All posts by Matt Kabel

Steelers @ Bills

Hello all 2,200 NYC Bills Backers!

It’s finally here, this Sunday our Buffalo Bills begin a legit quest for the Super Bowl title for the first time in a quarter century. In the final preseason game Josh Allen and company looked to be in mid-season form.

The first game won’t be an easy one as an always tough Pittsburgh Steelers team comes into Orchard Park. I’m sure Bills players and fans alike will be revved up for this one. I can already hear beer cans popping on the other side of the state. I’m also sure Josh Allen will take a half to calm down.

This will be a new beginning for NYCBBB as we meet up at Penn 6 for the first time. If you missed previous emails, here is a link to all the details for RSVP-ing and game day specials. https://nycbbb.com/features/drink-specials-times/

Tables for this weekend are almost sold out, and bar and loft seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please remember to tip your servers.

Get fired up, this is gonna be a hell of a season! LET’S GO BUFFALO!!!

Matt “Talkin’ proud and Buffalo is winning the Super Bowl” Kabel

Penn 6 IS Airing Tonight’s Bills Game! Open Bar Next Week

Hi all – Just a quick note confirming that yes, Penn 6 WILL be airing the Bills/Lions pre-season game tonight at 7pm with sound, which is a great opportunity to go check out our new home. If that doesn’t work for ya, they are actually hosting an Open Bar next Saturday from 12-1pm for us Bills fans so everybody can get the lay of the land before the regular season starts. They are as excited as we are about this season!

Matt “Talkin’ Proud and Can’t Believe The Season Is Here!” Kabel

Our New Home: Penn 6! Plus ALL The Details

Hello all you 2,200 NYC Bills Fans!

Back at the start of the 2017 season after both McDermott and Beane had been hired, I said that if everything went to plan, the Bills would be competing for a Super Bowl in 4 years.

It’s 2021, and our Buffalo Bills are indeed about to truly compete for a Super Bowl title for the first time in almost 20 years of our Backers’ existence. We finally have an elite franchise quarterback in Josh Allen, an elite GM/Coach duo, elite coaching, several elite players and most importantly Russ Brandon is nowhere near this franchise running it into the ground.

This is it. This is what we’ve all been waiting for, and you’re gonna want to watch this special season along with your fellow Bills fans. The best place to do that is with your NYC Buffalo Bills Backers.

As everyone is aware, Public House closed its doors permanently last year due to the COVID restrictions. For the AFC Championship game, we moved over to Pennsylvania 6 (or Penn 6 as I’ll refer to it from now on) which is owned and managed by the same group who we’ve come to love. It’s a very similar layout to Public House being a large open space with tons of TVs and a balcony. Most of all, much of the same staff we all came to know at Public House will be there on gamedays.

Penn 6 was the obvious choice, and we’re excited to announce it as the new home of the NYC Buffalo Bills Backers! I’m also humored that we’ve been near Grand Central Terminal all these years, now we’re near Penn Station. The good news with that is the bar is located in a prime location for the Bills/Jets game at the Meadowlands this season (more to come on that).

Below are ALL the details for specials, RSVPs, table minimums, menu items (some special new ones in there!) and the overall process. Please give it all a read, this is all based on the last two years of learning through both normal and COVID times.

We’ll send out additional emails on pre-season, tailgates, the PUNT Fundraiser and other happenings but wanted to get this communication out to you first so you could start planning your season out.

In the meantime, be safe, and we’re looking forward to seeing you all for what I truly know is going to be a memorable season. We’ll be in touch soon!

Here is all of the info for drink specials, menu, reservations, etc.:
https://nycbbb.com/features/drink-specials-times/

GO BILLS!!!

Matt “Talkin’ Proud and this is our year!” Kabel

AFC Championship, Few Seats Remain @ Penn 6

Hello all 2,200+ NYC Bills fans!

That is the first time I’ve ever been able to write that email subject line, and I can’t tell you how amazing it feels. It’s finally here, the Bills will play this weekend for the AFC Championship against the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs. I know a lot of us would have preferred the Browns, but this is the way it’s supposed to happen. Buffalo and KC are the best two teams in the conference, led by the best two quarterbacks and the best coaches.

Mahomes is gonna play, don’t even let your mind ponder what will happen if he doesn’t. A lot is also being made of his foot injury. Don’t buy that either. This is going to be a literal clash of titans and the game won’t be over until the final gun sounds. Have you called out Monday yet?

