Last night, my wife, our friend Karen, and I enjoyed an evening at the new Scarborough’s, 497 Old Niskayuna Road…just off Route 7.
We had a few sandwiches with beers, each sandwich being very good…but…the beef on a weck was outstanding!
Kummelweck—often alternatively spelled kimmelweck—is basically a Kaiser roll topped with lots of pretzel salt and caraway seeds. Kummelweck is simply shortened to “weck.” The sandwich is usually served with sinus-clearing horseradish (you can tell a native Buffalonian by the amount of horseradish he or she used), a couple of huge kosher dill pickle slices on the side, and extra beef juice served straight from the roast. Wash it all down with a cold, locally brewed ale.
In Buffalo, we call it beef on weck — no “a”!