Long before Anchor
Tavern Buffaloed their first chicken wing, Schwabl's,
which dates back to 1837, kicked of the city's eating
reputation with their beef on weck sandwich. The
beef on weck is thinly sliced beef from a huge steamship
roast piled high on a heated kimmelweck bun.
to the caraway seeds and salt backed into the crown of
the bun. This is not the sandwich to order if
you're watching your salt intake.
The sandwiches are
carved to order. I ordered rare. Ended up
with some rare and some medium slices. The carver dips
the bun crown in au jus before capping off the sandwich.
There is horseradish on the table - highly recommended
to complete the classic beef on weck taste.
I ordered the
platter which includes German potato salad, pickled
beets and pickles. The homemade German potato salad is
served warm and is maybe the best I've had. The
pickled beets are made there too and also very good.
So are the pickles, but, alas they are pickled
Their motto is
"Friends gather here." Even on you're first visit you're
treated warmly, just like a fifth generation regular.
If it weren't for
the winter and the huge snowfalls, I'd seriously
consider moving to Buffalo just to be a regular.