According to various sources, there is more than one version of the origin of the buffalo wing; a common ground between each version involves the Bellissimo family and the year 1964. The family owned a small restaurant called Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York (hence the name: buffalo wing).
One version claims that Teressa Bellissimo had nothing to cook when her son, Dominic, showed up for a surprise visit to their restaurant with some of his friends from college. So she just decided to make something quick and easy. She deep-fried chicken wings, melted butter into cayenne pepper sauce, mixed both together, and… The buffalo wing was born.
Another version says that Anchor Bar had a delivery on the wrong chicken parts and had to improvise on what to do with all the wings. Again, Teressa had the vision to coat the wings with her special sauce to create a tasty snack.
Either way – buffalo wings served with celery slices and blue cheese sauce were an instant hit. Thanks to Teressa, we now have a traditional Superbowl snack …*
What makes our buffalo wings the best in London?
If you like chicken wings, you’re in luck. If our regulars’ reviews are anything to go by, our Buffalo Chicken Wings are the best around and taste as authentic as the ones you’d get back home in US.
We make the buffalo sauce in our Central London kitchen daily. It is made exactly how it would be done in Philly or anywhere else in the USA that honors tradition. No fuss. Just amazing tangy and spicy taste.
The blue cheese sauce, just like all of our other sauces, is also made in house. Just like everything else we do, it’s authentic. It may not be for everyone, but if you like buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce, you will not find better anywhere else!
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