UPDATE: Since this blog post, Natalie ended her food blogging career and unfortunately deleted her previous posts.
Like I said in Karine Varga’s Buffalo Foodie post, there just aren’t a lot of bloggers talking about food in Buffalo. Actually, a decent amount of people attempt to but they eventually quit after only a few posts. But when I saw Natalie Eats Buffalo start up, I had a feeling Natalie would be in for the long haul.
Natalie Eats Buffalo was started less then 6 months ago by Natalie Kreher, a local Buffaloian and Canisius graduate who enjoys food almost as much as she does fashion (she’s a fashion blogger too). To date she’s written about 35 reviews, most of which covering some of Buffalo’s finest dining options (I often get jealous when she beats me to a new restaurant that I maybe can’t yet afford). I figured it was definitely time to get her on the site and talk about where she loves to eat and drink in Buffalo; here’s what she had to say…
Where are some of your favorite places to eat, right now?
Natalie: I am really excited about the abundance of new places that are opening up in the city! I really enjoyed Bambino and Soho Burger Bar – I think they are unique additions to the Buffalo restaurant marketplace and I hope they will begin to turn the downtown/Chippewa area into more of a fine-dining destination. I think Shango has excellent food and a classy atmosphere, and one of my all-time favorites places is Trattoria Aroma. If I want something casual and delicious, I’d go for Gabriel’s Gate or take a trip out to Grover’s (in Clarence). For a hidden gem, I adore Mulberry’s (in South Buffalo).
Where do you like to grab a drink with friends?
Natalie: My favorite “let’s grab a drink” locations are Toro or Mothers, and in the summer, the back patio at La Tee Da or the front patio at Cecelias.
If you had a friend visiting from out of town, where would you take them for a good “Buffalo time”?
Natalie: Out-of-towers would be taken to a Buffalo stand-by – Tempo (which is probably my #1 restaurant choice in the city), Left-Bank, or Hutch’s. If I wanted to take them to someplace unique I might choose Blue Monk, Seabar, Merge, or The Eights Bistro.
What are some food memories you have from your childhood?
Natalie: I didn’t grow up in the city but in high school I lived on Ted’s Hot Dogs and Mighty Taco’s Super Mighty. I also used to love classic Italian places like Chefs.
What do you wish Buffalo’s food scene had more of?
Natalie: Authentic Mexican (looks like my wish has been granted with the upcoming Cantina Loco) and more high-quality seafood options.
We’d like to thank Natalie for taking time out of her busy schedule to answer some of our questions. Check out her blogs (Dining and Fashion) and follow her on twitter, she’s a great read and writes some excellent reviews.