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New Griffon restaurant opening with one of WNY's wildest menus

What do you get when you put snack-sized burgers of pork, rabbit and kangaroo on the same plate?

The "willy, nilly, silly" "100 Acre Woods slider trio." It's one of the attention-grabbing offerings on one of Western New York's wildest menus, available starting Jan. 22 at the newest Griffon restaurant.

At Griffon House, 810 Center St., Lewiston, owner Ken Scibetta will offer tried-and-true dishes like burgers and chicken tenders alongside offerings that wander off the beaten path.

The Pooh-themed dish includes honey-glazed pork belly with apple chutney, braised rabbit with goat cheese, and a ground kangaroo burger with cheddar and bacon.

Other outliers include a Whistle Pig deep-fried bacon-wrapped hot dog with cheese sauce ($9) and a Jamaican meat pie ($4) with ground beef in a flaky spiced crust. "Gumballs" are Scibetta's gumbo-inspired arancini ($9), with shrimp and sausage, served on dark roux with pickled okra.

Choose your adventure at Griffon Gastropub East Aurora

A 12-ounce bone-in pork chop ($22) stuffed with cheddar and wrapped in prosciutto gets finished with bacon-herb butter and served over a hash of sweet potato, andouille sausage and chard. Sablefish "cioppino" ($33) features the fish tomato shellfish broth with fennel jam and roasted root vegetables.

Then there's 57 taps of draft beer and cider, in line with the extensive choices at the first three Griffons in Niagara Falls, Clarence and East Aurora. Scibetta runs the restaurants with business partner Ed Webster.

The former Macri's space will have reserveable seating for 44, and two long community tables seating 10 apiece, Scibetta said. A fireplace lounge on the first floor seats about 16 for drinks.

Hours: 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, Saturday. Phone: 405-7291.

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