Travel with Val: More to Buffalo than chicken wings
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So if this is Buffalo, where's the snow? That's just one of the stereotypes that saddles the "Queen City," not to mention that "getting there four times but never winning a Super Bowl" stigma.
One thing’s for certain, this city in western New York State is the birthplace of the chicken wing, where 50 tons are cooked up for the annual festival, attracting clucks from all over. But if you are a Buffalonion, there's no competition.
Miss Buffalo 2012 Lonna McCary said, “Anchor Bar, medium extra crispy extra saucy very specific."
So when you've had your fill of wings, what's next?
Drew Cerza, The "Wing King" said, “There's a ton to Buffalo besides chicken wings we have other great food like roast beef on weck, some of the best architecture in the country, we have some great history in our area as well. And we have great museums and we're not far from Niagara Falls.
So you put that all together and you have one heck of a road trip.
When it's not frozen over incidentally, Buffalo's waterfront is quite inviting. On the eastern shores of Lake Erie, you can see vestiges of Buffalo's grain elevator glory days.
Buffalo's architecture isn't just reflected in its buildings, but in its parks and parkways, designed by Central Parks Frederic Law Olmsted.
The city's best hotel is a work of art, the Mansion on Delaware Avenue, starting at under $200 a night.