2009: Year One


2009 was a really good year for Buffalo Eats, but truth be told, it’s been our only year.  In our “first year” we ended up posting 184 articles from February 13th 2009 to December 31st 2009, many of which were Food Porn’s (our own take at a restaurant “review”).

Here are the Top 5 Most Viewed Food Porn’s of 2009:

  1. Wasabi (Hamburg Location)
  2. Zetti’s Pasta and Pizza
  3. Merge
  4. Grover’s Bar & Grill
  5. Black & Blue (Steak & Crab)

Obviously the publish date has a big effect in the amount of views each article has had, but Grover’s is one of our most recent articles and come 2010 I’m sure we will have a more “well rounded” top 5.

In September we debuted our newest feature “Buffalo Foodies“; we were able to contact a couple local personalities and get them to share their opinions on favorite restaurants in the area.  For our first “round” of articles we had 10 participants and in 2010 we are working on getting some new Foodies.  Our most visited Buffalo Foodie for 2009 was easily PIECE Apparel, a new clothing company based out of Buffalo, NY.

We had a lot of help getting traffic to our site through various websites and social networking platforms.  By far Twitter has been huge for Buffalo Eats, our account has gained 1481 followers (as of 12/31/09) and we would like to thank each one of you (even the spam bots).  We’ve had some great conversations with readers, got some great ideas of places to go and even suggested specific dishes to order.  Also follow our Buffalo Restaurant Twitter list, we have now added over 20 different accounts to the list and they all post specials, coupons and special deals.  So don’t miss out and please keep up the feedback!!

Urbanspoon has been huge for us as well, being a featured blog on their site has helped direct a lot of views to Buffalo Eats and we hope some of you found out about us through their great site.

We have some cool idea’s for 2010 including a couple new ideas for features, maybe some more staff members (if anyone is interested feel free to email us) and obviously more restaurants.  We have a really long wish-list (soon to be posted) and we will try to knock off as many as possible.  As of right now we have posted reviews/articles about 113 restaurants and I hope we can add another 125+ new restaurants to that list in 2010.  And yes, hopefully we will get around to finishing our restaurant guides for Buffalo and it’s surrounding areas (fingers crossed).

Finally we would love to hear your suggestions/comments/recommendations:

-Is there any restaurants we NEED to go to, that haven’t been featured on the site yet?

-Is there any Buffalo “personalities” you would like to see be featured on Buffalo Foodies?

Really anything you have to say we are all open ears, again thank you for your continued readership and have a great New Years and we will see everyone in 2010!

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I really love food and I love living in the city of Buffalo. I'm here to talk about both of those things.

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2 Comments on “2009: Year One”

  1. Kelly
    December 31, 2009 at 6:43 pm #

    Congratulations on year one! I really am enjoying watching this site grow. Maybe you could ask some restraurant workers where they love to eat. It is always interesting to hear where waitstaff, bartenders and chefs love to eat.

    Also I am not sure if you have been there yet (I don’t think so), but Trattoria Aroma is good place to try next.

    Also I am curious as to what you think of La Tolteca. I know you are searcing for good Mexican food, and I haven’t been there yet, but have heard good things.

    Good luck in the coming year as well!

  2. January 1, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    when did bizzlebros.wordpress.com debut and then get canned?

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