Serious Eats Weighs in on Weck

Yesterday we told you about superfoodblog Serious Eats’ recent visit to Buffalo’s premier donut shop, Paula’s. It looks like their editors did more than stop in for a late night cruller.

Today their leading with a slideshow and story about our second most famous niche food item (following the chicken wing, of course) the classic Beef on Weck. They hit up Schwabl’s, Anchor Bar, Duff’s and Charlie the Butcher. If you ask me, they may have missed out on the best Weck in Buffalo by not visiting Eckl’s or Frank’s, not to mention the mobile Weck provided by Riley’s or SeaBar’s lauded Beef on Weck sushi roll, which may not qualify for this competition, but is of note (and super tasty) nonetheless.

Had you known they were coming, where would you send Serious Eats’ food editors for Weck? What else would you want them to taste (besides pizza and wings, people!).

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17 comments
Carter Pewterschmidt
Carter Pewterschmidt

Schwabl's is the best. Another great one is in Hamburg at the Buffalo Street Grill. As far as other places, I'd send them to Pete-N-Pauls for a Chiavettas Chicken Pita...love that place!

Dan
Dan

It's Friday der and youse should be talking about da fish fry's. All this talk about da beef on da wick's on Friday makes da Baby Jesus cry.

Dagner
Dagner

Schwabls. And I hear they are now doing take out!

Agreed to the Bison French Onion Dip and Chiavetta's Chicken. Through in some real hot dogs, with Weber's Horseradish mustard.

STEEL
STEEL

I want them to try the pasta fa-zoola at Santisiero's

JM
JM

Schwabls is the real deal. Don't hate just because it's not in the City.

needles
needles

My personal favorite too!

NorPark
NorPark

+1 for Eckl's having the best Beef on Weck.

Millz88
Millz88

McPartlan's has great roast beef...and fish fry.

The Kettle
The Kettle

Agreed. Swistons is the best in town imo.

DMZ
DMZ

They missed out on Ulrich's as well.

LJPShow
LJPShow

Also I've had the Beef on Weck at Pearl Street Bar and Grill and I remember it be amazing!!!!!

LJPShow
LJPShow

I know this doesn't count because you can't really go to a restaurant to get it...But I do love Bison Dip haha

JSmith
JSmith

I think Swiston's has the best beef on weck of the places I have had it. I don't remember being particularly impressed (either positively or negatively) by Eckl's.

TheRicker
TheRicker

Bar Bill in E.A or Swiston's in Tonawanda also have excellent beef.

Perogies, Hot Dogs, (namely Sahlen's) and Chivetta's Chicken are definitely foods I share with out-of-towners.

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