentercoffee.com

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 ANTIQUE WORLD AND FLEA MARKET New York's largest indoor and outdoor antique and flea market offers plenty for bargain hunters and treasure seekers. antiqueworldmarket.com

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MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO CHILDREN'S BOOKSTORE » A family-owned bookstore, Monkey See Monkey Do offers a host of children's programs throughout the year. monkeysread.com

SAVOR ASA RANSOM HOUSE » A historic bed and breakfast dating back to 1853. Stay overnight, eat in the elegant dining room or sip afternoon tea every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. asaransom.com

ORAZIO’S » Homemade pastas, breads and desserts have helped set this family-owned Italian restaurant apart. orazios.com


Williamsville SIP

Practice the art of window shopping at one of Williamsville’s bustling boutiques, enjoy a sunny afternoon admiring Glen Falls and then grab a bite and brew at any of the local restaurants. walkablewilliamsville.com

SHOP BLUSH » Add some designer duds to your closet with fashion finds from select NYC and LA designers. Top off your new outfit with beautiful jewelry and accessories, too. shopblushny.com

CLAYTON’S TOY STORE » Visit Williamsville’s favorite toy store for something special for the child in your life. You’ll find aisle after aisle of colorful crafts, beloved books and puzzles. claytonstoystore.com

FARMERS & ARTISANS » Fresh local produce, sustainable seafood, organic baked goods and more adorn the shelves of this adorable village market. Plan a visit and make a tasty connection to our local farms. farmersandartisans.com

SAVOR  MOOR PAT » Williamsville’s first craft beer bar is serving up pints of pilsners and pale ales (Curious about what Moor Pat means? It’s ‘tap room’ backwards!) moorpat.com

PARINGS WINE BAR » From Cabarnet to

SWEET JENNY’S » This old-fashioned chocolate and ice cream shop is housed inside a 200-year-old water mill. Stop by to sample sweet treats by the scoopful. sweetjennyswilliamsville.com 

Chardonnay, take your pick of a seemingly endless wine list at Williamsville’s only wine bar. Pair your vino with any selection from the tasting menu including pear and fig flatbread or brie for two. paringswinebar.com

GLEN PARK TAVERN » Constructed in 1887,

IRISHMAN PUB » Sip a Guinness inside the

ARO BAR DE TAPAS » Get whisked away to Barcelona, right in Williamsville. Experience the complex

pub or sample a Smithwick’s Irish Ale outside on the expansive outdoor patio overlooking Main Street. Enjoy live music every weekend! irishmanpub.com

this classic Williamsville establishment dishes out your traditional pub fare and has been doing so for the last 130 years. glenparktavernbuffalo.com

and rich flavors of this traditional Spanish restaurant, serving up shareable plates and specialty cocktails using local spirits and seasonal ingredients. arotapas.com

Frederick Law Olmsted didn’t stop with his elaborate system of parks and parkways in Buffalo. He also designed Parkside, a neighborhood just east of Delaware Park that features curved, tree-lined streets; spacious, Victorian-era homes and some of the city’s signature attractions. » parksidebuffalo.org

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 PARKSIDE MEADOW » Hundreds of pieces of historic Buffalo memorabilia line the walls of this pub that has a menu full of beef on weck, fried bologna, wings and other regional classics. parksidemeadow.com

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Parkside

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 FAIRY CAKES CUPCAKERY » These Parkside confectioners are baking up colorful and intricately designed cupcakes for every occasion. fairycakesbuffalo.com

MARTIN HOUSE GIFT SHOP » This Frank

Lloyd Wright masterpiece boasts an impressive gift shop filled with FLW apparel and memorabilia. darwinmartinhouse.org

ZOOTIQUE » After you’ve explored the Buffalo Zoo’s new exhibits, Arctic Edge and Rainforest Falls, take a little bit of the wild home with you. buffalozoo.org

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ROYCROFT CAMPUS

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East Aurora SIP

The village where the American Arts and Crafts movement began over a century ago continues to embrace a creative vibe today. East Aurora, located only 20 minutes from downtown Buffalo, is full of unique attractions and a variety of cafes, boutiques and restaurants. Travelers from all over the world seek out the Roycroft Campus, a National Historic Landmark, to shop for handcrafted treasures and to take classes in a variety of craft media. A new museum at the campus opens in 2017, and will recount the village’s Arts and Crafts legacy like never before. » east-aurora.ny.us

