9 New Restaurants Participating in Fall Local Restaurant Week 2019

Photo courtesy of Ru’s Pierogi

Local Restaurant Week is back for another edition this fall from Monday, October 7 to Sunday, October 13, 2019. If you’re new to the concept, it’s basically a biannual, week-long event that celebrates the local independent restaurants in Western New York. For diners (that’s YOU!), it’s an excellent opportunity to get out and try new foods and restaurants while supporting local spots and Buffalo’s awesome foodie culture. We’ll take any reason to celebrate in Buffalo, amirite? When heading out to a participating restaurants during LRW, you can expect special menus featuring deals priced at $20.19, $30.19 or $40.19. Here’s a list of brand new LRW participants this time around.

For more info about all of the following restaurants including the full list of participating hours, addresses, phone numbers, and Local Restaurant Week menus, localrestaurantweek.com.


The Spicy Cuban – Smoked pulled pork layered with Sahlen’s Smokehouse Ham, Swiss cheese, our spicy mustard blend, and dill pickle chips on thick sliced and grilled sourdough bread / Photo courtesy of Big Ditch Brewing

1. Big Ditch Brewing Co.

55 E. Huron Street, Buffalo / Website

This downtown brewery has a huge restaurant space on multiple levels and has an American menu that somehow always hits the spot while striking a nice balance between traditional menu items and stepping up the unique flare aspect – perfect for this year’s Local Restaurant Week theme.


Photo courtesy of Ru’s Pierogi

2. Ru’s Pierogi

295 Niagara Street, Buffalo / Website

What would WNY’s Local Restaurant Week be without some pierogi involved? This is a great fast casual option for Local Restaurant Weekers who are looking for something quick and easy but flavor-packed.


Tappo Pizza @ Thin Man Brewery / Photo x Christopher Lestak for Step Out Buffalo

3. Tappo Pizza @ Thin Man Brewery

166 Chandler Street, Buffalo / Website

We love it when a brand new to the world restaurant gets on board with a long-standing event like Local Restaurant Week – it means they are hungry – pun intended – to show off what they got, and we like that hustle. Go show some love to these new-kids on the block consisting of a teams who have been around the block and frankly know what the heck they’re doing.


September Pulled Pork Special / Photo courtesy of Taste Bistro

4. Taste Bistro

634 Main Street, East Aurora / Website

If you’ve never had the pleasure of working your way through Taste’s eclectic menu, this is the perfect chance to experience it. From a legit cafe breakfast menu to wraps and sandwiches with fun names (Millard-Fill-Me-More is a personal fave), there’s a lot to love about Taste. FYI this place is a full blown coffee shop with tons of delicious drinks, and LRW happens to fall right in the middle of Pumpkin Spice Szn, so you do the math.


5. Twigs @ Millennium Hotel

2040 Walden Ave, Buffalo / Website

I’ll be honest with you, I’ve never eaten here. But then again, that’s the beauty of LRW – it’s the perfect time to try new things and eat outside your comfort zone. According to LocalRestaurantWeek.com these guys specialize in Buffalo-style cuisine and Twigs’ LRW menu allows you to choose and combine items from their regular menu for $20.19.


6. Resurgence Brewing Co.

55 Chicago Street, Buffalo / Website

Just added!


7. Park Vue

34 Crossman Street, Buffalo / Website

Just added!


8. Hooked

5195 Main Street, Williamsville / Website

Just added!


9. The Irishman Pub & Eatery

160 Main Street East Aurora / Website

Just added!

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