Buffalo, NY is the home to the Buffalo Chicken Wing. They were invented at the Anchor Bar and Grill in Buffalo, NY in 1964 by Teressa Bellisimo. She served her creation as a late night snack for her son Dominic and his college friends. It immediately became wildly popular there. The recipe spread, and it rapidly became wildly popular in the United States, and ultimately world-wide.
The original Buffalo Chicken Wing was made by frying wings and then tossing them in a spicy sauce. Blue Cheese is commonly served on the side, as many people dip the wings into the blue cheese to “cut” the heat of the sauce. Since the creation of the first Buffalo wings, many variations to the recipe have been made. Some wings are baked, and the selection of sauces is limited only by your imagination.
Chicken wings are extremely popular around the world. In the U.S. over 27 billion wings are consumed every year. They are most popular at Superbowl parties. Over 1.25 billion wings consumed during the Superbowl game alone!
We hope that you celebrate both International Chicken Wing Day and National Chicken Wing Day with a big dish of Chicken Wings covered with your favorite sauces.