SHOP VIDLERS 5 & 10 » From the classic candy store counter to toys, retro gifts and holiday specials, this East Aurora staple has been delighting visitors for over 80 years. vidlers5and10.com 

ROYCROFT COPPER SHOP » Over 60 local and national artisans have their work represented in the Copper Shop Gallery on the Roycroft Campus. roycroftcampuscorporation.com

TOY LOFT » It’s only logical that the birthplace of Fisher-Price is still filled with great toy stores! This family-owned establishment is a delight for the young and young-at-heart. facebook.com/toyloft ONION STUDIOS

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 ROYCROFT INN » One of the region’s most popular Sunday brunches can be found at the inn, which has been beautifully restored to its original grandeur. Summertime lunches and dinners on the inn’s peristyle are also a must. roycroftinn.com

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 42 NORTH BREWING CO. » The village’s first craft brewery has a large taproom featuring reclaimed wood from Buffalo’s Richardson Olmsted Complex and an ever-changing beer list that focuses on locally sourced ingredients. 42northbrewing.com

TASTE » Look for the 3-foot-tall coffee mug hanging outside of Taste. The East Aurora landmark is indicative of the delicious coffee and full breakfast and lunch menu you’ll find inside this popular bistro and café. tasteofea.com

PURR-FECT TEA & TEA LOUNGE » When only a spot of tea will do… a wide variety of loose leaf teas, tea cups, teapots and other accessories are for sale. Buy some tea to take home, or sit down for a hot cup in the lounge. facebook.com/purrfecttealounge

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RICK’S ON MAIN » Contemporary cuisine from Culinary Institute of America-trained chefs in the heart of the village. ricksonmain.com

BAR BILL TAVERN » Come hungry; this cozy establishment has some of Buffalo’s most highlyregarded wings and beef on weck. barbill.com 

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SIP  HAMBURG BREWING CO. » Take a seat on the idyllic back patio and sip a pint of their Small Town Saison. hamburgbrewing.com

MAMMOSER’S » One of those “under the radar” wing spots. This unassuming

bar sauces up some of the best versions of this local specialty. (716) 648-1390

JACK DEVINE'S » Jack Devine’s motto is to “enjoy a pint with friends.”

That’s exactly what you’ll find at this Hamburg pub, where cold beer and friendly greetings are always on tap. jackdevines.com

SHOP WHAT A WOMAN WANTS » This boutique specializes in accessorizing

Hamburg

your neck with the perfect scarf, your wrist with the cutest bracelet, your shoulder with a leopard-print purse and your home with funky décor pieces. shopwhatawomanwants.com

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SAVOR THE GRANGE COMMUNITY KITCHEN » The Grange has all the menu items you’d

expect to find at an upscale restaurant, but with the rustic warmth of a small town eatery. The kitchen creates dishes to suit everyone’s tastes from a casual a la carte breakfast to lunch and dinner. grangecommunitykitchen.com

Looking to get away from the big city for a little while? We recommend heading about 20 minutes south of

DANIEL’S » With a tradition of excellence, Daniel’s is an upscale restaurant

Buffalo to the Village of Hamburg. This quaint town has

perfect for a date with that special someone. daniels-restaurant.com

become filled with foodie finds in recent years.

CARTE BLANCHE » Epitomizing farm-to-table and “from scratch,” Carte

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Blanche has developed a following with its original cocktails, using seasonal, local ingredients to create unique flavors. carteblanchehamburg.com

Explore one of the most geographically diverse areas of Western New York, from the beaches of the Lake Erie shoreline to the rolling hills of Boston.

