Where The Buffalo Roam
How is everyone’s weekends going?? Mine has been stellar, I spent it in the Empire State ;)
Friday night I drove to Buffalo, NY with some friends. It’s only about an hour and a half from Toronto without heavy traffic, so it’s a short and fun trip to the States for us!
Emphasis on the fun and a definite lack of healthy. Hey, I’m young and carefree. I know most bloggers skip over these parts, but excursions such as these have been an important part on my journey to find “balance.” I’ve been a good girl these past few weeks in preparation for this…
When in Buffalo my friends. You leave all your rules and regulations at the border ;)
We started off Friday night at a cool bar called Mulligans.
I stuck to mostly whiskey & club soda with a lemon wedge. It’s my go-to drink, a little lower calorie and I lovelovelove the taste of whiskey!
I have no idea what this bar is called, but it’s where we ended the night. Did you know the bars are open till 4am in Buffalo?? That’s crazy! They’re only open until 2am in Toronto and most other parts of Canada. As hard as we tried, we just couldn’t make it to last call and stumbled back early ;)
We woke up Saturday in need of two things: coffee & greasy grub. I asked the front desk where the best breakfast in town was and he directed us to the Towne Restaurant.
It was a nice Greek restaurant with a home-style breakfast menu.
Corned Beef Hash & Eggs.
I ate the eggs and hash on top of my toast and it was gooooood. Hit the spot ;)
We spent Saturday afternoon shopping at the outlet stores in Buffalo. So many good deals! I got a pair of Gap jeans for $16. Unreal. I’d normally pay 80 bucks for those! Also hit up the Under Armour outlet for some workout gear. Excited to try it out.
After the shopping, we needed to fuel up again. We lucked out this weekend because it also happened to be the Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival. Apparently people travel from all over to check this out!
Now I’ll be honest here, I don’t like Buffalo wings. I’m not a fan of the excessive sauce, the crappy and minimal meat, and of course the mess! I decided to give wings one last try. I figured if I didn’t like them here, then it was just not meant to be.
I got some mild and bbq wings from the Anchor Bar tent. Anchor Bar invented the chicken wing so I thought they’d be the best. My thoughts? Still don’t like ‘em. Give me a juicy chicken breast or plain turkey drumstick any day ;)
I counteracted the heat of the wings with a cool mixed berry fruit smoothie.
As well as a corn on the cob to get those veggies in!
Hands down, the best thing I tried at the festival…
There weren’t any chicken wings on it – just tortilla chips with spices and a cheese that tasted like con queso dip. Phenomenal.
As we were leaving, we walked past the deep-fry tent. Omg. My stomach lurched.
We continued to class it up Buffalo style Saturday night ;)
I stuck to Blue Moon – my new favourite American beer.
Also tried a Rolling Rock which was quite refreshing!
And, erm, jager bombs…
Believe it or not, I actually took it easy with the alcohol on Saturday. I didn’t feel the need to go all out two nights in a row.
I am a HUGE fan of how many of the bars in Buffalo have jukeboxes. I can be a control freak when it comes to music and looooove picking out songs to listen to!
We ended up at another bar to play some pool, where I lost horribly every time.
Anyone seen Inception? Upside down hotel scene??
I think I will need to do a little more training before I’m agile enough to run up walls :P
I woke up feeling a lot more chipper Sunday morning. I had my heart set on going to IHOP for the first time, but the Buffalo location is closed! So we went to the Denny’s across the street instead.
I tried to keep it healthier here. I’ve never been to a Denny’s before either and parts of the menu were frightening.
Dry english muffin, egg whites and a chicken sausage.
Avec ketchup et fruit!
On our way back we stopped at a Target, which I’ve also never been to!
Unfortunately by this point I was done spending money, but it was neat to poke around. For some reason it’s hard to find big stores like this in Toronto. I haven’t been to a Wal-Mart in forever.
So no, definitely not a healthy weekend to talk about on this healthy living blog. But in my opinion, letting loose and living life is sometimes the healthiest thing we can do ;) Now if you don’t mind, I have to go to bed. I have an appointment with the treadmill tomorrow!
Question of the Day: What’s your favourite greasy spoon breakfast? I’m all about the soft poached eggs on dry wheat toast and a pile of fresh fruit! Okay, and I’ll take some fried potatoes in there too ;)