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Look no further than 2 Forks Up as the place to be this Mother’s Day for seafood unlike any other restaurant in the area.
Now a year old in its new location on Campbell Boulevard in Amherst, owner Al Green has big plans with some special additions to celebrate a special occasion.
With the popularity of Mother’s Day, Green recommends booking as early as possible. He adds that the restaurant also offers the same dishes the day before. Last reservation times are 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and 8 p.m. on Mother’s Day.
“I think moms deserve to have the best seafood dinner in Western New York,” says Green. “And all weekend, moms will get a free glass of champagne.”
Along with a menu that’s been refreshed over the past month, there will be specialty items to make you forget you’re not in New England.
Provençal scallop is a newer dish at 2 Forks Up. The entrée is sautéed with shallots, garlic and parsley, finished in white wine and served with broccoli rice.
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Seafood scampi combines scallops with lobster and shrimp, which are pan-fried in a popular scampi sauce and tossed with linguine.
“The price of seafood has been extremely high during the pandemic,” says Green, “but people are finding value and great taste with scallops.”
There’s also fresh grouper, which is grilled and sprinkled with creamy Cajun and Sadie’s Relish, which is made by a hard-working Buffalo mom.
Year-round menu staples will of course also be available. These include crab cakes, raw oysters and clams, a dozen surf ‘n’ turf options, whole Maine lobsters and Alaskan king crab.
Green says most local restaurants serve lobster tails that have been frozen for a period of time. At 2 Forks Up, whole live lobsters are always cooked fresh because he believes diners can taste the difference.
“We’re the only place that does traditional New England-style meals that feature whole Maine lobsters,” says Green. “We bring in thousands of pounds of fresh seafood every day. Our buying power allows us to set pretty decent prices, which we can then pass on to our customers. »
Pair entrees with a shrimp or lobster tail Bloody Mary, or be among the first to try a drink from the new tropical summer menu.
Whether it’s a lemon meringue or a lime pie, don’t forget the dessert either.
2 Forks Up is open five days a week: Tuesday to Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (last reservation at 8 p.m.); Friday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. (last reservation at 8:30 p.m.); and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. (last reservation at 8:30 p.m.).
A cocktail flavor for everyone
According to Green, Mother’s Day kicks off patio season in Buffalo.
“It ushers in thoughts of warmer summer days with seafood, lobster, raw clams, raw oysters and delicious drinks,” he says.
The new summer drink menu includes Peach Sangria, Blueberry Bubbly, Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Martini, Al’s Summer Delight, Fortified Lemonade, Watermelon Cosmos and Cucumber Cooler.
Tough Dessert Decisions
Walk to a unique dessert case, browse the options and choose the exact treat that catches your eye.