The Falls and Brew Houses
I wasn’t really looking forward to my trip to Buffalo and Rochester. I thought “what could I find to do on my short visit in that area that would be fun?” Visit the International headquarters of Kodak in Rochester? While I am sure that would be an interesting thing to do, I was working from 7:30-4 and didn’t have time for that kind of sightseeing.
I did however, have just enough time when I landed in Buffalo, to run over to Niagara Falls in the evening. It has been a few years since I have visited the Falls so I thought it was time to revisit and found it quite delightful. I was allowed to walk out on the observation deck that extends over the river downstream from the Falls at no charge because I was there before high season and it was late in the evening. I never cease to be amazed at the volume of water that flows over the Falls and churns into the river down below. The power and majesty of the Falls is something everybody should experience at least once in their life. If you are anywhere near the Falls you will feel the mist, especially if you are bold enough to take the Maid of the Mist boat ride up to the Falls.
The next day I was off to Rochester. I stayed at the downtown Holiday Inn. The hotel was lovely but I had some difficulty finding a nice place to eat dinner. After consulting my Yelp app and driving around a bit I was pleased to find the Genesee Brew House. www.geneseebeer.com/brewhouse It is located right on the Genesee River just below the falls and it was an absolute pleasure to find this little gem. Reminiscing while looking at the beer posters touting the glory of “Genny Cream” I was transported back to my childhood in Northern Ohio. I sat out on the deck and smiled all the way though my meal. The menu is everything from fried pickles to Brew House burgers at a reasonable price. You can even try a flight of the different beers that they brew right next door. Look up the Genesee Brew House next time you find yourself in Rochester.