Foodie Monday: Buffalo Foods Found

Wow! While shopping at a Country Market in Medford, Wisconsin this past week, I found that they carry two food items that I have not been able to find in Wisconsin for the last 23 years! Both are foods that we typically bring back with us from a trip to Western New York because that’s where they’re made! Being able to find them 900 miles away is a treat!

Yancey’s Wing Cheese.

The first find was a hot Buffalo wing flavored cheddar cheese. For the last five years, I’ve brought a wedge of this cheese back from our Buffalo, New York trips. Now, I don’t have to! I can get the same wedge in the small city of Medford, Wisconsin!

Sahlen’s Hot Dogs

While shopping for fourth of July food, food for company, and our regular groceries, I came across the Buffalo-made hot dog brand Sahlen’s, again in Medford’s Country Market! All they had were the foot-long dogs but it is the brand we like best, so I just HAD to buy them!

Food means comfort for most of us. Certain foods are associated with our memory of homes, families, friends, how we feel, and places. Buffalo has a lot of great food. I’ve written about it before. During the seven years we lived there, we enjoyed great Greek food among other area specialties, namely chicken wings, and beef on weck.

Let’s go Greek

Last month, my husband and I tried a Greek restaurant in La Crosse, Wisconsin called Soula’s. We had a gift certificate from some friends and had been trying to find a time to go. Having had great Greek food in Buffalo, we really looked forward to going. We both ordered chicken souvlaki sandwiches. When they came, we were surprised! They were nothing like the chicken souvlaki we used to get in Buffalo, but just as delicious! These were served with fries on top of the lettuce, tomato, chicken, and feta, and the wrap was more like a gyro wrap than a pita. But, they were really delicious!

For dessert, we split a piece of Baklava. It was delicious too! Decadently moist with tons of honey dripping out from the layers of walnuts, phyllo, and cinnamon. Yum!

If you are in the La Crosse area, stop at Soula’s for a meal! You’ll be glad you did!

What foods remind you of home? Let me know in the comments!

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