If you're from the Buffalo, NY area, then.....

This Buffalo Group that is all about life here in the Queen City and any memories of current & former residents of the city of Good Neighbors may be shared here. This is an recreated group from when the groups began migrating to the new format - I became admin & cleaned up all spam/irrelevant pictures & postings/ advertising in order to have a group that is simply about our memories/enjoyment of living in the Buffalo, NY area.

We are from Buffalo, New York.
We eat chicken wings, not Buffalo wings. Jack Kemp was a quarterback, not a politician. We drink Labatt Blue, Genny Pounders, Molson & a lot of other beers. We miss Simon Pure, Koch's Black Horse Ale, Molson Brador and of course the best "warm up" beer - 6 pack of Old Bavarian at $1.99

Mighty Taco always has preference over Taco Bell. Pop, not soda.

Rick Martin #7 , a former member of the famed French Connection from our pro hockey team, the Buffalo Sabres should be in the hockey hall of fame!

You either went to school with or know/knew: Robby Takac, Ani Difranco, Tim Russert or Wolf Blitzer...

You or a relative, in law worked at Bethlehem Steel, Republic Steel, Seneca Steel, Donner Hanna Coke, Shenango Steel....

You either shopped at the Seneca Mall, Thruway Mall, Como Mall and the Southgate Plaza. We also shop the Walden Galleria, Eastern Hills & Boulevard Malls.

They are sneakers not tennis shoes. It's a sucker, not a lollipop. Bison chip dip, La Nova Pizzeria, Aunt Rosie's Loganberry, Chiavettas Chicken, Peter K's Potato Pancakes and Ted's Hot Dogs are all too familiar...not to forget Taffy's Shakes and Charlie the butcher.

A fake ID is unnecessary, there is always Canada...But we have them anyway. Our bars don't close until 4 AM and we DO sell beer in a grocery store (Tops or Wegman' s), which always makes for early starts and late nights. Jim's steak out or Seneca Texas Hots 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 keeping up AND do it all in the snow, while expecting nothing less in return. Driving in the snow not only comes naturally, it is fun.

We know what Artvoice and Nightlife are and we either love them or try to burn every copy we see. We start the weekends off right at Thursdays in the square while 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 no-one actually wants to live here..."

We all know Dan Marino wouldn't stand one winter up here. We love the Bills (no matter what) and accept that it takes 2-4 hours to get home from a game. Nothing closes in 3 feet of snow or -20 windchills...In fact, that's how we prefer to tailgate.

We can correctly pronounce, spell, and identify Chippewa, Scajaquada, Lackawanna, Cheektowaga, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Olean, Tonawanda and Gowanda 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 drinking town with a sports problem, and damn proud!

- They're not buffalo wings, they're not chicken wings, they're just wings!
- Wide right, forward lateral, no goal, nuff said.
- Your kid's halloween costume can fit over a snowsuit.
- You enjoy eating wings, beef on weck, handmade horseradish, pierogies, golabkis, kapusta, kielbasa, placek, Weber's mustard, St. Joseph's Day bread and twice baked double cheese baked potatoes.
- Wash it down with Labatt Blue, Genny, Genny Cream, loganberry juice, Vernors, Old Vienna, or Black Rock pop.
- You can correctly pronounce the Scajaqueda expressway.
- Use the word 'the' in front of expressways, the 400, the 90, the 290, etc.
- Driving is easier in the winter, because the potholes are filled in.
- You understand what "wind chill factor" and "lake effect snow" mean.
- You celebrate Dyngus Day.
- You go to Niagara Falls for the outlet shopping, not the view.
- You know people who went to school with Robby Takac, Ani DiFranco, one of the GooGoo Dolls, Chad Michael Murry and Kevyn adams
- You follow a Bills game on TV with the sound off and the radio tuned to the game.
-You follow a Sabres game on TV with the sound off and the radio tuned to the game in order to hear Rick Jeanneret
- You've gotten frostbite and sunburn in the same weekend.
- You watch fireworks twice during the first week of July.
- Pop is to drink, and soda is to bake with.
- Have been threatened to be sent you to "Father Baker's" if you didn't behave.
- You think of Canada as West, not North.
- You know what a firehall wedding is.
- A Bills - Dolphins football game isn't just a game, it's personal.
- You sit in your screened in garage to watch the sabres playoff run
- You know the marineland jingle....by heart.
- You know that Billy Fuccillo is really HUUUUUUGE.......
- You've driven during a state of emergency or driving ban
- You've seen lightning and snow in the same storm
- The bars close at 4AM!
- You get made fun of for being from upstate even though you're from Western New York!
-- When you have never had a home team win something big and know the world will end when it does!
- When you remember our pro basketball team - the Buffalo Braves
- There is a Tim Hortons at "every " intersection