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Heading to Buffalo this weekend

garycooper Feb 11, 2009 11:49 AM

I want some good local Buffalo food. Suggestions?

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    garlicandwingnut RE: garycooper Feb 11, 2009 11:57 AM

    If you can get to East Aurora (about 15 minutes east of Ralph Wilson Stadium) go to Barbills for wings and Beef on Weck. Local Hounds consider them the best.

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      chaz RE: garycooper Feb 11, 2009 05:54 PM

      For Brkfst. go to Original Pancake House, Main St. Williamsville

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        callitasicit RE: chaz Feb 11, 2009 09:52 PM

        Both great suggestions! Love Barbills, imho the best wing joint around. Original Pancake House is pricey but very good!

      2. L_W RE: garycooper Feb 12, 2009 04:34 AM

        Ted's Hot Dogs (there are locations throught the area)
        Andersons Custard (again, mutiple locations)

        Someone may have a good suggestion as to where to find it, but sponge candy is also a local treat!

        Oh, and also maybe someone can direct Gary to a good fish fry...I have been here for almost 5 years and have yet to go to one!

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          houdini RE: L_W Feb 12, 2009 09:09 AM

          As it happens, there isa new classification in the cuisine section that happens to list "Fish Fries".

          And the Guide itself is a good source of ideas for places to go.

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          johnbycz RE: garycooper Feb 23, 2009 12:13 PM

          Antoinette's for sponge candy, and incredible sundaes. Or Mike's on Clinton for sponge (though my parents think it's not what it used to be). Orange chocolate is also a local specialty.

          Original Pancake House is good, but it's a chain. For breakfast, I'd go to one of the good Greek diners, like Kosta's, Pano's or Towne.

          I second the Bill Rapaport restaurant guide for Buffalo. The design is pure 1996, but he maintains it very well. Every city should have a guide that good.


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            chaz RE: garycooper Feb 23, 2009 07:19 PM

            Apropos of the Original Pancake House-It may be a chain.
            So what? It's a damn good restaurant. It's not a weak link.

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              houdini RE: garycooper Feb 24, 2009 07:04 AM

              How about an "After Action" report???? How did you make out?

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