On the cosmopolitan scale, Buffalo is not exactly leading the way. But there are so many great things about Buffalo. Discount shopping. Original 'buffalo' wings at Anchor bar. Proximity to Niagara Falls, one of the seven wonders of the world (eight, if you count me). Proximity to Canada. Snow, including adequate means of removing the snow from city streets. Towns with cool Indian names like 'the Tonawondas.' The Great Lakes. Last call at 4:00 am. Which leads to my next point...
The Club Life
I spent a weekend in Buffalo with some friends, including a particularly handsome, international DJ acquaintance. Fabulous experience.
The Football Team
I love the Buffalo Bills. One of the best professional sports moments of my life (next to being in downtown Toronto when the Blue Jays won the world series for the second time) was sitting at a Buffalo Bills home game, in the outdoor arena, in December of 2002, while it was snowing. My ex and I were bundled up with a beer in one hand and a hot chocolate in the other. Football in the warm sunshine is ridiculously boring in comparison.
Bison (contrary to popular nomenclature, the animal found in America is not actually buffalo, but bison. Buffalo is just the nickname. True buffalo only live in Africa) is one of the richest, leanest meats you can eat. Leaner than beef or poultry. I'm a carnivore. I like meat. And thanks to my friend Golden Bear, I now know where I can eat it in the Arlington area!
Come on. These things are just so freaking bad-ass. They're massive. They're furry. They can live in extreme heat or extreme cold and not really care either way. They roam in large groups. They're chill. If I were an animal, I'd want to be a Bison. Or maybe a Caribou.