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Beer at the Popular Buffalo Bar, Founding Fathers Pub
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Best Bars in Buffalo, N.Y.

The older I get, the cooler my Western New York hometown seems to get. During a visit home, these are the best bars in Buffalo, N.Y. , I experienced.

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Buffalo Love by at the Allentown Art Festival, Buffalo, N.Y., Aug. 2014.
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Things to do Under Quarantine: Word Search Wednesday! #6

During these days of self-isolation, social distancing, and quarantining, take your mind off COVID-19 news and download this free printable, travel-themed word search. This week’s theme: Buffalo, N.Y., my hometown!

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Traditional Wings from Gabriel's Gate, One of a Dozen Pubs on the Buffalo Wing Trail. Aug. 2019.
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New York Travel: Buffalo Wing Trail

My hometown of Buffalo, N.Y., is home to “America’s Tastiest Drive,” the Buffalo Wing Trail. In the name of research and because I know my readers are curious, I tackled the trail but failed. One day was not enough to visit and nosh in a dozen wing pubs.

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#Selfie on the Maid of the Mist Boat Tour in Niagara Falls, N.Y., May 1, 2015
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Travel to New York: Maid of the Mist, Buffalo’s Silos and Shark Girl

There’s a saying of, “If we could see the world through the eyes of a child, we would see the magic in everything.” The same can be said about a former resident seeing their hometown through tourist sunglasses.

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Discovering More Secrets in My Hometown of Buffalo

Buffalo is one saucy vixen. When I fled so many years ago I had no idea how many secrets the Queen City held. It’s only decades later, now that I’m a seasoned adult, are her secrets revealed to me one layer at a time. During my December trip I discovered the Botanical Gardens and this past summer I was pleasantly surprised by discovering more treasures.

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An Amish Buggy, Cattaraugus County, N.Y.
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Up Close and Personal with the Amish on New York’s Amish Trail

During my summer trip to Buffalo, my parents and I set out on our next adventure, New York’s Amish Trail. My fascination with the Amish probably began before I was 5 years old when my family made road trips to visit friends in Titusville, located in Western Pennsylvania.

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Wegman's Makes it Easy to Spot Made in New York Products
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After All these Years, I’m Still Talking Proud of Buffalo, N.Y.

My reason for visiting Western New York in the heart of winter has little to do with snow, ice and below-freezing temperatures. It’s about family and hometown pride.

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Winter Adventures in Buffalo: Beautiful Botanicals, Father Baker and a Piebald Deer in a Cemetery

While visiting my family in Western New York for the holidays, a little snow didn’t stop our winter adventures. My mom and I headed to the City of Lackawanna to enjoy the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens and Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica and once again, I was surprised by Western New York treasures.

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A Saucy, Zesty Time at the Annual National Buffalo Wing Festival

To blue cheese or not to blue cheese? That was the question I asked upon seeing the Marie’s Blue Cheese station during the National Buffalo Wing Festival over Labor Day weekend.

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B is for Blue Cheese and Celery Sticks for Buffalo Wings

“Would you like blue cheese or ranch dressing with your chicken wings?” Every time I hear a restaurant server ask this question, I cringe. Like every other Buffalonian, wings should be served with blue cheese and celery sticks and NOT ranch dressing. (Sorry, Hidden Valley.)

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