Category: Venues

Around Town Favorites

With the holiday weekend quickly approaching I thought it would be good if I posted some of my favorite restaurants I enjoy going to, that have nice outdoor patios.

I also thought with Memorial Day weekend comes the “unofficial” kickoff to summer, so I also listed dessert shops that have some of the best ice cream and dessert in the area. Enjoy!


Restaurants with a Nice Patio

CRAVing Buffalo

Pearl Street

Liberty Hound

Templeton Landing

Dock at the Bay



Sweet Jenny’s

Cupcake Orchard

Major Cool Off


Firefly  (Elmwood location)

A Day Full of Animals


One of my favorite places to go in town is the Buffalo Zoo – its nothing like the Toronto or San Diego Zoo, but I still love it. Everytime I go I’m just as excited as the little kids who may be seeing the animals for the first time. A most recent addition to the zoo is the  Polar Cub named Luna. She is so adorable! The Buffalo Zoo puts on a wide array of events throughout the year. Everyone that I’ve attended has been fun and unique. The most recent event coming up is the first annual Buffalove Fest on May 31. Click here for more details about the event. If attending an event isn’t your thing make a day of it with the family.


The peacock walking around the grounds
The peacock walking around the grounds


Luna blending in with the scenery
Luna blending in with the scenery





Last week my Mom and I went to the Refresh event that was held at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens. The event was put on by Buffalo Spree and all the proceeds from the event benefited the Botanical Gardens. It was full of flowers, unique fashions (kudos to Erin Habes for the fashion displays – they were awesome), plants, beauty and healthy living. It was a nice evening out to spend some time with my Mom. If you ever have a chance to visit the Botanical Gardens, you can make a day of it; take in the beautiful plants, flowers and scenery and enjoy a nice picnic in the park afterwards.

Check out more photos that I took at the event below




While I’ve driven down Seneca and Exchange St. multiple times before, I never actually had the chance to see the Larkin Building prior to last week when I was at the venue to attend a meeting for there upcoming Wednesday Concert Series. To my surprise there is a lot and I mean a lot they offer at Larkin Square.  Not only are there free concerts, they also offer food from a variety of places – The Filling Station (open year-round), The Grill (open seasonal), Square 1 Sandwiches, and Larkin Ice Cream Cart (offering Lake Effect Ice Cream). Tennis courts and Stalls with a variety of vendors fill the outside area making it a hot spot to be on a nice day. Inside tenants of all sorts rent space.

For more information on the history of the Larkin Building or for leasing opportunities click here

Make sure to check Larkinville out this spring and summer- its a great place to go with your family or friends. Its also a great place to go for a date night or if you have guests from out of town visiting this would be a great place to take them.


Larkin Square on Twitter

Larkin Square on Facebook


The Mansion On Delaware


Located on the corner of Delaware Ave. in Buffalo, is a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel that offers a variety of amenities, complimentary breakfast and cocktails in the evening, shoe-shining, a Billiards Salon, internet access and space for that “special” event.

Whether your in town for leisure, or looking to host a business function, the Mansion on Delaware has got you covered. The pictures posted above are from a Bridal Show that took place last week that my friend Kate (who recently got engaged) and I attended. The rooms are amazing and the service that is provided is exceptional. If you ever have a chance to attend an event at this fine establishment you won’t be disappointed.


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