Whether it is snack time, game day or happy hour, it is likely that chicken wings are on the menu. This all-American finger food is enjoyed for a variety of occasions, often times coated in hot sauce and usually served with cool bleu cheese. It’s only right that a food this popular be recognized with a holiday. This year, we celebrate National Chicken Wing Day on July 29.
Wondering how the wing came to be a thing? The year was 1964 and Terressa Bellissimo from the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York cooked leftover wings in hot sauce as a late-night snack for her college-aged son and his friends. The boys liked them so much that the Bellissimos put them on the menu at Anchor Bar the next day. That’s one story. Scholarly debates rage, no doubt over beer and wings, about the exact history of the chicken wing and of course, multiple theories exist. Fast-forward to current day and Americans consume more than 25 billion chicken wings each year.
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National Wing Day specials at Dirty Birds include:
• 3 Free *wings from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. with check in on Four Square or Facebook
*Wings come with ranch dip and are limited to one order per guest and to three flavors of the restaurant’s choice
• ½ off regular priced wings from 3:00 p.m. until closing time
Other places to take the flock for National Wing Day specials include:
Brazen BBQ in Hillcrest offers 12 smoked wings for 14.99 with 5 different dipping sauces – ranch, Creole mustard, B.R.A.G. BBQ, buffalo sauce, and the new Brazen Barn Burner sauce.
Check out The Duck Dive’s nearly world-famous Dragon Wings this August 1 for ½ off all day in honor of National Wing Day. Choose either duck or chicken wings, which come double-fried in duck fat, glazed with Asian inspired spicy mahogany chili honey lime sauce. The Duck Dive also serves ‘em up with Frank’s Red Hot or house-made BBQ sauce.