National Chicken Wing Day in the U.S.A!
When it comes to delicious food holidays, July 29 takes the cake! Not only is it National Lasagna Day, it's also National Chicken Wing Day! This annual food holiday that celebrates the popular appetizer perfect for parties, potlucks, sporting events and just about any other occasion.
Chicken Wings History
While wings are all the rage today, it wasn’t all that long ago when chicken wings were destined for the soup pot or considered throw-away meat. But the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, changed all that.
Anchor Bar’s bartender Dominic Bellissimo challenged his mom and co-owner of the bar, to whip up a different kind of late-night snack for his pals back in 1964. Teressa just happened to have some extra meaty wings on hand and tossed them in the fryer. She added a spicy “secret sauce” and served them with a delicious blue-cheese dressing and celery on the side. Can you say "winning?"