Looking for some new spots to try in Buffalo or looking to find out what is heading our way food-wise in the future? Check out these spots that are either opening or opening soon in Western New York.

1. Nile River (West Side Bazaar)
25 Grant Street Buffalo, NY 14213

Nile River is bringing world cuisine to Buffalo. The restaurant serves up fare from South Sudan. The menu features dishes like Chicken Tawook, Kofta Kebab, Sukuma Wiki, and more. You can check out the menu here.

2. Days Park Tavern
253 Allen Street Buffalo NY 14201

Days Park offers Big Easy BBQ shrimp, roasted cauliflower, smoked lamb meatballs, beef on weck, St. Louis style pork ribs, Nashville chicken, and more. You can see the menu here.




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3. Costanzo's Bakery Inc.
30 Innsbruck Dr, Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Costanzo's not only serves up their world-famous WNY rolls and buns, they also have breakfast and lunch.

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Costanzo's wrote on Facebook,

The rumors are true!!! We are open!!! Our big plans were buried under a little bit of snow but we did it!!! ❄️ We’re back…..huge shout out to all of the customers who weathered the storm and stopped by for a breakfast sandwich and buttered rolls!!

4. b-Side Market 52 W. Chippewa St. Buffalo NY 14202

b-Side market is a rotisserie and sandwich joint, created by the culinary minds behind Bacchus Wine Bar.





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5. Bidwell 242 Allen Street Buffalo, NY 14201 Bidwell is not your ordinary restaurant. There are only 12-seats and its reservation only. It is a "tasting menu restaurant," which according to RestaurantClicks.com is

Put simply, a tasting menu is a variety of bite-sized dishes that are served as smaller, individual courses. While you would normally expect somewhere between 2-4 courses when you order from an ala carte menu, a tasting menu can consist of up to 12 courses.





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6. Woodlawn Diner 3200 Lake Shore Rd, Blasdell, NY 14219 Woodlawn Diner, which has undergone a transformation, recently re-opened in mid-January. The diner has been closed for 9 months getting a makeover by the new owner, Keith Hooper. The new menu features a ton of omelette options, pancakes, breakfast wraps, and more.




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You can see the remodel in the video below (if you're using the Newsbreak app you can click here if you can't see it.

7. Myles In Ya Mouth

387 Massachusetts Ave. Buffalo NY 14213

Myles has a variety of wings, like Henny BBQ Wings, Smoked BBQ Jerk Wings, and Gochujang Wings. You can check out the menu here.

8. Pizza Hut
Multiple Locations

According to some scoop our sister station, WYRK got, Pizza Hut is supposed to be returning to Western New York this summer.  I was definitely saddened when the national chain closed all its locations here due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE our Buffalo pizzerias, but The Hut has brought me consistent joy in every city I have lived in or visited. Lisa Bu posted the news on Facebook,

Got some interesting news Sunday while having lunch at the Pizza Hut in Pennsylvania. A staff member told us that Pizza Hut will be returning to Western New York! Ten locations will be opening throughout Western New York. New managers are currently being trained at the location we were at. All locations should be open by late summer. The staff member, not being too familiar with Western New York, remembered that one will be opening in Olean and another in Hamburg. That leaves 8 more to open up around the area. I can't wait. I miss Pizza Hut!!!

9. SZN (Kenmores Kitchens)
1516 Military Rd, Buffalo, NY 14217

SZN is operated by Head Chef Josey and her wife Lena. Its menu includes Birria Tacos, Lasagna Eggrolls, oxtail eggrolls, and even a peach cobbler eggroll. You can check out the menu here.

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BONUS: Shake Shack, Panda Express, Auntie Anne's, Applegreen Market Store, Starbucks
New York State Thruway Authority Angola I-90 Service Area

All of these restaurants are expected to open in the spring of 2024 at the New York State Thruway Authority Angola I-90 Service Area, which is getting a major overhaul. The construction will begin in winter of 2023.

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