Your weekly rundown from Buffalo Eats on what’s happening locally in the food and drink scene.
Lockhouse Opens Doors To New Bar/Distillery
Two weeks ago, the fine folks at Lockhouse Distillery opened the doors to their new downtown location. Located on Columbia Street in the Cobblestone District, the hip bar is exclusively stocked with New York state liquors, wines, beers, and cider. There’s a small food menu available but the main draws are the cocktails and watching the distillery at work. Given its proximity to the arena, this place will be required stop before heading to a Sabres game this winter.
Osteria 166 Expands to Ellicottville and the Market Arcade
Buffalo’s restaurant scene just keeps getting bigger and better. Downtown favorite Osteria 166 is expanding into two new locations in the coming months. Villaggio will be opening down in Ellicottville this month. Located in the now closed Barn on Monroe St., it will be twice the size of Osteria and offer rustic Italian dishes. They will also be opening a stand in the recently announced Expo Market, a craft food hall, set to open in the Market Arcade atrium hopefully in November.
Keep Summer Alive with the Ted’s Hot Dogs Truck and NEW Downtown Restaurant
While the cold weather has finally made its way to WNY, we still have time to enjoy char-grilled hot dogs and food trucks. The Ted’s truck has finally hit the streets and they are pumping out the same quality food that you can find in any of their brick-and-mortar locations. You can find them all around the county for lunch. In addition, their new downtown restaurant is set to open sometime in November on Chippewa. Rumor is they will debut a new online ordering system so you can get your dogs even faster.
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