Buffalo, Wings, and Beef on a Weck
I have been on the road the last week of so. After a conference in Wisconsin, I traveled a little further east to Buffalo, New York, home of the famous Buffalo Chicken Wings.
Let me just say that this place has a list of must eat foods about a mile long.
Pizza, beer, wings, beer, beef on a weck, beer, and of course, more beer.
Once I got through the stuff above, I was talking to a guy and he gave me a list of other things I must try. Look like I'll have to go back. After I lose the 27 pounds I put on in my three days.
But let's start with the big one. It is what Buffalo is famous for. Chicken wings. From the Anchor Bar. You buy them in plates of 10, 20, or 50.
Anchor Bar is the original and in the minds of locals, the only place worth going. Get 'em extra crispy because they'll hold up to the sauce better and make sure they're hot, as in spicy. Dip away in blue cheese dressing, wipe your face about 50 times, and just enjoy the experience.
But it is not all about wings. Buffalo is also the home of a marvelous sandwich known locally as "Beef on a Weck." Weck is short for a Kummelweck roll. It's a little variation of the french roll and comes topped with caraway seeds and kosher salt. Add a pile of roast beef, horseradish, and a pickle and you've got it. Beef on a Weck.
We went to a place called Charlie the Butcher for ours. It is completely worth the trip, in my opinion, delivering a much better sandwich than the classic french dip from Philippe's in Los Angeles. And since the roll is a little smaller, you can get two sandwiches and experience daily special from Charlie.
Here's a few other pictures from my time in Buffalo. Enjoy!
[ 20 wings from the anchor bar ]
[ those same wings a few moments later ]
[ pizza from another Buffalo favorite, Nino's... you keep the wing box open so the steam does not make them soggy ]