This morning’s New York Times features a few stories about Carl Paladino the Republican (Tea Party) candidate for governor. The campaign has become loud and dicey. That’s not the Paladino story that roped me in.
Yeah, baby! That’s my speed.
With all the bad publicity Buffalo receives few people know Buffalo is the capitol of great tasting not very good for you food!
I’m not saying that in a bad way. It is what it is. Buffalo is the city that managed to make chicken unhealthy: Wings! It’s also the best place to get a hot dog and probably the only place to find beef-on-weck.
What drew me in today was the mention of Chef’s. Chef’s Restaurant squirreled out-of-the-way in an industrial area on Seneca Street is a Buffalo tradition. It was always packed.
Irv Weinstein, possibly the best known local news anchor anywhere, held court there most nights. Remind me to write about Irv some time. His legendary status is well deserved.
My favorite dish at Chef’s was Spaghetti Parmesan–the definitive heart attack on a plate! The dish is simple: plated spaghetti with marinara sauce covered with Parmesan cheese and thrown under a hot broiler. OMFG, I can taste it now.
Helaine has made her own version from time-to-time. It’s great but even she wonders how it compares with the original we haven’t tasted in over a quarter century?
Maybe we need to drive over before the snow sets in.