Beloved Breakfast Spot Scooped Up by Adair Concepts

Alex Montoya
Beloved Breakfast Spot Scooped Up by Adair Concepts

Chicken and waffles at Buffalo Grille

THE ADAIR FAMILY is no stranger to longstanding, family-run restaurants. Run by siblings Nick Adair and Katie Barnhart, the Adair Concepts umbrella includes Skeeter's Mesquite Grille and Los Tios, plus a number of unique concepts like Adair Kitchen, Bebidas and Eloise Nichols. And now, the beloved breakfast destination Buffalo Grille, with locations in West U and on Voss, is part of the hospitality group.

For 40 years, Buffalo Grille has been a neighborhood go-to for breakfast; its patrons are loyal, celebrating milestones and casual Sunday brunch with delicious pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and huevos rancheros. “We want Buffalo Grille to continue as it was; as it is — classic neighborhood spots, each with its own unique history and habits," said Nick in a statement. "Those are the things we want to preserve as we go forward."

Adair Concepts plans to upgrade menu items with provisions such as organic eggs and fresh-squeezed orange juice, but there are no plans for an overhaul. “There is a cherished legacy here and that’s not changing," adds Katie.

However, the West U location — Buffalo Grille's original, which the Adair siblings frequented as kiddos — will soon also be home to an Adair Concepts bakery, which will provide buns and pastries for both Grilles, and also for other Adair restaurants.

As Adair Concepts expands — a third outpost of Adair Kitchen will open in San Antonio later this year — the siblings' dedication to preserving neighborhood charm and family-friendly environs will surely continue to pay off. “It’s more than a dining staple,” says Katie of Buffalo Grille. “It has an important place in the rituals of the neighborhood.”

Grilled chicken club sandwich

Nick Adair and Katie Barnhart

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