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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Join the Après-Ski Scene in Ellicottville


2. Where to Eat

John Harvards Brew House serves comfort food and craft beers.  

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.

Published on Jan 13, 2011 as a web exclusive.

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