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Hidden history in a Clarence restaurant

Posted at 5:00 PM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 17:00:18-04

The Hollow Bistro and Brew in Clarence serves up classic American foods and Asian inspired dishes. 

"It's not a Chinese restaurant, its not a Tai restaurant, it is a Bistro," Katie Stahlka, owner and general manager of The Hollow said. "It encompasses all-American cuisine and it's kind of a melting pot of things." 

The building has been in the family for 30 years and holds a lot of history as it was built in 1803. Stahlka took a chance and opened The Hollow eight years ago to bring a different dinning experience for the town of Clarence. 

"My customers are one of the best parts of this business, they make it worth coming to work everyday," Stahlka added. 

As for the name-- it found its inspiration from its origin. 

"It's a my mysterious style name I think," Stahlka said. "The Hollow is a valley dipped area in Clarence and one of the most historical areas in all of Erie County."

The Hollow rolled out its fall menu last week. To find out more visit their website. 

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