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The Southtowns

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 TAFFY’S » Thick, malty milkshakes are in your future at this Orchard Park institution. With dozens of flavor combinations, you’ll have a tough time choosing the perfect one. facebook.com/ TaffysRedHots

HOAK’S » A longtime bar and seafood-focused restaurant along the Lake Erie shoreline in Hamburg. If timed right, you can catch one of Buffalo’s famed sunsets while enjoying your frosty beverage and beer battered fish fry. facebook.com/hoakslakeshore

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MARILLA COUNTRY STORE » This 166-year-old institution will have you gazing at aisles and shelves filled with gifts, crafts, and sweets for hours. marillacountrystore.com

and the latest trending fashions, you’d never expect this women’s boutique to be located inside a 150-year-old barn in quaint Orchard Park. researchanddesign.com

 MANGIA Mangia means “to eat.” And that’s exactly what you’ll be yearning to do at this sophisticated Italian eatery in Orchard Park. mangiaristorante.com

SPRINGVILLE AUCTION » In the summer, this

NICK CHARLAP’S » You can’t go wrong at this

RESEARCH & DESIGN » With modern styling

market buzzes with activity, where finding locally grown fruit, Amish-made wares and fresh-baked pies is as easy as, well… pie! gentnerspringvilleauction.com

ice cream parlor, serving homemade frozen treats for over 50 years from its Hamburg location. facebook.com/nickcharlaps

ECKL’S » Carving up the famous Buffalo sandwich, beef on weck, Eckl’s is a longtime Orchard Park favorite that has just re-opened to much fanfare. eckls.com

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HOLIDAY VALLEY SKI RESORT

Buffalo is only the beginning of the rich cultural opportunities, historic sites and unforgettable outdoor experiences found throughout Western New York. From ski resorts to classic Americana and close encounters with the spiritual realm, extend your stay with four day trip ideas.

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CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTION The CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTION is truly one of a kind – there is simply no other place like it in the United States. Located 75 miles south of Buffalo, Chautauqua is both an extraordinarily intact 19th century village as well as a center for the arts, culture and lifelong learning – all in a lovely lakeside setting that offers guests access to swimming, boating and fishing. While the grounds are open year-round, Chautauqua really comes to life for nine weeks every summer between June and August. It’s during this time you’ll find a robust schedule of concerts, lectures, exhibits and performances of all kinds. Be sure to put this unique slice of Americana on your unexpected Buffalo itinerary. ciweb.org

ELLICOTTVILLE This quaint ski resort village, just 90 minutes south of Buffalo, has spiked in popularity over the years into a 12-month destination (and perfect road trip from Buffalo)! Visitors now flock to Ellicottville to hit the links, enjoy a local lager and take in the autumnal hues.

LILY DALE ASSEMBLY Spiritually inclined travelers need to include LILY DALE ASSEMBLY on their Western New York itinerary. This small community of spiritualists set on serene Cassadaga Lake about an hour south of Buffalo offers visitors a chance to communicate with the great beyond through a group of on-site mediums. Or, just go for the natural beauty and quaint surroundings. Lily Dale also features a hotel, shops and restaurants. The community is steeped in history and the energy is palpable; go with an open mind and you might be surprised at what you find out. lilydaleassembly.com

JAMESTOWN It’s fair to say Jamestown has a love affair with the star of I Love Lucy. Lucille Ball is the favorite daughter of this small city tucked into the rolling hills of the Southern Tier about 90 minutes south of Buffalo; murals of the legendary comedienne adorn the walls of several of its downtown buildings. Her legacy shines brightest at downtown Jamestown’s LUCY DESI MUSEUM, which is jam-packed with memorabilia, photos and stories from the star’s decadeslong career. The museum is complemented by DESILU STUDIOS next door, which recreates some of the most iconic sets from I Love Lucy’s six year run. It’s a must-see for television, comedy and pop culture aficionados. lucy-desi.com

Events like the SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL (June 30-July 2), JAZZ AND BLUES WEEKEND (July 28-30) and FALL FEST (October 7-8) attract huge crowds from all over the Northeast and Southern Ontario. Be it the black diamond trails of HOLIDAY VALLEY SKI RESORT or the amber ales at ELLICOTTVILLE BREWING COMPANY, program your GPS south to E-Ville. ellicottvilleny.com

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Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 882-8700 albrightknox.org

Buffalo Museum of Science 1020 Humboldt Parkway Buffalo, NY 14211 (716) 896-5200 sciencebuff.org

Aquarium of Niagara 701 Whirlpool Street Niagara Falls, NY 14301 (716) 285-3575 aquariumofniagara.org

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Kleinhans Music Hall 3 Symphony Circle Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 885-5000 bpo.org

