2013—2014 OFFICIAL BUFFALO NIAGARA VISITORS GUIDE
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8 WATERFRONT REBIRTH The Canalside district bursts with 750 events.
14 THROUGH THEIR EYES Local artists take on architectural masterworks.
16 CREATIVE COMMONS What is pickleball? Head to Larkin Square to find out.
18 MAINSTREAM, UPSTREAM & DOWNSTREAM
The rush of Niagara Falls & the roar of jet boat engines.
22 A DRINK FOR EVERY SEASON
Winter, spring, summer or fall, Vera has the call.
24 SMALL TOWN RENAISSANCE
A U.S. president, arts and plenty of charm in East Aurora.
26 OF COURSE!
Local chefs list their faves, from fancy to fast food.
28 TOUR GUIDE
Let’s play follow the leader.
40 DIRECTORY LISTINGS The info you need for every attraction around (trust us, that’s a lot of stuff).
20 200 YEARS OF PEACE On the cover: The Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, photo by Lisa Boulden. See story on page 38.
The U.S. & Canada commemorate the War of 1812 Bicentennial.
How App-ropriate! This printed visitor guide is only the beginning! Download our free iPad/iPhone app for extra photos, videos and other fun stuff. To find it, search for “Visit Buffalo” in the iTunes store. And our mobile website – visitbuffaloniagara.com – is your on-the-go guide for hotels, dining, events, attractions and more!
VP with the Evergreen Association of Western New York, where, among other things, he oversees Buffalo’s Pride Week LGBTQ celebration (see page 32). buffalopridefestival.com
A new generation is reinventing Buffalo as a mecca of arts and culture, while paying homage to its past. We rounded up a few young leaders with Buffalo’s grain elevators – symbols of our proud industrial heritage – as a backdrop.
VBN: A big portion of Pride takes place at Canalside (page 8), which is quickly becoming one of Buffalo’s most popular tourist spots. Tell us about that part of Buffalo. JA: Canalside is a really unique and cool place. It’s the convergence of downtown, the waterfront, a sports arena and historic buildings. I’m an urban planner by education and – to me – there’s something magical about celebrating Pride with 15,000 people at the historic terminus of the Erie Canal surrounded by skyscrapers, cobblestone streets and a gorgeous sunset on Lake Erie.
Drummer for The Albrights, a Buffalo indie rock band with plenty of pop hooks and bluesy swagger. thealbrightsband.com VBN: Where are your favorite venues to see other bands play?
DH: Nietzsche’s (see page 10), as well as the up-and-coming Mr. Goodbar upstairs stage, which is really turning into a great room. I also love going down to Thursday at Canalside (page 8) in the summer – they always have great bands and I love being outside on the water watching music. The Town Ballroom and Larkin Square (page 16) are also favorites.
Read the full interviews and see videos of Dustin’s band, Shane’s B-boying and more at visitbuffaloniagara.com/forward
VBN: Outside of BAS, what are your three favorite other art spaces?
VBN: You specialize in designing high-end clothing for women. But what about the guys? Where should they go to get dressed up?
Executive/Artistic Director of Buffalo Arts Studio, which features 36 artist studios in a former windshield wiper factory. buffaloartsstudio.org
CW: Tough question! The best thing about Buffalo is the diversity and caliber of programming of its galleries, theaters and alternative spaces. The venues I tend to frequent most often are Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Burchfield Penney Art Center (see page 27) and 464 Gallery.
Owner and designer at Anatomy, a custom clothing maker located in the Hotel @ The Lafayette. madebyanatomy.com
AE: For the boys, I urge them to visit O’Connell’s on Main Street in North Buffalo. They have such a classic selection of the best fitted suiting and separates with a fresh twist.
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Founder and editor of BuffaloRising.com, which covers Buffalo’s rebirth, locally-owned businesses and grassroots projects.
Founder of Verve Dance Studio, where he teaches B-boying, the dance element of Hip Hop culture. vervedancestudio.com VBN: We’re sure that all that dancing can make you work up an appetite – where do you go to fill up? SD: When I’m hungry I love to go grab some Caribbean food at Doctor Bird’s Caribbean Rasta-Rant. I also love Amy’s Place! The lentil berry sandwich is amazing.
VBN: What is your favorite building or place in Buffalo? Why? NN: I love Five Points Bakery (see page 6). It’s where I hatch plots, meet with writers, daydream and envision what Buffalo will be like the following day, week, year... I can’t help but be excited about what is happening here, and inspirational cafés like Five Points Bakery are the building blocks of our neighborhoods.
POP STARS Works by the biggest names in Pop Art – like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist and Tom Wesselmann – will be on display from May 31 to Sept. 8, 2013 as part of Sweet Dreams, Baby! Life of Pop, London to Warhol at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. albrightknox.org Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997). Head – Red and Yellow, 1962. Oil on canvas. Overall: 49 x 49 x 2 inches (124.46 x 124.46 x 5.08 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1962. © 2013 The Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Photograph by Tom Loonan.
Silo City – a collection of grain elevators and former industrial buildings on the Buffalo River (see map on page 60) – has emerged as a hip hub of culture and adventure. Climb an elevator with Silo City Rocks; hang out for an evening of music, performance and art during City of Night (Aug. 17, 2013); and check out the international architecture awardwinning bee hive, Elevator B (shown here). silocityrocks.com / cityofnightbuffalo.com
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Pick up a growler of De Maas Belgian amber from Ethan Cox and Buffalo’s first nanobrewery at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market (summer Saturdays) or at their retail shop at 15 Lafayette Ave. in Buffalo (Thursdays and Fridays, year-round; Saturdays from late fall through spring). communitybeerworks.com
With the opening of new art spaces and restaurants, the resurgence of Buffalo’s Amherst Street is drawing renewed attention to Spar’s, which set up shop in 1989 and is now owned by butcher Joe Kennedy. Try their T-Meadow sausage with roasted poblano peppers, featuring pork from hand-raised local pigs. sparseuropeansausage.com
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At these artisan food (and beer) shops, the shortest distance from producer to consumer is across the counter.
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FIVE POINTS BAKERY
Using milk from cows on a fourth generation farm, White Cow Dairy makes custards, puddings, creams, grassy yogurts, whey tonics, fresh cheeses and savory spiced sauces. Ask Jeff Heitzenrater for a jar of their apricot yogurt. whitecowdairy.com
Kevin Gardner and the bakers at Five Points stone-grind locallygrown wheat and turn it into crusty breads, sweet cinnamon rolls, crunchy cowboy cookies and…toast. They’ve elevated this underappreciated side dish to a breakfast headliner – order the Power Bread toast with goat cheese. fivepointsbakery.com
NICKEL CITY CHEESE & MERCANTILE Here, alongside fine cheeses from around the world and every accoutrement you could possibly want, Jill Forster and co. offer house-made mozzarella, burrata and truffles that wrap chocolate around unique combinations like dried figs, bacon and brie. nickelcitycheese.com
VIDEO: Watch this furball play in the snow for the first time.
MELT YOUR HEART Can you think of anything more adorable than this little polar bear cub? Neither can we. Born on Nov. 27, 2012, Luna was hand raised by the staff at the Buffalo Zoo. For details on how to see her, go to buffalozoo.org.
Life of Pop, London to Warhol May 31–September 8, 2013 Albright-Knox Art Gallery A Vibrant Center of Contemporary and Modern Art
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Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997). Sweet Dreams, Baby from the portfolio “Eleven Pop Artists, Vol. III,” 1965. Screen print, from an edition of 200. 37 ½ x 27 ½ inches (95.3 x 69.9 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Gift of Tom Wesselmann, 1972. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Photograph by Tom Loonan.
Spirit of Buffalo
Buffalo’s position as the western terminus of the Erie Canal made it one of the country’s most important transportation, milling and heavy industry centers in the country in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, the Canalside district pays homage to that history, while offering some 750 events, ranging from outdoor yoga to crafts for kids to free Thursday at Canalside concerts by national rock acts. Canalside also has WWII warships at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park (America’s largest inland naval park); casual dining and great beers at the Liberty Hound and grub off the grill at Clinton’s Dish; rentals from BFLO Harbor Kayak (see page 28); and boat excursions with the Queen City Ferry, Spirit of Buffalo, Buffalo Harbor Cruises, the moondanceCat and Seven Seas Sailing. visitbuffaloniagara.com/canalside
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Clinton’s Dish and Canalside
Thursday at Canalside concert
VIDEO: Sail and kayak along Buffalo’s waterfront. BUFFALO PLACE
MEALS ON WHEELS What’s better than driving across town for gourmet tacos and sliders? Gourmet tacos and sliders that drive to us. Buffalo is fully onboard with America’s food truck craze, with an ever-expanding fleet of chowmobiles rotating around the city. To keep track of them all, head to bflofoodtrucks.com. Here are a few to start with: LLOYD TACO TRUCK @whereslloyd TRY: Chimichurri Chicken Burrito KNIGHT SLIDER @TheKnightSlider TRY: The Hoff Slider ROAMING BUFFALO @RoamingBuffalo1 TRY: Cheekta-Vegas on Weck R & R BBQ @RnRBBQTruck TRY: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich NANCY J. PARISI
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VIDEO: Browse Allentown’s art galleries on a First Friday.
BETTY’S Fresh, bright and airy, Betty’s has the feel of a European café, a menu that balances light 10
fare with hearty classics and a devout following of brunchers on Sunday mornings. bettysbuffalo.com
What is Buffalo’s Allentown neighborhood? A collage of architecture? A magnet for antiquehunters? The cradle of a presidency? A haven for Mozart, jazz combos and folksingers? A find for foodies? A cluster of indie art? Yes. Here’s a guide to this bohemian district. LIVE MUSIC
Looking for Buffalo’s best homegrown musicians? Hang out at the west end of Allen Street, where it bends to become Wadsworth Street.
Allentown runs the full gamut of dining, from your wee hours fried food fix to filet mignon.
