When Eater Vegas broke the news of Buffalo's Anchor Bar headed to the Las Vegas Strip, the story generated enough attention to land on local TV news reports back east. Now, that earlier scoop can finally be confirmed.
In a New York fast food battle of upstate versus Coney Island, Anchor Bar will be replacing a shuttered Nathan's Famous hot dogs outpost at the Venetian's Grand Canal Shoppes food court.
The 1,152-square-foot space will offer counter service with seating provided by the food court. Current plywood announces they are aiming to debut in June, creating the farthest west location for the expanding franchise. Anchor Bar can already be found in Ontario, Canada, and Williamsville, N.Y., and the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The airport site also serves up the Anchor Bar version of another New York tradition, "beef on weck."
Teressa Bellissimo invented the Buffalo wing dish in 1964 while preparing a late night snack for her son and his college friends at their Main Street bar. The fried chicken legend has been served at the same venue ever since, working through 2,000 pounds of wings a day and served with the signature side of celery and blue cheese dip. And if you can't wait until June, the company will even ship them to you overnight.
Epicurean Strategic Partners, a force behind the arrival of Australia's Gelato Messina and Ribs & Burgers to Downtown Summerlin, are partnered in the project.