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Keep Warm with Nelson's Ridge Hotcakes this Winter
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Keep Warm with Nelson's Ridge Hotcakes this Winter

Last weekend I was pretty excited that Alli and I managed to eat the majority of our meals in the South Buffalo area. We picked up some food from English Pork Pie Company, stopped by Nine Eleven for some delicious Chicken Wings (arguably the best in Buffalo) and started our Saturday off with some breakfast at the recently opened Nelson’s Ridge. Located across the street from Buffalo’s gorgeous Our Lady of Victory Basilica (the name is a reference to Father Nelson Baker), Nelson’s Ridge is a cozy diner on the corner of South Park and Ridge. We walked in on a Saturday afternoon to find the place packed. We were greeted right away and luckily grabbed the only open table. They have the all of the typical diner traits; a long bar with bar stools, a partially open kitchen, an early 6am opening time and a menu that includes lots of breakfast items that are served all day.

We first heard about Nelson’s a couple weeks ago thanks to our friend and South Buffalo native SJ. She mentioned a breakfast place that specialized in hotcakes and I was sold. Every time I watch one of those Food Network program about crazy places to eat, they always seem to feature a restaurant that serves gigantic pancakes in all sorts of flavors. I’m not a big fan of breakfast myself, but I can definitely get behind a really good pancake.

While Nelson’s has a very creative menu of ‘hotcakes’ (about 8 different styles), they aren’t serving anything too crazy. Kids will absolutely love the Chocolate Banana (pictured above) and will promptly have a sugar crash an hour later. You’ll also find Banana Spice hotcakes (pictured in gallery, thanks Dino!) that are essentially Banana Nut Muffins in pancake form, Apple Bacon hotcakes that are filled with diced bacon and apples, and even Golden Corn hotcakes.  Our Chocolate Banana pancakes were great, the slices of banana embedded in the soft, fluffy pieces of cake still had a firm bite and weren’t soft and slimy. The chocolate was not overwhelming and the pancakes were moist enough that syrup was really unnecessary. Topped with whip cream and chocolate syrup, this was more of a dessert than breakfast.

For the rest of the article, head over to BuffaloEats.org for the full article with more pictures!

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