Nietzsche’s » It ain’t pretty, but this is the place for folk, jam bands, rock and Buffalo’s best open mic on Mondays. nietzsches.com Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar » See shows seven days a week, including soul, indie rock and hip hop. dukesbohemian grovebar.com Allen Street Hardware » Find jazz, not hammers and nails, at this chill hardware store-turned-gastropub. allenstreethardware.com
Cantina Loco » Buffalo superchef Mike Andrzejewski never seems to miss with his restaurants. Try the homemade chorizo burrito. cantinaloco.com Tempo » How good is this fine dining restaurant? Legend has it, their steak helped lure football player Mario Williams to Buffalo. tempobuffalo.com Fat Bob’s Smokehouse » Get your BBQ on! We could exist on their mac ‘n’ cheese alone. fatbobs.com Mother’s » It’s 1 a.m. You’re hungry, but you don’t want fast
food. Their classy full menu beckons. (716) 882-2989 Jim’s SteakOut » It’s 1 a.m. You do want fast food! Their chicken finger sub awaits. jimssteakout.com
ART GALLERIES Buffalo’s greatest concentration of small art galleries is in Allentown. Check out their First Fridays free open gallery walk on, of course, the first Friday of each month. firstfridaysallentown.com College Street Gallery » Got some time? Ask photographer/owner Michael Mulley to give you the history of Buffalo’s music scene. collegestreetgallery. tripod.com/collegestreet.htm
Buffalo Big Print » Exhibits range from photography to paintings to ceramics. buffalobigprint.com Studio Hart » This small contemporary art gallery is connected to one of our favorite Allentown eateries - Café 59. studiohart.com
SHOPPING If you’re on the hunt for vintage duds, gifts, books, bikes or antiques, Allentown has a hodgepodge of boutiques. Rick Cycle Shop » In business since 1898, these guys claim to be the second oldest bike shop in the country. rickcycleshop.com
THEODORE ROOSEVELT INAUGURAL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Stand where Teddy Roosevelt took the oath of office in 1901 (following the assassination of President William McKinley in Buffalo) and then explore the site’s high-tech interactive exhibits. trsite.org
This is where it all began in 1964. Many a pilgrimage has been made to the place where chicken wings were born – it’s your turn to join the faithful. Order them medium, extra crispy. anchorbar.com
This restored 1913 theater is home to Theatre of Youth, a favorite for families. Bring the kids to see A Year with Frog & Toad, Madeline’s Christmas, Nancy Drew & The Mystery of the Crandall Jewels, Robin Hood and Pinkalicious The Musical. For dates and times: theatreofyouth.org
KLEINHANS MUSIC HALL
Designed by the father-son duo of Eliel and Eero Saarinen and built from 1938 to 1940, this modernist masterpiece is in perfect harmony with its tenant – the Grammy Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. bpo.org
Antique Man » LPs, books and collectibles of all sorts can be found here. (716) 883-2121 Krudmart » Contrary to their name, Krudmart’s snapbacks, tees and kicks make them one of Buffalo’s best streetwear outfitters. krudmart.com El Buen Amigo » Browse fair trade arts, crafts, clothing and coffee direct from artisans and farmers in Latin America. elbuenamigo.com
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The Dress Shop » A go-to stop for unique statement pieces for more than 25 years. thedressshop.com
LGBTQ NIGHTLIFE The east end of Allen Street is Buffalo’s gayborhood, featuring a handful of LGBTQ bars and clubs within steps of each other. Fugazi » This swank and cozy martini joint attracts professionals in their late 20s and early 30s and gets hopping around 11 p.m. (716) 881-3588 Cathode Ray » Mingle with a young gay crowd at this video bar with great music. (716) 884-3615 Funky Monkey » Satisfy your urge to shake your booty at this dance club. funkymonkey niteclub.com Roxy’s » Sing your heart out with some karaoke or catch a burlesque show at this lesbian bar. (716) 882-9293
Referred to by locals as Little Summer Street, this stretch of quaint brick cottages dating back to as early as the 1850s is a must-see highlight of Garden Walk Buffalo (see page 35) and pretty dang cute, year round. For more information, go to visitbuffaloniagara.com/allentown
VIDEO: Step inside Graycliff and the Martin House
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT CLIFF NOTES From Graycliff, perched high on a ledge overlooking Lake Erie, to the sprawling urban Martin House Complex, to the brand-new filling station at the Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum, here is your cheat sheet to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo. 1. GRAYCLIFF ESTATE
Graycliff combines masterful architecture with breathtaking views of Lake Erie. It was constructed between 1926 and 1929 as a summer home for Isabelle and Darwin D. Martin. Reservations required. 6472 Old Lake Shore Road, Derby; (716) 947-9217 graycliffestate.org
2. MARTIN HOUSE COMPLEX BIFF HENRICH
One of Wright’s finest Prairie-style designs, this complex of five interconnected buildings was built between 1903 and 1905 for wealthy Buffalo businessman Darwin D. Martin. Today, it is open for tours as it nears the completion of a $50 million restoration. Reservations recommended. 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo; (716) 856-3858 darwinmartinhouse.org
3. BLUE SKY MAUSOLEUM AT FOREST LAWN
Within the 269 rolling acres of Forest Lawn, you’ll find the final resting places of a president (Millard Fillmore) and a funk legend (Rick James), as well as the Blue Sky Mausoleum, a design of Wright’s that was constructed in 2008. 1411 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo; (716) 885-1600 / blueskymausoleum.com
4. FONTANA BOATHOUSE
Originally conceived as a boathouse for the University of Wisconsin Boat Club, this Wright design was never constructed until 2007, when it was built in Buffalo along the Niagara River. 48 hour advance reservation required. Foot of Porter Avenue, next to the West Side Rowing Club, Buffalo; (716) 362-3140 / wrightsboathouse.org
5. BUFFALO TRANSPORTATION/PIERCE-ARROW MUSEUM
Already home to an incredible collection of automobiles from 1903 to 1960, this museum is adding a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed filling station, slated to be completed in 2013. Call ahead for hours. 263 Michigan Avenue at Seneca Street, Buffalo; (716) 853-0084 pierce-arrow.com
6. WILLIAM R. HEATH HOUSE
The first residential commission Wright received in Buffalo (1903-1905), this Prairie-style house is situated on a long narrow lot, a precursor to the Robie House in Chicago. 76 Soldiers Place, Buffalo (private residence - not open to public) ANDY OLENICK
7. WALTER V. DAVIDSON HOUSE
Despite a much lower budget than the nearby Martin House Complex, Wright produced an innovative design for this 1908 house with less expensive materials - frame, stucco and clear glass. 57 Tillinghast Place, Buffalo (private residence - not open to public)
THE SCIENCE OF FUN Got a little one who loves all things prehistoric? Bring them to the Buffalo Museum of Science to meet this big fella â€“ Seymour the Mastodon. Then check out their new interactive Science Studios, where you can explore what makes our bodies work or get blown away by the winds of their hurricane simulator. During the summer of 2013, you can also tour the Body Worlds: Vital traveling exhibit. sciencebuff.org
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The Buffalo Filling Station by Frank Lloyd Wright
Through Their Eyes These local artists each had a vision – and it involved masterworks by some of the biggest names in American architecture and design.
THE PLACE The Richardson Olmsted Complex, built from 1871 to 1895 as a psychiatric hospital, represents the largest commission of H.H. Richardson’s career. Today, it is being restored and a portion is being converted into a
boutique hotel, to open in the coming years. richardson-olmsted.com
THROUGH THE EYES OF Michael Gelen of Inkwell Studios, where he illustrates everything from comic strips to magazine covers. inkwellstudios.com
THE PLACE Delaware Park anchors a system of parks and parkways that Frederick Law Olmsted – America’s greatest landscape architect – designed for the city of Buffalo. bfloparks.org THROUGH THE EYES OF Thomas Kegler, a selftaught painter, producer and certified teacher residing in Western New York. thomaskegler.com
THE PLACE Louis Sullivan’s Guaranty Building, built from 1895 to 1896, features ornate terra cotta on its exterior and ornate ironwork, stained glass and mosaics in its lobby. visitbuffaloniagara.com/ buffalo-architecture THROUGH THE EYES OF Chris Fritton for the Western New York Book Arts Center, a place where you can learn how to bind a book, screen print or use vintage moveable type on a letterpress. wnybookarts.org
HAVE A LITTLE FAITH If you aren’t yet fully in awe when you walk through the gilded Our Lady of Victory National Shrine and Basilica in Lackawanna, head down to the basement. There, you’ll find the Father Baker Museum, which tells the remarkable story of the care, compassion and charity of church founder Monsignor Nelson Baker, who was recently declared Venerable by Pope Benedict XVI. ourladyofvictory.org
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Buffalo was one of the wealthiest cities in America at the turn of the 20th century and the artifacts of that era can be found in antique shops around the region, but the big dog is Antique World. Whether you’re looking for exquisitely fashioned furniture, rare dolls, fine art or some 1950s kitsch, this huge facility in Clarence, with vendors filling tens of thousands of square feet, is bound to have it. Just down the street, there’s the perfect pairing for a day of antique hunting: a stay or traditional afternoon tea at the Asa Ransom House, a quaint B&B built in 1853.
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Two miles east of downtown Buffalo, Larkin Square burst on the scene in 2012 in a big, colorful, fun and exciting way â€“ and they havenâ€™t looked back. At lunchtime, play a little pickleball (a cross between tennis and pingpong), show off your hula-hooping skills, order a gourmet pizza from a converted gas station 16 (appropriately named the Filling Station), pick up a panini from Square 1 Sandwiches (housed in a former Airstream trailer) or just relax in one of the eclectic outdoor chairs spread throughout the square. For more info about all of this, as well as special events like their free Live at Larkin concert series on Wednesday evenings in the summer or their Larkin Square Author Series, go to larkinsquare.com.
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Giants of Jazz
The club, located in Buffalo’s Michigan Avenue African-American Heritage District, has a new museum on its first floor and it still features live music upstairs, Sundays through Thursdays. coloredmusiciansclub.org
Some of the biggest names in jazz made stops at the Colored Musicians Club. This photo is Exhibit A, with Dizzy Gillespie at the piano, Wilbur Trammell on the sax, Elvin Shepherd holding the trumpet and – in the door to the left – a young Miles Davis with John Coltrane looking over his shoulder.
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MAINSTREAM Niagara Falls certainly quenches our thirst for wonder. Want to get close to the action? Get soaked on a Cave of the Winds tour or venture to the base of the falls on the Maid of the Mist. niagarafallsstatepark.com
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UPSTREAM The fury of Niagara Falls is nowhere to be seen in the calm waters surrounding Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island, 14 miles up the Niagara River. nysparks.com
DOWNSTREAM Going head-first into 15 foot waves in Class 5 rapids on the lower Niagara River is a bad idea. Unless you’re in a Whirlpool Jet Boat. Then it’s an awesome idea. Find them in Lewiston. whirlpooljet.com
Reenactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek
200 YEARS OF PEACE
Today, we love our Canadian neighbors to the north. 200 years ago? Not so much. During the War of 1812, American and British forces fought a series of battles on both sides of the border, as well as on the Great Lakes. In commemoration of the Battle of Lake Erie, Buffaloâ€™s Canalside district will welcome some impressive tall ships in 2013 â€“ from Aug. 5 to 7, the threemasted schooner Empire Sandy will pull into harbor, followed by the Lynx and the Peacemaker from Sept. 13 to 15.
NIAGARA 1812 LEGACY COUNCIL
To mark the bicentennial of the capture of Old Fort Niagara by British troops, throngs of reenactors will descend on Old Fort Niagara in Lewiston on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 2013 for a War of 1812 Encampment. And for an overview of the fighting that took place in our region and a chance to view many a musket and saber, head to the Buffalo History Museum for their By Fire & Sword exhibit, opening Sept. 12, 2013. visitbuffaloniagara.com/1812
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A Drink for Every Season Tucked away on Lexington Avenue in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village, Vera Pizzeria pours a great deal of effort into their artful cocktails. Barkeep J on Karel shares how to wet your whistle, year-round. verapizzeria.com
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“ This drink is best enjoyed with oysters while sitting out on our patio.” Pimm’s #1, London dry gin, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, chilled ginger ale, cucumber slice as garnish
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DAIQUIRI “ It is hard to choose a simpler drink, but the quality of rum you choose can have a dramatic impact.”
Light rum (I enjoy Banks 5 Island or Cana Brava), fresh-squeezed lime juice, simple syrup, lime wheel as garnish
Dinner, Al Fresco The Pearl Street Grill & Brewery knows tasty food, great microbrews and... patios. With plenty of elevated outdoor seating attached to this mammoth Erie Canal-era building, it’s perfect for a summertime meal. And Pearl Street is just one of Buffalo’s many outdoor eating hotspots. Relax in the hidden patios at Rue Franklin or La Tee Da; take in the bustle of Elmwood Avenue at Cecelia’s or Blue Monk; or enjoy the waterfront views (including some incredible sunsets) at Woody’s, Dug’s Dive, Hoak’s, Liberty Hound, The Hatch, Templeton Landing, Acqua or the River Grill. visitbuffaloniagara.com/outdoordining
“ Sharp and sweet up front with a long bitter finish, this cocktail is bold, heavy and contemplative.”
“ The Martinez is believed to be the great-grandfather of the martini. It’s sure to cure your winter blues.”
Rittenhouse Rye whisky, Cinzano sweet vermouth, Campari, orange twist as garnish
Botanist Islay gin, sweet vermouth, dash of maraschino liqueur, Angostura bitters, lemon twist as garnish
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VIDEO: Get a backstage tour of Buffalo’s theater scene.
BROADWAY IN BUFFALO Buffalo has some 20 theater companies offering everything from the avant garde to musicals, but Shea’s Performing Arts Center, with its lush Tiffany-designed interior, takes center stage. Their 2013-2014 Broadway Series schedule includes everything from War Horse to Once. See the full list on the inside front cover or visit sheas.org. 67285_MOTM_BUF_2012AdResizing / 7.125” x 4.625” / CMYK / pub: Buffalo Niagara Official VG
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Small-Town Renaissance PRESIDENTIAL DIGS As a young newlywed, well before he ascended to become our country’s 13th Head of State, Millard Fillmore built himself a modest house in East Aurora that today is a museum.
GET NICKELED AND DIMED (IN A GOOD WAY!) Vidler’s 5 & 10, which has been in operation for more than 80 years and carries some 75,000 items, claims to be the world’s largest five and dime store.
A SILVER SCREEN THROWBACK Opened in 1925, the charming Aurora Theatre bisects the heart of Main Street’s shopping district with its glowing marquee.
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BIG BIRDS Stand just feet away from a bald eagle, with nothing between you and its powerful talons, during special events at the Hawk Creek Wildlife Center.
