Buffalo native Rob Gronkowski breaks down best Buffalo wings
ORCHARD PARK — Let’s face it, you’re not going to care that Rob Gronkowski is from Buffalo on Sunday when the tight end faces the Bills as a member of the New England Patriots.
But Gronk is no different than you and I. He’s a Western New Yorker and some things come with that, that you just can’t shake.
“I do like going home and playing where you grew up,” Gronkowski said. “That’s like a dream to play in the stadium that you drove by all the time just growing up as a kid. Coming back, it’s always a good feeling.”
Gronkowski told the New York Post his favorite “cheat day” meal is a chicken finger sub.
“Being from Buffalo, those are huge there,” Gronkowski explained.
But you can’t mention Buffalo without talking chicken wings. On Wednesday, Gronkowski, 28, dished out his favorites and in a shocker, he’s never been to one local staple for wings.
Anything in Buffalo, for real,” Gronkowski said.
“Everyone’s always like, ‘Well, what’s the spot?’ Tell you the truth, everyone always says Duff’s or Anchor Bar, but I’ve never even been to Duff’s in my life. It’s crazy. So I actually want to try Duff’s wings. Anywhere in Buffalo you can go down there. I usually go to Amherst Ale House, but anywhere in Buffalo you can go to the corner store and they always have good wings.”
As for the blue cheese vs. ranch debate, there’s no debate for Gronk.
“And good blue cheese. The blue cheese is crucial, too,” Gronkowski said.
Bills (6-5) – Patriots (9-2) kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday.