Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Elmwood Strip

A few weeks ago I went to the Elmwood Strip in Buffalo, NY. This Buffalo neighborhood is a stretch of Elmwood Avenue between Forest and North Streets (some say between Forest and Virginia) and is home to a cornucopia of eclectic shops and eateries.

Can you tell we're in Buffalo?

Penzeys Spices is a wonderful herb and spice retailer. They sell via a website and catalog, but also have a few stores in several states. They recently opened a branch on the Elmwood Strip and I paid them a visit.

Look at all these spices. I never knew there were so many different types.

Watson's Chocolates of Distinction has been making confections since 1946. I stopped in as I just had to try their Sponge Candy Ice Cream. Watson's is only one of two places that make it. Sponge Candy is a food specialty of Western New York and, generally speaking, you can't find it outside of a 75 mile radious of Buffalo, NY.

The Elmwood Strip is a great place to people watch. Many of the restaurants have outside seating areas to help you do just that.

Look at this lovely mimosa I got at Cecilia's-one of the many restaurants located here.. Just the thing for our day on the Elmwood Strip. Yumm.

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