UNIQUE SHOPPING Throughout the village, you’ll find cute shop after cute shop. Pick up some MacKenzie-Childs pottery at The Cottage, grab a Gibson guitar at Limelite Music, get decked out at Ooo La La, or treat a tot to something from the Toy Loft or the Fisher-Price Toy Store.
DIVERSE AND DELICIOUS One thing East Aurora doesn’t lack is dining options. Try out Tex-Mex at Arriba Tortilla, a mocha from Taste, fresh breads and soups at the Elm Street Bakery, ribs at Tony Rome’s Globe Hotel and wings from Bar Bill (some Western New Yorkers place them atop their wing rankings). For more information, go to
AN ARTS & CRAFTS MECCA Founded by Elbert Hubbard at the turn of the 20th century, the Roycroft Campus became America’s largest and most successful community in the Arts & Crafts movement, which emphasized making goods by hand, as a reaction to industrialization and mass production. In recent years, a group of fine craftsmen have revived the Roycroft tradition – their work is identified by the “Roycroft Renaissance” double-R mark – and the campus has been restored to feature fine dining and mission style-decorated accommodations at the Roycroft Inn, unique handmade gifts at the Copper Shop Gallery and master artisan-taught classes on everything from glass blowing to woodworking at the newly rebuilt Power House.
East Aurora has roots as a magnet for artists and thinkers. It remains that to this day, but this village, located 20 minutes from downtown Buffalo, has equal pull for those seeking retail therapy, great dining and history.
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Well-Documented It may have only been a short while that Samuel Clemens – AKA Mark Twain – made his home in Buffalo (1869 to 1871), but a major piece of his legacy resides in Buffalo today. You can view the original manuscript of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in Twain’s own hand at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library’s downtown Central Library. Not to be outdone, the State University of New York at Buffalo’s Poetry Collection, located in Capen Hall on their North Campus in Amherst, stakes claim to North America’s largest assemblage of 20th century first edition poetry. Anchoring the collection is the definitive library of James Joyce’s work, including some 10,000 pages of the writer’s manuscripts.
And you know that feeling when you’re engulfed in a great book and it feels like the author is right there, talking directly to you? Well, Just Buffalo Literary Center’s Babel author speaker series makes that experience come to life. They’ll bring Richard Blanco to town on Oct. 22, 2013, Amy Tan on Nov. 22, 2013 and Abraham Verghese on April 8, 2014. Need more? Just Buffalo also maintains a handy calendar of literary events around Buffalo – find it at justbuffalo.org. visitbuffaloniagara.com/literary
MARK TWAIN HOUSE & MUSEUM
For a glimpse at important documents from the Revolutionary War and original works of major musical composers (like Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro), head to Buffalo’s two Karpeles Manuscript Museums from July 2 to late December 2013.
Sticky toffee pudding at Bistro Europa
VIDEO: Take a bite out of Buffalo’s foodie scene.
Of Course! MEAL TWO: CHEAP EATS
APPETIZER: Bourdain’s Last Meal » Seabar Recommended by Chef Christopher Daigler of Encore, Buffalo: “I love this appetizer because it fulfills my adoration of rich, luxurious food. This dish from Chef Mike Andrzejewski features foie gras, bone marrow and pork belly with a complement of garnishes. The dish is an homage to Anthony Bourdain, and a delicious one at that!” seabarsushi.com » encorebuffalo.com
APPETIZER: Twice Cooked Pork » Peking Quick One Recommended by Chef Steven Gedra of Bistro Europa: “It’s pork belly done right. The addition of crunchy fermented black beans provides a salty, crisp counterpoint to the rich meat. What’s not to love?” Peking Quick One: (716) 381-8730
ENTREE: Bouillabaisse » Bacchus Recommended by Chef Carmelo Raimondi of Carmelo’s, Lewiston: “This combination of scallops, shrimp, mussels, chorizo and soft dumplings in a fennel tomato broth is one of my favorites.” ultimaterestaurants.com/bacchus » carmelos-restaurant.com DESSERT: Sticky Toffee Pudding » Bistro Europa Recommended by Chef Mike Andrzejewski of Cantina Loco, Seabar and Mike A @ The Lafayette: “Chef Ellen Gedra’s dessert is the perfect example of something simple executed perfectly. Her sticky toffee pudding is sweet, salty, rich and warm, with lightly whipped cream for balance.” europabuffalo.com » mikealafayette.com
ENTREE: House Noodles » Taste of Thai Recommended by Chef Michael Obarka of Ristorante Lombardo: “When I get the itch for spicy stir fried noodles, the House Noodles at Taste of Thai are a long, satisfying scratch. The wide, soft, pillowy rice noodles are a nice change of pace from the massive amount of Italian pasta I make in my kitchen.” Taste of Thai: (716) 833-8423 » ristorantelombardo.com DESSERT: Lemon Ice » Anderson’s Recommended by Executive Chef Edward Forster of Mike A @ The Lafayette: “I like lemon ice because it’s the sort of thing you eat on a park bench when it’s hot outside. It’s cold, slightly sweet, acidic, and leads the eater to recall everything that is great about Buffalo’s summer season.” andersonscustard.com
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MEAL ONE: FINE DINING
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Chefs can be a remarkable resource for insight into a city’s best meals. We asked some Buffalo chefs to share their favorite courses – be it highbrow fine dining or cheap eats — from restaurants in the area. We’ve used their suggestions to curate two fantastic meals.
BRUSH UP ON BURCHFIELD
Watercolorist Charles Burchfield may not have been born in Buffalo, but we were happy to adopt him at age 28. Perhaps best known for his abstract depictions of nature, he also captured scenes from Buffalo’s urban landscape, like this one, looking north on Washington Street at Mohawk Street. Find his work at the museum that bears his name – the Burchfield Penney Art Center. burchfieldpenney.org Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Buildings and Street Scene, c. 1940-1942; watercolor on paper, 30 x 22 ½ inches; Private Collection. Reproduced with permission of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation.
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Tour Guide Buffalo has a tour to match any personality.
FOR TECHIES Get your glide on! Take a spin around Buffalo’s Museum District on a Buffalo Touring Company Segway tour. buffalotouringcompany.com
FOR ARCHITECTURE BUFFS Discover the hidden stories of Buffalo’s buildings, neighborhoods and history with a Buffalo Tours walking tour or a trip on the Open-Air Autobus of Buffalo, a convertible school bus with leopard-print seats. buffalotours.org / openairbuffalo.org
FOR URBAN ADVENTURERS Explore the Buffalo River and its towering grain elevators on a BFLO Harbor Kayak tour or take off on your own with a canoe, kayak or SUP (stand-up paddleboard) rental. bfloharborkayak.com
FOR FOODIES Join Buffalo Bites Food Tours to sample, nibble and savor your way through the Elmwood Village’s artisanal food scene. buffalobitesfoodtours.com
For a complete list of tours in Buffalo, go to visitbuffaloniagara.com/tours.
THE CAMPAIGN FOR GREATER BUFFALO
VIDEO: Hop aboard the Open-Air Autobus.
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LEAF IT TO LEAH Leah Mueller’s day job is with Visit Buffalo Niagara, but she also is I Love New York’s official fall foliage tracker for Erie County, which makes her a pretty colorful character. VBN: Do you have a favorite species of tree in the fall? LM: In my opinion, you can’t beat the bright colors on maples.
VBN: There’s a fine line between when leaves are near peak and fully there. How do you make that call? LM: I report a week in advance which makes things a little tricky. I am constantly evaluating neighborhoods and areas while out driving to try and establish the true average for all of Buffalo. I use percentages when I report, so that gives me a little cushion for interpretation.
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VBN: How do you register your reports? Do they give you like your own bat phone or something? LM: Ha. A bat phone would be awesome. Each week, I email a report to I Love New York’s fall foliage team and then they update the foliage map at iloveny.com. VBN: Besides peeping leaves, what are some of your other favorite fall activities? LM: Buffalo has such great weather here in the fall and I love to go hiking and geocaching with my family. I try to hit up the farmers markets and u-pick farms for apples and pumpkins and visit a couple of events at Canalside – the views on Lake Erie are incredible!
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Venture into the Southtowns of Western New York and you’ll discover an eclectic mix of art, agriculture, dining, outdoor adventure, scenic rides, festivals, family time and NASCAR. HIT THE ROAD
Regardless of the season, a drive along one of the routes of the Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway will feature breathtaking views, with rolling hills, valleys and farm fields.
TAKE TO THE SLOPES
Skiing, snowboarding, tubing. . . Kissing Bridge and its neighboring Colden Tubing Company have you covered for all things downhill.
Never been down a toboggan chute? It’s like a cross between a rollercoaster and sledding. Give this retro winter activity a try at Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park, which is also home to a very popular disc golf course. Sprague Brook Park in Glenwood features great cross-country skiing and camping, Emery Park in South Wales has free downhill skiing and Woodlawn Beach in Blasdell is perfect for a dip in Lake Erie.
ART, IN ALL FORMS
With visual arts, music, theater, cinema and dance, the growing Springville Center for the Arts has become a hotbed for creativity.
A smooth, creamy, ice-cold milkshake has staying power, apparently. These summertime joints have been serving Southtowners for decades: Tony’s in Blasdell, Taffy’s in Orchard Park, George’s in Boston and Connors in Angola.
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FAIR & SQUARE
Travel down Cattaraugus Creek, with both calm water and some brisk rapids, on an excursion with the Zoar Valley Canoe and Rafting Company or Catt Rafting Adventures. Find them both in Gowanda.
With more than a million visitors and 275 acres of animals, games, rides, events and fried food, the Erie County Fair (Aug. 7 to 18, 2013 in Hamburg) is America’s third largest county fair.
CARVE OUT SOME FAMILY TIME
Stroll through the quaint Village of Hamburg and it seems like there’s a restaurant every few steps. We recommend the eggplant parm at Tina’s, the seared scallops at the Buffalo Street Grill, the roasted red pepper bisque at Mason’s Grille 52, wings at Mammoser’s and, for an upscale meal on a budget, the prix fixe menu at Daniel’s.
This fall, pick the perfect pumpkin at Pumpkinville in Great Valley, where they also have hay rides, apple cider pressing and a corn maze.
GET A LITTLE CORNY
The small community of Eden is an agricultural powerhouse – you can tell by the welcoming farm stands that dot Route 62 – and, each year, the town’s flagship crop is celebrated during the Eden Corn Fest (Aug. 1 to 4, 2013). Be sure to catch the Sunday parade, where floats are known to toss some unusual items to the crowd – like ice cream sandwiches and, yes, ears of corn.
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The weekly NASCAR action at the Holland Speedway is always a roaring good time, but our guilty pleasure is the carnage of the Crash-o-Rama nights (June 8 & Sept. 14, 2013), featuring fullsized school bus smash-ups.
PICK UP AN INSTRUMENT
Tour the Eden Kazoo Museum, Factory & Boutique – the only remaining metal kazoo factory in the U.S. – and then make your own kazoo for $2.99.
NOT JUST HAMBURGERS
GOING ONCE! GOING TWICE!
Every Wednesday since 1939, Gentner’s Commission Market, better known as the Springville Auction, has been a place where you can bid on anything from a couch to a banjo to a chicken. For more information, go to visitbuffaloniagara.com/south
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A Festive City SHOW YOUR PRIDE
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Buffalo’s fabulous Pride Festival has grown so big that organizers expanded it to Pride Week in 2013! Join our LGBTQ community for a Flag Raising on May 28; LGBTQ art opening on May 29; Gay 5K Run on May 30; Dyke March and the Allen Street Festival on June 1; the Pride Parade and Pride Festival on June 2; and Beach Day on June 3. buffalopridefestival.com
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Clear your schedule.
ALL THINGS ARTSY ON THE AVENUE Browse art vendor booths, hear live music, take part in family activities and enjoy great food during the Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts, Aug. 24 & 25 in Buffalo’s fresh, trendy, boutique-and-café-filled Elmwood Village neighborhood. elmwoodartfest.org
Break out your ball gown or tux and celebrate the start of Buffalo’s theater season at Curtain Up! on Sept. 20. buffalocurtainup.com
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THE ART OF PEOPLE WATCHING Half of going to Buffalo’s Allentown Art Festival, June 8 & 9, is meeting the 400 artists and seeing their work. The other half is the people watching.
Amidst watercolors, pottery, photography and fine craftwork, you’ll see everyone from refined art collectors to edgy hipsters to parents with strollers. allentownartfestival.com June 21-Aug. 4 See page 35 for information.
