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The Silo Restaurant. As seen on TV.

by TastefullyJulie on June 4, 2012

If you’ve been following my blog regularly you might know that today is supposed to be Moosewood Monday, when I make and share some of my favorite recipes from the Moosewood Collective cookbooks.

I’ve never been very good about commitments. Also, I’m always late. I was late to my own wedding. (Luckily the Justice of the Peace doesn’t keep a tight schedule.)

This blog is for me, for you, and for fun. And I decided that there’s nothing fun about self-imposed deadlines. So I’ll still make Moosewood recipes, and I’ll still post them on Mondays. I’m just not promising that I’ll do it every Monday.

This weekend was ultra dreary, rainy, and dark. That kind of weather really drains my creativity as well as my desire to do, well, pretty much anything. We decided to take our first trip of the season (of many) to the Silo Restaurant in Lewiston, NY.

Photos of Silo Restaurant, Lewiston
This photo of Silo Restaurant is courtesy of TripAdvisor

We live in Lewiston (just North of Niagara Falls), so the Silo isn’t exactly a “trip” for us. However, people do come from all over to visit the Silo. I’m not sure where they come from but I’ve seen tour buses parked out front on several occasions.

Adam Richman from Man v Food also paid a visit last summer which is a pretty big deal for us small town folks.

Silo Haystack with a side of sweet potato fries

The Silo is known for it’s Haystack which is described as specially seasoned ribeye steak with melted mozzerella & toasted hashbrowns on a hoagie roll. Um, hello, bring your appetite! As creatures of habit, neither my husband nor I have tried a haystack yet. Well, I don’t eat beef (although they do offer a vegetarian haystack made with Boca crumbles) and my husband is the true creature of habit.

BBQ Chicken Sandwich with melted Swiss and Silo BBQ sauce

He orders the BBQ Chicken Sandwich every time we go. It must be delicious because I took a picture of it, turned to take a picture of my food, then turned back around to find the chicken sandwich GONE.

Baja Fish Wrap - Fried Haddock with salsa, guacamole, and cabbage on a spinach wrap

My favorite is the Baja Fish Wrap. It’s a daily special and might not always be available, but when it is, I order it. It features fried haddock in a spinach wrap with salsa, guacamole and shredded cabbage. The cabbage used to be tossed with lime juice which really took it over the top. Hey Silo, bring back the limes!

There’s plenty of vegetarian options which can’t be said about a lot of these types of places. When I don’t get the fish wrap they have a number of veggie burgers to choose from including the Black Bean Burger with guacamole and salsa (yum!) and the Swiss Mushroom Garden Burger.

The Silo also has a super neat-o caboose where they serve ice cream. Too bad for us, it was pouring rain and cold so we took a pass. That’s OK because the summer’s just getting started. If and when your travels bring you to the Niagara Falls area, I highly recommend you pay a visit to the Silo for a cool place with great food and an amazing view.

Oh, what a view!

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Part Time House Wife June 4, 2012 at 8:25 am

Ha.. I was totally prepared again! lol but I agree, it takes the fun out of it if a post is forced.
The Silo looks like a great place and I think I might want to try each and everyone of those menu options you described! Yummmm
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2 TastefullyJulie June 4, 2012 at 8:26 am

Oh no, sorry! I had absolutely no groceries and the lighting was horrendous so I said “screw it”. lol


3 Abby June 4, 2012 at 8:25 am

Gorgeous view of the wrap…I mean water ;)
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4 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies June 4, 2012 at 3:08 pm

It looks like a fun place to go. I love when restaurants like that have healthier options too! You know, for when you don’t want a ginormous sandwich topped with hashbrowns. :)
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5 TastefullyJulie June 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm

…and cheese!


6 Lauren June 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm

That baja fish taco looks amazing!!
Just came across your blog a few weeks ago and love it! :)


7 TastefullyJulie June 4, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Thanks so much, Lauren!


8 Jenna @ LittleKitchenBigFlavors June 4, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I think I need to go check this place out because that baja fish wraps looks delicious! It’s hard to get my husband to go anywhere besides The Brickyard when we venture up to Lewiston, but I think this post may change his mind. Great review, and thanks for sharing!


9 TastefullyJulie June 4, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Thanks, Jenna! In that case you need to try Carmelo’s, too. It’s outstanding.


10 CJ at Food Stories June 4, 2012 at 8:03 pm

I love that you let go a little bit. I tend to do the exact same thing so I’m working on my type A personality :-)
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11 Angie@Angie's Recipes June 5, 2012 at 12:54 pm

A really cool place! I certainly would love to visit!


12 As Seen On TV Blog August 1, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Man vs Food has done a great job of highlighting great local places. My family and I visited Crown Candy in St Louis, (milkshake challenge), and encountered a large number of food tourists.

We noticed a similar effect for several places in Kansas City as well. I’m so happy that such places are getting the attention that they deserve.


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