Try the signature Black & Blue ($5), a mixed-beer concoction made with light blueberry wheat ale and bitter black porter, at Ellicottville Brewing Company, the town’s social hub. Highlights of the eclectic menu include African peanut soup ($4), sea scallops ($21), and a heaping plate of fries topped with slow-cooked pork and cheddar ($9).
Load up on breakfast carbs with a plate of crusty corned-beef hash ($9) and maple-syrup-drenched raisin-bread French toast ($9) at Dina’s, a cozy favorite of locals in the main village. Come back to the chatty bar in the evening for a slice of apple cranberry pecan crumb ($6) and a steamy White Out ($6), hot mocha spiked with vodka and Kahlúa.
Share a plate of smoked-chicken nachos ($9) and crispy eggplant and pesto flatbread pizza ($10) at John Harvards Brew House, a handsome upmarket pub inside Tamarack Club that overlooks the lifts. Try one of the craft beers on tap, or warm up after a few downhill runs with an upstate classic like beef on weck ($9), a savory pile of sliced roast beef layered on a horseradish-smeared kummelweck roll.