Last month, when I asked readers to list five places they couldnâ€™t live without, several folks mentioned Amyâ€™s Place. A few of them specifically recommended the Margie Meal. So it was with great anticipation that I recently made my first visit to this very cool establishment. Why it took me so long to try this place, Iâ€™ll never know. Suffice to say that Iâ€™m already looking forward to my next meal there.
I liked the vibe right away when I noticed a sign on the wall that said â€śBe nice or leave.â€ť Well said. Then I got fixated on the â€śartâ€ť displayed on the walls, which are some very interesting drawings (presumably by customers) on placemats. I wanted to give it a try, but being unable to draw even a stick figure, I passed.
Taking a cue from BRO readers, I ordered the Margie Meal, an enormous combination of char-broiled chicken, fajita fries, tomatoes, garlic spread and sauce, rolled in a pita. I dug in with a fork and knife but it didnâ€™t seem right. So I gave it a go with my hands but I lost the battle. Now, Iâ€™m wondering, how do most people eat this creation? Whatever the case, it was very good.
Thereâ€™s great energy in this place. I should have stuck around to listen to the Radiohead album that was playing. Iâ€™ll hang out longer the next time. I grabbed a menu so Iâ€™m ready to order when I pop in again. I know many BRO readers are familiar with Amyâ€™s Place so Iâ€™ll just give a quick sampling of menu items. Along with extensive breakfast options, they have appetizers such as tabulee, eggplant dip, and spinach pie. There is an excellent selection of vegetarian dishes. The â€śpitacoâ€ť sounds good, check this out: spicy lentils, grilled onions, peppers and tomatoes, all in a pita topped with melted cheddar. There are some vegan dishes too. There is also plenty for meat-eaters--hamburgers, steak kabob sandwich, chicken souvlaki, and much more.
Well readers, I thank you for the recommendation. Just when you think youâ€™ve eaten everywhere in Buffalo you realize thereâ€™s always one more spot you need to go.
3234 Main Street