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Mar 29, 2014 10:30 AM

Buffalo Nickel, West Asheville

Apparently this "Americana"-themed restaurant had a soft opening a few days ago. Anybody been?

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  1. Just bumping this back up in case someone has been since I posted.

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    1. re: Jeff C.

      best I can do is tell you that the owner of a nearby consignment shop told me Buffalo Nickel was fantastic. We walked by and checked the menu (opens at 4 pm). It looked interesting, maybe a little heavier than I would prefer, but still looks promising.

      1. re: danna

        Just read that the chef used to be sous at Seven Sows. That's also encouraging. I may try to pop by next weekend. Got to have me some pierogies!

        1. re: Jeff C.

          I don't know how to write good food reviews, but I can tell you:

          Service still has it kinks, waited 10 minutes for a beer after I ordered but expected since they just opened.

          The Pierogis (Savoy Cabbage, Brown Butter, Lusty Monk Cream), which seems to be Kline's specialty were awesome. Probably one of my favorite dishes in Asheville. Gives you that warm homey feeling after eating them.

          The Burger (Apple Brandy Farms Burger, Potato Bun, Iceberg, Onion Jam, Bacon, Cheddar Whip, Pickle, French Fries) was huge and a tad overcooked, which made it hard to eat and the bun tends to fall apart. For $12 I expect it to be better than UJoint or Farm Burger and it wasn't. However the fries were great.

          I have a feeling the star of this menu is the non bar food, however their late night menu which includes Animal Fries has me a tad bit excited to try.

          1. re: citizenthymes

            Hmmm... Maybe I'll just sit at the bar and order a plate of pierogies.

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