If you go
GETTING THERE

American Airlines offers nonstop flights from Reagan National to Buffalo. United also offers nonstop flights from Dulles. Southwest flies nonstop from BWI Marshall.

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel @ The Lafayette

391 Washington St.

716-853-1505

www.thehotellafayette.com

Built in 1904, recently reopened as a boutique hotel. Rooms start at $169 weekdays, $199 weekends, including breakfast.

Hostel Buffalo-Niagara

667 Main St.

716-852-5222

www.hostelbuffalo.com

In the theater district. Could use some updating, but you can’t beat the price: Shared rooms start at $25 a night.

WHERE TO EAT

Larkin Square Food Truck Tuesdays

745 Seneca St.

716-362-2665

www.larkinsquare.com

Every Tuesday through Oct. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m., follow your nose to a gathering of 30 food trucks from Buffalo and Rochester, including Amy’s (lentil-berry flatbread wrap, $6), Lloyd Taco (Tricked Out nachos, $6.89), Black Market Food Truck (banh mi sandwiches, $8).

Sweet_ness 7 Cafe

220 Grant St.

716-883-1738

www.sweetness7.com

An eclectic West Side gathering spot that has helped turn the neighborhood around. Brunch all day (French toast $7, Spanish scramble $10), vegan options, house-made chocolate milk ($3).

Gene McCarthy’s

73 Hamburg St.

716-855-8948

www.genemccarthys.com

Classic Buffalo, 50-year-old favorite of locals in the Old First Ward neighborhood, with outdoor seating and a new brewery next door. Entrees start at $11.50.

WHAT TO DO

Campus WheelWorks
Tuesday Night Rides

744 Elmwood Ave.

716-881-3613

www.campuswheelworks.com

Every Tuesday through August, four levels of free rides (ranging from 12 to 35 miles), 6 to 8 p.m. Call ahead for rentals, which are free for first-time riders and start at $40 otherwise.

Canalside

44 Prime St.

www.canalsidebuffalo.com

Through August: yoga, Zumba and Pilates classes, Tuesday movies, Wednesday dance (ballroom, salsa, swing) and Thursday concerts. All free.

National Buffalo Wing Festival

www.buffalowing.com

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Buffalo wings Aug. 30 (noon to 9 p.m.) and 31 (noon to 7 p.m.). $5 per day. Each jumbo wing $1.

INFORMATION

www.visitbuffaloniagara.com

M.D.G.K.

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