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Erie Eats

The tandoor ovens used in tandoori cooking are models of efficiency, trapping heat within their insulated ceramic walls and limiting the need for fuel. In some areas of India, communal tandoors can be depended on to provide families a quick, convenient meal in a centralized location. From its inception in Downtown Erie to its recent move to West 26th Street, Tandoori Hut and its owner, Dharma Gurung, have embodied that spirit, feeding the community with authentically flavorful food at affordable prices.

Tandoori Hut Indian Cuisine
2605 Washington Ave, Erie, PA 16508

Enrique Garcia Frias is passionate about owning and running his own restaurant after learning to cook typical southeast Mexican dishes from his grandmother and grandfather. From the state of Tabasco and emigrating to Erie, Enrique opened Enrique’s Southeast Mexican Taqueria and Tortilleria on 18th and Liberty where he serves up fresh, homemade Mexican food in the Southeast style — with handmade corn tortillas made in-house!

Enrique's Southeast Mexico Taqueria and Tortilleria
1801 Liberty St. Erie, PA 16502

Chippers Seafood and Southern Fusion, located in the heart of downtown Erie on State Street, opened in August 2020 in the midst of the pandemic. Despite this hurdle, owners Curtis Sr. and Vickie Jones opened to a warm welcome and their customers keep coming back for more! Offering up a menu concept of seafood and soul food, one of their best sellers is the Chicken & Waffles — slathered with their signature Sweet Jesus Sauce. When you first walk through the doors of Chippers, you're greeted warmly and treated like family.

Chippers Seafood & Southern Fusion
1023 State St, Erie, PA 16501

Take a look behind the scenes at Federal Hill Smokehouse – voted Pennsylvania’s Best BBQ Restaurant in 2020 by Food & Wine Magazine. After years of research and many trips to Texas, owners Ryan and Autumn Atzert offer up melt-in-your-mouth meats like brisket, turkey, ribs, and pulled pork, along with tasty sides and sauces – all made in-house. Authentic Texas BBQ can certainly be found on 26th & Peach.

Federal Hill Smokehouse
2609 US-19, Erie, PA 16508

Molly Brannigan’s legend can be traced to 19th Century Irish folklore, where her beauty inspired a melody of love and longing passed down through generations. Molly brought just three things with her to Erie – a brogue, a beer and a beautiful hand-hewn bar. From these humble beginnings comes what she is today – a culinary destination with something on the menu for everyone!

Molly Brannigan's
506 State St, Erie, PA 16501

Owner Gyan Ghising came to Erie from his native Thimphu, Bhutan, in 2014 and went to work at Presque Isle Downs & Casino. He liked the hospitality business so much that he decided to open up his own welcoming, relaxing place with the help of family and friends. “Everyone works hard all week and they deserve to spend quality time with friends,” he said. “I want this to be a place where we just celebrate life.”

My Way Bar and Grill
2218 E Lake Rd, Erie, PA 16511

Owner and Chef Jufi Andreas, originally from Indonesia, spent the last 10 years cooking in Erie, and wanted to bring something special to his new hometown. When you select a sushi roll, tempura dinner, bento box, or any other item from their menu you can expect an artfully plated dish to arrive at your table, making your dining experience memorable from the first glance at your plate to the last bite.

Samurai Kitchen + Sushi
2767 W 12th St, Erie, PA 16505

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