Some local spots near the Echo Art Fair on Buffalo’s East Side…
1 Dr. Bird’s Caribbean Corner / 842 E. Delavan Ave.
On your way to or from Echo, pop in for a bite at Dr. Bird’s, purveyor of some of the finest Jamaican food in Buffalo.
2 Reuse Action / 980 Northampton St.
It’s not just a place to pick up salvaged building materials; it’s a place to consider a new, greener, saner economy.
3 Former Curtiss Wright factory / Northland Ave. btwn. Dutton + Grider
It was the largest aviation company in the country when it was founded here in 1929. Look at it now.
4 OSC Manufacturing / 1001 E. Delavan Ave.
Designed by the famed “architect of Detroit” Albert Kahn, the sprawling plant is on its third life after General Motors and American Axle, and home to this weekend’s Echo Art Fair.
5 Mattie’s / 1412 Fillmore Ave.
East Side greasy spoon with a soul food twist on breakfast and lunch, proudly owned and operated by Mattie and George Holt. Ain’t no stopping them now…
6 Donovan Drive + E. Ferry St
The site of many questionable police checkpoints in recent years controlling BMHA’s Donovan Drive homes. Many traffic summonses issued.
7 Lee’s BBQ & Lounge / 1269 + 1261 Fillmore Ave
Whenever you find yourself thinking, “Barbecue must get better than this,” you need to get yourself to Lee’s and remind yourself how it’s supposed to be.