Gumbo is a time-honored tradition of the American South, second only to stealing magnolias and midnight Yankee tipping. Indulge in refined Southern customs with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of upscale southern cuisine at Blue Buffalo, located in the heart of the Theatre District. Executive Chef Rich Balogh brings his personal history with the American South northward with upscale favorites from the sub-lunar Dixie Galaxy, and beyond. Homemade guacamole flights ($9) let taste buds soar on wings of tortillas before crashing to safety in their choice of original, mango, and roasted garlic dips. Hungry humans can choose from Blue Buffalo's extensive menu of Creole-inspired soups and sandwiches, which include smoky seafood gumbo ($8) and meat-packed New Orleans staple muffuletta ($8). Stomachs in search of more Southern comforts can sate themselves with Blue Buffalo's fried chicken ($11), a juicy protein powerhouse tucked between mashed potatoes and homemade buttermilk biscuits.
- You’ll note the interesting twists applied to some of the classic favorites on the menu...there’s the Pork and Tomatillo Quesadilla appetizer ($7), topped off with Monterey Jack, and the BBQ Pork Egg Rolls ($6), which have made quite a transition from the Far East. (These egg rolls are full of pulled pork and coleslaw with barbecue sauce on the side.) – Janice Okun, Buffalo News