Buffalo, New York is best known on the food scene for beef on weck and chicken wings, but there’s much more to Buffalo’s food culture. These four Buffalo-based chains serve up these and many other specialties to hungry and thirsty people around the Western New York area.
Tully’s – a family restaurant with a sports bar atmosphere, Tully’s has nine locations in Western and Central New York, including two in the Buffalo area (Amherst and Clarence). Every Tully’s features more than 70 televisions showing the latest sporting events and sports shows, and fans of every sport will enjoy the sports-themed décor, featuring sports cards on the table tops and memorabilia hanging on the walls and from the ceiling. Tully’s is known for its “Tully’s Tenders,” delicious breaded chicken tenders available plain or in spicy Buffalo sauce. Portions at Tully’s are generous, and the menu features a wide variety of burgers, pastas, salads, sandwiches and entrees. Check out the food, appetizer and drink menus at www.tullysgoodtimes.com.
Mighty Taco – to a Buffalonian, Taco Bell has nothing on Mighty Taco. The original Mighty opened on Hertel Ave. in 1973; today, there are 17 Buffalo-area locations serving up fast Buffalo-style Mexican food that has become a staple for the young and young-at-heart – especially after a long night out. Mighty Taco offers a Gluten-free menu along with a traditional menu of tacos, fajitas, burritos, salads, and more. Buffalo so loves their Mighty Taco that the chain offers “Mighty Gear,” a clothing line featuring hoodies, t-shirts, ball caps, and pajama bottoms. Take a look at the Mighty Taco menu and at “Mighty Gear” by visiting www.mightytaco.com.
Coffee Culture and SPoT Coffee – Buffalo adores its Tim Horton’s brew, but Coffee Culture and SPoT Coffee are gaining their own circle of fans. Both of these local coffee establishments are branching out of the Buffalo area (Coffee Culture is opening two stores in Pennsylvania and SPoT Coffee has branched out to Toronto and Delray Beach, Florida) thanks to good coffee, desserts, and atmosphere. Coffee Culture’s menu features fresh-baked pastries, muffins, and breakfasts bagels for early visitors, and soups, sandwiches, and wraps for lunch and dinner visits; SPoT Coffee serves up wraps, omelets, waffles, and breakfast sandwiches in the morning, and salads, sandwiches, and gourmet pizzas on the later menu. SPoT Coffee is also available at Dash’s Markets in the Buffalo area. For a taste of Coffee Culture’s menu, visit www.coffeeculture.us; check out the SPoT Coffee menu at www.spotcoffee.com.