National Chicken Wing Day is TODAY

National Chicken Wing Day is TODAY

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Don't you just love these "National" days? Saturday is National Chicken Wing Day. Whether you like them hot, mild or just BBQ people usually consume thousands of pounds of chicken wings.

Buffalo, New York claims to be the birthplace of the chicken wing, hence the name, Buffalo wings. The story goes that Teressa Bellissimo created chicken wings at the Anchor Bar, which she owned with her husband Frank, when her son Dominic and some of his college friends decided they wanted a late night bite to eat. She wanted a fast and easy dish so she deep-fried some chicken wings. She tossed them in butter and hot sauce. Naturally, they were an instant hit.

Then in 1977, the then mayor proclaimed July 29 as National Chicken Wing Day.

You can expect some specials at many restaurants Saturday.

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