An assortment of brief thoughts about food floating around in my head...
*Most of the times that I drive by Amigo's on Kenmore Avenue, the parking lot is packed. I haven't been there yet. Am I missing something? What's good there?
*I try not to go to chain establishments but occasionally I relent. I go to Moe's once in a while for the Art Vandalay burrito. I get a kick out of workers half-heartedly saying "Welcome to Moe's" in unison. There's a Moe's opening soon in the Target plaza in North Buffalo. That's dangerously close to my house.
*Went to the Founding Fathers Pub for the first time a few months ago. Cool place. I'm a sucker for any place with a popcorn machine, plus they had complimentary nachos and cheese. Remember when Kurt Cobain sang "I wish I was like you, easily amused"? That's me, easily amused.
*Another place I tried for the first time was La Dolce Vita. My wife and I went there recently on a Saturday night and though it was busy, we were able to get a good table right away without a reservation. I never hear people talk about this place. What are your experiences with La Dolce Vita?
*Any suggestions for healthy takeout options? When I want something fast, but tastes good and is reasonably healthy, I usually go with a Greek wrap from Joe's Deli or a "Big Blue" salad from Falalfel Bar. But I feel like I don't have a lot of options when I'm in a hurry and want to eat something on the healthy side.
*As someone who grew up in Niagara Falls, it was nice to see the Como Restaurant at Taste of Buffalo this summer. If you're in Niagara Falls and have a few minutes to spare, pop into the Como Deli (located next to the restaurant) and try their pizza bread, it's delicious. They always have meatballs, sausage and sauce ready to go. It'll still be hot when you get home. What's the closest thing we have to Como in Buffalo?
*Speaking of Taste of Buffalo, wouldn't it be nice if there were an indoor food festival (or two) during the winter? Maybe a small-scale food festival at Central Terminal? Or the Broadway Market?