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35 of the latest openings: a pandemic-time ICYMI

35 of the latest openings: a pandemic-time ICYMI

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1. Chrusciki Bakery 3-in-1 European Lounge

4475 Transit Road, Clarence •

The Polish-focused bakery added two unique dining experiences to its new location: the upscale Sto Lat Bar and fast-casual Simply Pierogi.

2. First Line Brewing

4906 S Buffalo St., Orchard Park • @firstlinebrewing

Orchard Park’s first brewery pours classics and uniques.

3. Sunshine Vegan Eats

893 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo •

A new fast-casual, plant-based restaurant with vibrant vibes.

4. Graylynn

537 Main St., Buffalo •

A European-style bistro, food market and gin-centered bar—all rolled into one—from the team behind Lucky Day Whiskey Bar and Ballyhoo.

5. Fattey Beer Co.

4226 N. Buffalo St., Orchard Park •

Find beers from around the world at the newest location of this hybrid tasting room and store.

6. Rock Burger

2810 Union Road, Cheektowaga •

This latest burger mecca featuring over 25 specials.

7. Rec Room

79 W. Chippewa St, Buffalo •

While the venue isn’t new, its weekly supper-club series and brunch service are.

8. Haak’s Cakes

9 E. Union St., Hamburg •

Yay for more cakes! And other decadent specialties like cinnamon buns.

9. Big Mood

423 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo •

Root & Bloom’s transformed fast-casual, plant-based restaurant.

10. Foibles Coffee & Pie

172 Rhode Island St., Buffalo •

Rhode Island Street’s latest, complete with fresh coffees, pies, quiches and tarts.

11. Public Espresso

2178 Seneca St., South Buffalo •

The destination coffee spot laid down roots in South Buffalo.

12. Shuck Shack

301 Ohio St., Buffalo •

Get at this seasonal, fresh oyster spot next summer.

13. Iron Tail Tavern

802 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo •

An Elmwood hotspot with inspired small plates.

14. Tipico ll

1084 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo •

The new Elmwood location is filled with premium coffees, toasts, sandwiches and sides.

15. El Viejo San Juan

778 Tonawanda St., Tonawanda • @ElViejoSanJuan2020

Riverside take-out cooking up traditional and unique Puerto Rican eats.

16. The Banq Cocktails & Lounge

9 Washington St., Ellicottville • @BanqEVL

A revamped bank turned speak-easy in Ellicottville.

17. Company B

1250 Niagara St., Buffalo •

An urban tasting room and market with a seasonal, farm-to-table menu.

18. Britesmith Brewing

5611 Main St., Williamsville •

An upscale restaurant pairing great brews, food and views.

19. Southern Junction

27 Chandler St., Buffalo •

Take-out orders of Southern Indian and Texas barbecue fusion. (Tacos and kolache's also stocked daily at #21!)

20. Yankee BBQ

3379 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg •

Central Texas-style barbecue found in the Southtowns.

21. Bean Bastard Coffee

448 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo •

Brewing with coffee beans from China’s Yunnan province and Ethiopia. Be sure to ask about their coffee soap.

22. Butter Block

426 Rhode Island St., Buffalo •

These beloved baked goods have finally found a permanent home in Five Points.

23. Unbridled Cafe

9380 Transit Road, East Amherst •

A cool breakfast and lunch spot adorned with horse art.

24. TIL Brewing

11 W. Main St., Lancaster •

The small-batch farm brewery and taproom found inside Lilly Belle Meads.

25. In The Mix

149 Swan St., Buffalo •

A craft-beer infused custard taproom in the heart of downtown.

26. India Gate

1264 Hertel Ave., North Buffalo •

Buffalo's longest-standing Indian restaurant opened its second location in North Buffalo.

27. Craft Coffee House

6612 Campbell Blvd., Lockport • @craftcoffeehouse

A family friendly coffee shop where you can chow down on chicken and waffles and pasta bolognese.

28. Overwinter Coffee

814 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo •

The coffee roaster’s second location in Elmwood. Inquire after the secret menu.

29. Bagels & Brews

68 Tonawanda St., Buffalo •

Hatchets & Hops' daytime operation serving bagels and coffee.

30. Samuel’s Seafood House

8750 Main St., Williamsville •

Samuel’s Grande Manor new fresh-fish concept restaurant.

31. Pizza Bella & More

1133 Tonawanda St., Tonawanda • @PizzaBellaMore

A Middle Eastern-forward menu from new owners of the neighborhood pizzeria.

32. The Bayou

142 French Road, Cheektowaga • @thebuffalosbayou

New Orleans flavor, from the atmosphere to the Southern fare.

33. Toasted

6000 Goodrich Road, Clarence Center •

A healthy, vegetarian breakfast and lunch spot slicing BreadHive Bakery loaves.

34. The Cereal Spot

1212 Hertel Ave., North Buffalo •

Tap into your inner child at WNY’s first cereal café filled with over 70 cereals, 14 ice creams and eight milk options.

35. Cookies & Cream

2114 Seneca St., South Buffalo •

Scoop up an authentic ice cream parlor experience with a few cookie twists.

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