I’ve taken food tours, conquered escape rooms by the skin of my teeth, and let’s face it—I’m no stranger to the various downtown eateries. And yet, I was delighted to discover that there are a few things that even this fully initiated downtowner had left to learn.
Her dad wanted her to go to college to learn about computers. But as a high schooler in Buffalo, New York, in the 1970s, Pat Krider wasn’t interested in computers. To her, the only people who studied computers were geeky guys with pocket protectors and horn-rimmed glasses.
Sometimes you have to leave the beaten shopping path to find truly unique holiday gifts. The area has many gift shops that feature items related to the venue as well as the unexpected. The next couple of pages detail the offerings of seven local favorites to try.
Mimi Bogard wears several historical hats — both figurative and literal. When she’s not dressing in costume to portray first ladies Lucretia Garfield and Helen Taft, she might be found training volunteers at the National First Ladies’ Library.