[BN] Meals & Drink e-newsletter, March 29, 2023

Downtown dining newcomer Vault @ 237

Financial institution subbasement turned eating attraction Vault @ 237 has loads of room to carry occasion crowds.

A downtown restaurant constructed round a financial institution vault opens Friday – nevertheless it’ll take greater than a dinner reservation to make all of it the best way in to Vault @ 237.

The 16-story constructing at 237 Important St., subsequent to the Seneca One tower, was as soon as the Marine Midland Financial institution.

Purchased in 2014 by developer Paul Kolkmeyer, it’s referred to as The Marin now. Its higher flooring are luxurious residences and some places of work. In 2017, its Admiral Room marriage ceremony and occasion area started internet hosting occasions.

Thought-about in 2019, Vault @ 237 opens to the general public this weekend, with Andrew Shaevel and Don Brown Jr. partnering with Kolkmeyer.

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Common diners can have an opportunity to sup amid dove-and-goldenrod-centered décor, on white marble tabletops. The kitchen crew, led by Govt Chef James Brown, goals to ship excellent variations of dishes you already know, with out the stuffiness of a white-tablecloth place.

There’s steak Diane ($42) on the Vault @ 237 menu, however there’s tacos, too ($14 to $18), in carnitas, steak, squash and peppers, fried shrimp, and blackened mahi.

There is not any method to know for positive with out consuming them, however a chef who attire steak tacos with shaved cabbage, pickled pink onions, cilantro crema, and sambal oelek chile sauce is heading in the right direction.

On the appetizer card, meatballs ($15) with roasted peppers, ricotta, and garlic bread nestle up towards fried calamari ($17) with marinara – and gochujang aioli, accented with Korean fermented chile paste.

There’s a full cocktail menu, in fact, even on this Prohibition-era-themed venture. A lounge and bar, with flatscreens set towards ivory brick, can simply maintain 35. The principle eating flooring, over 100.

Moving into the vault is tougher, as one would possibly anticipate. To step by the huge gleaming metal entryway into the uncommon room inside requires reserving a personal occasion. Set as an adjunct to one in all downtown’s essential marriage ceremony venues, it’s a photograph backdrop wherein loads of events would possibly present curiosity.

Take a look at the menu at vault237buffalo.com. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. lunch, 2 to five p.m. bar, 5 to 9 p.m. dinner Monday by Thursday; till 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday. Closed Sunday. Telephone: 716-503-1001.


Get that Brooklyn pie experience at Extra Extra Pizza

Chef Joey Pucciarelli with a pepperoni and jalapeño pizza at Additional Additional Pizza.

Joshua Bessex

Additional Additional Pizza: Fed up with their restaurant jobs, three kitchen veterans determined to craft the cooking jobs they needed. The medium they selected to work in was Brooklyn-style slice store. The consequence, at 549 W. Utica St., within the West Aspect’s 5 Factors neighborhood, is a pizza revelation. There is not any tipping as a result of everybody makes a residing wage. But a big, two-topping pie is round $30, identical as your common joints. Do not accept takeout and sacrifice your moments of crisp cornicione, although they’re going to allow you to take these hand-stretched pies any method you want. Learn Extra

Ramen with housemade noodles at Craving

Ramen at Craving options housemade noodles, a pork meatball, flank steak and a delicate egg in soy broth.

Subsequent week, Craving: Patrick Chmura took over Craving, the Hertel Avenue champion of farm-to-table and nose-to-tail menus, final yr. Whereas Chmura holds quick to the roots laid down by founder Adam Goetz, he is partnered with one other chef with a continents of data to contribute. Bobby Sysomboune, previously of Style of Siam, has introduced Thai licks to the Craving jam session, and the ensuing menu is transferring culinary fusion. Examine Goetz’s 2015 James Beard Home dinner


Chim’s warning: Metropolis of Tonawanda cafe Chim’s Oasis introduced it’s going to shut completely April 16, with a good warning for present certificates holders.

Chelsea and Tim Mittlefehldt reactivated the previous Billygan’s Cafe, 38 Niagara St., in 2021. Learn extra 


More healthy Restaurant Week: Need some assist discovering a more healthy lunch?

Via Saturday, 20 eating places are providing lighter, brighter fare as a part of Wholesome Choices Restaurant Week, organized by the Unbiased Well being Basis, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and Buffalo City League.

Strive lemon pepper salmon with broccoli, rice, and cabbage at Brothers Restaurant, or kale salad and veggie stir-fry from Sunshine Vegan Eats. Or go old fashioned with caprese salad and penne with rooster from Ilio DiPaolo’s, or the open rooster souvlaki from Tom’s Restaurant.

See all of the choices at healthyoptionsbuffalo.com/restaurantweek.

Or, drop by to strive free samples from every restaurant Thursday, , at Northland Workforce Heart, 683 Northland Ave. The occasion begins at 6 p.m., and contains reside cooking demonstrations, recipes, and well being screenings.

DuVall meat raffle: In reminiscence of former Buffalo Information editor Eric DuVall, organizers are organising a journalism scholarship at Canisius Faculty. DuVall, who died final yr at 39, was a Canisius alum and editor of the school’s scholar newspaper, The Griffin.

It is 7 p.m. April 22 at Seneca One, 1 Seneca St. Enter at Important and Seneca.

Doorways open at 6 p.m., first spin at 7 p.m. Free draft beer and pop, money bar. Carry your personal snacks.

Free parking within the ramp behind Sahlen Subject. “We may even have basket raffles, 50/50, barrel of booze and freezer stuffed with meat.”

Tables of 10 out there to buy for $80. Single tickets $10. For desk reservations, name Rob at 716-984-3176.

Ship restaurant ideas, heartfelt recipes and inquiries to [email protected] or One Information Plaza, P.O. Field 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.

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