Monday, April 18, 2011

Not my usual post

I have to apologize in advance, folks, because today's post is a little unusual. You see, I am visiting my family in sunny Buffalo, and I don't have access to my usual blog stuff. But I know your Monday wouldn't be complete without a word from Erin (stop chuckling, I can hear you!!), so here I am.

I don't know about visits to your hometown, but when I make my way back to Western New York, it's all about the food. My mom picked me up from the airport, and we wasted no time. We headed straight to Charlie the Butchers for beef on weck. "What in tarnation is beef on weck?" you're asking yourself. Glorious, slow roasted beef (carved by Charlie, of course) piled high on a salty, caraway seed-studded kummelweck roll. I just stuffed my pie hole with Perry's Panda Paws ice cream, and my mouth is still watering at the thought of beef on weck. Mmmm.

Mom and I also love going out for breakfast, so the next morning we headed over to Ohlson's Bakery for cinnamon swirl french toast. I ate it too quickly to take a picture, but I did snap a shot of their cinnamon syrup. Whatever genius decided to add cinnamon to syrup deserves a statue cast in gold. With diamond eye balls. And carrera marble shoes.

And then there's Wegmans. There are no words for the wonder that is this grocery store. But there is a picture of some of their bulk candy. And here is that picture.
So, come to Buffalo. The eating is better than the weather.

P.S. Where do you visit in your hometown? Comment or give us a shout on our Facebook page.


  1. I think different types of posts keep a blog interesting to regular readers. Why not share your adventures in eating when you have them?

  2. Love your photos! I was just talking to a friend last night about Wegmans. She swore they have the best cakes she has ever had not to mention their subs are out of this world! I have got to find me one :-)

  3. Sounds like your having tons of foodie fun in Buffalo!

  4. I grew up in the Southern Tier/Finger Lakes area. Still live there. I know all about Wegmans. The best grocery chain by far, and I consider myself lucky to have one nearby. Wishing I had a piece of that cinnamon swirl french toast right you talk about. Welcome home!

  5. Hi Erin, thanks for the whistlestop tour of great places to eat in Buffalo.

    I'm living not too far from my old home town and there are too many great places to eat to start counting. If I must... Leo Burdock's fish and chip shop (takeaway) is a wonderful old Dublin shop, and Bewleys on Grafton Street, for the ambience rather than anything else.

  6. Ahhh. It is always to be home. Enjoy that time. That Beef on Weck looks so good and messy :)

  7. There's nothing like hometown food!! For me, in Pullman, Washington the list is:
    The New Garden or The Emerald for Chinese
    Cougar Country for fry sauce and cyclones
    Sella's for salad and calzones
    Swilly's for *everything*
    Mikey's Gyros for the best gyro across this nation-certifiable!
    The Old European for breakfast

    Miss you, Erin!!!!