Monday was such wonderful weather in downtown Buffalo! After going for a 3 mile run around the village, I stopped at Saigon Cafe for some take out (a yummy Thai favorite) and a new place Gelateria Luca for some dessert.
Saigon Cafe is located across from Pano’s Restaurant between Bird Ave. and Forest Ave. I love the Basil Fried Rice with brown rice and scallops! You can add any seafood or meat if you so choose. http://www.thesaigoncafe.com/
Then I stopped at Gelateria Luca located on the corner of Potomac Ave and Elmwood Ave. They opened only 3 months ago and have great gelato and sweet Italian treats! Of course I tried my favorite dessert, cannoli. I appreciated that they we not pre-filled (since the pastry can get soggy and the filling can dry out) but I didn’t like the filling a much as I thought I would. It was missing the cheesy, ricotta flavor I love so much 😦 Dispite my disappointment, i will go back for more goodies because I sampled a few items and thought they were delicious! I encourage you to stop by. I wonder sometimes how many of these types of sweet shops will survive on Elmwood – so many places offer similar choices (e.g. Dolci Bakery, Zillycakes). http://www.facebook.com/GelateriaLucaBuffalo?ref=stream