Automobile in flooding Ellicott Creek

Buffalo: First Snow, Now Floods

The Ellicott Creek above flood stage at 8.2 feet, washing over Areo Drive in Cheektowaga and threatening homes and property in Williamsville and Lancaster. The Winter Storm Knife saga continues. Video and photos here. #snowvember #buffalostorm #winterstormknife #buffalotour

War Memorial Stadium, the Rockpile

Buffalo History

Like Roman ruins, here stand skeletons of two important pieces of Buffalo history. In foreground, remains of a sign from the burger stand where I had my first delicious experience with _french fries_. The gate in background is the last standing piece of War Memorial Stadium, aka The Rockpile, former home of the Buffalo Bills (football) and Buffalo Bisons (baseball). Go Bills! And more importantly, go get some french fries! #buffalotour #comehungry #buffalobills #frenchfries

War Memorial Stadium, the Rockpile

War Memorial Stadium, the Rockpile

Pinecone and lady bug

Beauty In Buffalo

Snow has been big news for Buffalo. Much of the news has been ugly — stranded citizens, property loss, and even fatality. For much needed contrast, I looked for beauty in the snow today and found it at Glen Falls in Williamsville. Take a moment to enjoy these wonders of winter. #buffalotour #snowvember #buffalosnow

Trucks line up to dump over 500 tons of snow

5,000 Tons of Snow

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says the City has moved over 5,000 tons of snow from South Buffalo in the last 24 hours. The snow is being dumped at Central Terminal. Here are video and photos of crews moving the snow. #buffalotour #snowvember

Snow clouds gathering steam over Lake Erie

Lake Effect Snow

Clouds picking up water vapor from Lake Erie, this lake effect storm viewed from the top of Buffalo City Hall dumped nearly four feet of snow on some neighborhoods today. Yes, this is another reason to love Buffalo — awesome weather! #buffalotour #lovebuffalo #lakeeffect #snowday

Fresh crepes with eggs and vegan sausage.

Sweet_ness 7 Cafe

Crepes? Yup! Served here as “Farms not Arms,” at Buffalo’s best creperie, Sweet_ness 7 Cafe. The cafe tops the list of best hipster hangouts, complete with requisite thrift-store-rustic decor, vegan options, and reliable WiFi. Even if you are not so hip but just hungry for great crepes, the friendly staff and warm atmosphere make it a perfect brunch spot. #buffalotour #yestheyhavenutellacrepes #comehungry #lovebuffalo

Darwin Martin House

Darwin Martin House

One of Buffalo’s many architectural treasures, Darwin Martin House is one of several Frank Lloyd Wright designs in Western New York. During this visit I enjoyed one of Buffalo’s many sunny days. #lifeiswhatyoumakeit #buffalotour #lovebuffalo #design

Nancy Rubins. Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Monochrome I, Built to Live Anywhere, at Home Here

Albright Knox Art Gallery

The Albright Knox Art Gallery is an world-class institution, specializing in modern and contemporary art. The collection includes many “old masters” like Bearden, Matisse, Picasso, Warhol, and Pollack, as well as current artists such as Nancy Rubins and Ryan McGinness. Details from some of my favorite works currently on display. #buffalotour http://mgayle.com http:albrightknox.org

Spinach feta omelette at Olympic restaurant.

Breakfast Anyone?

Buffalo is probably home to more Greek diners per capita than anywhere else in the world, including Greece. Breakfast is always on point at any one and most offer excellent family friendly dining all day long. Pictured here are several of my favorite restaurants and my favorite diner breakfast, the spinach and feta omelette. Buffalo folks: What is the best Greek diner in town? #buffalotour #gohungry http://mgayle.com

Spinach feta omelette at Olympic restaurant.

Spinach feta omelette at Olympic restaurant.

Towne Restaurant

Towne Restaurant

Panos Restaurant

Panos Restaurant

Olympic Restaurant

Olympic Restaurant