You don’t have to visit New York City to experience awesome food. You can find culinary creations and food fests all across the state. Here are a few to add to your New York State itinerary.
Who doesn’t love Buffalo wings? Make sure you taste the best of the best when you visit the Greater Niagara area. You can find the birthplace of Buffalo wings at Anchor Bar, but there are so many other venues to explore. There are wings of every type, for every taste.
Beef on Weck
If you’re in the Buffalo area, you have to try the signature sandwich you can’t find anywhere else — Beef on Weck. Hailing from the 1800s, this German-inspired sandwich is created from thinly sliced roast beef and a kimmelweck bun topped with caraway and salt. It’s spread with horseradish and meant to be dipped in au jus. Find the original at Schwabl’s.
A Garbage Plate
The Garbage Plate is a western New York must-try, one that just so happens to be perfect for late-night, alcohol-fueled dining. What is it exactly? Fries piled high, topped with macaroni salad, beef patties, mustard, onions and chili. You’re gonna need a fork. Try it at Nick Tahou Hots.
A Maple Tour
New York boasts some beautiful farmland and forests. If you’re traveling during the late winter months or early spring (March and early April is maple-sugaring season), be sure to visit some of these, particularly some of the maple farms. At Sprague’s, you can take a maple tour to see the old-fashioned process that creates this tantalizing nectar of the gods.
Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.