Established in 2012, The Dirty Buffalo is family-owned and operated by Western New York native Russell Gilbert. Russ grew up in a small town outside Rochester, New York before moving to Buffalo where he met his wife Stephanie. The couple spent several years shoveling snow and chowing down on the City of Good Neighbors' iconic fare before heading south to Virginia in 2005. Upon arrival in the Hampton Roads area, Russ and Steph relished in the bright sunshine and friendly people, but noted two things that the region seemed to lacking: (1) a restaurant featuring authentic Buffalo-style chicken wings; and (2) a late-night food establishment where students and other night owls could enjoy freshly-prepared, homestyle meals after 11 PM.
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