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 Post subject: Buffalo and Niagara Falls: What to do?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:28 pm 
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So, I am originally from Buffalo, but in the past decade I have only traveled there twice a year for a couple days at a time, as such I really have no idea what's going on.

I am going to be in town for a few days surrounding xmas with my boyfriend and I am wondering if anyone has any recommendations as far as good places to eat or interesting things to do. We are also debating taking a day trip to Niagara Falls, Canada, so suggestions relating to that area are welcome as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Buffalo and Niagara Falls: What to do?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:09 pm 
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this is so exciting! i check all the time for a buffalo thread! theres so much to do and a decent amount of good eats here. What kind of stuff are you into? I'll just launch into what I like I guess, and I'll pretend youre not from here in case anyone else checks this out who doesnt know the area. We actually have a great art gallery--Albright Knox thats located on the Elmwood Strip, which is full of bars and shopping. A new belgian beer place opened called The Blue Monk, but really pop into any of the bars and make your way down the street. A bunch of the places on Elmwood are vegan friendly. I like Saigon Cafe for thai/vietnamese, Indiagate, ETS for tacos, and Panos for greek/falafel. Stop in at the Lexington Coop, Zillys, or Dolci for vegan treats. Go a bit further down to Allen St. for some of the cooler bars (and the gay bars) and Lagniappes!!!!! New Orleans food with a vegan menu (this is my number one choice for you). Hardware across the street has bluegrass on Thursdays thats pretty great. Bettys and Merge also have veg food, but I am never going to Merge again, I hope, since they started selling magic alkaline water. Pizza Plant is another favorite of mine, but its in the suburbs (amherst). Daiya pizza yo! Niagara falls is a quick trip on the highway away, I like going to just walk around and maybe pop into the casino. Buffalo doesnt really do cover which is nice, and if there is a cover its usually $1-3. Live music at Nietzsches, Mohawk place, and Soundlab. Wegmans is the best place on earth, so make sure you stock up on supplies while youre here.
ETA: check buffalorising and artvoice for event listings


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 Post subject: Re: Buffalo and Niagara Falls: What to do?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:16 pm 
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WAX MUSEUM!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Buffalo and Niagara Falls: What to do?
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Thanks rocklobster! I haven't heard of most of those places. I love Pizza Plant though. I was sad to hear the one on Transit closed. What's the deal with Panos? When I was in high school one of my friends told me their greek potatoes weren't veg which did not settle well (barf).

I don't really do bars, but I always try to make it to the Albright-Knox. I'm into nerd stuff like book stores, record stores, crafty stuff, the boy likes comic books, we're both into hardcore and indie-type music. We're grad students, so we really enjoy things that are free.

Thankfully, there is a Wegmans like 10 minutes from my school (in Northern VA), because we're going to be taking the bus, so it would be hard to bring things back.


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littlebear wrote:
WAX MUSEUM!!!!


They scare me! My dad really wanted to go to the one in DC and I was glad when we "ran out of time."


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Allison, not Alison wrote:
littlebear wrote:
WAX MUSEUM!!!!


They scare me! My dad really wanted to go to the one in DC and I was glad when we "ran out of time."

omg, you have no idea what you missed!
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 Post subject: Re: Buffalo and Niagara Falls: What to do?
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If you decide to come over to the Canadian side, you could head over to Brooklyn's in Thorold...they have Vegan pub food! You could do a nice tour of Niagara on the lake and check out some of the wineries. There's a casino at the Falls and lots of schlocky stuff to do in town, plus they should have their xmas light show on.


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 Post subject: Re: Buffalo and Niagara Falls: What to do?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:00 pm 
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Pizza Plant was booted from transit; theyre looking for a new space. Panos got all fancy and expanded and has a veggie plate with rice and beans and veggies or falafel. Ive never had their greek potatoes, but barfcity that theyre not veg. Check out the new http://spiralscratchrecords.blogspot.com/ right off Elmwood. They recently had a fire and reopened. This is soundlabs site for indie music: http://www.bigorbitgallery.org/soundlab/upcoming.html and mohawks: http://www.themohawkplace.com/ , which still smells. Behind the history museum (kindof across the way from the Knox) is a really great Japanese garden if theres no snow. Knox is free on Fridays. Talking Leaves the bookstore is still around on Main St. by UB and on Elmwood attached to a coffee shop. Allen has a couple used book stores/record shops too. I'll try to remember to update this as it gets closer to the new year and more things are announced. I love this city and I really hope you explore and check it out as an adult.


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