When it comes to marathon weekends I am as giddy as a kid in a candy store and cannot wait to get to the expo. I can’t relax until I have picked up my packet and spent money at the expo.
Honestly, I didn’t really plan on spending a long time at the expo. It was a small marathon so I didn’t expect there to be a lot of buy and figured I would just run in and run out.
I was wrong. They had a huge section of running clothes and it was all on sale! I wanted to buy everything. Shirts, tanks, shorts, skirts, tights, ugh everything and it was such great deals. I resisted for 2 reasons. 1.) I have more running clothes than going out and work clothes. 2.) I got a speeding ticket on the way to Buffalo 😦 so that took away from my expo fund.
After I realized how much I spent I really wanted to go back and buy more. I mean you can never really have enough running clothes!
Stopped at Anchor Bar for some wings. It’s one of those wing places that you have to go to. I was a little disappointed when there were only 4 choices for wings, Mild, Medium, hot or spicy barbecue. Where is the honey mustard or Caribbean jerk! I settled on the Medium and they were amazing. I guess you only need 4 choices when wings are this good!
After 5.5 wings I was full and headed into a food coma. Need. Coffee. Stat.
Next stop was Elmwood Ave to get coffee and wake up. Little did I know that Elmwood was the place to be. Tons of little shops, restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores and people walking around enjoying the weather. (Saturday in Buffalo was beautiful, maybe 75 degrees and sunny, but not humid at all). I also stopped at Watsons to pick up some Sponge Candy. I had never had it before and heard good things. I loved it so much that umm I ate it before I could take a picture! Sorry, guess you’ll have to go to Buffalo and get your own sponge candy.
By this time I had yet to check into my hotel and was dying to see what was in my expo bag. No joke the first thing I did when I walked into the hotel room was this:
Dumped out my packet to inspect what I got! Everytime I do this it reminds me of little kids when they come home from trick or treating.
It may not seem like it but time flew by, expo, wings for lunch, coffee and strolling Elmwood, checking into the hotel, buffalo spotting missions and I think I even walked around DT B-Lo for awhile and Manchild stopped for a beer to watch part of the Indians game (I pouted and drank water so there are no pics). Before I knew it, it was time for dinner.
I have a friend who is originally from Buffalo so she recommended Chef’s Restaurant. Good thing she also told me to have a reservation. It was pretty packed and lots of runners were there.
I seriously ate 3 pieces of their bread it was so good and then 3 bites of pasta because I got full on bread. But it was so worth it. You should also know that instead of napkins they give you aprons to wear. I didn’t realize that until I was done eating and was like “Did they know I was coming?” “why is this napkin so big?”
I secretly wanted to go out for a night on the town in Buffalo, the city completely took me by surprise. Did you know the bars are open til 4 a.m.!!!!!! However, I was in Buffalo for the marathon so I went home and laid out my clothes and put myself to bed early.
Have you ever had sponge candy? How many wings can you eat? I like to tell people I can beat them in a wing eating contest but in reality I would never come close.