Buffalo Bites Food Tours Elmwood & Cleveland Avenues Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 656-0713 buffalobitesfoodtours.com Buffalo Harbor Cruises 79 Marine Drive Erie Basin Marina Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 856-6696 buffaloharborcruises.com

Buffalo River History Tours One Naval Park Cove Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 796-4556 buffaloriverhistorytours.com Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum 263 Michigan Avenue Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 853-0084 pierce-arrow.com

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Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Avenue Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 837-3900 buffalozoo.org

Fantasy Island 2400 Grand Island Boulevard Grand Island, NY 14072 (716) 773-7591 fantasyislandny.com

Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens 2655 South Park Avenue Buffalo, NY 14218 (716) 827-1584 buffalogardens.com

Forest Lawn 1411 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209 (716) 885-1600 forest-lawn.com

Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park One Naval Park Cove Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 847-1773 buffalonavalpark.org

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff Estate 6472 Old Lake Shore Road Derby, NY 14047 (716) 947-9217 graycliffestate.org

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 858-8900 buffalolib.org

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House 125 Jewett Parkway Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 856-3858 darwinmartinhouse.org

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Visit one of the nation’s most beautiful, historic cemeteries. Experience our award-winning docent-led trolley and walking tours, offered from June thru October. Private group tours welcomed.

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Make Sail Time Buffalo 284 Fuhrmann Boulevard (Boat Location) Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 866-1964 makesailtime.com Niagara Falls State Park 332 Prospect Street Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 278-1796 niagarafallsstatepark.com

Hidden Valley Animal Adventure 2887 Royce Rd Varysburg, NY 14167 (585) 535-4100 hiddenvalleyadventure.com

Niagara Jet Adventures 555 Water Street Youngstown, NY 14174 (716) 343-6644 (855) 652-8687 niagarajet.com

Hornblower Niagara Cruises 5920 Niagara Parkway Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6X8 (855) 264-2427 niagaracruises.com Maid of the Mist Boat Tour and Observation Elevator Niagara Falls State Park 1 Prospect Street Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 284-8897 maidofthemist.com

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Old Fort Niagara 2 Scott Avenue Fort Niagara State Park PO Box 169 Youngstown, NY 14174 (716) 745-7611 oldfortniagara.org Our Lady of Fatima Shrine 1023 Swann Road Youngstown, NY 14174 (716) 754-7489 fatimashrine.com Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica 767 Ridge Road Lackawanna, NY 14218 (716) 828-9444 ourladyofvictory.org Penn Dixie Paleontological & Outdoor Education Center 4050 North Street Blasdell, NY 14219 (716) 627-4560 penndixie.org

Pole Position Raceway One Walden Galleria Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 683-7223 polepositionraceway.com/buffalo-ny/ Richardson Olmsted Complex Richmond and Forest Avenues Buffalo, NY 14213 (716) 601-1150 richardson-olmsted.com Seneca Allegany Casino 777 Seneca Allegany Boulevard Salamanca, NY 14779 (888) 913-3377 senecaalleganycasino.com Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino 1 Fulton Sreet Buffalo, NY 14204 (877) 873-6322 senecabuffalocreekcasino.com

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Seneca Gaming and Entertainment Irving 11099 Route 5 Irving, NY 14081 (716) 549-4389 senecagames.com

Shea’s Performing Arts Center 646 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 847-1410 sheas.org

Seneca Hickory Stick Golf 4560 Creek Road Lewiston, NY 14092 (716) 754-2424 senecahickorystick.com

Spirit of Buffalo One Naval Park Cove Canalside Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 796-7210 spiritofbuffalo.com

Seneca Niagara Casino 310 4th Street Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (877) 873-6322 senecaniagaracasino.com Shea’s 710 Theatre 710 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 847-0850 sheas.org/710main

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site 641 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 884-0095 trsite.org Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour 115 South Water Street Lewiston, NY 14092 (888) 438-4444 whirlpooljet.com

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NAVAL& MILITARY PARK Enjoy a trip through military history as you tour the nation’s largest inland naval park. Open daily from April 1 through October 31 and weekends during November.

