My family traded beef on weck and wings for baked beans and fried clams when I was still a small child, so my food memories of Buffalo are dim (if fond).
My mother mentioned recently that one of the food items she has missed most in the 25 years she's been in Boston is "sponge candy". She describes it as a melty carmellized sugar cube wrapped in chocolate.
I'd love to get some for christmas. Is there anyone in Buffalo that can direct me to a producer, or a retailer, or a brand name, or any other lead?