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Guidebook for Buffalo

Joseph R.

Guidebook for Buffalo

Food Scene
Very popular restaurant with a good mix of people coming from all over the city and suburbs. Dinner crowd, fantastic food and large bar waiting area. Five Star.
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The Left Bank
511 Rhode Island Street
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Very popular restaurant with a good mix of people coming from all over the city and suburbs. Dinner crowd, fantastic food and large bar waiting area. Five Star.
Original BBQ wings in Buffalo. Great variety of Pizza, all employees hired from the neighborhood. Three generations same family.
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La Nova Pizzeria
371 West Ferry Street
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Original BBQ wings in Buffalo. Great variety of Pizza, all employees hired from the neighborhood. Three generations same family.
Home cooked meals like your mother made. Don't let the name fool you. This is my favorite breakfast in town. Family owned and operated. Angie was the grandmother. This is my secret spot.
Angie's Pizza House
1904 Niagara Street
Home cooked meals like your mother made. Don't let the name fool you. This is my favorite breakfast in town. Family owned and operated. Angie was the grandmother. This is my secret spot.
New Orleans style food in a classic restaurant setting. Great wine pairing for the off the hook food. Chief is not school taught . . . learned in his grandmothers kitchen as a child. Five Star.
Shango Bistro & Wine Bar
3260 Main Street
New Orleans style food in a classic restaurant setting. Great wine pairing for the off the hook food. Chief is not school taught . . . learned in his grandmothers kitchen as a child. Five Star.
Local Coffee shop that thinks its a Bakery ( It really is a Bakery). Line out the door on most Saturday and Sunday mornings. Everything is of good quality. Bring your wallet . . . you'll need it.
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Five Points Bakery
44 Brayton Street
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Local Coffee shop that thinks its a Bakery ( It really is a Bakery). Line out the door on most Saturday and Sunday mornings. Everything is of good quality. Bring your wallet . . . you'll need it.
Coffee shop that serves the locals . . . and then some. Community minded, Bohemian atmosphere, great home cooked food. Place that started the area revitalization on the street and that area. Wi-Fi
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Sweet Ness 7 Cafe
220 Grant Street
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Coffee shop that serves the locals . . . and then some. Community minded, Bohemian atmosphere, great home cooked food. Place that started the area revitalization on the street and that area. Wi-Fi
The "Cheers"of Buffalo. Local tavern that has been around since the 1930's. Extensive menu , wonderful food, the best Wings in Buffalo. Must go meeting place for locals returning home on a visit.
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Cole's
1104 Elmwood Avenue
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The "Cheers"of Buffalo. Local tavern that has been around since the 1930's. Extensive menu , wonderful food, the best Wings in Buffalo. Must go meeting place for locals returning home on a visit.
Shopping
Small owner operated wine shop with friendly one on one service and hundreds of selections. Taste testing every Friday night.
Paradise Wine
435 Rhode Island Street
Small owner operated wine shop with friendly one on one service and hundreds of selections. Taste testing every Friday night.
Very unique jewelry designs by a couple of the top artiest/owners in this field. Bold or subtle creations that are perfect for dressing up any women . . . (or her outfit). Friendly staff.
Wild Things
224 Lexington Avenue
Very unique jewelry designs by a couple of the top artiest/owners in this field. Bold or subtle creations that are perfect for dressing up any women . . . (or her outfit). Friendly staff.
Former Ford Plant, Former Trico Plant, now a mix use building with artist, wood workers and more all under one roof. Buffalo’s leading mixed-use office, studio and light industrial facilities.
Tri-Main Center
2495 Main Street
Former Ford Plant, Former Trico Plant, now a mix use building with artist, wood workers and more all under one roof. Buffalo’s leading mixed-use office, studio and light industrial facilities.
Essentials
Small Italian Market, fresh fruit and vegetables, meats and cheese at a reasonable price. All family and neighborhood employees. Buffalo institution for generations.
Guercio & Sons Inc
250 Grant Street
Small Italian Market, fresh fruit and vegetables, meats and cheese at a reasonable price. All family and neighborhood employees. Buffalo institution for generations.
Small neighborhood Co-Op Market for vegans and regulars like me. Prepared soup, sandwiches and coffee along with the market offerings of fruits and vegetables and what not. Local neighborhood favorite
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Lexington Cooperative Market
807 Elmwood Avenue
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Small neighborhood Co-Op Market for vegans and regulars like me. Prepared soup, sandwiches and coffee along with the market offerings of fruits and vegetables and what not. Local neighborhood favorite
Farmers Market every Saturday in Summer and Fall. 7-2:00 pm. Corner Elmwood/Bidwell Parkway. Fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and cheese, breads, etc. Its a festival with an ever expanding venue.