We’ve all been waiting 25 years for this, and it’s happening! As I mentioned earlier this week, due to Public House shutting their doors we’ll all be meeting at Penn 6. There are already 100 fans with reserved seats, and only a few remaining! If you want those last seats, email BuffaloBillsPHNYC@Table95.com ASAP.

I can’t wait to see those going Sunday Night, there won’t be any place louder than us Bills fans on 31st Street….as Steve Tasker said, it’s gonna be chilly.

LET’S GO BUFFALO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Matt “Talkin’ proud and KC is going down” Kabel

Public House Closed, Moving to Penn 6

Hello all you 2,200 NYC Bills fans!

For the first time in over 25 years our Buffalo Bills are headed to the AFC Championship! If you remember back when McDermott was hired, I said in his 4th year we should be making a legit Super Bowl run, and here we are. The defense has been stellar, if they continue to play this well and the offense opens up again I don’t think there’s a team that can beat us.

Unfortunately, shortly after the Bills victory over the Ravens we got some pretty crappy news. Public House has been forced to close their doors permanently. It was surprising, but not fully unexpected. Such a massive venue in the middle of a currently desolate commercial area in midtown Manhattan can’t survive with all the restrictions that have been put on them, especially with an unforgiving landlord.

It really sucks, the wonderful Public House team went out of their way to accommodate our fans this year despite all the restrictions on NYC restuarants. In only two years they have become like family, and it’s hard to see them close their doors. It also sucks that it was the perfect venue for us and we expected to remain there long-term.

The good news is that much of the staff are being reallocated to other partner restaurants. The owners, who I spoke with directly today, already have their eyes on some new spaces and fully expect to have a new large-venue home for us before next season.

In the meantime for this week, as Coach McDermott says – FIND A WAY

The owners are again going out of their way for us knowing how huge this game is. They are relocating many of the assets from Public House to another one of their bars, Pennsylvania 6, and will be expanding their outdoor footprint to be as large as we had at PH (at least). The GM there is even a fellow diehard Bills fan and is super excited to have us come over.

It’s located on 31st Street between 6th/7th Avenue. We actually filled it with Bills fans on Thansgiving weekend for the Chargers game so they know the drill. There’s also some familiar faces from Public House who’ll be working there.

Reservations will kick off tomorrow (Tuesday) at noon and the process remains the same – $60/head minimum, at least 4 people per table, and you can email BuffaloBillsPHNYC@Table95.com to book your spot and/or ask questions.

We hope to see many of you there this Sunday evening as we PLAY FOR THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

LET’S GO BUFFALO!! (Did you take Monday off yet?!)

Matt “Talkin’ Proud and COVID Sucks” Kabel

Squish the Fish, Minimums Lowered at PH

Hello all 2,200+ NYC Bills fans!

After manhandling the Patriots and sweeping those clowns, our AFC East Champion Buffalo Bills host the final game of the regular season against the Miami Dolphins this Sunday. Kickoff is at 1PM, and the Dolphins are in a “Win and They’re In” position.

As much as the Dolphins have been a thorn in our side for decades, it does bring some joy to see the Bills and Dolphins atop the division again, with both teams looking competitive for the foreseeable future. Losing the game wouldn’t have much playoff implication for us, and would be nice to see Fitzpatrick finally make it in. However, I’d like to see the Bills play lights out the first half to maintain their edge then slowly substitute out our starters in cruising to a (healthy) Buffalo victory. For now, McDermott is keeping starters a secret.

I personally had a blast at Public House watching us win the division two weeks ago. It was in the 20s, yet with heaters and being well-dressed (plus a good amount of booze in my system) I was actually very comfortable. There are still seats available for this Sunday and is expected to be a balmy 43 degrees. Plus, they’ve lowered the minimum spend to $40/head. Again, PH needs to hit a minimum number of seats, so be sure to get those reservations in ASAP.

Let’s go Buffalo!

Matt “Talkin Proud and want to finish the season strong” Kabel

Bills @ Broncos, Support Public House!

Hello all 2,200+ NYC Bills fans!

Sorry we’ve been a little quiet, Cuomo shutting down bars in the early evenings has put a damper on Bills night games (which…cough…we’ve won) at Public House. That said, the Bills take on the Denver Broncos this SATURDAY at 4:30pm as we’re on the cusp on a playoff birth and potentially a division title! Guys…A DIVISION F-ING TITLE!!! If the team continues to finally fire on all cylinders like this, the NFL better watch out.

