Growling stomachs can hamper stealth operations, spoil belly dances, and, in extreme cases, induce dogs to attack. Quiet whimpering tummy tones with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza, pub fare, and nonalcoholic drinks at Buffalo Brothers Pizza & Wing Company, with locations on Capital Boulevard and Lake Boone Trail.
“Brothers” Matty Gray and Matt Boyd have transplanted the taste of Buffalo south of the Mason-Dixon Line, dishing out classic western New York pub fare in a sports-oriented, family-friendly atmosphere. An extensive menu presents palates with piquant starters such as the macho nachos of house-made chips slathered in chili, cheese, tomatoes, black olives, and jalapeños ($7.99), as well as Buffalo-style hot wings ($7.99 for 10) available in a torrent of dipping sauces, from the tangy and smoky honey bourbon to the incendiary "ludicrous" sauce, which poses the philosophical paradox of absolute spiciness.
An ample listing of pie options includes the buffalo chicken pizza, which rolls diced chicken in buffalo sauce loaded with blue cheese and covered up by a mozzarella playing deliciously dumb ($16.99 for a large). Famished crust crunchers can stop by the Lake Boone Trail location for a lunch buffet ($10.99) to gorge on midday pizza, pasta, wings, and dessert.
Buffalo Brothers on Lake Boone Trail also hosts events such as Monday night live trivia, which finally proves that thinking and chewing use different muscles. Each pub sports 25 HD televisions trained on athletic proceedings so diners can keep tabs on the latest interceptions, double plays, and alley-oops.
Buffalo Brothers Pizza & Wing Company
Buffalo Brothers Pizza & Wing Company transplants the signature cuisine of Buffalo, New York to North Carolina, spicing up pizza, wings, and wraps with house buffalo sauce. The eatery's trademark pizza covers dough in a blue-cheese base and tops it with mozzarella and wing sauce. The cooks spin wings in nearly 20 flavors of sauces and finish 8-ounce burgers with items such as jalapeños, sautéed onions, bacon.