From Our Editors
Though it historically fueled passing boats and trains, the converted coal silo now fuels a different sort of machine—one that runs much better on expertly grilled American cuisine than on carbonized rock. Within the cylindrical facility, which boasts 360-degree views of the Niagara River, cooks power up their patrons with hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, and burgers grilled with grass-fed, never-frozen beef from local farms. Mindful of the environment, they also use compostable plastic cups made from plant resin and send their used vegetable oil to be recycled for use in grease-driven cars. Adam Richman featured The Silo Restaurant on his show Man vs. Food for the Haystack—a pound of steak smothered in molten mozzarella and crisp hash browns, all sandwiched within a locally baked hoagie roll.