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From soul food to pizza, Buffalo fans share their favorite game-day haunts – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

BUFFALO — Bengals fans from the Miami Valley are preparing to travel to Buffalo this weekend to see the Bengals take on the Bills.

News Center 7’s Brandon Lewis is in Buffalo and has shared places for fans to grab a bite before game day.

Not far from downtown Buffalo you will find “A Taste of Soul” – the name speaks for itself.

The soul food hut promises fun, love and of course good food, according to owner Khilialah Reese.

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All the work to prepare this good meal starts in the kitchen.

“We took Buffalo’s favorite dishes like haddock, fried chicken wings, roast beef and put our little twist on them,” Reese said.

You can’t forget the chicken.

“To die. Everyone loves our chicken,” she said.

This week’s wing special includes 10 wings for $12, your way.

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“Pizza and wings, it’s the most popular football game food here in Buffalo, that’s what caught my eye,” Reese said.

News Center 7 stopped by Highmark Stadium on Friday night to see what Bills fans are recommending.

“I’d go with our pizza and wings we’re a fan of Bella so call Bella Pizza and definitely Beef on Weck you gotta get the Weck Roll that’s the best part,” said Hannah Pozek.

Buffalo fans seem to agree with Reese’s theory – there’s no game day without chicken wings.

“Definitely chicken wings, anywhere in Buffalo you can get wings like Anchor Bar, Danny’s across from the stadium, I would go to Dinosaur BBQ down in Buffalo,” Shawn Kellogg said.

Back on Taste of Soul, the spot serves more than just wings. Everything from ribs to peach cobbler.

“A lot of people say my food reminds them of home, some people say it gets a childhood memory from their childhood,” Reese said.

Western New Yorkers also said that on game day, you’ll find great food not only in the nearby restaurants, but also in the dense parking lots outside of Highmark.

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