You’ve got a whole lotta festivals to make room for.
VIDEO: Party it up on Dyngus Day!
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On April 21, the day after Easter, everyone is Polish for Dyngus Day! It’s a fun, wacky party to give thanks for the conclusion of Lent, involving thousands of revelers consuming Polish foods and beer, dancing to polka bands and – here comes the oddest part – spraying squirt guns and smacking each other with pussy willows. And, in Buffalo, we go big with this celebration – we stake claim to the world’s largest Dyngus Day! dyngusdaybuffalo.com NANCY J. PARISI
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June 20- Shakespeare in Delaware Park Aug. 18 shakespeareindelawarepark.org June - M&T Bank Plaza Event Series Aug. June 8- Allentown Art Festival June 9 allentownartfestival.com June 14- Buffalo River Fest June 16 thevalleycenter.com June 15 - Juneteenth Festival June 16 juneteenthofbuffalo.com June 21 - National Garden Festival Aug. 4 nationalgardenfestival.com July 12- Grease Pole Festival July 14 puchoinc.org July 13- Taste of Buffalo July 14 tasteofbuffalo.com July 14- Canal Fest of the Tonawandas July 21 canalfest.org July 27- Garden Walk Buffalo July 28 gardenwalkbuffalo.com Aug. 1- Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival 33 Aug. 4 buffaloitalianfestival.com Aug. 1- Eden Corn Festival Aug. 4 edencornfest.com Aug. 7- Erie County Fair Aug. 18 ecfair.org Aug. 23- Buffalo Irish Festival Aug. 25 buffaloirish.com Aug. 24- Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts Aug. 25 elmwoodartfest.org
IRISH HERITAGE, ON PARADE St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that Buffalo takes seriously – so seriously that the city has not one, but two, parades. On March 15, head to the “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade. With ironworkers, family clans, Irish dancers and bagpipers weaving their way through the historically Irish First Ward neighborhood, this is a lively working man’s parade. The larger of the two parades takes place the next day, March 16. Beginning in Niagara Square, this parade works its way north along Buffalo’s stately Delaware Avenue, past two districts filled with restaurants and bars – Chippewa Street and Allentown. thevalleycenter.com / buffalostpatricksdayparade.com
Sept. 1 buffalowing.com Sept. 21 Music is Art Festival musicisart.org Sept. 14- Great Pumpkin Farm Fall Festival Oct. 31 greatpumpkinfarm.com Sept. 20 Curtain Up! Buffalo buffalocurtainup.com Nov. 30 World’s Largest Disco worldslargestdisco.com WINTER 2013-2014 Dec. 31 First Night Buffalo firstnightbuffalo.org Feb. Buffalo Winterfest buffalowinterfest.com SPRING 2014 Mar. 15 Old Neighborhood St. Patrick’s Day Parade thevalleycenter.com Mar. 16 St. Patrick’s Day Parade buffalostpatricksdayparade.com Apr. 21 Dyngus Day Celebration & Parade dyngusdaybuffalo.com
AUTUMN 2013 Aug. 31- National Buffalo Wing Festival
Times Square has the largest New Year’s Eve ball drop in the U.S. Where can you find the second largest? In Buffalo at the Iskalo Electric Tower!
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IRON (STOMACH) MAN Each year, one of the highlights of the National Buffalo Wing Festival is the chicken wing eating contest. In 2012, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut set a new world record, downing 191 O IN wings in AR M D 12 minutes – VI DA which, according to our calculations, works out to a wing every four seconds. We had to ask him about this.
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The Taste of Buffalo turns the big 3-0 this year and it certainly has grown up – today, it is America’s largest two-day food festival. Here are some tips for tackling this culinary behemoth:
STRATEGIZE Before you head to the Taste, go to tasteofbuffalo.com and download their map, which features a list of restaurants, where they’re located, what they’re serving and how many tickets each item requires. Circle your faves, tally up how many tickets you need to buy and then work your way through methodically.
STAY HYDRATED Between being exposed to the hot July sun, walking on asphalt and consuming plenty of salty and spicy foods, you’re going to need something to drink. Water, soda, beer and wine are available at the festival.
LOOK FOR THE WINNERS Each year, a panel of judges bestows awards in categories ranging from “Best Meat Item” (um, yes!) to “Best Comfort Food” (yes, again!). These are always good bets. The 2013 Taste of Buffalo is July 13 & 14 tasteofbuffalo.com
VBN: First, the basics: hot, medium or mild? JC: If I’m eating for enjoyment, hot or medium with blue cheese. Mild wings during a contest. In competition, I am taking in so many wings, even the spice from mild wings starts to take a toll. VBN: What shape of wing is faster to eat – the bat or the flat? Any tips for handling each kind? JC: With a good technique, the two bone flats are a lot faster than the bats. Also, there is less cartilage on the flats, so they taste better. Everybody has their own way of eating wings, and there is no wrong way. The only way to get better is to eat more. VBN: When you’re hanging out with friends, do they think twice about ordering wings? JC: My friends know I don’t always eat like a mad man, so they don’t really worry when ordering wings to share. They do become concerned when the pitchers of beer start vanishing.
VBN: 191 wings means a lot of sauce…and a lot of mess. How do you clean up afterward? A boatload of wet naps? Fire hose? JC: Usually, I congratulate all the other eaters with a pat on the back. They hardly ever notice I am using them as a towel. The 2013 National Buffalo Wing Festival is Aug. 31 & Sept. 1 buffalowing.com
FLOWER POWER Think of it as a six-week-long garden party. The fourth annual National Garden Festival runs June 21 to Aug. 4, 2013 and features some 1,000 gardens spread across 15 weekend garden walks (including America’s largest – Garden Walk Buffalo), Thursday and Friday Open Gardens and a series of motorcoach tours. This floral fest also includes workshops, speakers and a Buffalo-Style Garden Art Sale. Get all the dirt at nationalgardenfestival.com.
VIDEO: Dig into the National Garden Festival.
Whether you have seats right next to the glass or you’re in the last row of the 300s, there’s an electricity that shoots through the First Niagara Center when the Buffalo Sabres take to the ice. On top of NHL action, the center also houses fast-paced Buffalo Bandits indoor lacrosse. sabres.com / bandits.com
ROOT, ROOT, ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM
How close are Buffalo Bisons players from making it to the major leagues? 90 minutes away. That’s because the Bisons are now the Triple-A minor league affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, just over the border. In our opinion, the best way to celebrate this new partnership is to order some poutine (a Canadian classic of French fries smothered with gravy and cheese), now available alongside hot dogs and Cracker Jack at Coca-Cola Field concession stands. bisons.com
TACKLE TAILGATING Win or lose on the field during Buffalo Bills games, fans bring their A-game in the parking lot of Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park. Be sure to arrive early to experience one of the NFL’s most lively tailgating scenes. buffalobills.com VIDEO: Meet a fan who grills food on the hood of a Pinto.
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The waters of Lake Erie are famous for smallies, with super-trophy six- and seven-pounders showing up each year.
For mammoth musky, head to the upper Niagara River, near the Peace Bridge.
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How can you take a whirlwind trip to India, Burma, China, Ethiopia and Peru in just 30 minutes? By making a stop at the West Side Bazaar on Grant Street in Buffalo, where immigrants from around the world sell colorful wares and traditional foods from their home countries. Less than a half mile up Grant, browse the aisles of imported foods at Guercio & Sons, which serves as a produce wholesaler to some of Buffalo’s finest restaurants, or pick up a used book at West Side Stories to read with an omelette and coffee from Sweet_ness 7.
A LITTLE SPRING IN OUR STEP Our cure for cabin fever? The sweet-smelling tulips, daffodils and hyacinths of the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens’ Spring Flower Show. Add in the Gardens’ stunning building (see the cover of this magazine) and you’ve really brightened our spirits. buffalogardens.com
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“Hertel has become a veritable destination for every vintage lover, home décor gawker and ultimate boutique shopper. There’s nothing more satisfying than discovering the one-of-a-kind hot spots a city has to offer. Shop some of my go-to fashion faves: Moda Vintage, room, Blue Hill Kitchen & Home, Chic and Sweet, Modern/Nostalgia, P.S. Accessories and Hertel’s newest addition – Blue Collar men’s shop!”
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Buffalo & Erie County Public Library 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 858-8900 buffalolib.org
Buffalo Fire Department’s Historic Fireboat 155 Ohio Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 846-4265 emcotter.com
Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 882-8700 albrightknox.org
Benjamin and Dr. Edgar R. Cofeld Judaic Museum 805 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209 (716) 886-7150 tbz.org
Buffalo Arts Studio 2495 Main Street Tri-Main Building, 5th Floor Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 833-4450 buffaloartsstudio.org
Buffalo Fire Historical Society Museum 1850 William Street Buffalo, NY 14206 (716) 892-8400 bfhsmuseum.com
Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens 2655 South Park Avenue Buffalo, NY 14218 (716) 827-1584 buffalogardens.com
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Aurora Historical Museum 300 Gleed Avenue East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 652-7944 aurorahistoricalsociety.com
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Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center 2001 Union Road West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 677-4843 burchfieldnac.org
Buffalo Religious Arts Center 157 East Street Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 481-2350 buffaloreligiousarts.org
Chautauqua Institution 1 Ames Avenue Chautauqua, NY 14722 (716) 357-6200 ciweb.org
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Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Avenue Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 837-3900 buffalozoo.org SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 43
Burchfield Penney Art Center 1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 878-6011 burchfieldpenney.org
Carnegie Art Center 240 Goundry Street North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 694-4400 carnegieartcenter.org Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University Lewiston Road and College Avenue Niagara University, NY 14109 (716) 286-8200 castellaniartmuseum.org CEPA Gallery 617 Main Street Market Arcade Building Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 856-2717 cepagallery.org
Colored Musicians Club Museum 145 Broadway Buffalo NY 14203 (716) 842-0969 coloredmusiciansclub.org Darien Lake Amusement Park 9993 Allegheny Road Darien Center, NY 14040 (585) 599-4641 darienlake.com
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Shrine & Museum
El Buen Amigo 114 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 885-6343 elbuenamigo.com El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera 91 Allen Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 464-4692 elmuseobuffalo.org Elbert Hubbard/ Roycroft Museum 363 Oakwood Avenue East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 652-4735 aurorahistoricalsociety.com
and Open Daily
Our Lady of Victory NATIONAL SHRINE & BASILICA
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Erie Basin Marina 329 Erie Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 851-6501 eriebasinmarina.org
Final Resting Place of Venerable Nelson Baker 1842-1936
Only 10 Min. from Downtown Take Rt. 5 West & follow the signs to 767 Ridge Road in Lackawanna
Gift Shop Open 7 days a week
For information on tours and Mass times, call (716) 828-7517 or visit us online at ourladyofvictory.org
Canalside 44 Prime Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 856-3150 canalsidebuffalo.com
Clarence Historical Society 10465 Main Street Clarence, NY 14031 (716) 759-8575 clarencehistory.com
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Buffalo Transportation/ Pierce-Arrow Museum 263 Michigan Avenue at 201 Seneca Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 853-0084 pierce-arrow.com
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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road Amherst, NY 14228 (716) 689-1440 bnhv.org
Erie Canal Discovery Center 24 Church Street Lockport, NY 14094 (716) 439-0431 niagarahistory.org Explore & More Children’s Museum 300 Gleed Avenue East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 655-5131 exploreandmore.org SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 55
The Fairgrounds in Hamburg 5600 McKinley Parkway Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 649-3900 the-fairgrounds.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 45
Father Baker Museum 767 Ridge Road Lackawanna, NY 14218 (716) 828-9444 ourladyofvictory.org SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 41
Firemens’ Memorial Exhibit Center 4141 Seneca Street Buffalo, NY 14224 (716) 712-0413 firemensexhibitcenter.com
Forest Lawn 1411 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209 (716) 885-1600 forest-lawn.com Fort George National Historic Site of Canada 26 Queens Parade Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 (905) 468-6614 pc.gc.ca/fortgeorge Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fontana Boathouse One Rotary Row Foot of Porter Avenue, next to West Side Rowing Club Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 362-3140 wrightsboathouse.org
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex 125 Jewett Parkway Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 856-3858 darwinmartinhouse.org SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 44
Freedom Crossing: The Underground Railroad in Greater Niagara 5795 Lewiston Road Castellani Art Museum Niagara University, NY 14109 (716) 286-8200 castellaniartmuseum.org Great Lakes Seaway Trail Sites throughout Western new York (315) 646-1004 seawaytrail.com
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OPEN YEAR ROUND 8 AM - 4 AM Located on the Fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY. Use the South Park entrance. Call (716) 646-6109 for more information. You must be 18 years old or older to play video gaming machines, wager on horses and to purchase and redeem NY Lottery tickets. All prizes must be paid in New York State. Please play responsibly. Rules for all promotions and giveaways are available at Player Rewards. Catch the excitement of Live Harness Racing January 9 - July 21, 2013 For more information visit: www.BuffaloRaceway.com
5820 South Park Avenue • Hamburg, NY 14075
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center 341 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 854-1694 hallwalls.org
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum North Hall 220 North Street Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 885-4139 rain.org/~karpeles/
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ESTATE TOURS AT FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S GRAYCLIFF The Martin Family’s Summer Home
“the Jewel on the Lake” Daily and “In-Depth Tours” by Reservation 716 - 947- 9217 GraycliffEstate.org
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Hamburg Casino RATED FIELD GUIDE 5820 South Park★★★★★ Avenue FLW Karpeles Manuscript Hamburg, NY 14075 Library Museum (716) 646-6109 Porter Hall thehamburgcasino.com 453 Porter Avenue SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 42 Buffalo, NY 14213 (716) 886-3656 Hawk Creek Wildlife rain.org/~karpeles/ Center 655 Luther Road Kenan Center East Aurora, NY 14052 433 Locust Street (716) 652-8646 Lockport, NY 14094 hawkcreek.org (716) 433-2617 kenancenter.org Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Langston Hughes Institute 180 Thompson Street 136 Broadway North Tonawanda, NY 14120 Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 693-1885 (716) 844-8831 carrouselmuseum.org Lower Lakes Marine Hull Family Home & Historical Society Museum Farmstead 66 Erie Street 5976 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14202 Lancaster, NY 14086 (716) 849-0914 (716) 681-6451 llmhs.org hullfamilyhome.org Maid of the Mist Boat Tour Iron Island Museum and Observation Elevator 998 Lovejoy Street 151 Buffalo Avenue Buffalo, NY 14206 Niagara Reservation State Park (716) 892-3084 Prospect Point ironislandmuseum.com Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 284-8897 maidofthemist.com
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Main Street Studios 515 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 430-6353 mainstudiosbuffalo.com Mark Twain Room 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 858-8900 buffalolib.org Martin’s Fantasy Island 2400 Grand Island Boulevard Grand Island, NY 14072 (716) 773-7591 martinsfantasyisland.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 42
Michigan Street Baptist Church 511 Michigan Avenue Buffalo, NY 14203
Millard Fillmore House 24 Shearer Avenue East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 652-2621 aurorahistoricalsociety.com
Niagara Adventure Theater Niagara Falls State Park Visitor Center Prospect Street Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 278-5040 niagaramovie.com Niagara Arts and Cultural Center 1201 Pine Avenue Niagara Falls, NY 14301 (716) 282-7530 thenacc.org Niagara Falls State Park 1 Prospect Park Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 278-1796 niagarafallsstatepark.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 21
Niagara Gorge Discovery Center Niagara Reservation Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 278-1070 niagarafallsstatepark.com
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Surprises Await You!
