As we enter 2024, there are ways to make it a memorable beginning and turn the end of this year into a grand finale! 

Everyone calls Buffalo a foodie town, and that is definitely true. Think about how many iconic food items have been started/mastered in Western New York, including wings, beef on weck, spaghetti parm? The list could go on and on.

Western New York is an area that is full of locally-owned restaurants and businesses, and we are proud of that. In fact, most people make it a point to shop local, especially during the busy holiday season. 

And while Western New York is home to some signature food items, it also has a few hidden gems that you may have been “sleeping on” this year. (Forgive me, trying to use hip slang.)

The best hidden gems are the ones that maybe look vintage on the outside, but on the inside, the food warms you with not only the taste but also the incredibly friendly service at these local restaurants.

In 2023, I discovered 6 restaurants that not only make you feel like home, but you can tell the food is homemade with extra care. 

You should consider giving these 6 restaurants a visit before the end of the year. Or hey – start your 2024 with them! 

The food is so delicious and you will not be disappointed. 

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I honestly couldn’t even pick a favorite from the 6 restaurants above because they are all so good. And now – I’m hungry. 

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