5 Buffalo Foods We Really Hate (Besides Ranch)
If there’s one thing Buffalo knows, it’s food.
Buffalo really doesn’t hate much when it comes to food, we kind of love it all. We adore our beef on weck, our pierogies, our Buffalo (or on special occasions Detroit) style pizza, and duh - our chicken wings.
But we also know what we very much hate. No, we’re not going to go into a Tom Brady tailspin here. And no, we’re not even gonna go on a diatribe about ranch dressing and how it is literally the worst dressing ever, especially served with our wings. Buffalonians are really picky about our food choices, and deservingly so. We know how we like our Buffalo delicacies, and we’re not afraid to tell you when you get it wrong.
Here are 5 things that Buffalo can’t stand when it comes to food (besides ranch. Yuck.).
Drippy, Soggy Chicken Wings
Every real Western New Yorker knows that chicken wings should be crispy, not flabby like arm fat. Also, a good thick sauce on your wings is absolutely acceptable, but if it has the consistency of Frank's-flavored water, like Michael Scott, “I send it back.”
Boneless Chicken Wings
Speaking of wings, anyone who orders chicken fingers past the age of five (because yes, that’s what boneless wings are) should be immediately kicked out of whatever restaurant you’re in and never be allowed to return.
Tough Roast Beef
Our jaws hurt just thinking about this meat travesty. We shouldn’t have to practically marinate our roast beef in au jus for hours just to make it chewable. Cook your roast beef right, come on!
If it’s not the size of a quarter or smaller, cupped up on the outside, and filled with a pool of hot oil, it’s not real pepperoni. Flat and flimsy pepperoni should stay in your kid’s Lunchables - it doesn’t belong on your pizza.
White Hot Dogs
Every time we hear someone from down the road in Rochester ask if we want a “white hot” or a “red hot,” we wanna scream. I mean, just look at those things. They look like aliens. Or chopped-off fingers. Those are NOT hot dogs. Hot dogs are RED. End of story.