Beef On Weck

I thought Buffalo's only major original culinary tradition was the Buffalo Wing, invented at the Anchor Bar, but this week I found another delicious delicacy: roast beef on kummelweck roll, commonly referred to as "beef on weck" (pronounced "wick").

You all know I love trying the local food, so when I found out about this, I had to try it.  It really is just your standard grade roast beef sandwich that will be made as good as the roast beef is, served with horseradish and au jus on the side.  But the roll is this incredibly and wonderfully salty combination of kosher salt and caraway seeds.  This isn't for those on a low-sodium diet or who don't like a lot of salt.  However, the seeds and salt add not only flavor, but great crunchy texture to the sandwich, kind of like how sticking potato chips or a piece of lettuce adds crisp to a sandwich, but much more savory.

So next time you find yourself in Buffalo (be smart and don't go in February like I did), get some buffalo wings and a beef on weck!

Amplified Journeys and I Like B-Sides Music Web Sites

Two interesting web sites that I recently came across – one I've tried, one I haven't. 

Amplified Journeys from Harmon/Kardon puts together a mix of songs for you based on a road trip that you enter.  It finds songs relevant to the places you're coming from, going to and traveling through.  I tried a few simple searches and it met with my satisfaction, but personally, I'd rather put together my own mix and use their list for ideas and suggestions rather than just go with it wholesale just from them.  Where's the fun in that?

The second one I haven't tried yet, but seems like a neat idea: I Like B-Sides allows you to upload your entire iTunes file (won't that take foreever if you have a lot of songs) and then it analyzes your collection and finds lesser known songs and artists that it thinks you may like.  If anyone gives this a shot, I'd love to hear how it goes.

xkcd Web Comic

I recently stumbled across the web comic xkcd after a random post on today.  I immediately got sucked in and found some favorites:

Listen to yourself

Harrison Ford's Worst Improvised Movie Lines

x Girls y Cups (what happens in a "1 girls, 7 cups" video???)

Scantron (We've all wondered what would happen…)

East vs. West


Flow Chart Explanation… in a Flow Chart

I Know You're Listening

Guide to Converting to Metric

I'm An Idiot