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call or write for a free brochure: 1 Naval Park Cove Buffalo, New York 14202 (716) 847-1773 email: info@buffalonavalpark.org website: www.buffalonavalpark.org At the foot of Pearl and Main across from first Niagara Center

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PLACES TO STAY DOWNTOWN

DoubleTree Club by Hilton 125 High Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 845-0112 doubletree3.hilton.com

Adam’s Mark Hotel and Event Center 120 Church Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 845-5100 adamsmark.com Best Western On The Avenue 510 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 886-8333 buffalobestwestern.com Buffalo Marriott HarborCenter 95 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 852-0049 marriott.com/BUFBD Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo Downtown/ Canalside 1 Canalside / 125 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 840-9566 marriott.com/bufdt Curtiss Boutique Hotel 210 Franklin Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 208-1215 curtisshotel.com

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Buffalo 200 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 842-1000 embassysuites3.hilton.com

Both classic and contemporary, cosmopolitan and Rust Belt-urban, striking and welcoming, Hotel Henry creates distinct experiences in the many spaces of this full-service conference center hotel in downtown Buffalo.

Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Downtown 220 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 855-2223 hamptoninnbuffalo.com Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Downtown 10 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 848-1000 buffalodowntown.hgi.com

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Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center Richardson Olmsted Complex 400 Forest Avenue Buffalo, NY 14213 (716) 882-1970 hotelhenry.com Hotel @ The Lafayette 391 Washington Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 853-1505 thehotellafayette.com Hyatt Regency Buffalo Two Fountain Plaza Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 856-1234 buffalo.hyatt.com Lofts on Pearl 92 Pearl Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 856-0098 loftsonpearl.com The Westin Buffalo 250 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 854-9000 westinbuffalo.com

AIRPORT Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo Airport 4243 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 633-2700 courtyardbuffalo.com The Delevan Hotel & Spa 6461 Transit Road Buffalo, NY 14043 (716) 635-9000 thedelavan.com Fairfield Inn & Suites Buffalo Airport 4271 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 633-2488 fairfieldinnbuffaloairport.com Hampton Inn BuffaloAirport Galleria 1745 Walden Avenue Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 894-8000 hamptoninnbuffaloairport.com Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Airport 4201 Genesee Street Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 565-0040 buffaloairport.hgi.com

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Home2 Suites by Hilton Buffalo Airport/Walden Galleria 1999 Walden Avenue Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 249-2700 home2buffaloairport.com Homewood Suites Buffalo Airport 760 Dick Road Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 685-0700 homewoodsuitesbuffalo.com Millennium Buffalo 2040 Walden Avenue Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 681-2400 millenniumhotels.com/usa/ millenniumbuffalo/ Salvatore’s Garden Place Hotel 6615 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (877) 456-6036 gardenplacehotel.com

NORTH OF BUFFALO Hampton Inn Williamsville 5455 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 632-0900 hamptoninn.com Homewood Suites Buffalo Amherst 1138 Millersport Highway Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 833-2277 homewoodsuites3.hilton.com Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst 5020 Main Street Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 839-4040 hyattplacebuffaloamherst.com Sleep Inn Amherst 75 Inn Keepers Lane Amherst, NY 14228 (716) 691-6510 sleepinnamherst.com

Best Western On The Avenue 510 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, New York 14202

Within the heart of the restaurant and theater district. 5 minutes to Bison Baseball, Sabres Hockey, shopping, and the waterfront. Complimentary parking, wireless high-speed internet access and breakfast bar. Niagara Falls is just 20 minutes with tours direct from the hotel.

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LAURA sculpture ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY

Situated on the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s north portico facing the Scajaquada Expressway, “Laura” depicts a young girl with a meditative expression, her eyes and lips gently closed. The twenty-foot-high marble bust by Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa is one of Buffalo’s most noteworthy pieces of public art. PHOTO BY ehelios


PLACES TO EAT

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Anchor Bar 1047 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14209 (716) 886-8920 anchorbar.com

Oliver’s Restaurant 2095 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14216 (716) 877-9662 oliverscuisine.com

Anderson’s Frozen Custard 7 locations in Western New York andersonscustard.com/locations

Pan American Grill & Brewery 391 Washington Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 856-0062 buffalobrewerydistrict.com/panam

Sear 200 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 319-1090 searbuffalo.com

Pearl Street Grill & Brewery 76 Pearl Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 856-2337 pearlstreetgrill.com

Skylon Tower 5200 Robinson Street Niagara Falls, ON L2G 2A3 (905) 356-2651 skylon.com

