I love eating at diners. They are not only great places to get comfort food, but also a good way to experience a city's local culture. Over the years, I have been to many diners at many places throughout the US. Here are my favorites.
For over 75 years, when Western New Yorkers go to the beach they get their food at Connors Hot Dog Stand. It is a Buffalo summer tradition.
High quality local cuisine can be found at this farm to table pub in the heart of Buffalo's theater district.
The place to go in Buffalo for wings, Duffs has been a local institution since 1946.
Authentic Chinese food in the inner villages of Buffalo, served in the traditional style.
In Orchard Park New York, just down the street from the stadium of the Buffalo Bills, is a fabulous family style restaurant serving all the local favorites.
If Buffalo is known for one thing (other than snow and the Bills), it is chicken wings. There are many places throughout the city where you can get good wings. Truly great wings, on the other hand, is much harder to find. Hidden away in a Knights of Columbus hall in Kenmore, you will find a place that serves the best.
After several disappointments in the poutine I had been served at various restaurants, I was looking for a restaurant that served the authentic stuff. Allen St. Poutine, on Allen Street in Buffalo, did not disappoint.
Some of the best places to get ice cream are at dairy farms. Hoovers Dairy, located in rural Western New York is one such place.
Clay Handi is a Pakistani restaurant found in downtown Buffalo. It specializes in Clay Pot cooking. A half pot can feed two people, so it is best to go with a group of people and order a variety of pots.