Entries from Buffalo Chow tagged with 'Greek'

Our Kiss Goodbye: Lessons Learned From Chef José Andrés

As we hit the "publish" button on the final article that will appear on Buffalo Chow, we think back one last time to why this site began, and what we hoped that it would achieve. Our hope was to share...

On Proper Food Photography (Example: Elmwood's Ambrosia)

Buffalo Chow has been widely praised for our food photography - a huge catalog of great local (and outside) dishes, captured exactly as they were served, rather than staged specifically for photo shoots. But as nice as the photos have...

At Getzville's Byblos, Lebanese Dishes Vary Widely In Appeal

By and large, Mediterranean restaurants in Western New York - even the really good ones - used to be smaller, nothing special places where the food made far more of an impact than the venue. There were exceptions, of course,...

Baklava Par Excellence At North Tonawanda's Granny's

To begin a review of any restaurant with a discussion of a dessert - let alone a fairly common one - may imply several things. It might suggest that the rest of the meal wasn't noteworthy. Or that the meal...

Alton's, or, When Couples Disagree On Whether To Return

Even happily married couples know the feeling - there's always some restaurant that one person would gladly go back to, and the other's not so thrilled about. For us, Cheektowaga's Alton's Family Restaurant is the paradigm, an unquestionably homey American...

In El Greko!, Williamsville Has a Homey New Greek Option

Some restaurants are worth rooting for. Williamsville's now-defunct Bravo! Italian Bistro - not to be confused with Cheektowaga's Bravo! Cucina Italiana - wasn't one of them, as the food sickened one of us, and we didn't mind when it closed....

Elmwood, I: From Burchfield Penney to Towne Restaurant

Three and a half miles separate the Burchfield Penney Art Center and the end of Elmwood Avenue. We know this because what started as a Saturday morning mission to dine at the Center's Orion Cafe unexpectedly became our weekend quest...

After Upgrades, Pano's Demonstrates Elmwood's Potential

At one point, Pano's was the quintessential Elmwood restaurant, blending in with the bohemian street's numerous shabby chic shops and cafes, its open patio welcoming late-night snackers, early morning brunchers, and everyone inbetween. Today, months after completing a substantial, long-obstructed...

Pricing, Not Flavor, Is Spilios' Grecian Formula For Success

Some restaurants just don't stand out from the pack. Case in point: Spilios Family Restaurant, a 20-year-old Greek and American restaurant on Transit Road in Clarence, which offers a budget-conscious menu and caters mostly to an older crowd. Our first...

More Mediterranean: Natalie's and Rachel's Cafes & Delis

While Western New Yorkers may lack for fancy Mediterranean restaurants, we have no shortage of Greek souvlaki and gyro shops - every Erie County city and town seems to have at least a couple, and Buffalo has many more, including...

At Sheridan Family Restaurant, Comfort Food at Fair Prices

Comfort foods are generally simply prepared items that evoke a sense of home or sentimental appeal. For years, Amherst's Sheridan Family Restaurant has offered such items - fried chicken, broiled fish, roast beef, pork chops, and sandwiches - but its...

Wehrle Restaurant, a Trojan Horse for Greek Cuisine

It is hard to convince a person to try something new when a familiar and good option is nearby; those who lack a sense of adventurousness will generally only be spurred by necessity to try an unfamiliar food or restaurant,...

At Falafel Bar, Burnt Mediterranean Food Was On Tap

There is no single definition of what the words "Mediterranean cuisine" are supposed to mean, but in the United States, a Mediterranean restaurant almost always starts with dishes that are commonly known as Greek, then spreads out to one or...

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