Museum of disABILITY History 3826 Main Street Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 629-3626 museumofdisability.org
2655 South Park Ave - Buffalo, NY - 716.827.1584
Nash House Museum 36 Nash Street Buffalo, NY 14204 (716) 856-4490 nashhousemuseum.org Native American Museum of Art 2293 Saunders Settlement Road Sanborn, NY 14132 (716) 297-0251 nativeamericanmuseumart.com
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Niagara Gorge Trailhead Center Robert Moses Parkway Niagara Falls, NY 14301 (716) 278-0820 niagarafallsstatepark.com
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Niagara Wax Museum 303 Prospect Street Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 285-1271 Niagara Wine Trail Between Niagara and Orleans Counties Lockport, NY 14092 niagarawinetrail.org
Old Fort Erie 350 Lakeshore Road Fort Erie, ON L2A 1B6 (905) 871-0540 oldforterie.com
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Niagara Power Project Power Vista 5777 Lewiston Road Lewiston, NY 14092 (716) 286-6661 nypa.gov/vc/niagara.htm
Old Falls Street USA 101 Old Falls Street Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 278-2100 fallsstreet.com
Old Fort Niagara 2 Scott Avenue Fort Niagara State Park PO Box 169 Youngstown, NY 14174 (716) 745-7611 oldfortniagara.org SEE OUR AD ON THIS PAGE
Original Kazoo Company, Factory, Museum and Gift Shop 8703 South Main Street Eden, NY 14057 (716) 992-3960 edenkazoo.com/index.php 45
Year round excitement... OLD FORT NIAGARA Your History Headquarters
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Living History Programs Historical Re-enactments Special Events
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. CALL OR WRITE FOR A FREE BROCHURE: 1 Naval Park Cove Buffalo, New York 14202 (716) 847-1773 email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: buffalonavalpark.org At the foot of Pearl and Main across from First Niagara Center
Erie County Fair • Buffalo Raceway • Livestock Shows • Hamburg Casino • Festival of Lights • & more...
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Our Lady of Fatima Shrine 1023 Swann Road Youngstown, NY 14174 (716) 754-7489 fatimashrine.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 44
Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica 767 Ridge Road Lackawanna, NY 14218 (716) 828-9444 ourladyofvictory.org
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site 641 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 884-0095 trsite.org
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Roycroft Campus Corporation 31 South Grove Street East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 655-0261 roycroftcampus corporation.com
UB Anderson Gallery Martha Jackson Place Off Englewood, near Kenmore Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 829-3754 ubartgalleries.org
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Steel Plant Museum Inc. 100 Lee Street Buffalo, NY 14210 (716) 823-0630 steelplantmuseum.org
Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd Salamanca, NY 14779 (877) 873-6322 senecacasinos.com
UB Art Gallery 201A Center for the Arts University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY 14260 (716) 645-6912 ubartgalleries.org
Western New York Book Arts Center 468 Washington Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 348-1430 wnybookarts.org Western New York Railway Historical Society 100 Lee Street Buffalo, NY 14210 (716) 863-2957 wnyrhs.com Whirlpool Jet Boats Water Street Landing 115 South Water Street Lewiston, NY 14092 (888) 438-4444 whirlpooljet.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 57
Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium at Buffalo State College 1300 Elmwood Avenue Science Building Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 878-4911 fergusonplanetarium.net
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Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel 310 Fourth Street Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (877) 873-6322 senecacasinos.com SEE OUR AD ON THE BACK COVER
Skylon Tower 5200 Robinson Street Niagara Falls, ON L2G 2A3 (905) 356-2651 skylon.com SEE OUR AD ON THIS PAGE
Squeaky Wheel/ Buffalo Media Resources 712 Main Street Lower Level Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 884-7172 squeaky.org
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TOURS, CRUISES & SIGHTSEEING Classic Cruises 5 Austin Street Rich Marine Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 946-7246 wnyclassiccruises.com
Bedore Tours 2968 Niagara Falls Boulevard North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 696-3200 (800) 538-8433 bedoretours.com
Forgotten Buffalo Tours 244 Potters Road Buffalo, NY 14220 (716) 833-5211 forgottenbuffalo.com
Blue Water Tours 1625 Buffalo Avenue Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 299-0770 (877) 310-7007 tour-niagara.com Buffalo Bike Taxi Co. P.O. Box 711 Buffalo, NY 14205 (716) 563-9325 buffalobiketaxi.com Buffalo Bites Food Tours Elmwood & Cleveland Avenues Buffalo, NY 14222 (800) 979-3370 buffalobitesfoodtours.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 51
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Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper River Tours 1250 Niagara Street Buffalo, NY 14213 (716) 852-7483 bnriverkeeper.org Buffalo Tours 617 Main Street Market Arcade Building Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 852-3300 buffalotours.org
Gray Line Niagara Falls/ Buffalo 1625 Buffalo Avenue Suite 1A Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 285-2113 (877) 285-2113 graylineniagarafalls.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 46
Historic Buffalo River Tours - Industrial Heritage Committee 79 Marine Drive Erie Basin Marina Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 856-6696 buffaloindustrialheritage.com Horizon Club Tours Division of AAA Western & Central New York 100 International Drive Buffalo, NY 14221 (716) 929-3680 horizonclubtours.com Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride 2 Pine Street Lockport, NY 14094 (716) 438-0174 lockportcave.com Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises and the Lockport Canalside 210 Market Street Lockport, NY 14094 (716) 433-6155 lockportlocks.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 43
moondanceCat 329 Erie Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 854-7245 moondancecat.com Motherland Connextions 471 Hyde Park Boulevard Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 282-1028 motherlandconnextions.com Naked Buffalo Locations vary by tour Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 299-8687 nakedbuffalo.com Open-Air Autobus of Buffalo 14 Lafayette Square Suite 1425 Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 854-3749 openairbuffalo.org Over The Falls Tours & Transportation 1246 Pine Avenue Niagara Falls, NY 14301 (716) 283-8900 (877) 783-8900 overthefallstours.com
Queen City Ferry Company One Naval Park Cove Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 796-4556 queencityferry.com SEE OUR AD AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE
R and R Pedicabs 877 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209 (716) 698-6013 facebook.com/ randrpedicabs Rainbow Air Helicopter Rides 454 Main Street Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 284-2800 rainbowairinc.com Spirit of Buffalo 1 Marine Drive Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 796-7210 spiritofbuffalo.com
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WNY Helicopter Tours 6765 Heltz Road Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 353-1144 wnyhelos.com/buffalo waterfronttourszoar valleytours.html
River and Harbor History Tours
Buffalo Harbor Cruises Miss Buffalo 79 Marine Drive Erie Basin Marina Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 856-6696 buffaloharborcruises.com
Grand Lady Cruises 5 Austin Street Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 873-4630 grandlady.com
Mason Winfieldâ€™s Haunted History Ghost Walks, Inc. 21 South Grove Street Suite 240 East Aurora, NY 14170 (716) 655-6663 masonwinfield.com
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AAA Helicopter Buffalo Airfield 49 Clinton Street West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 803-7689 aaahelicopter.com
ENTERTAINMENT THEATER Alleyway Theatre One Curtain Up Alley Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 852-2600 alleyway.com ALT Theatre 255 Great Arrow Avenue Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 868-6847 alttheatre.com American Repertory Theatre of WNY 1410 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14209 (716) 634-1102 artofwny.org Artpark 450 South 4th Street Lewiston, NY 14092 (716) 754-4375 artpark.net 48
Big Orbit Gallery 30d Essex Street Buffalo, NY 14213 (716) 560-1968 bigorbitgallery.org BUA Theatre 119 Chippewa Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (718) 886-9239 buffalobua.org
Buffalo Chamber Music Society 370 Pennsylvania Avenue Kleinhans Music Hall Mary Seaton Room Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 462-4939 bflochambermusic.org Buffalo Laboratory Theatre William E. Swan Auditorium at Hilbert College 5200 South Park Avenue Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 949-4082 Center for the Arts 103 Center for the Arts University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY 14260 (716) 645-2787 ubcfa.org
Erie Canal Drama Theatre 50 Franklin Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 844-3315 Historic Palace Theatre 2 East Ave Lockport, NY 14094 (716) 438-1130 lockportpalacetheatre.com Irish Classical Theatre Company at Andrews Theatre 625 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 853-4282 irishclassicaltheatre.com Jewish Repertory Theatre of WNY 2640 North Forest Road Getzville, NY 14068 (888) 718-4253 jewishrepertorytheatre.com Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions 18 Agassiz Circle Medaille Lecture Hall Theatre Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 479-1587 kaleidoscopetheatre productions.com
New Phoenix Theatre 95 Johnson Park Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 853-1334 newphoenixtheatre.org Niagara Regional Theatre Guild 530 Ellicott Creek Road Ellicott Creek Playhouse St. Edmund Campus Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 284-6358 niagaratheatre.com O’Connell & Company Erie Community College North Campus Gleasner Hall 6205 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 848-0800 oconnellandcompany.com Paul Robeson Theatre 350 Masten Avenue African American Cultural Center Buffalo, NY 14209 (716) 884-2013 africancultural.org/ program2.html
Kavinoky Theatre 320 Porter Avenue D’Youville College Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 829-7668 kavinokytheatre.com
Playhouse of American Classics 21 Central Avenue Lancaster Opera House Lancaster, NY 14086 (716) 862-9531 playhouseofamerican classics.org
