Allen Street in Buffalo is known for its artistic and chill atmosphere. Funky bars and restaurants are lined up and down the street and its a great place to go if you aren’t into the downtown “club” feel. Last week, a couple friends and me went to Gabriel’s Gate for some food and drink. The menu offers a variety of foods to chose from and the bar is well stocked with different alcohol, accommodating almost anyone who walks in. Its a nice place to go with that someone special for a nice relaxing dinner, you can even sit by the fireplace. If your planning a night out this week check them out. Gabriel’s Gate is located at 145 Allen St. Buffalo, NY 14201
Are you ready for some football?!? Superbowl Sunday is just a few days away and while the Buffalo Bills aren’t playing in the game you can bet I’ll still be watching along with the millions of other people. I’m indifferent to either team winning as I like both the Baltimore Ravens (I liked them more when they had former Buffalo Bill, Lee Evans on the team) and the 49ers.
More importantly I’m excited to see one of my favorite performers Beyonce perform during the Halftime Show. Earlier this month I entered in the Pepsi contest to try and get on the field for her performance, while that’s not happening, the pictures I submitted may still be used during her performance which is still pretty cool.
While the main point of the Superbowl is watching the football game, we all gather at someones home or go out to a bar or restaurant to watch the game. Food is an important factor for this big event whether your staying low key or doing it up big. Below are some of the best Superbowl party foods to have for your party. Now let’s just hope the game is fun and entertaining!
The other day my Grandma celebrated her 87th birthday. For this important day I wanted to get her something special, so I stopped at Wahl’s Candies by my house to pick up her favorite treat, chocolate covered cherries!
When I walked into the store I was surrounded by a variety of different types of chocolates and gifts, just like you would at any other chocolate shop. What made this experience different was knowing I was walking into a family owned and operated business that has been in WNY since the mid 1930’s. I had never been in the store before so of course I had to get a piece of chocolate for myself. I tried one of the Buttercream Milk Chocolate Raspberry’s. It was delicious! 🙂
Located at 130 Losson Road in Cheektowaga, NY, Valentine’s Day is around the corner, make sure to stop in and try one of their delicious chocolates. They won’t disappoint.
1002 Elmwood Avenue* – 400 Main Street (Youngstown, NY)
463 Center Street (Lewiston, NY)
The other day I drove past Ashkers Juice Bar on Elmwood. While I’ve driven past this place multiple times before I decided I would finally stop in and check out what they have to offer. When I walked inside to a semi-packed room, I was greeted by the friendly staff.
As I was waiting for them to make my drink, I took a look at there full menu which to my surprise, I found out they offer more than just juices and smoothies, but breakfast and lunch items as well. As I was observing the room, the atmosphere was relaxed and easygoing. The artwork on the walls is open for customers to purchase, a wide variety of books fill the end tables, and you can sense a vintage style throughout the room.
I was quite happy that I stopped in. The drink I had was delicious. It had beets, raspberries, strawberries, and pineapple in it. If you are on that healthy kick, or just looking for a new place to try out, I highly recommend you stop in and see them.
Last night I had the opportunity to catch up with a colleague and friend of mine at one of our favorite “go-to” spots – Just Vino on Main St. in Buffalo. This affordable wine bar in Downtown Buffalo offers a wide array of wines, from Reds and Whites, to Rose’ and Sparkling. They have small plates available to order along with wine flights. They even have a beer selection for those customers who aren’t wine enthusiasts. The decor is rustic with brick walls in the seating area, and their bar is crisp and clean with windows looking out onto Main St. They have great wine experts on hand for any questions you may have. After a long day at the office this is a place you could go, unwind, have a couple laughs and enjoy a glass or two. Cheers!
This weekend was nice, catching up on projects I put off from the Holidays and catching up with a friend I haven’t seen in a while. We went to this restaurant called YOLO Restaurant + Lounge (the term stands for You Only Live Once). Both of us were first timers and had heard great things about the place. The atmosphere was relaxed, simple, and sophisticated. I ordered the Ahi Tuna sandwich with seasoned french fries and a side of mac n’ cheese. It was delicious! For the people out there who like your food a little spicy you’d love this dish, and the best part is everything is homemade. It was a nice time out and a good place to go to for dinner and/or drinks. So ladies the next time you feel like throwing on a pair of heels head out to Yolo and live a little, you won’t be disappointed.
Ahi Tuna sandwich, pickle, Seasoned french fries, and Mac n’ Cheese
Yolo Restaurant + Lounge 5841 Transit Road East Amherst, NY 14051 yolobuffalony.com (716)688-4479