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Bidwell Parkway
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Farmers Market every Saturday in Summer and Fall. 7-2:00 pm. Corner Elmwood/Bidwell Parkway. Fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and cheese, breads, etc. Its a festival with an ever expanding venue.
Drinks & Nightlife
Downtown tavern with strong local ties to Buffalo. Newly renovated kitchen with all the essentials, nothing crazy. During the day go see Eddie's brother Pat. He has his pulse on the planet Buffalo.
Eddie Brady's Tavern
97 Genesee Street
Downtown tavern with strong local ties to Buffalo. Newly renovated kitchen with all the essentials, nothing crazy. During the day go see Eddie's brother Pat. He has his pulse on the planet Buffalo.
Corner Tavern with a grill. Four or five offerings with each being a stand out on its own. I only go to see Mike Thomas during the day. Killer subtle humor that always leaves you wanting more.
Checker's Tavern
1854 Hertel Avenue
Corner Tavern with a grill. Four or five offerings with each being a stand out on its own. I only go to see Mike Thomas during the day. Killer subtle humor that always leaves you wanting more.
Wonderful corner tavern. Smoker out back for lunch, dinner and late night. Great selection of beers, drinks, Pool Table and locals. Karaoke on Tuesday nights. Memorabilia on every wall. Award winner.
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Essex St. Pub
530 Rhode Island Street
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Wonderful corner tavern. Smoker out back for lunch, dinner and late night. Great selection of beers, drinks, Pool Table and locals. Karaoke on Tuesday nights. Memorabilia on every wall. Award winner.
Arts & Culture
Honky'est Tonky'est place in town. Live music seven days a week. 21 piece Swing band for Tuesday lunch 12- 2pm. Small kitchen, National acts and Family run. The walls are a photographic history tour.
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Sportsmen's Tavern
326 Amherst Street
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Honky'est Tonky'est place in town. Live music seven days a week. 21 piece Swing band for Tuesday lunch 12- 2pm. Small kitchen, National acts and Family run. The walls are a photographic history tour.
Only permanent building surviving the Pan-American Exposition of 1901. Houses artifacts of Buffalo dating back it our inception. Great book shop, parties and activities yearly. Check event calendar.
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The Buffalo History Museum
1 Museum Court
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Only permanent building surviving the Pan-American Exposition of 1901. Houses artifacts of Buffalo dating back it our inception. Great book shop, parties and activities yearly. Check event calendar.
One of the greatest Collections of Modern Art in the world. All the masters of Modern Art represented here. One of my proudest moments was having my own art work displayed here. A Buffalo must see.
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Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood Avenue
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One of the greatest Collections of Modern Art in the world. All the masters of Modern Art represented here. One of my proudest moments was having my own art work displayed here. A Buffalo must see.
Known to the locals as Larkinville. A new entertainment location for free concerts on Tuesday(with food trucks) and Wednesdays. Food and drink, Live music, Paddle ball and hula hoops. Kid friendly.
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Larkin Square
745 Seneca Street
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Known to the locals as Larkinville. A new entertainment location for free concerts on Tuesday(with food trucks) and Wednesdays. Food and drink, Live music, Paddle ball and hula hoops. Kid friendly.
Recently new to the Buffalo river. Free concerts, local festivals, boat dock, History information on display, benches and checker board tables with the river views. Banquet hall under construction.
River Fest Park
249 Ohio Street
Recently new to the Buffalo river. Free concerts, local festivals, boat dock, History information on display, benches and checker board tables with the river views. Banquet hall under construction.
Newly renovated Frank Lloyd Wright Gem of the Buffalo collection. Buffalo is home to the largest collection of FLW outside of Chicago. This location is the greatest Prairie house FLW ever built.
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex
125 Jewett Parkway
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Newly renovated Frank Lloyd Wright Gem of the Buffalo collection. Buffalo is home to the largest collection of FLW outside of Chicago. This location is the greatest Prairie house FLW ever built.
Home to the world renowned Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. One of the first important American commissions collaborated by both Eliel Saarinen and his son Eero. Erected during the Depression.
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Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
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Home to the world renowned Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. One of the first important American commissions collaborated by both Eliel Saarinen and his son Eero. Erected during the Depression.
National Hockey League sports team. A Buffalo favorite at the 1970 opener. From The French Connection to Dominik Hasek to Lindy Ruff to Ryan Miller. They are our family and we talk proudly about them.
