Why Doesn't NYC make Chicken Fingers Subs!!!

So we had to travel up to Western New York unexpectedly this week because of a death in the family. Death is never an easy thing and this was especially hard. So when Mr Trekker and I found ourselves with some down time I knew I was in need of getting some comfort food.  We headed out to Pasquale's which is a casual Italian restaurant in the neighborhood. They have an awesome Baked Ziti here but I was feeling something extra unhealthy!!  Before I even opened up the menu I knew exactly what kind of fried, greasy goodness I needed. A chicken finger sub!


This is truly something that I believe is made only in Western New York. It's breaded chicken fingers dipped in Buffalo Wing Sauce on a hero with lettuce, tomatoes and blue cheese.


As you can see it also is topped off with some provolone cheese that gets nice and melty once its squished inside next to the hot chicken fingers.



I was going to wash this all down with a Loganberry soda, another WNY staple, but I didn't think my body could handle all the sugar. This is such an awesome sandwich and so easy to make I can't believe it's no where in NYC? I almost want to open up a shop and start selling these babies myself.

Hmmm...maybe I'll get a truck...and call it the Chicken Fingers Sub truck and sell these out of there!!! Everyone loves truck food right :)

Pasquales

Comments

SRochelle said…
You're so right....I've not found anywhere that makes chicken finger subs. Buffalo is it! I sometimes make my own, but they never seem to turn out quite as good as what you can order in the Buffalo area. I live in NC now....and when I visit Buffalo I fill up on yummy foods like these subs, as well as pizza, loganberry, and chicken wings. Buffalo food is the best!
Malika said…
i totally agree that buffalo/rochester is the only place to find a chicken finger sub. i've grown up in buffalo and am going to school in the Maryland, DC area..and one day i had an intense craving for a chicken finger sub and then when i started looking at resturants...no one had one. then i mentioned my craving to my friends (from Philly, and Maryland) and they both gave me this atonished face like what the hell are you talking about.

needless to say, buffalo food is the best in the world. best wings, best pizza, best hot dogs, best chicken finger subs!
Anonymous said…
I just read this blog (sure I am a little late) ... But, I am from Buffalo living in Brooklyn and craving it so I googled NYC and Buffalo chicken finger subs and this blog came up ... I could NOT AGREE MORE!!!

I swear I am about to approach Jim's Steak Out to open a location here ...
Tasty Trekker said…
Lol!!! If you get Jim's Steakout here you will be my hero!!!Nothing is better after a couple beers :)
Anonymous said…
Hi,

Just another ex-WNY who found your page by googling for "chicken finger subs" and NYC.

I can't believe that no place here makes them. Such a great and simple sandwich. All told, I find the subs ("heroes") here in general to be sorely lacking.

I've been living in NYC for 10 years, and the cravings still don't go away. I'd kill for a Jim's Steak-Out chicken finger sub right about now.
Anonymous said…
Another Buffalonian here who's been living in Fredericksburg, VA for over 5 years now. Finally my prayers have been answered. I'm proud to say that a Wegmans has now come in. Heavin on earth! Chickin finger subs, Webbers mustard, Kimmelweck rolls, and most of all.... Labatt Blue Light! I'm just waitin on the Sahlens hot dogs and all will be good. Best food in the world originated in the B-lo! And yes... only true Buffalo transplants will agress ande others will just look at you like WTF???.
Anonymous said…
Another Buffalonian here who's been living in Fredericksburg, VA for over 5 years now. Finally my prayers have been answered. I'm proud to say that a Wegmans has now come in. Heavin on earth! Chickin finger subs, Webbers mustard, Kimmelweck rolls, and most of all.... Labatt Blue Light! I'm just waitin on the Sahlens hot dogs and all will be good. Best food in the world originated in the B-lo! And yes... only true Buffalo transplants will agress ande others will just look at you like WTF???.
LOVE4BOOKS said…
After reading this blog and being from the Buffalo area I was surprised to find out that people were having trouble finding a simple thing as chicken finger subs!! Come to find out after asking on Facebook we are the only area that does the cf subs!! And then I had people ask what is Franks Hot Sauce!! I cant believe that most of my favorite foods are only found here in Buffalo!! Man am I glad I live here!!