Spot Coffee: This seems to be the local chain in the area and while they’re are also serving breakfast and lunch, they’re still paying good attention to their coffee, which was good.
Ted’s Hot Dogs: Oh my. These were good. I didn’t know what to expect, but I would happily come back here again. In fact, here’s a story. I went in for lunch and ordered two dogs (to share). Hours later as I was checking Twitter, I saw that I missed an opportunity. I didn’t order the onion rings. So … I went back and ordered some. I appreciate the recommendation for both the dogs and onion rings.
Anchor Bar: This is going to get me in trouble, I know. There are so many places to get wings in this town, but I only had time for one. The majority of my fans sent me here. It seems like it’s been around for a long time and is an institution. The wings were good — the chicken was moist and there was a good coating of sauce on them.
Schwabl’s: Schwabl’s has been in business since 1837 and they’re famous for a sandwich called beef on weck. For out-of-towners, that’s a roast beef sandwich on a kümmelweck roll (topped with kosher salt and caraway seeds). You can’t not love this sandwich (which is dipped in au jus). If you’re in Buffalo, you have to try a beef on weck.
Paula’s Donuts: These doughnuts absolutely rank with some of the best I’ve ever had. More specifically, their sour cream old-fashioned absolutely hits the mark. They’ve nailed it.
Images © Alton Brown, 2014