Beef on weck is a Buffalo staple. In fact, it's more than just a Buffalo staple, it's a tradition in many families. Other than wings, it's the food dish that sets Buffalo, NY apart from other regions in the country.

It wasn't until I was a teenager that I realized that beef on weck sandwiches were not something you could find anywhere. They're only in Western New York. You tell someone from the midwest you just ate a beef on weck for lunch, and they're going to look at you like you have two heads.

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What makes the best beef on weck?

For starters, the beef has to be tender. It can't be overdone, that's a no-no. The kummelweck roll has to be fresh and the perfect amount of salt and caraway seeds. Don't skimp on them, but it should also not be an overkill of salt and caraway.

Here in Buffalo, there is no shortage of great beef on weck places. They're in the City of Buffalo, northtowns and southtowns.

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