Lancaster Opera House 21 Central Avenue Lancaster, NY 14086 (716) 683-1776 lancopera.org
Riviera Theatre 67 Webster Street North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 692-2413 rivieratheater.org
Market Arcade Film & Arts Center 639 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 855-3022 mafac.org
Road Less Traveled Productions 639 Main Street Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 629-3069 roadlesstraveled productions.org
MusicalFare Theatre 4380 Main Street, Suite 123 Daemen College Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 839-8540 musicalfare.com
Shakespeare in Delaware Park Shakespeare Hill Delaware Park Buffalo, NY 14209 (716) 856-4533 shakespearein delawarepark.org Shaw Festival 10 Queen’s Parade Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 (905) 468-2172 shawfest.com Shea’s Performing Arts Center 646 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 847-1410 sheas.org SEE OUR AD ON THE INSIDE COVER
Shea’s Smith Theatre 658 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 847-1410 sheas.org The Subversive Theatre Collective 255 Great Arrow Avenue The Manny Fried Playhouse Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 408-0499 subversivetheatre.org Theatre Alliance of Buffalo PO Box 1130 Buffalo, NY 14205 (716) 353-0104 theatreallianceofbuffalo.com Theatre of Youth (TOY) 203 Allen Street Allendale Theatre Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 884-4400 theatreofyouth.org Theatre Plus Main Street Cabaret 672 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 852-2600 alleyway.com/plus
Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus 51 Colonial Circle Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 883-1277 buffalogaymenschorus.com
Ujima Theatre 545 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 883-0380 ujimatheatre.org
Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus 3 Symphony Circle Kleinhans Music Hall Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 833-6642 bpchorus.org
710 Main Theatre 710 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 sheas.org/710Main
MUSIC / COMEDY / DANCE Amherst Symphony Orchestra 55 Kings Highway Amherst Middle School Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 633-4853 amherstsymphony.com ArtsCanisius 2001 Main Street Lyons Hall 405 Buffalo, NY 14208 (716) 888-2536 canisius.edu/finearts/ music/artscanisius.asp
Big Orbit Soundlab 110 Pearl Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 440-5907 bigorbitgallery.org/ soundlab Buffalo Choral Arts Society PO Box 266 Buffalo, NY 14205 (716) 812-1541 buffalochoralarts.org Buffalo Contemporary Dance 255 Great Arrow Avenue, Third Floor Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 868-6847 alttheatre.com
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Buffalo ComedySportz 4476 Main Street Snyder Square - Lower Level Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 393-8669 buffalocsz.com Buffalo Gateway Chorus 27 Matthew Lane Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 635-8642 buffalogatewaychorus.com Colored Musicians Club 145 Broadway Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 855-9383 coloredmusiciansclub.org Eclectic Company Improv Comedy Group PO Box 545 Buffalo, NY 14205 (716) 901-6086 eclecticimprov.com First Niagara Center 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza Buffalo, NY 14203-3007 (716) 855-4100 firstniagaracenter.com Helium Comedy Club 30 Mississippi Street Buffalo, NY 14204 (716) 853-1211 heliumcomedy.com
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall 105 Slee Hall University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY 14260 (716) 645-2921 slee.buffalo.edu
Town Ballroom 681 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 852-3900 townballroom.com Tralf Music Hall 622 Main Street, Second Floor Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 852-2860 tralfmusichall.com
Neglia Ballet Artists 1685 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 304 Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 447-0401 negliaballet.org Nickel City Opera 67 Webster Street Riviera Theatre North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 692-2413 nickelcityoperaco.com Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall 1300 Elmwood Avenue Rockwell Hall Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 878-3005 buffalostate.edu/pac Pick of the Crop Dance 2344 Lake Road Silver Creek, NY 14136 (716) 934-0515 poc.org
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Babeville 341 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 852-3835 babevillebuffalo.com
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 3 Symphony Circle Kleinhans Music Hall Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 885-5000 bpo.org
Just Buffalo Literary Center Market Arcade Building 617 Main Street, Suite 202A Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 832-5400 justbuffalo.org
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Torn Space Theater 612 Fillmore Avenue Buffalo, NY 14212 (716) 812-5733 tornspacetheater.com
Rapids Theatre 1711 Main Street Niagara Falls, NY 14305 (716) 205-8925 rapidstheatre.com
Springville Center for the Arts 37 North Buffalo Street Springville, NY 14141 (716) 592-9038 springvillearts.org
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Days Hotel Buffalo Airport 4345 Genesee Street Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 631-0800 daysinn.com EconoLodge 48 Freeman Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 634-2700 econolodge.com Fairfield Inn & Suites Buffalo Airport 4271 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 633-2488 fairfieldinnbuffaloairport.com Garden Place Hotel 6615 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 635-9000 salvatores.net/hotelpage.aspx
Clarion Hotel Buffalo Airport 6700 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 634-7500 choicehotels.com
Hampton Inn BuffaloAirport Galleria 1745 Walden Avenue Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 894-8000 hamptoninnbuffaloairport. com
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Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Airport 4201 Genesee Street Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 565-0040 buffaloairport.hgi.com Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport 4600 Genesee Street Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 634-6969 hibuffaloairport.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites Buffalo Airport 131 Buell Avenue Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 631-8700 hiexbuffaloairport.com
Relax, Unwind & Dine With Us! Newly renovated 100 room hotel with all the comforts of home 100% Non-Smoking Hotel • Meeting Facilities • Gift Shop Complimentary Wireless Internet Access in all Guest Rooms, Meeting Rooms and Public Areas Located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Microwave, Refrigerator & Coffee Maker in Every Room 24-Hour Business Center • On and Off Site Catering Available Carlton’s Grill On-Site Offering Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 24-Hour Fitness Center • Complimentary Downtown Shuttle Service 2012 ’s Hilton ight CEO L armth and W Award r winne
716-845-0112 125 HIGH STREET BUFFALO NY, 14203 MINUTES FROM THE PEACE BRIDGE/CANADA EASY ACCESS TO THE I-90 AND ROUTE 33 LOCATED MINUTES FROM AREA ATTRACTIONS
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Homewood Suites Buffalo Airport 760 Dick Road Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 685-0700 homewoodsuitesbuffalo.com
Millennium Hotel Buffalo 2040 Walden Avenue Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 681-2400 millenniumhotels.com/ millenniumbuffalo/index.html
Hospitality Inn 6627 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 631-5415
Motel 6 52 Freeman Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 626-1500 motel6.com
La Quinta Inn at Buffalo Airport 6619 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 633-1011 lq.com/lq/properties/property Profile.do?propId=6221 Microtel Inn 50 Freeman Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 633-6200 microtelinn.com
Oak Tree Inn 3475 Union Road Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 681-2600 oaktreeinn.com Pink Fountain Motor Inn 5474 Transit Road Depew, NY 14043 (716) 683-1245
Quality Inn Buffalo Airport 4217 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 633-5500 qualityinnbuffaloairport.com
Residence Inn Buffalo Cheektowaga 107 Anderson Road Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 892-5410 marriott.com/bufri Salvatore’s Grand Hotel 6675 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 636-4900 salvatoresgrandhotel.com Sleep Inn & Suites Buffalo Airport 100 Holtz Drive Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 626-4000 sleepinnairport.com Staybridge Suites Buffalo Airport 8005 Sheridan Drive Clarence, NY 14221 (716) 810-7829 staybridgebuffalo.com
TownePlace Suites Marriott 4265 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 839-1880 http://www.marriott.com/ hotels/travel/bufts-towneplace-suites-buffalo-airport/
DOWNTOWN Adam’s Mark Hotel and Event Center 120 Church Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 845-5100 adamsmark.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 35
Comfort Suites Downtown 601 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 854-5500 choicehotels.com/hotel/ ny200 DoubleTree Club by Hilton 125 High Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 845-0112 doubletreebuffalo downtown.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 50
Embassy Suites Buffalo 200 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 842-1000 buffalo.embassysuites.com Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo 220 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 855-2223 hamptoninnbuffalo.com Holiday Inn Buffalo Downtown 620 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 886-2121 harthotels.com Hotel @ The Lafayette 391 Washington Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 853-1505 thehotellafayette.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 45
Hyatt Regency Buffalo Two Fountain Plaza Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 856-1234 buffalo.hyatt.com Lenox Hotel & Suites 140 North Street Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 884-1700 lenoxhotelandsuites.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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Red Roof Inn 146 Maple Drive Bowmansville, NY 14026 (716) 633-1100 redroof.com
Best Western Inn on the Avenue 510 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 886-8333 buffalobestwestern.com
Eat an eclectic mix of tasty food samples from local eateries. Explore Buffalo’s rich architecture & history. Experience Buffalo with one of our engaging tour guides. Enjoy Buffalo!
