Entries from Buffalo Chow tagged with 'Barbecue'

Suzy-Q's Bar-B-Que Shack: A Hidden Treasure In Riverside

As fun as it would be to work full time on Buffalo Chow, this site is a side project for us: for the last month, Jeremy's days and nights have been completely occupied with creating the iPad 2 Buyers' Guide...

The Whole Hog Truck: Pork Sandwiches Writ Large in Buffalo

It would have been a lot easier to write about The Whole Hog Truck if it wasn't any good; in truth, the story would have practically written itself. Mirroring local food truck pioneer Lloyd's launch last year, Buffalo's latest mobile...

R&R BBQ Truck: Buffalo's Forgettable New Mobile Barbecue

One of the things that led us to pause work on Buffalo Chow last year was the realization that we were wasting time and calories covering totally forgettable, me-too restaurants. We don't want to get fat eating mediocre food, or...

Barbecue: Hamburg's Big Belly BBQ + Angola's Desperados

As a thank you to our readers, we wanted to take care of one piece of unfinished business - a look at a couple of local barbecue restaurants that you asked us to check out - before we make a...

Hucklebuckets: Amherst's O Is Now An Oversized Sports Bar

There's no getting around the fact that Hucklebuckets is an odd name for a restaurant, though it sort of makes sense once you've actually visited the place. Formerly an upmarket Asian fusion restaurant called O Restaurant and Lounge, Amherst's Hucklebuckets...

SoCal Chow Leftovers: Meals + Snacks Worth Brief Mentions

In one week's time, Buffalo Chow's editors ate our way through so many of Southern California's restaurants that friends and family e-mailed to ask how we'd digested everything - the answer: we're not sure, but it worked. Most of the...

Famous Dave's: Cheektowaga BBQ Worth Its Risks + Prices

Love isn't a strong enough word to describe our feelings for barbecue: more accurately, we crave it. If it wasn't for our waistlines, we'd eat ribs and brisket once a week, and as is, we still find ways to sneak...

The Big Rib: Rochester's Four-Day BBQ & Live Music Fest

Ribs. Brisket. Pulled Pork. Plenty of sides. And a big stage with BYO seating and live music. Rochester's The Big Rib mightn't be a huge food festival when judged by the number of vendors on hand, but this four-day event...

Restaurant Bathroom Report, Pt. 1: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

When we first started Buffalo Chow, we realized that there are two rooms in almost every restaurant that separate the women from the men, both literally and figuratively: the bathrooms. One of us - guess who - felt that the...

Chicago Chow: Smoque, Grand Lux & McDonald's Bistro

A restaurant you've probably never heard of before, even though it's been on TV. One that you may know by association with its older, more famous sibling. And a third that you'll know for sure, but probably have never seen...

Vintage WNY: Old Man River & King Condrell's Ice Cream

As years pass, restaurants disappear - it's just part of life. But some places are so locally beloved that they carry on for decades, even as their original owners tire of the grind. Tonawanda's Old Man River is one of...

Southern-Style Meats & Sides of Varying Quality: Fat Bob's

Some restaurant names are better than others at signaling the experience you're about to have inside. At Fat Bob's Smokehouse, patrons can't possibly be surprised to find a brief menu that consists almost exclusively of greasy, Southern-styled choices, or a...

One Eyed Jack's: Lockport's Alright Country Barbecue

After we visited One Eyed Jack's in Lockport last year, we began our partial, rating-less review by noting that while we love smoked and barbecued meats, Western New York "doesn't play in the big leagues when it comes to barbecue,...

Chain Barbecue, Done A'ight: Montana's & Smokey Bones

What Western New York lacks - and it does - for authentic barbecue joints, it makes up for with chain restaurants with decent enough renditions to accept in their absence. Case in point: Montana's on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Tonawanda,...

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que: Outside, Hogs Park; Inside, They Fill

"Get down on your knees," begins Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's Good Eatin' Prayer, "and put up your paws. Thank the good Lord... for the use of your jaws." Amen, we say. With that, consider yourself warned: as the invocation suggests, Dinosaur is...

Seattle Chow, Part 1: Dixie's BBQ, and Meeting The Man

Roughly twelve years ago, back in the days when you couldn't just use the Internet to research any restaurant in any city, a friend in Seattle made a huge deal about bringing us to a legendary local place called Dixie's...

Oinktoberfest, Right Past the Pumpkin Festival on the Right

Though Western New York is best known for WingFest and the Taste of Buffalo, this area actually has lots of food festivals - it seems like there's one every other week, most underpublicized. So when we showed up to visit...

In Quiet Depew, Kentucky Greg's Does BBQ Proud

Southern-style barbecue isn't Western New York's culinary forte. In fact, we've had tastier and more authentic smoked meat on the other side of the continent than we have here, even though Buffalo is only a day's drive away from the...

At Arirang, Quality Korean Comes at a Steep Price

Too many months had passed, we realized several days ago, since we had ended our routine of doing a weekend dim sum brunch at some local Chinese restaurant. The reason was obvious - we had moved from a city where...

Golden Duck, or, Buffalo's Sad Dim Sum & Mongolian BBQ

Maple Road in Williamsville was formerly home to two notable Chinese restaurants: the impressive, semi-formal Chang's Garden, and the smaller, less pretentious Golden Duck. What Golden Duck lacked in sophistication and floor space, it made up for in menu variety,...

Once Great, Woo Chon Korea House is Now a Fixer-Upper

By the area's historic standards, and by current comparison with many other cities in the Eastern or Pacific time zones, Western New York seriously lacks for Korean food. There are places, particularly in California, where literally blocks and neighborhoods are...

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