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Posted by Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle on Sunday, February 3, 2013 4:43 PM

The origin story of Buffalo wings has been told many times over the years, but not always the same way. Here, by way of the Smithsonian, is a rundown of the competing stories, most (but not all) of which take place at Buffalo's Anchor Bar (see the review).

Source: Smithsonian


It's hard to believe that wings began as a throwaway chicken part. Doubtful that anyone will find another undesirable part to market as the next big thing (that'll spread across the country like Buffalo wings have) -- from any animal, for that matter!
Posted by ayersian on Monday, Feb 4, 2013 7:33 PM

They keep trying! See pig wings.
Posted by Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle on Monday, Feb 4, 2013 8:02 PM

I just wanna know with the dozens upon dozens of wings they sell....what do they do with the dozens upon dozens of breasts and legs.
Posted by Yankeedoodle on Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 7:10 AM

Of course, I blame Dominos for making "Buffalo" wings a national item in the 80s and thus taking the price of what was throw away, ergo cheap! meat, and making the price higher than breast is. I can ALWAYS get breat meat for $1.99/lb. I've seen wings at a higher price. 4lb frozen bags at $10-12! Holy schmoly. I wish the world would end its love for wings, so I can have them as my cheap football watching grub. And maybe they can bring back "nickel wing night!"
Posted by Scorereader on Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 5:01 PM

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