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Lofts on Pearl 92 Pearl St. Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 768-1130 loftsonpearl.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 45
Mansion on Delaware Avenue 414 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 886-3300 mansionondelaware.com
EAST OF BUFFALO Clarence Inn 9079 Main Street Clarence, NY 14031 (716) 633-6490 The Village Haven 9370 Main Street Clarence, NY 14031 (716) 759-6845 villagehavenmotel.com
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Rodeway Inn & Suites 1951 Niagara Falls Boulevard Amherst, NY 14228 (716) 691-9392 rodewayinnbuffalo.com Scottish Inns 1346 Sheridan Drive Kenmore, NY 14217 (716) 876-4489 scottishinnsbuffalo.com
SOUTH OF BUFFALO Beaver Hollow Conference Center 1083 Pit Road Java Center, NY 14082 (585) 457-3700 beaverhollow.com Best Western The Inn of Lackawanna 2500 Hamburg Turnpike Lackawanna, NY 14218 (716) 821-0030 bestwestern.com
Budget Inn 1080 Sheridan Drive Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 873-8197 budgetinnbuffalony.com
Comfort Inn & Suites Hamburg 3615 Commerce Place Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 648-2922 choicehotels.com
Byblos Niagara Resort and Spa 100 Whitehaven Road Grand Island, NY 14072 (716) 773-1111 gihiny.com
Country Inn & Suites 164B Slade Avenue West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 259-8520 countryinns.com/buffalony
Chateau Motor Lodge 1810 Grand Island Boulevard Grand Island, NY 14072 (716) 773-2868 chateaumotorlodge.com Cinderella Motel & Campsite 2797 Grand Island Boulevard Grand Island, NY 14072 (716) 773-2872 cinderellamotelcampsite.com Economy Inn 40 Grand Island Boulevard Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 873-8776 Red Carpet Inn 1900 Niagara Falls Boulevard Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 692-1422 redcarpetbuffalo.com
Econo Lodge Buffalo South 4344 Milestrip Road Blasdell, NY 14219 (716) 825-7530 choicehotels.com/hotel/ny158 Hampton Inn Buffalo South/ I-90 1750 Ridge Road West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 824-2030 buffalosouth.hamptoninn.com Hampton Inn East Aurora 49 Olean Street East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 655-3300 eastaurora.hamptoninn.com
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hamburg 3565 Commerce Place Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 648-9200 hiexpress.com/hamburgny Josieâ€™s Motel Routes 16 & 39 West Chaffee, NY 14030 (716) 496-5057 josiesmotel.webs.com Motel 6 of Hamburg, NY 5245 Camp Road Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 648-2000 Motel6.com Quality Inn Hamburg 5440 Camp Road Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 649-0500 qualityinn.com/hotel/ny505 Roycroft Inn 40 South Grove Street East Aurora NY 14052 (716) 652-5552 roycroftinn.com
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Staybridge Suites Buffalo South 162 Slade Avenue West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 939-3100 ichotelsgroup.com/ staybridge/hotels/us/en/ west-seneca/bufws/ hoteldetail Super 8 Hamburg 5440 Camp Road Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 649-0505 super8.com
RALPH WILSON STADIUM Bluebird Motel 1630-1650 Southwestern Boulevard West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 674-3174 bluebirdmotel.biz Orchard Park Inn 2268 Southwestern Boulevard Orchard Park, NY 14224 (716) 674-6000 orchardparkinn.us
Red Carpet Inn 3940 Southwestern Boulevard Orchard Park, NY 14127 (716) 649-5890 redcarpetinnbuffalo.com Red Roof Inn Hamburg 5370 Camp Road Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 648-7222 redroof.com/reservations/ property-detail.aspx? pid=00055 Stadium View Inn 4414 Southwestern Boulevard Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 649-6206 stadiumviewinn.com
UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO Amherst Comfort Inn University One Flint Road Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 688-0811 comfortinnuniversity.com Boulevard Inn 785 Niagara Falls Boulevard Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 837-7400 Buffalo Niagara Marriott 1340 Millersport Highway Amherst, NY 14221 (716) 689-6900 buffaloniagaramarriott.com Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo Amherst 4100 Sheridan Drive Amherst, NY 14221 (716) 626-2300 courtyard.com/bufcy Candlewood Suites 20 Flint Road Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 688-2100 cwsbuffaloamherst.com Days Inn Buffalo 1120 Niagara Falls Boulevard Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 835-5916 daysinn.com
Residence Inn Buffalo Amherst 100 Maple Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 632-6622 residenceinn.com
Extended Stay America 125 Inn Keepers Lane Amherst, NY 14228 (716) 564-0620 extendedstay.com
Sleep Inn Amherst 75 Inn Keepers Lane Amherst, NY 14228 (716) 691-6510 sleepinn.com
Holiday Inn Buffalo Amherst 1881 Niagara Falls Boulevard Amherst, NY 14228 (716) 691-8181 hibuffaloamherst.com
Super 8 Kenmore 1288 Sheridan Drive Buffalo, NY 14217 (716) 876-4020 super8.com/hotels/ new-york/kenmore/ super-8-kenmore-buffaloniagara-falls-area/hoteloverview
Homewood Suites Buffalo Amherst 1138 Millersport Highway Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 833-2277 homewoodsuitesamherst.com Knights Inn 1970 Niagara Falls Boulevard Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 692-7260 knightsinnbuffalo.com Lord Amherst Hotel 5000 Main Street Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 839-2200 lordamherst.com
Motel 6 Buffalo Amherst 4400 Maple Road Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 834-2231 motel6.com Ramada Hotel & Conference Center 2402 North Forest Road Getzville, NY 14068 (716) 636-7500 ramadahotelamherst.com Red Roof Inn Amherst 42 Flint Road Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 689-7474 redroof.com
CITY OF BUFFALO Elmwood Village Inn: Honu House 893 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 886-2397 elmwoodvillageinn.com/ honuhousehome.html Legacy House Bed & Breakfast 58 Linden Park Buffalo, NY 14208 (716) 891-5445 Moreland Guest House 110 Moreland Street Buffalo, NY 14206 (716) 893-1419 morelandguesthouse.com The Parkside House 462 Woodward Avenue Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 844-8328 theparksidehouse.com Richmond Place Inn 45 Richmond Ave Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 881-3242 richmondplaceinn.net
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NORTH OF BUFFALO Porches of Pendleton 5176 Tonawanda Creek Road North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 308-3961 porchesofpendleton.com SOUTH OF BUFFALO Back of the Beyond 7233 Lower East Hill Road Colden, NY 14033 (716) 652-0427 Briarwood Farm Bed & Breakfast 7579 State Road Colden, NY 14033 (716) 225-2895 briarwoodbandb.com
Marienthal Country Inn 5107 Langford Rd Eden, NY 14057 (716) 337-0160 marienthalcountryinn.com Oasis Bed & Breakfast 619 East Main Street Springville, NY 14141 (716) 592-0333 oasisbnb.com Pipe Creek Farm Bed & Breakfast 9303 Falls Road West Falls, NY 14170 (716) 652-4868 pipecreekfarm.com Sassafras Bed & Breakfast 5454 Broadway Lancaster, NY 14086 (716) 683-1298 sassafrasbandb.com
Crooked Creek Inn 7798 State Road Colden, NY 14033 (716) 941-5844
American Cancer Society’s Buffalo Hope Lodge 197 Summer Street Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 882-9244
Green Glen Bed & Breakfast 898 East Main Street East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 655-2828 green-glen.com
Kevin Guest House 782 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 882-1818 kevinguesthouse.org
Heath Hill Bed & Breakfast 8669 Heath Road Colden, NY 14033 (716) 941-6789 bed&breakfast.com
Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo 780 West Ferry Street Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 883-1177 rmhbuffalo.org
The Lilacs 1028 Big Tree Road P.O. Box 652 East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 655-2521 thelilacs.com
MacBaxter’s Bed and Breakfast 311 North Main Street Angola, NY 14006 (716) 549-8774 macbaxters.com
Hostel Buffalo Niagara 667 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 852-5222 hostelbuffalo.com
SHORT TERM RENTAL Porter Ave Pied a Terre 361 Porter Avenue Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 885-9341
Microtel Inn Tonawanda 225 Crestmount Avenue Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 693-8100 newyorklodging.com
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EAST OF BUFFALO Asa Ransom House 10529 Main Street Clarence, NY 14031 (716) 759-2315 asaransom.com
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DoubleTree by Hilton Buffalo-Amherst 10 Flint Road Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 689-4414 doubletreebuffaloamherst.com
SHOPPING Antique World & Marketplace 11111 Main Street Clarence NY 14031 (716) 759-8483 antiqueworldmarket.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 55
Allentown Association 14 Allen Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 881-1024 allentown.org Boulevard Mall 730 Alberta Drive (Niagara Falls Boulevard and Maple Road) Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 834-8600 boulevard-mall.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 15
Broadway Market 999 Broadway Buffalo, NY 14212 (716) 893-0705 broadwaymarket.org Clarence Hollow 10803 Main Street Clarence, NY 14031 (716) 759-2345 clarencehollow.org
Dave’s Christmas Wonderland 2675 Union Road Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (716) 706-0320 christmascentral.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 41
Duty Free Americas Peace Bridge Plaza Buffalo, NY 14213 (716) 886-5000 dutyfreeamericas.com
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Eastern Hills Mall 4545 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 631-5812 shopeasternhills.com Elmwood Village Association 1068 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 881-0707 elmwoodvillage.org Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls (USA) 1900 Military Road Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 297-2022 fashionoutletsniagara.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 37
Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce 652 Main Street East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 652-8444 eanycc.com
Southgate Plaza 950-A Union Road at Seneca Street West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 674-5050 southgateplaza.com Transitown Plaza Transit Road at Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 633-5266 transitownplaza.com
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Main Place Mall 390 Main Street (Court and Church Streets) Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 855-1900 mainliberty.com
Northtown Plaza 3097 Sheridan Drive Amherst NY, 14226 (716) 836-6603
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Vidler’s 5 & 10 676 - 694 Main Street East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 652-0481 vidlers5and10.com
Hertel North Buffalo Business Association 1183 Hertel Avenue Buffalo, NY 14216 (716) 877-1776 hertel-ave.com
McKinley Mall 3701 McKinley Parkway Blasdell, NY 14219 (716) 824-0462 shopmckinleymall.com
Premier Center 3900-3904 Maple Road Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 873-6688 (716) 877-3574 winedeals.com premiergourmet.com
Village of Williamsville 5565 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 632-4120 willvill.com Walden Galleria One Walden Galleria Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 681-7600 waldengalleria.com
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West Side Bazaar 25 Grant Street Buffalo, NY 14213 (716) 464-6389 westsidebazaar.com
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Voted #1 B&B in “Best of Buffalo” 10 guest rooms with a fireplace, porch or balcony. Full country breakfast. Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. 10529 Main Street, Route 5 716-759-0155/800-841-2340 www.asaransom.com
SPORTS & RECREATION Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse First Niagara Center One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 855-4100 bandits.com Buffalo Bills Football Ralph Wilson Stadium One Bills Drive Orchard Park, NY 14127 (716) 648-1800 buffalobills.com Buffalo Bisons Baseball Coca-Cola Field One James D. Griffin Plaza Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 846-2000 bisons.com
Buffalo Raceway 5600 McKinley Parkway Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 646-6109 buffaloraceway.com Buffalo Sabres Hockey First Niagara Center One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 855-4100 sabres.com
Canisius College Athletics 2001 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14208 (716) 888-2978 gogriffs.com Elegant Builders Raceway Park 57 Gunnville Road Lancaster, NY 14086 (716) 759-6818 elegantbuildersraceway park.com Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex 11586 Holland Glenwood Road Holland, NY 14080 (716) 418-7223 hollandspeedway.com Niagara Power Baseball (NYCBL) Sal Maglie Stadium 1200 Hyde Park Boulevard Niagara Falls, NY 14301 (716) 773-1748 niagarapower.org Niagara University Athletics Upper Level Gallagher Center Niagara University, NY 14109 (716) 286-8699
Queen City Roller Girls Rainbow Rink 101 Oliver Street North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 693-1100 qcrg.net University at Buffalo Bulls University at Buffalo 102 Alumni Arena Amherst, NY 14226 (800) 828-4373 buffalobulls.com
OUTDOOR RECREATION Beaver Island State Park 2136 West Oakfield Road Grand Island, NY 14072 (716) 773-3271 nysparks.com/parks/56/ details.aspx Beaver Meadow Audubon Center 1610 Welch Road North Java, NY 14113 (585) 457-3228 buffaloaudubon.com/ centers.htm
BFLO Harbor Kayak 1 Naval Park Cove Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 228-9153 bfloharborkayak.com Buckhorn Island State Park 5805 East River Road Grand Island, NY 14072 (716) 773-3271 nysparks.com/parks/174/ details.aspx Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Parkside Lodge 84 Parkside Avenue Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 838-1249 bfloparks.org Buffalo Ornithological Society Buffalo Museum of Science 1020 Humboldt Parkway Buffalo, NY 14211 (716) 896-1271 buffaloornithological society.org
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Penn Dixie Paleontological & Outdoor Education Center 4050 North Street Blasdell, NY 14219 (716) 627-4560 penndixie.org
Woodlawn Beach State Park S-3580 Lakeshore Road (Rt. 5) Blasdell, NY 14219 (716) 826-1930 nysparks.com
Buffalo Touring Company One Museum Court Buffalo, NY 14216 (716) 259-4887 buffalotouringcompany.com
Four Mile Creek State Park 1055 Lake Road Youngstown, NY 14174 (716) 745-3802 nysparks.com/parks/6/ details.aspx
Zoar Valley Canoe & Rafting Company 17 South Water Street Gowanda, NY 14070 (716) 679-7238 zoarvalleyrafting.com
Canalside 44 Prime Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 856-3150 canalsidebuffalo.com
Green Options Buffalo 640 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 218-7161 greenoptionsbuffalo.org
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve 93 Honorine Drive Depew, NY 14043 (716) 683-5959 dec.ny.gov/education/ 1837.html
Catt Rafting Adventures 241 Palmer Street Gowanda, NY 14070 (716) 866-1461 canalsidebuffalo.com
Hawk Creek Wildlife Center 655 Luther Road East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 652-8646 hawkcreek.org
