Buffalo is much better-known for its cuisine than what a lot of people would expect upon initial consideration. This is because Buffalo has been home to a wide range of people from a wide range of places, with the result that its cuisine shows clear signs of influence from Italian, German, Polish, Greek, Jewish, African-American, and other cuisines. As a result, people who are interested in Buffalo restaurants can expect a fair amount of variety for their taste buds.
Allen Street Hardware Store Cafe
Generally speaking, Buffalo isn’t exactly a place that can be considered lacking in bar food. However, its bar food scene is dominated by pizzas and chicken wings, meaning that isn’t a great deal of variety. Still, that isn’t the same as saying that there is no variety whatsoever, as shown by the example of the Allen Street Hardware Store Cafe. Its menu items range from fries to portobello paninis made using roasted peppers that are both sweet and spicy.
Bocce Club Pizza
Buffalo pizza can be interesting in the sense that it bears similarities to both thin-crust New York City pizza and deep dish Chicago pizza. For a place that offers a neat balance between the two, consider checking out Bocce Club Pizza, which offers good ingredients, a good sauce, and a good crust at very reasonable prices.
Blackthorn Restaurant and Pub
Given its name, it should come as no surprise to learn that Blackthorn Restaurant and Pub offers good drinks. However, its menu items are by no means lacking, as shown by everything from corned beef and shepherd’s pie to French onion soup and jalapeno tots.
Charlie the Butcher
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Charlie the Butcher specializes in meat. Due to this, people want something along the lines of juicy, mouth-watering roast beef served on a kummelweck roll shouldn’t hesitate to check it out.
Hutch’s Restaurant is a solid choice for people who want something more upscale. Its food ranges from bison to chilled lobster salad that makes excellent use of avocados, heirloom tomatoes, and more besides.
Left Bank offers some rather interesting takes on Buffalo food. One excellent example would be its banana peppers, which have been baked in a tomato sauce before being topped with asiago cheese. Another excellent example would be its tuna tartare.
Buffalo wings are believed to have come into existence in Buffalo. Due to this, it should come as no surprise to learn that there are Buffalo restaurants serving up excellent chicken wings. One excellent example is Nine-Eleven Tavern, which offers good food in a comfortable atmosphere. Suffice to say that makes for a simple but nonetheless pleasing experience.
For people who are curious about Creole cuisine, there is Shango Bistro, which is named for one of the more notable Orishas who has a connection with thunder and lightning. It is interesting in that it has something of the feel of New Orleans to it, being both warm and welcoming in a city that can get rather cold during certain times of its year. However, its menu is even more interesting with items that range from alligator appetizers and fried oysters to mac and cheese made up with sausage as well as three different kinds of cheeses.
Sun Cuisines is where people should head if they want something from either Burmese cuisine or Thai cuisine. Check out everything from the tea leaf salad to the pad kee mao, which might be more familiar to some people under the name of drunken noodles.
For something that is familiar but not too familiar, head on over to The Delaware, which offers a wide range of favorites with neat little twists served up in what is best described as an industrial modern setting. Examples range from salmon BLTs to beef burgers that come with pulled pork in them.