April Openings/Closings: What You Need to Know

Food & Drink, Food & Drink News


Written by Emily Morrow

Published on May 7, 2015

Reuben's NY Deli Closed

April Food/Drink/Dining News

Our mission: Construct a monthly list of new openings- restaurants, food trucks, cafes, pubs and breweries, etc. from the previous month. Instead of undertaking the nearly impossible task of predicting which restaurants will actually open in the upcoming month, we decided this strategy would be more valuable for everyone involved. With bureaucrats, bankers and bean counters, unpredictable weather and contractors involved, it’s hard to say when a restaurant is opening until it is already, in fact open.

Disclaimer: We recommend you call ahead to be sure you’ll find an open restaurant upon your arrival. Good Luck! Drop us a line at if we missed any April openings/closings.



Griffon Gastropub

Griffon Gastropub Taps

Griffon Gastropub

Neighborhood: Clarence

5445 Transit Rd., Clarence, NY 14031 / (716) 580-3701

This Clarence gastropub maybe have been serving their 100 cold beers a tad before April, but their official opening was April 2, so it counts. Believe us when we tell you, you need to know about this place. Similar to their Niagara Falls location, Griffon in the North Towns boasts tons of beer options – thats 100 beers on TAP people. We haven’t eaten there yet, but we’re so looking forward to Buffalo Chicken Deviled Eggs, Turkish Lamb Meatballs, Chicken & Waffle Sandwich, Duck Wings, we could go on and on and on.



716 Club House Food Truck in Buffalo, NY - Portobello Philly

716 Club House

716 Club House


There are no TVs involved in this 716 eatery, but there is good food, easy access and no waiting for tables. The (716) Food and Sport you’ve heard so much about has launched it’s own food truck, dubbed the “Club House”. Very fitting.



Big Suzie's Little Bakery Food Truck

Big Suzie’s Little Bakery Food Truck

Big Suzie’s Little Bakery


We’re not sure these guys are actually on the street, but we do know they’ve been at Larkin Square for Food Truck events in the past month, and therefore we’re declaring them open for biz. They’re serving up Grandma’s desserts on the streets of Buffalo “made with high-quality ingredients and love”. The truck’s menu includes brownies, cakes, cheesecake, cream pies and more sweet treats.



La Gourmet Empanadas - Buffalo, NY

La Gourmet Empanadas

Neighborhood: West Side

74 Herkimer St. @ W Ferry, Buffalo, NY 14213 / (716) 240-1349

La Gourmet Empanadas is a new take out spot specializing in sweet and savory empanadas. In addition they serve a whole slew of other take out food like starters, pizza, rotisserie, subs and wraps.




Reuben's NY Deli Closed

Pastrami Sandwcih from Reuben’s

Reuben’s NY Deli

Neighborhood: Williamsville

714 Maple Rd, Williamsville, New York

According to Reuben’s Facebook page, the deli has served it’s last sandwich. For now….



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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.
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