Chicken wings, those delicious, flavored meaty little things that come with all different sauces and the option of being fried or baked are one of America’s favorite snack foods. A good bar & food establishment isn’t complete without a menu that offers wings with or without all of the different sauces.
Chicken wings also known as Buffalo Wings are believed to have first originated in Buffalo, NY at a place called the Anchor Bar. It has been told that a woman named Teressa Bellissimo served the wings with her own special sauce, blue cheese and celery because that’s all she had available. Buffalo, NY now celebrates Chicken Wing Day on July 29th every year! Pretty cool if you’re a chicken wing fan as you don’t want to miss it!
For many years, wings were only served in New York. By the mid-1980’s wings had spread across the country. There’s even a Wing Bowl in Philadelphia that draws crowds of over 20,000!
This festival is great fun and in just two days of the festival, it’s estimated that the attendees eat over 27 tons of wings! Now that’s a lot of wings!
The first winner of the Wing Bowl at an amazing 444 wings in 26 minutes! Now that’s wing eating to the max!
Some Wing Facts:
- Wings started becoming popular after the Buffalo Bills appeared in four consecutive Super Bowls.
- The main ingredient used in the first pound of wings ever created was Frank’s Red Hot Sauce.
- The average amount of wings an adult consumes in one sitting is about 12 wings.
- Ranch dressing seems to be the more popular dressing to dip wings into.