After traveling more than 3,300 miles through 14 states in 11 days, we arrived in Buffalo, NY a week ago Thursday! We finally have internet and once we get a bit settled in, I plan on sharing our epic road trip here.
Until then, I have lots of questions for the Buffalonians and Western New York aficionados:
What is recommendation for best…
- Fancy dinner out?
- Take out?
- Pizzeria: for dining in? for delivery?
- Park/playground (for a 2 year old)?
- Favorite tourist trap
- Gym/fitness studio? Do you have a barre studio here?
- Summer activity/festival?
- Fall activity/festival?
- Winter activity/festival?
- Spring activity/festival?
- Winery to taste at?
- Wine seller? (Why can’t you just buy wine at the grocery store?! WHY!?)
- Salon? Hair? Nail?
- Dentist? Pediatric dentist?
- Doctor? Pediatrician?
We’re living in Amherst, near the Millard Fillmore Suburban, so extra points for answers around where we live!
Thank you in advance!
6 thoughts on “Hello, Buffalo!”
Glad you all made it safe and sound. Would love to see pics of your new digs. 🙂 Miss you in Seattle already!
Yes, ma’am! Will do! Need to get rid of some of these boxes first! Miss you too!!
Yikes! No wine at the GC?!? We’ve just gotten really spoiled. Gonna need to plan ahead! You’ve had a great adventure and I can’t wait to read more!
Right?! More adventure posts coming!! Stay tuned!
Im glad you made it safely! I’m looking forward to hearing about your road trip adventure!
Hello! My friend Crystal told me about you and sent me your website! I am originally from Snohomish and moved to Buffalo back in 2003 and lived there until 2007. Then I made the move to Rochester, an hour east up the thruway. I get homesick for Seattle all the time, but I also miss living in Buffalo! It is a wonderful city with the nicest people! I haven’t lived there for quite a while and a lot has changed, so I’m not sure how helpful my recommendations will be – but we still visit Buffalo fairly often, so here you go:
– Duff’s for wings – way better than Anchor Bar!
– Picasso’s for pizza
– Jim’s steakout for take-out (get the fries w/blue cheese)
– Panos for breakfast on Elmwood (the chicken souvlaki breakfast is my fave)
– Hertel Ave has lots of good restaurants
– Canalside, Buffalo Zoo, and Niagara Falls are all great activities
– Premier Liquor & Wine was my go-to for booze. It stinks that they don’t sell wine in liquor stores here.
– Wegmans – best grocery store ever!
– Nordstrom Rack at the Boulevard Mall
– Bills games & Sabres games – so fun! Might want to think twice about taking a kid to a Bills game though – very rowdy!
– Delaware Park is beautiful
– People rave about Mighty Taco, but I didn’t agree with the hype.
– Ted’s hot dogs- kids love it!
– There’s a drive-in movie theater in Lockport
– There’s a great pumpkin patch in Clarence (can’t remember the name)
– My biggest advice is to embrace winter! Buffalo handles the snow like a boss – the roads are almost always clear and no one skips a beat when the snow falls. Nothing like Seattle where there’s a dusting and the entire city shuts down. There is so much to do – ice skating at the Harborcenter/Canalside, skiing at Holiday Valley, snow shoeing at local parks and trails (you can rent them).
– It took me a long time to find a good hair stylist when I lived there. I hope you have better luck with that!
– Fancy dinner: There are TONS of good restaurants downtown – and the craft cocktail movement is in full swing as well. The Buffalo Chop House – amazing!!!! Marble & Rye is a favorite.