Buffalonians living in Florida are getting ready to bite into some Bocce Club pizza, Platter's Chocolates sponge candy and other Western New York delicacies they left behind for the Sunshine State.
The second annual Everything Buffalo party will serve up Queen City food, drink and entertainment to homesick Buffalo transplants next week. It will take place at the White Buffalo Saloon in Sarasota on Wednesday. All 1,100 tickets sold out weeks in advance.
On the menu are local products from Rosina Food Products, Sahlen's, Casa Di Pizza, Charlie the Butcher, Labatt USA, Wardynski Meats, Bison Dip, Ilio DiPaolo's, BuffaloFoods.com, Chiavetta's, Bocce Club, Mineo & Sapio, Yancey's Fancy, Christie's Kickers, Webber's Hot Dogs and Platter's Chocolates.
Entertainment will be provided by local acts such as Frankie Scinta, Busted Stuff and Steve Balesteri. Former Buffalo Bills kicker Steve Christie will also be in attendance.
Some proceeds will be donated to the Eric Wood Foundation, which supports chronically ill kids and their families. Last year's event benefited the Joe Fanara Music Foundation.
The party is put together by Full Moon Productions, which is helmed by Tim Mitten, a former Buffalo-area resident. The company brought an outdoor Sarasota-themed event to Buffalo over the summer.