Entries from Buffalo Chow tagged with 'Sandwiches'

New Orleans Chow: Sandwiches, Sweets + Disappointments

Though virtually every New Orleans dining experience would be easy for a decent to good chef to replicate in Western New York, some of the biggest no-brainers are the city's famous sandwiches and desserts: though there are sometimes substantial variations...

At Clarence's It's A Wrap, Movies Inspire Tasty Sandwiches

With proper attention to decorating details, themed restaurants can be fun, and a new movie-themed sandwich shop called It's a Wrap is halfway there: in addition to Hollywood posters and related items on the walls, its menu offers wraps, paninis,...

O.C. Chow: The Changing Face of Chicken, Korean + American

Buffalonians take for granted their status as originators and purveyors of a globally-recognized chicken dish - the "Buffalo Wing," as it's now commonly called - and though there are surely thousands of other ways to eat chicken in Western New...

The Shores: Seafood + Sandwiches On Tonawanda Island

If you aren't familiar with the geography of Tonawanda, you mightn't know that it includes an island - Tonawanda Island - which has its own marina and restaurants. One is the small and aptly named The Shack, which serves hot...

Elmwood Additions: Zillycakes + Captain Jack's Fish N Chips

When friends and readers ask us about recently-opened local restaurants, we're torn: on one hand, we want to offer immediate impressions as soon as they've opened - if they're selling to the public, the public deserves to know - but...

From Appetizer to Focus: Tasty Soup At SoupHerb Gourmet

Conventional wisdom suggests that soup is an appetizer, too minor to justify the existence of a restaurant, but that's not always true. We've visited cities where a good bowl of soup - authentic Japanese ramen or Vietnamese pho, as just...

Lake Effect Diner's Retro Curves, Neat Menu Merit A Visit

When you're sitting in the middle of something that looks like a diner - more specifically, a restaurant that calls itself a diner - the question, "what exactly is a diner?" doesn't normally come to mind. But as we closed...

At Arby's, Curly Fries & Milkshakes Surpass Sandwiches

Before we say anything else about Arby's, we want to make one thing clear: it mightn't be the biggest or the most popular fast food restaurant chain out there, but we like it. For years, the roast beef-focused Arby's has...

Oy Vey: So-So Deli Fare at Transit's Nosh Cafe & Jonny C's

From a storyteller's perspective, there's plenty to say about Nosh Cafe in Williamsville and Jonny C's NY Deli in East Amherst, two Transit Road delicatessens we've visited over the past week. Nosh is a true rarity locally - a glatt...

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...

Tantalus & Taste, or, Sometimes One Bad Visit Is Enough

As long-time readers of Buffalo Chow know, we generally prefer to visit a restaurant twice before rating it, but on occasion, we'll feel so lukewarm or disappointed after a first visit that we don't really want to return. This leaves...

News: Spot Coffee's Williamsville Debut, 2 Chinese Updates

After many months of waiting and the unexpected opening of a very good competitor just down the street, Spot Coffee has finally announced the grand opening date for its Main Street, Williamsville location: Friday, May 1, 2009. Even given the...

Universally Enticing Salads & Sandwiches at Globe Market

No matter how stuffed we were from our earlier lunch at Pano's, there was something about Elmwood Avenue's Globe Market that really intrigued us last Saturday - enough for us to stop by on Sunday to pick up a few...

Elmwood, II: Sweet Tooth, Beer Merchant & Globe Market

In the first part of our two-part visit to food and drink destinations on Buffalo's Elmwood Avenue, we started at the Burchfield Penney Art Center's Orion Cafe and made our way down to the Towne Restaurant. This part looks briefly...

2nd Cup & Broadway: The Road to Dyngus Day Starts Here

Have any plans for Easter? You probably do. But how about the day after Easter? Well, if you're in Western New York, there's a better than average chance that the answer is yes, thanks to Dyngus Day - also known...

