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Buffalo Wings - Buffalo, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 42° 54.141 W 078° 52.126
17T E 673991 N 4752174
Quick Description: The Anchor Bar near downtown Buffalo is where the chicken wing, also known as Buffalo wing, was created over 45 years ago.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 7/11/2010 6:04:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM9816
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
Views: 19

Long Description:
As the story goes, on a Friday night in 1964, Dominic Bellissimo was tending bar at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY. A group of Dominic's friends showed up at the bar late in the evening very hungry. Dominic asked his mother, Teressa, to prepare something for his friends to eat.

Teressa went into the kitchen and deep fried some chicken parts that usually went into a pot for soup. These wings were then flavored with a secret sauce and served with celery sticks and blue cheese. They were an instant hit and it didn't take long for people to flock to the bar to experience this new taste sensation. From that evening on, chicken wings became a regular part of the menu at the Anchor Bar.

Over the past couple decades, the Anchor Bar has been the mecca for both locals and out-of-towners seeking the originator of the chicken wing.

Also mentioned in that same section of the book is the National Buffalo Wing festival, held every Labor Day weekend at Coca-Cola Field in downtown Buffalo. Upwards of 40 restaurants from across the country offer their variety of wings to thousands of people.
Name of Source Book: 1,000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die

Page Location in Source Book: 141-142

Type of Waymark: Restaurant

Location of Coordinates: Entrance to restaurant

Cost of Admission (Parks, Museums, etc.): 0.00 (listed in local currency)

List Available Hours, Dates, Season:
Monday - Thursday: 11 am - 10 pm Friday: 11 am - 12 am Saturday: 12 pm - 12 am Sunday: 12 pm - 10 pm

Official Tourism Website: [Web Link]

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