#BuffCashMob Heads To Chow Chocolat
by Chris Smith (@ChrisSmithAV) - posted 5:46 pm, January 4, 2012
You nominated over 30 local businesses, including The Broadway Market, Budweys, GiGi’s, and Paula’s Donuts.
You cast over 1000 votes in the finals.
And by a margin of two votes, you picked a winner.
At Chow Chocolat, we create artisan handmade chocolates using only the finest natural ingredients available. As the only true chocolatier in Buffalo our fine quality chocolate without the use of artificial ingredients is what makes us the best in Buffalo. Our organic free trade coffee and espresso products are served in recycled biodegradable cups, thus reducing environmental impact. We serve freshly baked pastries and baked goods daily.
A full menu of chocolate treats, gourmet desserts and drinks can be found on their website.
Artvoice TV’s Judy Sperry visited Chow Chocolat last year and submitted this video.
Color us impressed.
It felt like the start of something more fun, a coffee and candy shop with personality. There was live music in the place when we visited that Saturday night, art from a very talented local artist hanging on the wall, and small clusters of customers – families, other performers waiting for the open mic, and us – sitting at the place’s few tables. The drink menu was a mix of coffees, hot chocolates, and tea; we sipped on the latter, strolled around to look at the art, and made another pass through the chocolates, getting extra pieces of gingerbread and a bag of the restaurant’s bagged, chocolate-covered espresso beans, found on the wall with small batches of other prepackaged candies.
Chow has been open at their Elmwood Avenue location for nearly a year and they’re excited to meet some new customers and welcome back some familiar faces tomorrow. Please let them know when you stop in that you are part of the Buffalo Cash Mob (simply as a means for them to tally the impact of the effort) and pick up some fine, handmade chocolates or desserts and ruin your New Year’s Resolution in style!
Our next Buffalo Cash Mob nomination and voting process will begin in two weeks and we encourage those who supported our runners-up this week, West Side Stories and Record Theatre to support them again.