Robby Takac founded the Goo Goo Dolls (then known as the Sex Maggots) in 1986 with John Rzeznik, since then they have toured all over the world, sold millions of copies of their 9 studio albums and have become arguably the most successful musicians to call Buffalo, NY their home. What I’ve always enjoyed most about Robby has been his love of Buffalo, NY and his dedication to improving the area. In 2004 he founded the charity Music is Art where the goal is to showcase the impact music has on a social, cultural and educational level in Western New York.
I got a hold of Robby on twitter and in between flying around the United States and being with his wife and their newly born daughter, he sent me some answers about his favorite places to eat/drink in Buffalo. Here’s the places he loves to go when he’s not on tour…
When you are in town, where are the places you need to hit up?
- Greek – Mythos
- Italian – Chef’s Restaurant
- Burmese – Sun International Foods
- Thai – Jasmine Thai or Saigon Cafe
- Korean – Arirang
- Pizza/Wings – Imperial Pizza or Chuck’s North Street SubWay
- Drinks – K. Gallagher’s, Elmwood Lounge
When you are showing people around town, where do you like to take them for a good “Buffalo” time?
What were some of your favorite places to eat while growing up in Buffalo?
Robby: Ted’s Hot Dogs by the Peace Bridge (unfortunately now closed), Old Man River and Bocce Club Pizza
What would you like to see more of in Buffalo (food wise)?
Robby: More exotic offerings, but we do see more and more cross cultural dining experiences every day in the area!
A big thanks to Robby for answering our questions! Follow Robby on twitter to find out about Goo Goo Dolls updates or about his projects in the area or just check out Robby’s Lobby for links to his profiles.