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Help! Friends who rely on me for chow recommendations just called en route to Buffalo for a rec near the airport for tonight. Normally I would have a blast looking through old posts but I have a work emergency this afternoon and must beg for help. Please! They love all kinds of food, can be cheap or expensive, so long as it's good. Thanks so much in advance.

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  1. Not exactly near the airport but quick to get to via the Thruway: Schwabl's (789 Center Road, West Seneca, 716 674-9821) for beef on weck sandwiches (don't forget the horseradish) and German potato salad.

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    1. re: carswell

      Here's the report from my friends:

      Went to Schwebels.

      Great food in the classic roadhouse tradition.

      Had one beef on weck (short for kummelweck or something like that sesame seed and rock salt covered kaiser roll) with german warm potato salad and coleslaw and another the same except pickled beets instead of coleslaw. [Daughter] had chicken fingers and fries. Best chicken fingers I've had, perfectly fried. Salt was a bit much for us but the whole thing was very enjoyable roll was very fresh, beef was tender, thin sliced and moist with a bit of au jus but not too much so the roll ends up soggy.

      Typical upstate new york tavern built on first floor of house later converted to restaurant. Seems to date to the 40's

      I also got to have a Genesee Cream Ale which was the wonderful cheap beer of my college days - two actually.

      Great suggestion!

      Thanks to you and the hound

      1. re: GretchenS

        Glad to hear your friends enjoyed the experience. Their kummelwecks were spangled with coarse salt and caraway seeds, not sesame, by the way (*Kümmel* is German for caraway). Thanks for reporting back!

    2. Not quite as good as Schwabl's, but still good is Charlie the Butcher, across the street from the airport. 1065 Wehrle Drive