Uncommon house-brewed seltzer out there in Buffalo

Twin Petrels Seltzer Co. is a bright place with light drinks - and weekend brunch

Home-brewed seltzers make Twin Petrels certainly one of 4 locations within the nation making their very own alcoholic bubblies this fashion.

Andrew Galarneau

Twin Petrels Seltzer Co. emerges

Twin Petrels Seltzer is a mouthful, all proper.

Inform your mates to satisfy you at 1250 Niagara St. as an alternative, if you wish to keep away from the tongue-twister jokes.

They’ll get there, to seek out that Twin Petrels is one other taste of uncommon mouthful. The home-brewed seltzers listed below are certainly one of 4 locations in the US brewing seltzer, as an alternative of including grain alcohol to artificially flavored fizzy water.

Within the ethereal, well-lit house the place Resurgence Brewery acquired its begin, gentle colours and greenery has created a serene oasis that doesn’t get noticeably noisy till brunch.

Plus alcoholic drinks that reduce a brand new path in dry and fruity territory, with out getting you snockered after a pair. Some of the fashionable of eight present flavors is Loma Aroma ($8), a dry delight that smacks of grapefruit, agave, lime and simply sufficient jalapeno to stimulate your salivary glands. It weighs in at 5% alcohol.

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House owners Katrina and Andrew Piechowicz, who opened the place this 12 months, had two causes for the title.

First, honoring the historical past of the house, as soon as bustling with employees crafting Sterling boat engines. These included a high-end mannequin referred to as the Petrel, making twin Petrels synonymous with elegant marine hotrods in sure circles.

The second is as a result of they’ve twin 4-year-olds.

Enjoying off the most-made joke about its moniker, appetizers embrace Twin Pretzels ($7), Dopest Dough pretzel knots with Loma Aroma queso and housemade mustard. Skylar Pratt’s menu contains salads, sandwiches, pizzas.

At weekend brunch, decisions embrace the Dopest Breakfast Sammy ($12), a Dopest Dough Sizzling Grandma bagel with scrambled or fried egg, alternative of sharp cheddar or smoked Moody Blue cheese, arugula and sriracha mayonnaise, and banana pancakes ($12) with native maple syrup and recent berries.

That queso can be out there straight up ($10) with tortilla chips or toasted pita, or ladled over nachos ($12) with pico de gallo, pickled jalapenos and crimson onions, and cilantro lime crema.

Brunch has been bought out lately, so reservations could also be vital if you happen to would thoughts ready for a desk.

Go to on fb.com/twinpetrels to examine the menu. Hours: 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday; 4 p.m. to shut Friday; 11 a.m. to shut Saturday; 11 a.m. to six p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday. Cellphone: 716-322-1033.


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Q: My favourite barbeque place closed two years in the past. What do you recommend for fish fries that can hit the spot for Lent?

– Ellen, Amherst, through e mail

A: I recommend you take heed to the sage counsel of barbeque whisperer Dave Lyman, who runs essentially the most constant Buffalo-area barbeque overview web page on Fb.

Right here’s his 2023 Lenten checklist. Consistency, and high quality sides, are “simply as essential because the fish to me,” he wrote. There’s even a map.

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Frank’s Grille, Lancaster

Margie’s Bar and Grill, Depew

Skoob’s Village Grille, Village of Lancaster

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