Buffalo, NY - More than meets the eye!
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June 4th, 2008 – by: mmentzel
After riding around to check the place out, I suggested we stop at the visitor's building and get ourselves situated.
What I thought was interesting about the city was that it was built like a big time city, but had the population of just a larger town. This was our first real encounter with what would start the mid-west part of the US and got to learn a little about the steel industry and its American History.
After checking out the self-guided walking tour we ended up seeing an old shipyard complete with multiple battleships and a submarine. Very cool and gave us something to do for at least an hour plus. From there we ventured to the famous "Anchor Bar", home of the very first Buffalo Wing. I was told, after the fact, that there are better places for wings in the city, but we were certain we wanted the original.
Now, my friend and I are big eaters and decent sized guys, but when we ordered 50 wings between the two of us and the waitress asked, "that's all you guys want?", I had to stop question her motives. To say we were in physical pain after eating all those wings (and yea, we man'd up and ate every last one) would be an understatement.
From there we got to meet the guy whose place we were staying and he gave us the option of going out and doing a little partying or staying in and relaxing. We both agreed that we have to keep the streak alive and party it up. What we ended up doing that night wasn't exactly what we expected.
His ex-girlfriend, now turned lesbian, was fund raising for a comedy / burlesque group called "Dikes of Comedy". For those of you who aren't familiar with Burlesque, which I know I definitely wasn't, its basically a strip tease on stage that ends before the final nudity. Fun night overall and I was glad I kept an open mind about it and gave it a try.
Our pal gave us a good tip in the morning and we ended up getting breakfast for $1.99 before leaving for our next destination. Which was, if that is possible, more abstract and odd a place to travel to than Buffalo was. Overall though, I have to say, I'm a fan Buffalo. Keep up the good work!
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