Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Our server promptly came over to say hello and fill our water glasses, and we asked for a wine list. Wow! What a wine list! It has to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest selection of wines I've seen. Since my boyfriend and I differ on our wine choices we decided to each get our own glass as opposed to a bottle. The wine list by the glass is considerably smaller, but still a good variety. A typical glass of wine costs between $8 - $10.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
It only comes around twice a year, but for those two weeks, I'm in food heaven!!! I'm talking about WNY Restaurant Week, which started March 26th and goes until April 1st. Local restaurants offer a three course meal for $20.12 and give people the chance to explore over 100 local restaurants.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Niagara County Fair: August 1st - August 5th
Taste of Williamsville: August 5th
Saturday, March 24, 2012
I went to Le Metro for the first time a few Thursdays back with my boyfriend and one of his friends for dinner. We, of course, used a Buffalo dining card and I was excited to try this place out. Although I'm sure that reading "I'm excited to try a new place" is getting kinda old now, it's honestly the truth. I get really giddy when I try new places, and my co-workers can tell you that if I'm going out to a new place that night I talk about it most of the day, always investigate it prior to visiting, and tweet and Facebook about it too!
The flow of the meal worked well and my steak sandwich tasted just as good as it sounded. The steak was cooked perfectly to my liking (medium) and the combination of all the flavors really hit the spot. The fries were great too, and I was glad I ordered it. My boyfriend couldn't stop "mming" and he absolutely loved his pasta dish (I had a bite too and it was really good!). All three of us were really happy with our meals!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Brodo is a deceiving restaurant from the street. Located on a corner on
I heard they have great soups so I was excited to order the “Flight of Soups” to start my meal. They were better than great, they were outstanding. I ordered the Tomato, Beef Barley and Poblano Corn Chowder. My favorite was the Poblano Corn Chowder. The little kick really enhanced the flavor, and I am not typically one for any kind of “kick” in my food. My boyfriend Geoffrey ordered the Brodo soup (the only kind I didn’t try) which was a tomato based soup with sausage and spices and he really enjoyed that as well.
As an appetizer, we ordered the duck quesadillas, which came with a mango chutney, and were absolutely delish! I go back and forth on whether or not I like duck, but these quesadillas were so flavorful, the duck so tender and the chutney was the perfect balance of sweetness! When I go back, I’ll definitely be ordering these again as a starter.
For my main course, and to be honest by then I was already getting pretty full, I ordered the grilled chicken focaccia. It was shaped like a pizza and was really great. It had flavor, all the ingredients mixed together well, and it really hit the spot. Although it was super tasty, I ended up taking half of it home and enjoyed it during the Sabres game later that night!!
Other guests in my party ordered the chicken Caesar salad and the pressed roast beef sandwich, which came with a side of pasta salad (that got two thumbs up from the little guy in our party, Jacob). Everyone really enjoyed their meals and we all talked about coming back again.
Wednesday night is ½ price bottles of wine night, and nearly every table aside from ours, was indulging in a bottle! (For those of you surprised I wasn’t enjoying a glass of wine, I did have to teach a class after!)
The service flowed nicely and the timing of our entrees was perfect. It was truly an enjoyable dinner out with awesome company. As we walked to our cars after the meal (on a perfect “spring” day in
If you haven’t tried out Brodo yet (
Sometimes you try a new place out and it is a complete miss, but then you try places out like Brodo and you want to keep looking for other "hidden" gems throughout Buffalo and WNY! If you aren't as adventurous in your food choices as me, stay tuned, as I continue exploring the area!
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Sunday, March 4, 2012
Last week we finally made our way back, during normal dinner hours, to eat before a Poetry Slam at The Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School (sidebar – The Poetry Slam included kids from many of the Buffalo Charter Schools and it was a really great event. There is so much young talent in Western New York and even though I didn’t know any of the kids participating, I felt really proud of all of them).
Walking into Bambino Kitchen & Bar, you have to love the modern feel to the restaurant. The brick walls break up the black they use throughout the restaurant and I absolutely love the mason jar lighting accents. I enjoyed the oversized prints of “bambinos” in the restaurant and the numerous flat screen tv’s stood tall over a gorgeous, fully stocked bar. There are two levels of dining and we were seated upstairs. There is also an outdoor patio which looks like it would be the perfect spot to enjoy a few drinks on a gorgeous Buffalo summer night, and my boyfriend and I were already discussing coming back over the summer (before the food even came). One other awesome feature to the restaurant is a small front “porch” area with a gorgeous fire pit. Another perfect spot to enjoy a drink and watch the Buffalo night life.
Everything on the small (but diverse) menu looked great and we decided on a few appetizers, a salad, and one of the wood oven pizzas. We were also brought bread and olive oil, and you can never go wrong with that! Both appetizers we had were outstanding (the arancini and carpaccio). I think they would be an awesome place to come for drinks/appetizers for happy hour! The grilled chicken pizza was good, but the chicken pieces were huge and a little dry. I love wood fired pizzas (shout out to Siena on Main Street), but I was a little disappointed in this one. I only had a few bites of the house salad because I filled up fast, but it was good.