Subway vs. Quiznos: Who Makes Better Sub Sandwiches?

It's easy to assume that local is better - Western New Yorkers know that it's all but impossible to find authentic Buffalo-style wings or pizza whenever they leave town - but is that always true? Of course not; there are...

For DiBella's Old-Fashioned Subs, Fresh Bread's a Big Deal

For a time, Buffalo's sub shops weren't just places that you wound up visiting on the way to or from somewhere else; their submarine sandwiches were, at least by local standards, something close to destination-quality meals. But over the past...

Cloistered, Cozy: Clarence Center Coffee Company & Cafe

July's Taste of Buffalo was when we first tried and fell in love with the Clarence Center Coffee Company and Cafe's Mango Smoothie, an outstanding summertime drink that we noted in an August taste test was worth driving out to...

Can Buffalo's Spot Coffee Leave Its Mark on Williamsville?

Independent shops once dominated Western New York's coffee scene; today, of course, Starbucks is everywhere, with storefronts literally visible or in walking distance from the few indie purveyors left in town. That hasn't stopped Spot Coffee from taking a stab...

Pautler's: A Clarence Ice Cream Depot, Quietly Idling

As we understand it, Pautler's Drive-In on Transit Road has been to Clarence what Anderson's is to other suburbs surrounding Buffalo: a beloved ice cream and custard shop with a hot dog and burger grilling station on the side. We...

Williamsville's 2008 Taste: Sandwiches & Desserts (2 of 2)

In part one of the 2008 Taste of Williamsville report, we looked at some of the fancy entrees and appetizers offered by fifteen-some village restaurants; this second part of the report is devoted to burgers, other sandwiches, and desserts....

Great Northern Pizza Kitchen: How Salads Can Impress

As a rule, we are not impressed by mere salads, but there are exceptions to the rule: notably, the garlicky Caesar Salad at the Grand Lux Cafe in Las Vegas, the Chinese Chicken Salad at its sister restaurant The Cheesecake...

Bocce: A Local Legend Ships Pizzas of International Caliber

For decades, when we discussed Buffalo's best pizzas, there was only a single place that we would consider worthy of recommendation: "Bocce on Bailey," more specifically North Bailey Avenue in Amherst. The Bocce name is huge on both the signs...

Panera Bread: Picture-Perfect, Fine-Tasting Lunches

In the Kappabashi district of Tokyo, Japan, there are stores that sell nothing more than plastic models of food, designed to look as good or better than the real items on offer at local restaurants. American restaurants use no such...

MyPod: Pizza Plant's Inspired Pod Remixes the Pizza

In 2002, Puff Daddy claimed to have invented the remix. Back in 1980, an Amherst restaurant called Pizza Plant actually invented the "pod," a variant on the calzone that transformed a slice or five of pizza into a football-shaped pocket...

At Duff's, Buffalo's Best Chicken Wings May Eat You

You wouldn't guess from the exterior of this Sheridan Drive, Amherst restaurant that it is and has for years been Buffalo's very best place to get authentic chicken wings. Walking inside won't change that impression: Duff's looks like a greasy...

Charlie, an Unassuming Butcher, Defines Buffalo Roast Beef

Having endlessly debated which of a handful of well-known restaurants makes the best Beef on Weck sandwich, we've tried many of Buffalo's famous Wecks, ultimately concluding that they're done well by many but superbly by few. Our favorite, like the...

Grover's: Burgers Too Big to Eat in Twos

Many of the restaurants in Clarence and East Amherst have the look and feel of old school taverns - places that were originally designed to serve drinks, but over the course of years have developed reputations for one or two...

Beef on Weck: A Locally Famous Sandwich, Upgraded

You can find thousands of sandwiches served at millions of restaurants, but there's nothing on the planet like Buffalo's famous Beef on Weck. That's actually an abbreviation, designed to spare newcomers the confusion of its full name, the Roast Beef...

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