da bears

me at Soldier Field
I am a lifelong Bears fan. So this coming Sunday is a pretty big deal, the first big deal Superbowl in 21 years.

But it isn't New Orleans or even Chicago I wish I were going to be viewing the game from this Sunday. This Sunday, I'll be wishing I were in Buffalo.

People in Buffalo understand football, but they also understand bar food. Yes, the wings are that much better. The Anchor Bar doesn't rest on its laurels, and its influence is awesome to ingest. The worst wings in Buffalo are better than any I've had in NH. So then you've got your leftover blue cheese dip, and brilliantly they dip the pizza crusts into said blue cheese.

Pizza and wings are really Buffalo's specialties, but there is a healthy bar culture there. A big part of that is the design of the city, with neighborhoods all over the place and thus neighborhood bars.

I'm not sure what I'll be eating this Sunday, but I think I'll take the week off from my never-ending quest for acceptable wings. Maybe some hot dogs.


Kreblog said…
It ain't a Upstate football party without the sheet pizza.

Going to school in Rochester, Buffalo was a great excursion (mostly because the bars closed at 4am).
plentyo'moxie said…
"mostly because the bars closed at 4am"

exactly. *That* is a healthy bar culture.

I hope, when you returned from Buffalo bar-ing, you enjoyed Nick Tahoe's garbage plate - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garbage_plate
Kreblog said…
Hahaha... Cheeseburger Plate, of course!

Nicks wasn't just a late-night "booze-related" thing for us either. We used to go there *all* the time for dinner... although I must admit that we would go to the one in Gates and not downtown (downtown was less convenient).

I wish I could remember where we used to go in Buffalo... I remember a bunch of bars/clubs on this strip and this awesome late nigh diner near them (I think it was near the college).

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