Creekside Gourmet helps shoppers create one-of-a-kind gifts with an extensive collection of candies, collectibles, and condiments. Patrons can spice up a barbecue with specialty salsas and sauces, sweeten someone's day with a gourmet candy basket, or surprise Rick James fans with a special selection of Buffalo-themed gifts in honor of the musician's hometown.
Jim's Steakout serves up a classic lineup of philly cheesesteaks, hoagies, and chicken fingers, silencing rumbling stomachs from high noon to high moon with locations throughout western New York.
From lunchtime until as late as 2 a.m. or 5 a.m., each of Jim's outposts fills stingers?or hot subs?with steak and cheese, bacon, and combinations of italian sausage and other meats. Hoagies meet nearly every appetite with three sizes, ranging from a lunch-appropriate four-inch Kaiser roll to an Italian roll that reaches an entire foot long. Whichever size diners choose, they can get their roll stuffed with chicken, provolone, and saut?ed spinach?known as the chicken-in-the-grass hoagie?or any number of other hot or cold ingredients. The menu also rolls out a red carpet for creative sides such as fries smothered in chopped steak and cheese, stuffed banana peppers, and fried mac 'n' cheese bites. To sweeten each classic meal, the kitchen fries up funnel cakes to order.
The staff at Chateau Buffalo strives to support local farmers, and they do so by using locally produced grapes in their red and white wines. They also produce craft ciders that come sparkling, cold, or warm. Those unsure of what they'd like to drink will find the Chateau's tastings, like a hair tie made of Twizzlers, are both tasty and helpful.
Though the eponymous Johnny Tiranno no longer runs Johnny’s Meats, his legacy lives on in the specialty shop’s italian sausage recipes. Mike, Johnny’s stepson and the current owner, still makes the links and patties with his stepfather’s special blend of high-quality meat, imported cheeses, and spices, which first delighted palates in 1946. The meat supplier stocks more than sausages, however. The display cases also house juicy steaks, chicken cutlets, lamb, and seafood, mostly imported from the Midwest. For something to complement these high-quality meats, customers can browse assorted side dishes, such as twice-baked potatoes, verdant salads, and cheeses.
Before there was The Original Honey’s, there was Pacifico’s Garage, which founder Lorenzo Pacifico opened in a converted garage in 1962. When the space underwent remodeling, Lorenzo decided the name needed a face-lift, too, and reopened his eatery as The Original Honey’s, after the pet name Lorenzo's wife, Theresa, used for just about everyone she met.
Today, in the lively but kid-friendly pub, chefs fill pizza subs with housemade sauce and marinate chicken in Jose Cuervo tequila. For nearly every menu item, options abound: regular, charbroiled, and boneless wings arrive tossed with choice of more than 15 sauces, and build-your-own pizzas and burgers allow for endless customization. Along with special events, satellite television keeps patrons entertained with sports action from across the universe.
Since 1910, Hallmark has stocked its shelves with a wide variety of greeting cards, gifts, and thoughtful keepsakes. Patrons can write a formal request for better candy from neighbors with Halloween greeting cards ($0.99+ each) or record a personalized greeting card to document a baby's first words in English or made-up baby language. Keepsake ornaments ($9.95+) inspired by the memorable Peanuts comic strip feature Snoopy, Lucy, and Charlie Brown decked out in Halloween costumes, and a variety of scrapbook kits and photo albums help to preserve memories without having to pickle the brain. A large selection of wrapping paper, ribbons, and bags encloses gifts in layers of festivity.