KeyBank Center
1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza
National Hockey League sports team. A Buffalo favorite at the 1970 opener. From The French Connection to Dominik Hasek to Lindy Ruff to Ryan Miller. They are our family and we talk proudly about them.
Nothing congers more passion to fans in Buffalo than the Bills. Many Hall of Famers' come from the Bills in recent history and the fans purchased 60,000 tickets this year for the season. A new record.
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The Buffalo Bills
1 Bills Drive
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Nothing congers more passion to fans in Buffalo than the Bills. Many Hall of Famers' come from the Bills in recent history and the fans purchased 60,000 tickets this year for the season. A new record.
Everything Else
Small Bike shop foe sales and repairs. Been around for a long time so they have a good following. There to serve your needs if needed as well.
Campus WheelWorks
744 Elmwood Avenue
Small Bike shop foe sales and repairs. Been around for a long time so they have a good following. There to serve your needs if needed as well.
Auto service specializing in Foreign, Vintage and daily drivers. Friendly professional staff for both auto service and body. Just around the corned form "Air B&B on the One Nine". Tell Rob I sent you.
Artisan Autoworks
518 Rhode Island Street
Auto service specializing in Foreign, Vintage and daily drivers. Friendly professional staff for both auto service and body. Just around the corned form "Air B&B on the One Nine". Tell Rob I sent you.
Sightseeing
Prime real estate for Buffalo entertainment. Car and Boat Shows, Concerts, Outdoor Theater, Hockey, Food, Festivals, Ice Skating, Naval History, People, Foreigners, Water, 716. Erie Canal Terminus!
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Canalside
44 Prime Street
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Prime real estate for Buffalo entertainment. Car and Boat Shows, Concerts, Outdoor Theater, Hockey, Food, Festivals, Ice Skating, Naval History, People, Foreigners, Water, 716. Erie Canal Terminus!
The most outstanding Art Deco public building in the Country. Observatory on the twenty-eight floor offers spectacular views of the city and Lake Erie. Tour a must for any visitor. Sunburst skylight.
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City Hall Buffalo City
65 Niagara Square
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The most outstanding Art Deco public building in the Country. Observatory on the twenty-eight floor offers spectacular views of the city and Lake Erie. Tour a must for any visitor. Sunburst skylight.
Spectacular building reflects Joseph Paxton's design for the Crystal Palace in London,1851. Originally contained three greenhouse structures since expanded to fifteen. Surrounded by Olmsted Park.
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Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 South Park Avenue
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Spectacular building reflects Joseph Paxton's design for the Crystal Palace in London,1851. Originally contained three greenhouse structures since expanded to fifteen. Surrounded by Olmsted Park.
Located just outside the City of Buffalo limits. A very ornate Baroque structure. The interior is especially known for its use of rich materials. Christmas mass and concerts are standing room only.
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Our Lady of Victory Basilica
767 Ridge Road
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Located just outside the City of Buffalo limits. A very ornate Baroque structure. The interior is especially known for its use of rich materials. Christmas mass and concerts are standing room only.
A spectacular Victorian Cemetery with many modern features. Entrance gates and fence, President Millard Fillmore, Blocher Tome, Red Jacket and Ely Parker, Mirror Lake, etc. Too many to mention. Tours
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Forest Lawn Cemetery
1411 Delaware Avenue
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A spectacular Victorian Cemetery with many modern features. Entrance gates and fence, President Millard Fillmore, Blocher Tome, Red Jacket and Ely Parker, Mirror Lake, etc. Too many to mention. Tours
One of the eight wonders of the world. Spectacular in the winter or any season. A favorite visit of locals and visitors alike. I personally like to go at least once a month and sometimes more.
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Niagara Falls
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One of the eight wonders of the world. Spectacular in the winter or any season. A favorite visit of locals and visitors alike. I personally like to go at least once a month and sometimes more.
Lions, Tigers and Bears oh my . . . This is not your fathers Zoo any more. Many updates have changed this Buffalo icon into a very modern Zoo with visitors from all over the world. Nice gift shop too.
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The Buffalo Zoo
300 Parkside Ave
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Lions, Tigers and Bears oh my . . . This is not your fathers Zoo any more. Many updates have changed this Buffalo icon into a very modern Zoo with visitors from all over the world. Nice gift shop too.
Flea Market every Saturday in the Summer and Fall season. Corner Elmwood/W Ferry. A great place to find a good mix of antique and newly old and maybe some new things for your collection or home.
West Ferry Street
Flea Market every Saturday in the Summer and Fall season. Corner Elmwood/W Ferry. A great place to find a good mix of antique and newly old and maybe some new things for your collection or home.