“Wings are all right but there is so much more to us than that.” my cousins said, rolling her eyes at the chicken wing shapes box her city gets stuffed into. “Come visit me and I’ll show you.”
It was winter break when we finally got a chance to make good on our promise to visit. The three of us met up and drove the 2 hours to Buffalo, NY.
We started our day with a leisurely breakfast made by Stephanie then headed to the Burchfield Penney Art Center (it’s free on the second Friday of every month, hello college students!). After staring at modern art for an hour we headed to Hertel Ave. to window shop (and let’s be honest, spend a little money) at all the cute shops and boutiques. My favorite where: Lloyd Taco Factory (I suggest the chicken and waffle taco, not kidding), MODERN NOSTALGIA, and Revolver Records.
We needed a caffine fix so we went to public espresso. If you’re ever in the area check it out. It’s 3rd wave coffee + legit pastries in the lobby of a grand Victorian era hotel.
We finished the day with an hour or so of outdoor skating at Canalside Buffalo. If you go make sure you visit this area near dusk so you can see the lovely light display on the grain elevators across the canal.
I always enjoy days spent exploring with these girls. It’s an adventure whether we’re exploring the city or the country. We found out Buffalo is a lovely city and we didn’t eat a single chicken wing.