Eating ridiculous food is a hobby of mine. Long before Man vs. Food I was was challenging myself and friends with new combinations of food like the “chicken/beef Whopper” and the “donair/BBQ chicken/poutine pizza”. As I’ve gotten older and with advent of Food TV shows and the fantastic iPhone app “TV Food Maps“, I’ve moved from creating new foods to sampling some of the best restaurants television has to offer.
A short history of the Buffalo Wing
A few years ago I rediscovered the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY. The Anchor Bar is the birth place of the Buffalo chicken wing. 49 years ago today, the Buffalo wing was invented by Teressa Bellissimo. Her son and his friends were looking for a late night snack, so she deep-fried some wings, added some secret sauce and the rest is history. My first taste of the Anchor Bar’s famous wings was as a kid growing up in the Niagara region. My dad would travel to Buffalo for business and I remember him bringing wings home for the family.
Recently, the Anchor bar has spread it’s wings and opened its first Canadian franchise in Hamilton. Visiting the Hamilton location has been a priority for my wife and I, so when our second wedding anniversary came around this past week, we couldn’t resist celebrating the occasion at the Anchor.