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Barrel and Brine owners to open their own fermented foods cafe

Posted: 10:27 AM, Jun 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-11 10:27:46-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — You may have seen Barrel and Brine products at Wegmans or whole Foods, but the owners are now expanding, and opening their own cafe.

"Our whole cafe and taproom is really focused on fermented foods," said co-owner Lindsey Marvin.

So much so that they even offer fermenting classes, to teach you how to make Sauerkraut or kimchi at home.

"But this is a way for people to come in here and taste a wider variety of things that we can preserve. You know, jams, jellies different vinegars, different ciders," said co-owner RJ Marvin.

They're located at 155 Chandler Street in Buffalo. There, you'll find an alley that will lead you to the cafe.

But first you have to walk through a gorgeous, spacious courtyard where you can also enjoy your meals. Meals that might include some honey and lemon pinecones, or some seasoned pickles.

The Marvins said they're excited to be on the ground floor of an up-and-coming neighborhood.

"Chandler was kind of a warehouse district. There wasn't a lot going on in that place. And I really think that that does parallel what we do as far as, kind of, preserving things and bringing things back," said RJ.

And at the end of the day, the Marvins want their customers to feel comfortable and at home.

"We call it like 'Grandma's Kitchen' style," said Lindsey. "A lot of our serving, it's a lot of help yourself to coffee, let us know if you're still hungry, do you want to try something weird?"

The cafe's grand opening is scheduled for June 12 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.