Ulrich’s Tavern 674 Ellicott Street Buffalo, New York 14203 (716) 855-8409 www.ulrichstavern.com For lunch during the week and for Friday and Saturday dinner, you’ll love the Wiener Schnitzel and Homemade Potato Pancakes. “Some of the best potato pancakes I’ve ever had.” “European Comfort Food.”

Barrel House 85 West Chippewa Street Buffalo, New York (716) 856-4645 Their soups and chili are some of the best in the city, and lunch gets to you fast. “They have the best soups; my favorite is the red pepper and sausage.”

Lydia’s Pearl: Breakfast, Lunch, and Seafood Bar 484 Pearl Street Buffalo, New York 856-CLAM (856-2526) /fax 856-2522 Whether it the Giambotta breakfast of sausage, egg, potatoes, onion and pepper, the award-winning chili, or the Wednesday Special Pork tenderloin with cran-mayo sandwich, anytime is a great time for Lydia’s. “Lydia is a gifted chef and a great hostess who puts a lot of herself in her business.” “Quick and delicious, the best little place in town.”

Off the Wall 534 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, New York 14222 (716) 884-9580 fax (716) 884-9986 www.offthewallonline.com Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner or buy a couch. Tenderloin Medallions in Tomato Cream Sauce with Garlic Smashed Potatoes were very comforting. “An unique, organic, orgasmic experience.” “It was fabulous.” Although I don’t wish for the end of summer, I have already noticed some harbingers of autumn: cooler evenings and turning leaves, to name a few. In addition to football, the great consolations of fall are “comfort foods.” Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, trendy “comfort food is always a menu hit. Below is a list of restaurants where I’ve found some of the best.