Tappo

Tappo Rooftop
Tappo Rooftop

Tappo is one of my favorite restaurants in Buffalo. They have traditional Italian dishes in a really trendy atmosphere. In the summer, you can dine on their rooftop patio that is spacious with plenty of seating, has a lounge area and a full bar.

Another awesome thing about Tappo is that they have $16 bottles of wine and champagne which is very inexpensive and typically unheard of in the city.

Stuffed Banana Pepper
Stuffed Banana Peppers

Along with a bottle of prosecco, we started with the garlic cheese bread and one of the appetizer specials, which was a stuffed banana pepper topped with a sunny side up egg.

Since I’m a sucker for goat cheese, I ordered the Goat Cheese Crespelle for my entrée which is basically a crepe filled with goat cheese served with banana peppers and both an alfredo and a red sauce. Best of both worlds!

Goat Chese Crespelle
Goat Cheese Crespelle

The other entrees ordered were the Shrimp Risotto with roasted cauliflower and lobster beurre blanc, the Meat and Cheese Lasagna (which is huge!), one of the Rigatoni specials, and the meatballs. Everyone was really happy with their choices!

Tappo is located at 338 Ellicott Street.

Allen Burger Venture

ABV Tater Tots
Tater Tots

Allen Burger Venture (ABV) is definitely my go-to restaurant for burgers. They have a large selection with impressive ingredient options – not just your plain old lettuce and tomato!

If I’m being honest, I order the same burger every single time. But since I knew I was writing a blog post about the food this time around, I was excited to try a different option for a change. Luckily for me, my friend was willing to split two burgers so I was able to stick with my usual and still try something new.

We started with the tater tots, served with an applewood bacon & scallion sour cream, and a cider apple sauce. I was only going to try one or two and then next think I know… the plate was empty. So good!

burgers
Delicious Burgers

For the burgers we shared the number 3 (Caramelized “ommegang” onions & applewood bacon, porter cheddar) and my usual number 5 (“Jiffy” peanut butter, pickled jalapenos, applewood bacon, white cheddar). The caramelized onions really made the burger; I was happy I tried it and would get it again!  For the number 5, I know that peanut butter with jalapenos sounds like it would be a weird combo, but it is seriously delicious and not overly hot.

Zombie Killer Cider
Zombie Killer Cider

I also have to mention that ABV has an awesome craft beer selection. This is great, because it is typically packed in the restaurant so you sometimes need to have a drink while waiting for a table. I tried the Zombie Killer Cider on draft. Super refreshing and perfect for sipping on the patio on a beautiful day!

 

ABV is located at 175 Allen. Check out their full menu here.