Now, indoor dining has been shut down. We’re currently getting hit with a “blizzard” (a few flakes) and the bar can’t stay open late which is putting a lot of financial pressure on Public House, who have bent over backwards to give us a place to watch this amazing football season. They haven’t even been making a profit, but love providing a bit of normalcy for both us and them. This weekend, they need to hit a minimum number of seats booked outside in order to justify opening the bar on Saturday afternoon.

Guys….we’re Western NYers. We were bred for this shit, drinking beer in the snowy cold watching the Bills is our damn birthright. We’re seeing the finest football team to come out of our hometown in over 20 years! Let’s support our team. Let’s support Public House. Hell, you can even wrap it into a trip to the city (like I’m planning) to check out the Rockefeller Tree, see some other Holiday sights and do a little shopping. And, ya know, drink beer and eat wings. It’s the perfect day for it, the city will be dead! It’s time for a Christmas miracle, let’s do this!

We’ve been waiting two decades for this! Book your seat by emailing BuffalobillsPHNYC@table95.com.

I’ll see you on Saturday.

LET’S GO BUFFALO!!!

Matt ‘Talkin’ Proud and can smell a division title” Kabel

Chargers/Bills, PUNT Fundraiser, Minimums Waived

Hello all 2,200+ NYC Bills fans!

Even though the Bills didn’t play last weekend, they still won due to every AFC East team losing their games. The title is ours for the taking and it begins tomorrow against a tough San Diego Chargers team.
The weather looks nice in NYC and this is the last 1pm game this year! Public House is waiving the minimums this weekend so if you’ve been putting off coming in, this is a great weekend to do it!

PUNT FUNDRAISER
As most know, we run an annual fundraiser at the bar to raise money for the PUNT Foundation in WNY. The foundation is near and dear to our hearts, and we raise the money in honor of my daughter Sally, who passed away after beating childhood cancer. We’ve chosen to do the raffle online this year and for each donation of $25 you make, you’ll gain an entry into the raffle. Prizes include an autographed Josh Allen jersey and a helmet autographed by several members of the team!

To enter, you can Venmo @puntfoundation or click this link: https://puntpediatriccancer.org/get-involved/donate/. Be sure to tag your donation with #nycbbb to be entered! The drawing will take place next month, and you won’t need to be present to win.

LET’S GO BUFFALO!!!!

Matt “Talkin’ proud and want to win the division so bad!” Kabel

Bills @ Cardinals, Minimums Waved!

Hello all 2,200 NYC Bills Fans!

Now THAT was a statement win. Beating the red hot Seattle Seahawks puts the Bills in the top tier of the NFL, and how about Josh Allen outplaying MVP candidate Russell Wilson?

Buffalo has another tough game tomorrow as they take on Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinal. It’s expected to be another shootout, and there’s no better place to catch it than with NYCBBB at Public House.

The bar has a few tables open and is waiving their minimums, so be sure to hit them up to get a seat by emailing:
BuffaloBillsPHNYC@table95.com

The last time the Bills were 7-2 I was a freshman at Orchard Park High School!

LET’S GO BUFFALO!!

Matt “Talkin’ proud and love the sound of 8-2” Kabel

Seattle @ Buffalo, RSVP Change

Hello all you 2,200+ NYC Bills Fans!

6-2, and we’ve finally closed the chapter on the Patriots dynasty. I would have preferred a statement game where we crushed them, but a win is a win and in the NFL those are hard to come by. The team shouldn’t get too confident though, the defense is still a major area of concern and the Miami Dolphins are right on our tails in the AFC East standings.

The Bills host the Seattle Seahawks this weekend, which will be yet another big barometer to see how real this 6-2 record is. Unlike the wet and windy debacle last weekend, this Sunday is expected to be sunny and downright gorgeous. Josh is due a good game, and is going to need it to beat a tough Seahawks team.

The weather here in NYC is going to be just as stellar, 70 and sunny! It’s a perfect weekend to head in to Public House and catch the game with your fellow Bills fans. There are tables available so be sure to pounce!

We are making one slight change to the RSVP process going forward. Starting next week, Public House will begin accepting RSVPs on TUESDAYS instead of Monday, mostly to give the skeleton staff a bit of a breather after the weekend. Everything else remains the same.

Let’s go Buffalo!

Matt “Talkin’ proud and home we can stop the run for once” Kabel