The best resources for learning about Buffalo:Block Club magazine, Buffalo Rising, and conversations with people in the know at Five Points Bakery, Caffe Aroma, Sweetness 7 [and] SPoT Coffee on Delaware.
Your go-to locale for...
- Coffee: Caffe Aroma: Americano or Cappuccino.
- A sandwich: Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile: Selection changes regularly, [you] can't go wrong!
- A night out with friends: If it's a late night out: any beer will do at the Old Pink; late night food from Lloyd Taco Truck, Black Market Food Truck, or, if you’re really asking for trouble the next day, a chicken finger sub from Jim’s Steakout.
- Date night: Bistro Europa: Chef's recommendation from [the] seasonal menu.
- A glass of wine or cocktail: Vera Pizzeria: The Duke [cocktail].
- Dessert: Lexington Co-op: Chocolate chip cookies ([eat] while taking a walk down Elmwood Avenue).
The hotel you always book or recommend to friends, and why:The Mansion on Delaware Avenue: [the] best service and [a] good location on the edge of Downtown and Allentown.
The ONE thing visitors must see or do, and why:
Your favorite hidden (or not so anymore) gem, and why:The Allentown and Elmwood Village neighborhoods are my favorite neighborhoods in Buffalo. Beautiful homes and buildings, great parks, world-class museums, wonderful food and great people. You could walk around for a weekend, eating, strolling, touring, shopping, napping or playing in a park. There's a very high quality of life, and a cozy, homey feeling whether you live there or are just visiting.
Number of hours or days required in town for the "full" experience:
With three or four days and the right tour guide, you can have a great Buffalo experience! Bars close at 4am, so you'll need to factor in some nap time.
The town is great for what type of visitor:
- CURATE (the artsy intelligentsia)
- EPICURATE (the foodie)
- RECREATE (the adventure-seekers and fitness gurus)
The town is best explored by:
The town is best explored in: