Wigilia – A Polish Christmas Eve in Buffalo

By Tom Przybylak (Post submitted entirely unedited and not proofread. I have Mushroom Soup to make…) Tonight starts the tradition of Wigilia, or “Vigil” for thousands of western NY Polish Families. The tradition of Wigilia carries over from Poland, where a meatless meal based primarily on seafood and starches is served on Christmas Eve. While…

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Best Meals of 2016: Part 4

Scott & Al (Founders of In a DC Minute). The Red Hen – An unforgettable date night at this DC gem left us beyond satiated – from the handmade pasta to the unique take on gnocchi, the craft libations to the ambiance – this was our favorite meal of 2016. Pony’s (formerly Mr. Ed’s) – Though this…

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Best Meals of 2016: Part 3

Allison Ewing (Co-owner of BreadHive). I usually write up a meaningful home-cooked meal for these but let’s be serious, the best food I had this year was whenever I would hang out with Christa Glennie Seychew who has rapidly become my BFF (best food friend.) Whether it’s because I don’t tend to take myself out…

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Best Meals of 2016: Part 2

Brad Rowell (Chef/Owner of The Grange Community Kitchen). This years list of my best meals starts at Morcilla in Pittsburgh (pictured above). I dined here twice this year. Once with some of my guys from The Grange and the second time with my wife Caryn on our anniversary. Morcilla nailed service, a fun ambiance, and excellent…

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Best Meals of 2016: Part 1

Jay Langfelder (Owner of OG Wood Fire). It’s really a tough call with so many good things going on locally. It would be easy to go with anything from my Buffalo favorites (Toutant and Black Sheep) but still being completely Pizza obsessed, I have to mention my favorite two pizzas of 2016. The traditional Margherita at…

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Hey guys, it’s been really fun but…

We’ve said this on the record a few times, but at the end of every year, Alli and I sit down and talk about the future of Buffalo Eats. Last year was one of our best ever. We traveled, added some excellent bloggers to the team, broke some really cool restaurant news, made our own…

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Lloyd is opening… a boat?

Is Lloyd really opening a taco boat? Over the last six years Lloyd has basically taken over Western New York. With four trucks on the road, an incredibly popular catering company, a brick-n-mortar restaurant (with a second coming!) and an appearance on national TV, it seems like they really can do anything they want. Hell,…

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Tommyrotter Distillery wins Silver

Even though Tommyrotter Distillery has been open less than a year, it has made its mark prominently on the Buffalo drink scene. What most Western New York spirits drinkers may not know however, is that this little hometown distillery with roots from East Aurora has made an even bigger mark on the global spirits industry…

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Sunday Reading: 3/20/16

Every Sunday we’ll post some of our favorite local news stories from the food world. Have a suggestion for an article/item? Feel free to email us at buffaloeats@gmail.com or tweet us @buffaloeats. This week Michael Chelus wrote about brunch at The Lodge, we recapped the Snout to Tail Dinner at Black Sheep, announced the upcoming Orchard Park Farmers…

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Recap: Snout to Tail Dinner 2016

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the 2016 Snout to Tail Dinner at Black Sheep. We previewed the event the week prior and I wrote about my love of T-Meadow Farms and the Chefs who were participating in the event. Even with those lofty expectations, I still found myself in awe on Monday…

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