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Tappo to debut rooftop igloo dining

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - In just a few days, people dining at Tappo Restaurant in downtown Buffalo can eat inside an igloo.

The restaurant is debuting heated igloo domes on their rooftop, spacious enough to serve eight guests at a table for family style dining.

The rooftop will consist of six heated geometric domes made of plastic with a zippered door and a clear view of downtown Buffalo. The igloos will all be heated to about 65 degrees.

The owners of Tappo say they got this idea from a restaurant in Wisconsin. They say it's a good way to celebrate the winter and bring something fun to their customers.

Customers will need to book an igloo in advance and put down a deposit. People can reserve an igloo for almost two hours and everything from food to drinks are included.

The restaurant is officially debuting the igloos on New Years Eve, but there will be trial runs a few days in advance.

"So while you're dining in one of the geometric igloos, you'll actually, at midnight, if you have one of the later seatings, you'll be able to watch the biggest firework display in the City of Buffalo right from our rooftop here, maybe even get a few ashes rained down on you," said Phil Limina, chef and part owner of Tappo.

Most of the reservations on New Years Eve are already taken, but some spots are still open from 5 to 7 pm.

To book an igloo it will run you about $450, however, on New Years Eve it will cost $650 a reservation.

Tappo restaurant owners told News 4 they hope to keep the heated domes on the rooftop up until Spring.


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