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The Best Beef-On-Weck in Buffalo

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The Best Beef-On-Weck in Buffalo

jerryc123 | Feb 20, 2010 04:46 AM

When you think of Buffalo's signature food, Buffalo Style Chicken Wings probably come to mind. But Buffalo has a few other signature foods - the most popular of which is Beef-On-Weck.

A Beef-On-Weck sandwich is made from slow-roasted rare roast beef that is hand carved or sliced and then placed on a "kummelweck" roll - a hard roll crusted with kosher salt and caraway seeds.
The top half of the roll is usually dipped in the jus from the roast. Prepared ground hot horseradish is the usual condiment. Traditional sides are french fries and a kosher dill pickle spear. Beef-On-Week was traditionally tavern fare and a lighter style pilsener would be the usual beverage.

Frequent postings by chowhounders visiting Buffalo, request the best place to get a good Beef-On-Weck, so it makes sense to start a thread exclusively for this topic.

"Best" is a subjective term, and it is unlikely that any one chowhound has visited enough taverns, pubs, restaurants, and deli's to have a definitive answer through comparison - so this thread will be a good place to make suggestions, compare notes, and discover new destinations for this unique Buffalo creation.

http://www.nyfolklore.org/pubs/voic29...
http://whatscookingamerica.net/Histor...

 
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