National Chicken Wing Day: 15 national tweets that embarrass Buffalo
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • July 29, 2013 @ 10:56am
As a Buffalonian, there are two ways of dealing with the fallout of National Chicken Wing Day—you know, the day of celebration that began in 1977 because of forward-thinking (and hungry) Buffalo mayor Stan Makowski.
If you’re a generally positive person, then you can take pride in the fact that Buffalo is the birthplace of the chicken wing and the reason why Americans regularly refer to the deep-fried delicacy as ‘Buffalo’ wings. You invite your relatives around America to bask in the glorious comfort food that we demolish all the time.
You can tweet/Facebook/Instagram about your favorite wings—whether they’re major names like Anchor Bar or Duff’s or smaller spots like Doc Sullivan’s and 911 Tavern in South Buffalo, Mammoser’s in Hamburg, Bar Bill Tavern in East Aurora, Wellington Pub on Hertel or Elmo’s in Amherst—and grin widely with crispy skin between your teeth and Frank’s Hot Sauce smeared on your chin.
If you have a mild case of “Eeyore” like I do, however, then you’ll inevitably pick on the out-of-towners (and a few Buffalonians) who are prone to spreading their chicken wing naivete around social circles. Seriously, this problem is rampant—as you’ll see in the 13 tweets below (all but one are from non-Buffalo folks).
Today is National Chicken Wings Day! And if you go to Hooter's today, you can get unlimited chicken wings for $12.99! WOOOO!— Bob & the Showgr (@theShowgram) July 29, 2013
Buffalo.com comment: Call us “wing elitists,” but Hooters may be the last place we’d go for chicken wings. We’re guilty sometimes of being suckers for good “all-you-can-eat” deals, but not when it comes to our prized wings.
Can you talk chicken wings without it sounding sexual . Lol— derek lambrix (@detroitslasher) July 29, 2013
Buffalo.com comment: Definitely chuckled at this one. It took us a little while to even understand it, though. Does anyone want to talk chicken wings?
@MobiliaJennifer Everyone knows L.A. does the best Buffalo Wings anyways!— Peter Berlin (@Peter_Berlin) July 29, 2013
Buffalo.com comment: What, Peter? That doesn’t sound like an inherent contradiction to you?
Aren't boneless wings just big chicken nuggets?— Catherine Maloney (@MaloneyComedy) July 29, 2013
Buffalo.com comment: If you ask the authorities, boneless chicken wings are unnatural and would probably offend the Anchor Bar’s Bellissimos. Imagine that poor chicken with the limp wing?
Today is National Buffalo Wings Day. Who do you think makes the best buffalo wings? ~ D'Ann— South Tampa Patch (@SouthTampaPatch) July 29, 2013
Buffalo.com comment: Obviously someone will be guilty of using the lower-case “b” on Buffalo, which unfortunately gives “Buffalo wings” an entirely new meaning. Unfortunately for all of us, buffalo do not have wings. (Go home, Patch, you’re drunk.)
Happy National Chicken Wing Day!!!!! You can still bring in a non-perishable item any time today to receive a Free Sprintser of Wings!— Quaker Steak & Lube (@QSLAustintown) July 29, 2013
Buffalo.com comment: What is a “sprintster” of wings? I now realize this is a Quaker Steak & Lube phenomenon, but ordering a “sprintster” of chicken wings really detracts from an otherwise noble action.
Monday Night Specials Jumbo Chicken Wings Regular or Buffalo Style .50 cents each. Coors Light Draft $2.00.— The Oasis Goshen (@OasisGoshen) July 29, 2013
Buffalo.com comment: So much wrong with this tweet, Oasis. Are any chicken wings not Buffalo-style? We’re being finicky because, even though the Queen City is given credit, the Buffalo connection should be assumed, not just granted to a certain type of wing. (Also, word to the wise—never buy a wing that costs less than a penny. Yes, we’re technical jerks sometimes.
National Chicken Wings Day! Have you tried it Roasted? @hotkrust we don't deep fry our wings! We freshly Roast them!— Hot Krust (@hotkrust) July 29, 2013
Buffalo.com comment: We’re as health-conscious as the next city site—see Kat’s “Rookie Chef” posts for evidence—but on National Chicken Wing Day, you have to go big or go home. None of this “we bake our wings!” marketing.
@_Beanyy right lord knws i cant waut to feed my face i eat alot i had grab legs 24 taco an wendies wit chicken wings dis weekend i shulda— ♬♪✘JUNGLE BOI✘♬♪ (@MoS_Vision) July 29, 2013
Buffalo.com comment: Can’t fault Beanyy for celebrating early and taking on eating challenges—but we’re not relying on him as a chicken wing proponent.
Ranch or Bleu Cheese with your Buffalo wings? It's National Chicken Wing Day! http://t.co/rreDMIHvVB— Lisa N. Alexander (@LisaNAlexander) July 29, 2013
Buffalo.com comment: Would you be embarrassed of your fellow Buffalonian if he or she ordered wings with ranch dressing? Is that a 716 sin? We know what the national dressing preference for wings is, though, so it’s just another place for Buffalo to claim superiority.
Can you reheat chicken wings— Kristen (@Kristenx39) July 29, 2013
Buffalo.com comment: Nope, Kristen—chicken wings absolutely cannot be reheated (we took this literally, but it’s open to debate whether or not you ‘should’ reheat chicken wings).
Buffalo.com comment: Sorry, Maeds, but we had to point this out. With all due respect to Pizza Hut and Domino’s, we’re convinced that national chains have nothing on chicken wings from true Buffalo establishments.
You know these National Days are out of control when there is one for Chicken Wings!!! #stopthemadness— Keith (@Oakforest72) July 29, 2013
Buffalo.com comment: You’re out of control, Keith. Stan Makowski just gave you a dirty look!
Dreamed I met @katyperry & her sis and she put me in a suite with buffalo wings and shrimp and then invited me on stage. It was awesome!!— $MB (@_ms_stev) July 29, 2013
Buffalo.com comment: I’ve never seen a suite held aloft by wings of a buffalo, but if it involves Katy Perry, we’re down with it. (And by “we,” I mean Ben T.—not sure Kat, Katie or Julia are open to this idea).
If you eat chicken wings or pizza with a fork then i hate you— Dominic Kramer (@d_kramer78) July 29, 2013
Buffalo.com comment: Wait, people really eat chicken wings with a fork? Is this real life?
To end on a positive note, let’s close with a few tweets we like:
There is a pathway of chicken wings leading to the library.— Justin Abraham (@jabraham34) July 29, 2013
Buffalo.com comment: If that’s what it takes to get you to study, Justin, then by all means.
There is no lady like way to eat chicken wings— Joanna Jenkins (@j0annaj3nkins) July 29, 2013
Buffalo.com comment: For sure, Joanna. For sure.