Colden Tubing Company 10296 State Road Route 240, adjacent to Kissing Bridge North Glenwood, NY 14069 (716) 592-4963 kbski.com CraigCat Tours of Western New York 11 Young Street Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 783-0772 craigcattoursofwny.com
Devil’s Hole State Park Robert Moses Parkway Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 284-5778 nysparks.com Evangola State Park Old Lake Shore Road Brant, NY 14081 (716) 549-1802 evangolastatepark.com
Jet Ski Rentals by Waikiki Watercraft 101 Whitehaven Road Grand Island, NY 14072 (716) 773-5862 waikikiwatercraft.com Joseph Davis State Park 4143 Lower River Road Route 18 Lewiston, NY 14092 (716) 754-4596 nysparks.com Kissing Bridge Route 240 Glenwood, NY 14069 (716) 592-4963 kbski.com Knox Farm State Park 437 Buffalo Road East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 652-7200 nysparks.com
Sail Buffalo Sailing School 1 Naval Park Cove Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 432-6589 sail-buffalo.com Seven Seas Sailing School 284 Fuhrmann Boulevard Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 880-5154 sevenseassailing.com Silo City Rocks 105 Childs Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 228-9153 silocityrocks.com Tifft Nature Preserve 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 825-6397 sciencebuff.org/ tifft-nature-preserve
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Holiday Valley Resort Holiday Valley Road Route 219 P.O. Box 370 Ellicottville, NY 14731-0370 (716) 699-2345 holidayvalley.com
Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza 40 Fountain Plaza Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 856-3150
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Fort Niagara State Park Route 18F at Robert Moses Parkway Youngstown, NY 14174 (716) 745-7273 nysparks.com
Buffalo River Canoe and Kayak Outfitters Smith Street Red Jacket River Front Park Buffalo, NY 14210 (716) 771-2995 paddlebuffalo.com
INFORMATION & MAPS Buffalo Niagara Visitor Center Downtown 617 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 852-2356 (800) 283-3256 Buffalo Niagara International Airport On the secure side of the airport, near Anchor Bar visitbuffaloniagara.com
CONVENTION FACILITIES Buffalo Conference Center 6 Fountain Plaza Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 855-4828 (800) 995-7570 buffaloconferencecenter.com
Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Convention Center Plaza Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 855-5555 (800) 995-7570 buffaloconvention.com Fairgrounds Event Center 5820 South Park Avenue Hamburg, NY 14075 (716) 649-3900 the-fairgrounds.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 45
TRAVELING TO BUFFALO NIAGARA AAA of Western and Central New York Buffalo: (716) 873-0111 Niagara Falls: (716) 298-5651 aaa.com Amtrak 800-USA-RAIL (800-872-7245) Downtown Buffalo 75 Exchange Street at Washington Street Buffalo, NY 14203 Depew 55 Dick Road Depew, NY 14043 Niagara Falls 27th Street and Lockport Road Niagara Falls, NY 14305 amtrak.com
Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) 4200 Genesee Street Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 630-6000 buffaloairport.com
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Greyhound Lines, Inc. Metro Transportation Center 181 Ellicott Street at North Division Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 855-7533 (800) 231-2222 greyhound.com New York State Thruway Authority (800) 847-8929 (716) 631-9017 New York Trailways 181 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 (800) 776-7548 Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG) 2035 Niagara Falls Boulevard Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 297-4494 niagarafallsairport.com
GETTING AROUND Aces Limousine 10060 County Road Clarence Center, NY 14032 (716) 204-4863 (866) 996-2237 aceslimousine.com Airport Taxi Service 4200 Genesee Street Buffalo Niagara International Airport Buffalo, NY 14225 (716) 633-8294 (800) 551-9369 buffaloairporttaxi.com Buffalo Airport Shuttle & Limousines P.O. Box 344 Williamsville, NY 14231 (716) 218-1500 buffalo-airport-limo.com Buffalo Limousine 62 Clyde Avenue Buffalo, NY 14215 (716) 835-4997 (800) 599-2088 buffalolimousine.com Buffalo Transportation 71 Military Road Buffalo, NY 14207 (716) 877-5600
Empire Limousine 25 Delham Avenue Buffalo, NY 14216 (716) 877-9665 Giorgio’s Limousine Service 5464 Genesee Street Lancaster, NY 14086 (716) 683-7455 giorgioslimousine.com Golden Transportation PO Box 344 Buffalo, NY 14231 (716) 218-1500 goldentransportationllc.com Liberty Cab - Yellow Cab 1524 Kenmore Avenue Buffalo, NY 14216 (716) 877-5400 libertycab.com The Limousine Service 1165 Erie Avenue North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 835-5466 the-limo-service.com Mac Transportation & Tours 80 Earhart Drive #9 Buffalo, NY 14221 (716) 439-1062
CROSSING THE BORDER The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, or WHTI, requires U.S. and Canadian travelers to present a passport or other document that denotes identity and citizenship when entering the U.S. For additional information, including document options and requirements for special audiences, please visit getyouhome.gov. U.S. citizens returning home from Canada will be required to present one of the travel documents listed here: U.S. Passport
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Metro Bus and Rail Buffalo 181 Ellicott Street at North Division Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 855-7211 Metro Bus and Rail Niagara Falls Fourth and Niagara Streets Niagara Falls, NY 14303 (716) 285-9319 nfta.com Status Limousine 799 Englewood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14223 (716) 877-7900 statuslimousine.com Timkey Limousine 50 West Genesee Street Lockport, NY 14094 (716) 433-0699 timkeylimo.com Zoladz Limousine 3944 Broadway Depew, NY 14043 (716) 685-4410 (866) 275-3629 zoladzlimo.com
BRIDGE CROSSING CONDITIONS
Information on traffic delays on all international bridges in Buffalo Niagara (800) 715-6722
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission Rainbow/QueenstonLewiston/Whirlpool Bridges (800) 715-6722 niagarafallsbridges.com Peace Bridge Authority (716) 884-6744 peacebridge.com U.S. Customs at Peace Bridge (716) 885-3367 customs.gov
CURRENCY EXCHANGE/ MONEY SERVICES Duty Free Americas 1 Peace Bridge Plaza Buffalo, NY 14213 (716) 886-5000 dutyfreeamericas.com
SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 39
Envoy Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls (USA) 1900 Military Road Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 297-4654 fashionoutletsniagara.com EFX Currency Exchange 1 Walden Galleria Buffalo, NY 14225 Customer Service (716) 681-8820
The Travel Team 2495 Main Street, Suite 340 Tri-Main Building Buffalo, NY 14214 (716) 862-7600 thetravelteam.com Western Union (800) 325-6000
IMPORTANT NUMBERS Medical, Police or Fire Emergency: 911 Erie County Sheriff (non-emergency): (716) 858-2903 Niagara County Sheriff (non-emergency): (716) 438-3393
International Institute (716) 883-1900
Niagara Falls Police (non-emergency): (716) 286-4711
NY Relay Service 800-421-1220 Voice 800-662-1220 TDD
Poison Control Center: (800) 222-1222 U.S. Coast Guard search/rescue: Buffalo: (716) 843-9527
Canadian Customs at Peace Bridge (905) 994-6330 ccra-adrc.gc.ca
CITY OF BUFFALO
SUNY at Buffalo South Campus
Delaware Avenue shopping district
Elmwood Avenue shopping district
Hertel Avenue shopping district
I N FO R M AT I O N & M A P S
etro Rail (no traffic on M this part of Main Street free fare zone)
Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway
etro Rail continues M underground (pay zone)
Niagara Wine Trail
NFTA bus terminal
Public Parking Amtrak Information Center
BUFFALO NIAGARA REGION
ADVERTISER INDEX Duty Free Americas.............................. 39 Eagle House................ inside back cover Explore & More Children’s Museum.....55 Fairgrounds in Hamburg....................... 45 Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls (USA).............................37 Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff............. 43 Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex..................... 44 Gray Line Niagara Falls/Buffalo........... 46 Hamburg Casino................................... 42 Hard Rock Cafe..................................... 39 Irish Times................... inside back cover Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises and the Lockport Canalside............. 43 Maid of the Mist Boat Tour and Observation Elevator......................... 23 Marotto’s Dubois........ inside back cover Martin’s Fantasy Island........................ 42 Niagara Falls State Park........................ 29 Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority................... 25 Niagara Power Project Power Vista..... 29 Old Fort Niagara................................... 45 Our Lady of Fatima Shrine................... 44 Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica................................41
Pan American Grill...... inside back cover Pearl Street Grill & Brewery .............................45 & inside back cover Perfetto........................ inside back cover Premier Group......................................... 9 Queen City Ferry Company..................47 Roycroft Inn.......................................... 55 Salvatore’s Italian Gardens....................27 Scharf’s Schiller Park Restaurant................ inside back cover Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel......................back cover Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino.......................back cover Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel....................back cover Shea’s Performing Arts Center................inside front cover Skylon Tower......................................... 46 Spirit of Buffalo..................................... 57 Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site........................ 43 Tom’s Restaurant......... inside back cover Vidler’s 5 & 10....................................... 55 Walden Galleria..................................... 29 Whirlpool Jet Boats............................. 57
I N FO R M AT I O N & M A P S
Adam’s Mark Hotel & Event Center.... 35 Albright-Knox Art Gallery....................... 7 Anchor Bar.............................................. 5 Antique World & Marketplace............. 55 Aquarium of Niagara............................ 44 Asa Ransom House.............................. 55 Aurora Historical Museum................... 55 Best Western Inn on the Avenue..........51 Boulevard Mall.......................................15 Brawler’s Deli.............. inside back cover Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens................................. 44 Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park........................ 45 Buffalo Bites Food Tours.......................51 Buffalo Harbor Cruises......................... 42 Buffalo Museum of Science.................41 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.......... 49 Buffalo Transportation/ Pierce-Arrow Museum....................... 13 Buffalo Zoo............................................ 43 Chef’s Restaurant...................................51 Chocolate Bar........................................ 54 Darien Lake Amusement Park............... 17 Dave’s Christmas Wonderland............40 Dick & Jenny’s............ inside back cover DoubleTree Club by Hilton...................50
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SOUTHERN ERIE COUNTY
Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway
THE LAST WORD
A BALCONY BECKONS P R E S I D E N T I A L S U I T E AT H OT E L @ T H E L A FAY E T T E
Lovingly restored in 2012 to the tune of $43 million, The Lafayette is a study in elegance, from the French Renaissance style of its turn of the 20th century designer â€“ Louise Blanchard Bethune (Americaâ€™s first female professional architect), to the artful menu of Mike A on the first floor, to this sleek corner suite overlooking Lafayette Square. thehotellafayette.com
BUFFALO YOU’LL EAT IT UP! New Orleans influenced bistro with homemade pastries and sweets, great wine list and homemade food in charming turn-of-the-century farmhouse. 1270 Baseline Road Grand Island, NY, 14072 • 716-775-5047 dickandjennysny.com Bar & Grill | COST: $$
Fine food and spirits within walking distance to First Niagara Center, Coca-Cola Field and the Theatre District. Come enjoy a Guinness with friends! 38 Swan Street • Buffalo, NY 14203 716-854-2199 irishtimesbuffalo.com TYPE:
34 S. Crossman St, Buffalo Reservations @ 716.895.7249 Home-cooked German American food for over 45 years. Family owned and operated. Buffalo’s only full-time German restaurant. Coupons available at website. Seafood served daily. scharfsrest.com TYPE:
German/American | COST: $$
Steak – Pasta – Seafood 617 Main Street • Buffalo, NY 14203 716-768-3728 perfettoonmain.com TYPE:
Italian Steakhouse | COST: $$$
Irish pub | COST: $
Buffalo’s favorite 24 Hour Greek Diner Proudly serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 24/7 since 1968. Dine In or Take Out. 3221 Sheridan Drive • Buffalo, NY 14226 716-837-7310
Greek | COST: $
Downtown Buffalo’s BEST pizza,
wings, sub, wraps, salads and more! Serving BreakfaSt, Lunch & Dinner eat-in, take-out & DeLivery fuLL Service Bar Catering for parties, meetings & conferences. 56 Niagara St.
Buffalo NY 852-8646(togo)
Fresh seafood, steaks and pasta. Cozy fireplace and outdoor patio. Fine cuisine in casual, rustic elegance since 1827.
5578 Main Street • Williamsville, NY 14221 716-632-7669 eaglehouseonline.com TYPE:
KEY TO SYMBOLS | TYPE:
American | COST: $$
take-out | COST: $ $5-$10 $ $ $15-$25 $ $ $ $25+
For more information on Buffalo’s dining scene, go to VISITBUFFALONIAGARA.COM/FOOD
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MAke SeNecA cASiNoS Your eNtertAiNMeNt DeStiNAtioN SeNecA NiAgArA cASiNo & hotel • More than 4,000 hot slots and 100 thrilling table games • Mouthwatering dining options at the new thunder Falls Buffet featuring a fresh marketplace atmosphere • Award-winning Western Door Steakhouse • the area’s largest AAA Four Diamond hotel and spa
• World-class entertainment in our 2,400-seat events center • Breathtaking Niagara Falls and other local attractions
SeNecA AllegANY cASiNo & hotel • AAA Four Diamond hotel and spa with 413 rooms – featuring a new hotel tower • More than 2,000 of the newest slots and 33 exciting table games • Award-winning thunder Mountain Buffet and Western Door Steakhouse • Superstar entertainment in our 2,400-seat events center
• outdoor activities and unique shopping just 20 minutes away in ellicottville, NY
SeNecA BuFFAlo creek cASiNo • More than 450 exciting slot machines • conveniently located near Downtown Buffalo, First Niagara center and coca-cola Field • A Whole NeW gAMe iS coMiNg to toWN iN SuMMer 2013! celebrate our beautiful new casino with more than 800 of the newest slots, the arrival of table games, a hip lounge and a restaurant that pays tribute to many of the city’s great tastes
It’s all here waiting for you at Seneca Casinos!
310 Fourth Street Niagara Falls, NY 14303
777 Seneca Allegany Boulevard Salamanca, NY 14779
1 Fulton Street Buffalo, NY 14204
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