BUFFALO, N.Y. — Mattie’s Restaurant, a longtime East Side soul food restaurant and political hangout, is getting a major makeover and a very different menu under new ownership.
The restaurant at 1412 Fillmore Ave. will become the second location for Sunshine Vegan Eats, the plant-based eatery owned by Nikki Searles. An opening is expected early next year.
Searles opened her first location in March 2020 a few blocks away at 893 Jefferson Ave. and plans to convert that site into more of a fast-casual restaurant with fewer menu items. The Fillmore site will become a sit-down restaurant where she can showcase higher-priced items like vegan ribs, meatloaf and pepper steak and rice.
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