I’m from Buffalo. We eat chicken wings, not buffalo wings. Jack Kemp is a quarterback, not a politician. We drink Labatt Blue and love it. Mighty Taco always has preference over Taco Bell. Pop, not soda and Pepsi, not Coke. They are sneakers not tennis shoes. It’s a sucker, not a lollipop. Bison Chip Dip, La Nova Pizzeria, Aunt Rosie’s Loganberry, Chevetta’s Chicken, and Ted’s Hot Dogs are all too familiar…not to forget Anderson’s Shakes. A fake ID is unnecessary when there is always Canada… but we have them any ways. Our bars don’t close until 4, and we DO sell beer in a grocery store (Tops or Wegmans ), which always makes for early starts and late nights. Jim’s Steak Out at 4 in the morning is calling it an early night… We never cuss, but we swear entirely too much. We know that a 65 mph speed limit really means 80. We will cut you off, swear, and give you the finger if you are not keeping up AND do it all in the snow, while expecting nothing less from you in return. Driving in the snow not only comes naturally, it is fun. We start the weekends off right at Thursdays in the square enjoying beer, free music, and an interesting crowd. We lived through Wide Right, The Forward Lateral, and No Goal. Dubbed by Dan Marino as “the meanest fans because none of us actually wanted to live here”… we all know he wouldn’t stand one winter up here. We love the Bills (no matter what) and accept that it takes 2 hours to get home from a game. Nothing closes in 3 feet of snow or -20 wind chills… in fact, that’s how we prefer to tailgate. The 2001 Christmas Storm that dumped nearly of 7 ft of lake effect snow we still think it’s a mere 2nd to The Blizzard of ‘77. We can correctly pronounce, spell, and identify Chippewa, sacajaquada,Lackawanna, Cheektowaga, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Olean and Tonawanda without hesitation. When giving direction it’s not ” take I-90 to Route 33 east” it’s “take the 90 to the 33 east”…”the” is not an option. We are 30 minutes from another country, one of the seven wonders of the world, and even a few beaches. It’s the second largest city in New York. I AM FROM BUFFALO, a beer drinking town with a Big sports problem, and damn proud! We have Every Time I Die, enough said.
mostly true...but i'm a coke person, ngl.