See that delicious sandwich? It’s called a beef on weck. Mainly found in the Buffalo area, it’s thinly sliced roast beef and horseradish sauce on a pretzel salt and caraway seed-studded roll. In other words: Superior bar food. Philadelphia magazine’s Victor Fiorillo recently discovered beef on weck near Philadelphia. The Whip Tavern in Chester County serves the sandwich:
When K.C. Kulp opened The Whip, an English pub in Coatesville horse country, he introduced beef on weck — a German immigrant sandwich — to a menu otherwise packed with bangers and shepherd’s pie. “I remember growing up in Orchard Park, just outside of Buffalo, and I would go to the restaurant on the corner every weekend and load up on beef on wecks, absolutely smothered in horseradish,” Kulp says. His customers love it; it’s the second most popular sandwich on the menu, next to the hamburger.
[Photo: Beef on Weck, Charlie the Butcher’s via nickgraywfu @ flickr]