Clinton’s Dish, the Canalside food shack, plans to open May 22 with an upgraded lunch and dinner menu, with breakfast and beer on the way.
The ambitious street-food menu includes an obligatory cheeseburger and a sausage bomber, but also a grilled tofu banh mi, curried lentil fritters, and hand-cut fries.
The breezy proximity to the Buffalo waterfront remains the same.
“We want people to be able to expect more than a hot dog,” said from Chef Kate Elliott, the Global Spectrum chef in charge of the overhaul. Prices top out at the $8.50 cheeseburger.
Breakfast starts June 9, with egg sandwiches, scones, and perhaps other baked goods, including some from Delish on Amherst Street. Free coffee being served for the first month, Elliott said. It’ll be from the Golden Cup roastery on Jefferson Avenue.
“We’re going to feel it out,” Elliott said. There’s also six beer lines being added later this summer. There’ll be beer for sale every day, not just during concerts.
One concert-day addition will be a food truck and vendor corral, with 10 to 15 vendors adding their street food wares to the culinary mix. There will be a different mix of trucks, trailers and pizza ovens each night in a sort of food court, Elliott said. That will be in effect for the Thursday concert series and four paid concerts, she said.
“People will have more choices than ever down at Canalside,” Elliott said.
Here’s the menu:
BUFFALO CHICKEN PHILLY 7.5
*bleu cheese blend, franks aioli
SAUSAGE BOMBER 6.5
*roasted peppers and onions, pretzel roll, add cheese .75
GRILLED TOFU BANH MI 7.5
*roasted plum bbq, pickled vegetables, baguette
MED CHICK WRAP 6.5
*fresh tom, red onion, feta, honey-oregano vinaigrette, wheat wrap
CURRIED LENTIL FRITTERS 6.5
*minted raita, pickled vegetables, naan
ROAST BEAST 8.0
*tomato relish, pumpernickel aioli, salted costanzo roll
HERBED ROASTED TURKEY 6.5
*fresh arugula, white cheddar, loganberry mayo
THE OBLIGATORY BURGER 8.5
*pat lafrieda short rib/sirloin blend, your way
SWEET POTATO FRIES (honey and butter) 3.5
HAND CUT FRIES (3 aioli) 3.0
FRIED PICKLES 6.0