Salvatore’s Italian Gardens 6461 Transit Road Depew, NY 14043 (716) 683-7990 salvatoreshospitality.com

Tom’s Restaurant 3221 Sheridan Drive Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 837-7310 tomsrestaurantbuffalony.com

Big Ditch Brewing Company 55 East Huron Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 854-5050 bigditchbrewing.com Buffalo RiverWorks 359 Ganson Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 342-2292 buffaloriverworks.com Hamburg Brewing Company 6553 Boston State Road Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 649-3249 hamburgbrewing.com

Scharf’s Schiller Park Restaurant 2683 Clinton Street West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 895-7249 scharfsrest.com

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noun a Greek dish of pieces of meat grilled on a skewer “a generous plate of souvlaki”

Beer Tours

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Old Editions Bookshop 74 E. Huron Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 842-1734 oldeditions.com Roycroft Campus Copper Shop Gallery 31 South Grove Street East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 655-0261 roycroftcampuscorporation.com Vidler’s 5 & 10 676 - 694 Main Street East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 652-0481 vidlers5and10.com Walden Galleria One Walden Galleria Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 681-7600 waldengalleria.com For a complete listing, go to VisitBuffaloNiagara.com

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INFORMATION TRAVELING TO BUFFALO NIAGARA AAA Western & Central NY 100 International Drive Buffalo, NY 14221 (716) 630-3799 westerncentralny.aaa.com Buffalo Niagara International Airport 4200 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 630-6000 buffaloairport.com Amtrak (800) 872-7245 amtrak.com Downtown Buffalo 75 Exchange Street Buffalo, NY 14203 Depew 55 Dick Road Depew, NY 14043 Niagara Falls 27th Street and Lockport Road Niagara Falls, NY 14305

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TRANSPORTATION

Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Convention Center Plaza Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 855-5555 buffaloconvention.com

Gray Line Niagara Falls/ Buffalo 1625 Buffalo Avenue Suite 1A Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 285-2113 graylineniagarafalls.com

Fairgrounds Event Center 5820 South Park Avenue Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 649-3900 the-fairgrounds.com KeyBank Center One Seymour H Knox III Plaza Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 855-4100 keybankcenter.com

BRIDGE CROSSING CONDITIONS Information on traffic delays on all international bridges in Buffalo Niagara (800) 715-6722 Canada Border Services Agency (800) 461-9999 cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Greyhound Lines 181 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 855-7532 greyhound.com Niagara Falls International Airport 2035 Niagara Falls Boulevard Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 297-4494 niagarafallsairport.com

GETTING AROUND Airport Taxi Service (716) 633-8294 buffaloairporttaxi.com Liberty Cab - Yellow Cab (716) 877-7111 libertycab.com Reddy Bikeshare (716) 407-7474 reddybikeshare.socialbicycles.com

Niagara Falls Bridge Commission Rainbow/Queenston-Lewiston/ Whirlpool Bridges (800) 715-6722 niagarafallsbridges.com

AFFORDABLE NIAGARA FALLS SHUTTLE To American Falls Only $50 To Canadian Falls Only $65

Peace Bridge Authority (716) 84-6744 peacebridge.com U.S. Customs at Peace Bridge (877) 227-5511 cbp.gov

Shuttle To & From Buffalo Downtown Only $21

Call Us At 716-633-8294

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CURRENCY EXCHANGE/ MONEY SERVICES Duty Free Americas Peace Bridge Plaza Buffalo, NY 14213 (716) 886-5000 dutyfreeamericas.com Currency Exchange International Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls (USA) 1900 Military Road Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 297-4654 fashionoutletsniagara.com EFX Currency Exchange Walden Galleria- Customer Service Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 681-8820 The Travel Team 2495 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 862-7600 thetravelteam.com Western Union (800) 325-6000

TRANSLATION SERVICES International Institute (716) 883-1900 iibuff.org

ADVERTISER INDEX Adam’s Mark Hotel and Event Center.........................................72

Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Downtown.....72

Airport Taxi Service................................78

Hotel Henry Urban Resort & Conference Center............................... 71

Albright-Knox Art Gallery.....................27

Hornblower Niagara Cruises.................35

NY Relay Service (800) 676-3777 Voice/TTY

Anchor Bar...............................................23

Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst................73

Anderson’s Frozen Custard....................70

Hyatt Regency Buffalo...........................47

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Antique World & Marketplace............... 77

