Beenee and I ate at Bonnie's Grill, on Park Slope's Fifth Avenue, on Wednesday night. On Thursday morning, Leanne Shear (a former high school classmate of Beenee) wrote a nice little article for the NY Times' City Room blog about Buffalonian ex-patriates in New York City, in which Bonnie's Grill is prominently featured.
There are a couple of other Buffalo places around the city - Kelly's Sports Bar, on Avenue A and 1st Street in Manhattan, shows all of the Sabres' games, and is a particular favorite of mine, because the owners are super nice and, let's face it, when you live outside of the western New York area, Sabres regular-season games are not easy to find on television. McFadden's on 2nd Avenue at 42nd Street is famous for the enormous crowds it packs in to watch Bills' games, but is is expensive and can get so crowded with young people and impromptu reunions that it smacks of the night before Thanksgiving, which is not a good thing. Still, its nice to know that these places exist - you occasionally see a friend from home, but, more importantly, they provide everybody with a go-to place to eat comfort food and catch up with friends from home.
If you do not live in the city in which you were raised, where do you go to get a taste of home?