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Letter: Articles on Buffalo ex-pats bring back fond memories

Articles on Buffalo ex-pats bring back fond memories

The periodic articles on Buffalo ex-pats in The Buffalo News have been a pleasure to read and have brought back great memories for me. I spent four years in the mid-’90s in Washington, D.C., working for a well-known government agency. Of course, typical of my timing, it coincided with the Bills’ four Super Bowl runs.

The good-natured jabs I had to take from my co-worker Redskin fans for both the loss to the Redskins and the three losses to their archrivals the Cowboys and Giants was the price I paid for being a native Buffalonian. The good news is that we immediately found Grevey’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, a Bills bar, owned by former Washington Bullet Kevin Grevey, and managed by an ex-pat who knew real Buffalo wings, beef on weck and Fowlers chocolate. (It closed in December).

Those were great times and we met a great bunch of ex-pat Buffalonians back then, too. But as Dorothy famously said in 1939, “there’s no place like home.” Keep the ex-pat pieces coming.

Lou Speranza

Orchard Park

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