Liberty Cab - Yellow Cab........................59

Aquarium of Niagara..............................68

Made in America Store........................... 77

Best Western on the Avenue................. 74

Erie County Sheriff (non-emergency) (716) 858-2903

Big Ditch Brewing Company.................76

Maid of the Mist Boat Tour & Observation Elevator.......................... 15

Boulevard Mall.........................................64

Make Sail Time Buffalo...........................69

Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens...............................68

Millennium Buffalo.................................73

Niagara County Sheriff (non-emergency) (716) 438-3393

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.......................................70

Niagara Jet Adventures..........................66

Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park..........................69

Old Editions Bookshop........................... 77

Niagara Falls Police (non-emergency) (716) 286-4547

Buffalo Bites Food Tours........................69

Poison Control Center (800) 222-1222 U.S. Coast Guard search/rescue Buffalo: (716) 843-9527

Buffalo Harbor Cruises ..........................69 Buffalo Lodging....................................... 71 Buffalo Marriott HarborCenter....................................... 74 Buffalo Museum of Science...................70 Buffalo Niagara International Airport..........................78 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra...........69 Buffalo River History Tours...................70 Buffalo Transportation / Pierce-Arrow Museum........................ 19 Buffalo Zoo...............................................65

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Canalside.................................................. 55 Curtiss Boutique Hotel............................. 5

Our Lady of Fatima Shrine.....................68 Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica..................67 Pearl Street Grill & Brewery...................11 Penn Dixie Paleontological & Outdoor Education Center.................69 Pole Position Raceway............................67 Reddy Bikeshare..................................... 74 Richardson Olmsted Complex..............70 Roycroft Campus Copper Shop Gallery.........................77 Salvatore’s Italian Gardens...................76 Scharf’s Schiller Park Restaurant......... 74

Embassy Suites by Hilton Buffalo........73

Seneca Gaming Corporation......back cover

Fantasy Island..........................................65

Shea’s Performing Arts Center................4

Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls (USA)..... inside back cover

Skylon Tower...........................................76 Spirit of Buffalo.......................................70

Forest Lawn Cemetery...........................66

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site..........................65

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House & Graycliff Estate.......... 7

Tom’s Restaurant.................................... 75

Hamburg Brewing Company................. 75 Hidden Valley Animal Adventure.........70

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Old Fort Niagara......................................66 Oliver’s Restaurant & Sear Steakhouse....75

Seneca Gaming & Entertainment Irving..........................67

Gray Line Niagara Falls/Buffalo............ 74

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Niagara Power Project Power Vista...... 41

DoubleTree Club by Hilton.....................73

Fisher Price Toystore.............................. 77

Kleinhans Music Hall SYMPHONY CIRCLE Buffalo has one of the most extraordinary concert halls in the United States. Designed by Finnish architects Eliel and Eero Saarinen, Kleinhans Music Hall, home to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, is renowned for the curving lines of its exterior and the clean lines and careful craftsmanship of its interior. Its setting on Frederick Law Olmsted’s Symphony Circle make it part of one of Buffalo’s great urban vistas. PHOTO BY ehelios

Niagara Falls State Park.........................33

Vidler’s 5 & 10........................................... 77 Walden Galleria Mall..............................43 The Westin Buffalo.......inside front cover Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour..........................68

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Cindy, Craig, Noah and Zachary were taking in Garden Walk Buffalo for the day, visiting from Pittsford, New York. “We actually were supposed to come with my parents and do a boat tour at Erie Basin Marina,” says Cindy, “then we heard about Garden Walk.” “We saw a decent amount of gardens,” adds Craig, “Summer Street was really neat, one of our favorites. We saw twenty or twenty-five gardens.” When asked if they would do Garden Walk again Cindy answers: “Yes, we had no idea the scope of it. We looked at the website this morning, it’s bigger than we thought. The docent on the bus told us that it’s the largest garden walk in the country.” After enjoying the views of Kleinhans Music Hall and Symphony Circle, the family headed off to Canalside to meet Cindy’s parents for dinner. Interview and photo by Nancy J. Parisi

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Buffalo Niagara Touring Guide 2017  

The official touring guide for Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY.

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