Quick food road trip: Buffalo v. Detroit / Ann Arbor ?!
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My friend and I are leaving town Friday for a quick weekend getaway, and can't decide on Buffalo or Detroit/Ann Arbor.
Arguing for Buffalo:
- it's closer to us - two hours instead of four
- Kentucky Greg's Hickory Pit in Depew
Arguing for Detroit or Ann Arbor:
- Trader Joe's
- A&L Wine Castle carries Boodles
What do you think? We just want some good road-type food, and probably to bring home some pumpkin butter - that kind of thing...
Buffalo also has the original Buffalo wings at the Anchor Bar
The Anchor Bar
1047 Main Street
Buffalo, New York
Beef on Weck sandwiches (roast beef with au ju on special handmade rolls) are another Buffalo / Rochester micro-regional specialty. They are probably the best roast beef sandwiches in the US, and I don't usually care for roast beef sandwiches.
"Broadway Market is a traditional European-style market that has served the Buffalo community for more than 111 years; it offers ethnic delicacies such as kielbasa, fresh ground horse-radish, bratwurst, and pierogi."
And the there's Buffalo style pizza "Pizza in Buffalo is described as a cross between the thin, foldable New York-style pizza and the deep-dish variety favored in Chicago."
And this site will update you on what's happening especially the St. Paddy's day events.
You could do an "all Zingerman's" weekend-- you can get a tour of the bakehouse on Saturday and stay for lunch (breads, soups, simple sandwiches, pastries), then head to the Roadhouse for dinner (American classics done right). The next morning, get a tour of the creamery and grab lunch at the Deli (great sandwiches) and wander around Kerrytown (don't forget to stop by Tracklements for smoked fish). Then head home and swing by Dearborn for dinner at LaShish and a box of pastries at Shatila. Drive safe!