Munch Madness - Old Man River vs. Gabriel's Gate

The last match up in the Loganberry bracket pits the local's favorite wing place Gabriel's Gate vs. the summer staple Old Man River. Who are you voting for?

Buffalo and WNY has some amazing places to eat.  At Bull Run you will decide the best place!  So far we have big wins by Bocce Club Pizza (Anchor Bar),  Brennan's (Trattoria Aroma), Cantina Loco (Tempo), Charlie the Butcher (Salvatore's), Chiavetta's (Red Pepper), Duff's (Oliver's), Gadawski's (Mulberry), Hutch's (Lombardo), the Left Bank (Lake Effect Diner), Lloyd's (Kentucky Greg's Hickory Pit), and congratulations to  Grover's (Mooney's) for their victory.  Up next is Old Man River vs. Gabriel's Gate.


Old Man River Website Menu Facebook Page

Old Man River for me is usually a passage from winter to spring.  The first great day, nothing like a great ice cream or milkshake after a great charcoal cooked Sahlen's dog with a walk along the Niagara River.  I mentioned that Mooney's may have the best roof decoration, I was wrong, it is the blue whale at Old Man River.  From the website:

For over 30 years, the gigantic blue whale on the roof of Old Man River has been a recognizable symbol of summers arrival on the Niagara Street waterfront. But Old Man River is more than just a seasonal restaurant for many families throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario, it is a dining destination.

When you arrive you will enjoy the clean, fun, casual atmosphere. You will be treated to a spectacular view of Niawanda Park and the Mighty Niagara River from our indoor and outdoor patio decks.

Each year, Old Man River attracts people who are hungry for all the local favorites: Sahlens hot dogs, specialty Black Angus burgers, Italian sausage, our famous sweet potato fries, and of course, ice cream. Have you ever tried our famous Bunny Dog? Its a marinated, grilled carrot, served on a hot dog roll with all your favorite fixings. (Trust us its good!)

If you have a taste for seafood Old Man River Seafood & BBQ Shack is the place to be. OMR offers fresh clams, (raw, steamed or casino), shrimp, and live lobster dinners. In addition OMR now offers BBQ chicken, ribs and pulled pork. Beer and wine is also available at OMRs Seafood Shack.

I could not find any vidoes from Old Man River, so I added this:

Gabriel's Gate  Facebook Page

Located in the heart of Allentown, Gabriel's Gate is one of the original Tift Row Houses, which were built in 1864. We offer a great dining experience, featuring a full menu, with fantastic food.

This is my favorite place in Buffalo to get wings.   Gabriel's Gate also was a favorite place for me to go to when at UB.  A fellow student named Tiny (you know I never knew his real name!) was the bouncer and man he was a monster.  The food maybe great but the website is not so good.



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