You know when you move away – there are somethings that
you always miss and make a attempt to see or do again!
In the foothills of the Alleghany Mountains
Of Western New York State
Near the border with Pa.
Is one of those you just have to go back to!
That special place has been there since 1924 !
Almost 100 years and still going strong!
A place so unique – that in all my travels
I have only seen it in another place
and that is because a former resident
opened the same kind of place!
In North Carolina!
Know locally for it’s little space – warm atmosphere
and its BURGERS & FRIES – shakes and friendly service
REDS & TRUDY’S is a gem in a field of granite!
The BURGERS are unique in that the are not paddies
but crumbled – baked and toasted buttered – salt covered rolls
MELT IN YOUR MOUTH!
Along with the extras of cheese and diced up onions!
The meat is always crumbled – baked in a hot oven
and the rolls buttered – sprinkled with salt
and heated in the oven
to come out a little toast
yet the whole thing melts in your mouth!
And they have been doing it this way for 96 YEARS!
The same family has operated this since 1958!
REDS & TRUDYS is a institution back home.
The people who grew up and lived within 50 miles
and then moved away
well this is their go to when they come back!
In 2018 -they were bestowed upon
by The Olean Chamber of Commerce
The Presidential Award
for continued excellence
over the NINE PLUS DECADES!
If you ever get to Portville New York – just as you enter
On the left sits this little eatery.
Do not be surprised if there are no seats-
But do not worry – they have a walk up window
where you can order
BURGERS – FRIES – WITH CHEESE AND ONIONS
and the homemade SHAKES!
Oboy – makes me want to go back one more time!
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