When Buffalo’s famed Anchor Bar opened their second location, in the village of Williamsville, last year, they aimed for a modern, classy, sleek environment, i.e., not much at all like the original Buffalo bar. Of course, the famous wings are available, but bar patrons will also be greeted by a fireplace, a dozen beers on tap, and plenty of fancy-ass cocktails on the menu. Read more about the new Anchor Bar as a bar in this story in The Buffalo News.
In 1914, the Charles E. Roesch and Company butcher shop was founded. (Mr. Roesch later found time to become the mayor of Buffalo.) The shop continued under the helm of his son Charles, and today his grandson Charles runs the business now known as Charlie the Butcher. All next week, Charlie the Butcher will be celebrating 100 years in business with all sorts of planned events. At the various locations around town there’ll be free birthday cake and certificates for a free beef on weck. We especially like Wednesday’s offer of a free beef on weck to anyone who shows up with something from 1914! Details of the festivities are on their Facebook page.
The fourth franchised location of Buffalo wing inventor Anchor Bar opens today on Transit Road, down the street from their main competitor, Duff’s. While the original Anchor offers their wings in mild, medium, hot, suicidal, and spicy barbecue, the new location adds four more flavors: garlic parmesan, chipotle BBQ, honey garlic, and sweet-and-sour. Call us Luddites but, as far as we’re concerned, the only legitimate Buffalo wing flavors are mild, medium, and hot (and we have our doubts about mild). The Transit Road Anchor will also have local beer on tap. Continue reading