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Old 12-19-2011, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Buffalo
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Kentucky Gregs??

Any good?
Yup, I highly recommend Kentucky Gregs, BW's, Suzie Q's, Deperados and One Eyed Jacks. They all do it right
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Cheektowaga, NY
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Yup, I highly recommend Kentucky Gregs, BW's, Suzie Q's, Deperados and One Eyed Jacks. They all do it right
I haven't tried BBQ up here yet but it's good to know there is BBQ up North. I wouldn't suppose they're serving it up with a side of collard greens, succotash, and fried okra?
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Buffalo
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I haven't tried BBQ up here yet but it's good to know there is BBQ up North. I wouldn't suppose they're serving it up with a side of collard greens, succotash, and fried okra?
Some of them do.

Suzy Q's has greens - Good
Kentucky Greg has greens and fried okra - Greens ok, Okra Good
I went to One Eyed Jacks and one of their veggies of the day was greens...but that isn't a regular menu item.

I haven't seen succotash served up this way in BBQ joints...don't think too many northerners dig it.

Desperados serves a corn pudding that is out of this world...try it if you are ever down Angola way.

If you get a little frisky and want good greens, head over to Rochester and go to Dinosaur, they have some great greens. (as well as pretty good bbq) Just like my Granny made with lard and I believe there is pork collar in there.
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:19 AM
 
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For the barbeque seekers: There's a place on Main in Clarence Center called Valley Inn. They used to have barbeque -- pulled pork was their best item. Don't know if they do. The guy did it reasonably well; had the smoker right outside. haven't been there in 7-8 years. You'd have to look them up.
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:17 AM
 
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For the barbeque seekers: There's a place on Main in Clarence Center called Valley Inn. They used to have barbeque -- pulled pork was their best item. Don't know if they do. The guy did it reasonably well; had the smoker right outside. haven't been there in 7-8 years. You'd have to look them up.
We went there about a year ago they were awful, the place reeked of mildew inside the dining area. They went out of business over the Summer. They reopened, I assume under new ownership a couple of months ago. Haven't been back, hopefully they cleaned the place up a bit as it was a really really miserable dining experience. We were almost afraid to eat the food
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:35 AM
 
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Try any and all restaraunts in East Aurora on Main. Very good!!! Quiant country atmosphere, nice drive from anywhere. Also, The Old Orchard Inn has an ecclectic feel and I hear the food is good...haven't been there yet
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:57 AM
 
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Southern_Yankee: I like 5 de Mayo on Union Road in Cheektowaga and Coyote Cafe in Hamburg. But my favorite Mexican "restaurant" is Lloyd, the taco truck. I have no idea how "authentic" any of these places really are, having never lived in Mexico or the southwest US, but the food is delicious (especially Lloyd!).
Isn't 5 de Mayo under a new name now? I think the chef of the Sea Bar also opened a causal Tex-Mex restaurant in downtown Buffalo as well.

Do you find WNYers to be conservative in their palates? Also, is it just me, or do too many restaurants seem to have an outdated decor?
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:16 AM
 
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Isn't 5 de Mayo under a new name now?
The name is different, but the menu (though reformatted) is exactly the same! My completely uninformed guess is that the restaurant was sold as a turnkey operation to a new owner.

Unfortunately, when we went (a couple of months ago I think) the food was not nearly up to its earlier standards. Perhaps that was just the "teething pains" of a new business getting settled in; it might be better now.
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:26 PM
 
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The name is different, but the menu (though reformatted) is exactly the same! My completely uninformed guess is that the restaurant was sold as a turnkey operation to a new owner.

Unfortunately, when we went (a couple of months ago I think) the food was not nearly up to its earlier standards. Perhaps that was just the "teething pains" of a new business getting settled in; it might be better now.
Thanks. I love good Mexican/Tex-Mex/Cal-Mex food, so any good suggestions are always welcomed.
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Williamsville, NY
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Western NY is the land of bland. I am convinced. That and a relatively small Mexican population, offers few quality options. Now I gotta temper that by saying, I have the same issue in Wisconsin. Plus, I have that spicey palette from Chicago.

Cinco de mayo is gone, at least the one on Union. I seen it closed up a few weeks back.

I like one eyed jacks. Pretty tastee.
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