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Buffalo has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years, from a redeveloped waterfront and revitalized neighborhoods to a burgeoning craft beer scene and over $1 billion in new investment. Now there’s even more fun and exciting things to do in Buffalo! Like architecture? Visit seven Frank Lloyd Wright structures. Enjoy art and entertainment? Spend the morning with Charles Burchfield at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. History buff? Relive where President Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office. Looking for something more casual? Take in the scene at Canalside or Larkin Square. Or check out Niagara Falls. (Yes, THAT Niagara Falls!)


Need help navigating? Our itineraries will help you hit the high points, Buffalo wings (invented at the city’s Anchor Bar) and all!

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Harrita West is the owner of Park Vue Soul Food Bar and Restaurant in Buffalo’s Schiller Park neighborhood.

  1. Baba’s Place

    Baba’s Place located on Bailey Avenue in East Buffalo, in the University District is my favorite Mediterranean restaurant. Chef Bashir and team take pride in serving fresh food made to order. Two of my favorite meals are the open chicken soulvaki and shrimp stir fry served with a warm pita. Their food melts in my mouth.

    3318 Bailey Ave.

  2. Ms. Goodies

    An East Buffalo favorite for the Sunday dinner buffet and the junkyard dog. The Sunday buffet consists of a main course and three sides, cornbread, and Kool-Aid as a beverage. Chef Celena and Team have been serving the community for 17 years.

    1836 Bailey Ave.

  3. Phat Catz Restaurant & Bar

    This minority and locally owned restaurant is also located in East Buffalo. Chef Kim and her team specialize in soul food cuisine–specifically southern fried chicken, seafood and much more.

    965 Kensington Ave.

  4. The Rose Bar & Grill

    The Rose Bar & Grill is in downtown Buffalo. The owner and staff are friendly, and they offer great food, great drinks, and a great atmosphere. My favorite is their salmon dinner.

    199 Scott St.

  5. Parkside Meadow

    Located in Buffalo’s Historic Parkside community. I love going there not only because of the amazing food but also the décor. Everything in the building is decorated with unique Buffalo memorabilia. The House Burger and Buffalo Chicken Wings are my favorite items from this restaurant.

    2 Russell St.

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