Why Buffalo is Awesome: 26 Things Only Buffalo, New York Natives Get To Brag About

Welcome to the 716. The Queen City. The Nickel City. The City of Light. Welcome to Buffalo, New York. Everyone knows us for our astonishingly tough winters, but those of us who actually live here know there's so much more to us than simply being tough. If you're from here, you know what I'm talking about. There are some things only we Buffalonians get to brag about.

hello, non-dairy whipped topping was invented here

You know, the stuff that Cool Whip knocked off?

And those nifty 59Fifty hats that everyone wears

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Yep, those are made in Buffalo by the New Era Cap Company.

WE'RE EXPERTS AT DRIVING IN BLIZZARDS

Don't drive in a blizzard? But Jim's Steak Out doesn't deliver!

WE BILL-IEVE

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The Bills will make it to the Super Bowl...eventually.

TACO BELL DOESN'T STAND A CHANCE AGAINST MIGHTY TACO...

Wash it all down with an ice-cold Loganberry.

...AND it's TIMBITS FTW

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What is this "munchkin" nonsense?

WE'RE BASICALLY a badass version of CANADIANs

Unless we're at a Sabres vs. Maple Leafs game. Then it's on.

AND WE'RE NOT "UPSATE"

We're Western New York, thank you very much.

WE SMELL LIKE CHEERIOS

Just take a ride downtown to get a whiff of the General Mills factory.

AND WE MAKE the best CHICKEN WINGS, OBVIOUSLY

If they're breaded, they don't deserve to be called Buffalo wings.

WE HAVE TITS, ALL SUMMER LONG

We don't care that they changed it to "TATS."

WE RIDE for a cause

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Last year, 8,000 riders raised $4 million for the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

we rock DYNGUS DAY

Mmmmm pierogis!

WE LAUGH IN THE FACES OF CITIES WHO HAVE LAST CALL BEFORE 4AM

Ryan Gosling probably got his accent from us

Ever wonder why Ryan practically has a New York accent? He grew up in London, Ontario, only two hours away! He's basically one of us.

OKAY, BUT THE GOO GOO DOLLS ARE ACTUALLY FROM BUFFALO

And we make sure everyone knows it.

WE TRULY ARE THE CITY OF GOOD NEIGHBORS

A blue Peace Bridge to show support for Ben Sauer. #Blue4Ben

Two Words: RICK JEANNERET

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HE SCOOOOORES! MAYDAY! MAYDAY!

WE know to shop at WEGMANS

Which is better than Whole Foods and Trader Joe's combined.

we know SEA FOAM IS NOT SPONGE CANDY

Don't even try to fool us.

Hello, WE'RE HOME TO NIAGRA FALLS

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But you've only been once. When you were a kid.

WE KNOW IT'S CALLED POP, NOT SODA

And suckers, not lollipops

Most of all, we're not afraid of a little winter

Because we know it's all worth it

Let's go Buff-a-lo!

hey, if we wanted to live in New York City, we'd talk like this

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Gotta love Buffalo.