In Buffalo, NY (where Buffalo Wings were invented) they don't call them Buffalo Wings. They call them Chicken Wings. Not Buffalo Wings, not Wings, but Chicken Wings. To order them any other way brings scorn and derision upon you and labels you as a a tourist.
I found this out this past week while I was in Buffalo. Luckily, someone tipped me off about the wings lingo before I made a fool of myself and tried to order Buffalo Wings.
So anyway, I thought I would let everyone know this so in case you are going to Buffalo, you'll know how to order wings in a restaurant or bar.

I'm going to NYC next week, maybe I'll find out something interesting while I'm there and I'll let you know.

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In Buffalo, NY (where Buffalo Wings were invented) they don't call them Buffalo Wings. They call them Chicken Wings. Not ... I'll find out something interesting while I'm there and I'll let you know. Magnificent Productions 2005 © http://www.magnificentbastardproductions.com

Interesting post. Thanks!
CN
In Buffalo, NY (where Buffalo Wings were invented) they don't ... know how to order wings in a restaurant or bar.

Interesting post. Thanks! CN

If in Buffalo, the original can be found at the Anchor Bar. And, according to the Web page, they call them "Buffalo Chicken Wings". I doubt that you'll be either scorned or derided either way. http://www.anchorbar.com /
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Interesting post. Thanks! CN

If in Buffalo, the original can be found at the Anchor Bar. And, according to the Web page, they call them "Buffalo Chicken Wings". I doubt that you'll be either scorned or derided either way. http://www.anchorbar.com /

The origin of the original Buffalo wing here:
http://www.anchorbar.com/origins.asp
I bet she wishes she'd gotten them patented...
CN
Interesting post. Thanks! CN

If in Buffalo, the original can be found at the Anchor Bar. And, according to the Web page, they call them "Buffalo Chicken Wings".

They call them that so that people from outside of Buffalo will know what they're talking about.
I doubt that you'll be either scorned or derided either way.

Doubt all you want, but the people I met in Buffalo said that it is considered poor form to order "Buffalo" wings and that it marks you as a tourist.
http://www.anchorbar.com / Ed Rasimus Fighter Pilot (USAF-Ret) "When Thunder Rolled" www.thunderchief.org www.thundertales.blogspot.com

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Would it be in poor form to order a Long Island ice tea if you was actually on Long Island? What if I had said bring me an ice tea and plain Ice tea shows up, should I expect alcohol in my iced tea just because I am in long Island. They can't expect everyone who likes ice tea to want alcohol in it just the same as you wouldn't expect everyone who likes chicken wings to enjoy them buffalo style. A person would have to a discussion every time they ordered chicken wings as follows " Yes, I would like a large order of chicken wings and a coke"
(Now remeber I am in Buffalo)ten minutes later a plate of spicey buffalo wings are set in front of me.
"Excuse me I dont want this "stuff" on my chicken wings I find the taste repulsive!"
"Well you ordered chicken wings and like it or not you are in Buffalo" "yes I wanted chicken, plain chicken wings not buffalo style" "but you are in buffalo, and it is very insulting to me as a buffalo citizen and a waitress for you using the word buffalo and wings in the same sentance, Poor form indeed. Now if you want plain chicken wings you haul your sorry *** to the next town!"
Doubt all you want, but the people I met in Buffalo said that it is considered poor form to order "Buffalo" wings and that it marks you as a tourist.

Of course the possibility that the 'people you met' may be clueless seems to not have entered your mind.
D.

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