Food Porn: Alton’s

Since I quit the retail world, I have enjoyed actually shopping on Black Friday instead of being on the other end.  Many people ask me why, after spending 9 years working at 4 am to midnight, that I wouldn’t want to sleep in and enjoy the day off.  Nope…I want to make sure I can do my little part to make that retail worker’s life that much harder; it’s time to join all the crazy shoppers.  Along with my new tradition of shopping at an hour that most would find disgusting, is going out to “lunch” at 9am.  This year after some shopping at the Galleria Mall we tried to grab lunch close by and at the same time we tried out a favorite of Buffalo Foodie Josh Potter….so we hit up Alton’s.

I decided to go for the open Beef Souvlaki which came with a side of Tzatziki.  I’ve had my fair share of souvlaki in Buffalo, and I would have to put this a close second to Ambrosia as my favorite.  The house dressing was seasoned well and the olives and feta were a little conservative but none the less incredibly delicious.  I chose beef because I’ve been doing the “chicken thing” a lot lately and really wanted to switch it up.  The beef, unfortunately, was fairly bland which made me wish I had chosen the chicken after seeing Alli’s open Chicken Souvlaki (see below).  On a side note, Alli could not stop raving about the dill dip that was served with her dinner.  She still talks about it weeks later.  It was a wonderful condiment to the dish.  Looking back, I really wish they had a Lamb Souvlaki option.  They do offer Greek Lamp Chops, but that wasn’t exactly what I was in the mood for.

We ordered a side of Greek Potatoes, which I am discovering could mean a variety of things and each restaurant has their own idea.  With Alton’s, they were sliced and fried potatoes wedges that were covered in some kind of dressing.  It didn’t come with feta, so Alli and I decided to get an extra side to sprinkle on top.

Overall, Alton’s offered a pretty decent post-shopping meal.  I’m sure I didn’t order the best item on the menu, but Alli’s Chicken Souvlaki was fantastic and, according to her, the dill dipping sauce was out of this world..  They don’t have a huge Mediterranean food selection, but their menu variety is impressive and the prices are reasonable and what you would expect from a diner type establishment.  They cover everything from Pasta, Seafood, Sandwiches and Breakfast.  There aren’t too many great “Open 24 Hours”  (every day except Sunday) spots around town, especially ones that aren’t named Denny’s.  So, if you are looking for one in the Walden Galleria area (not the greatest of restaurant selections) then definitely give Alton’s a try.

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