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The Origin of Authentic BUFFALO CHICKEN WINGS & Roast Beef on Weck

Updated on July 31, 2016
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Paula has freelanced for nearly 40 years. She has a passion for her forte of Behavioral Science & continuing education in this field.

They're clipping my wings!!
They're clipping my wings!!
Hot, crispy, plump & tasty Wings!! Oh yeah.
Hot, crispy, plump & tasty Wings!! Oh yeah.

Welcome to Buffalo, New York

The city of Buffalo, located in western (UpState) New York is called "The City of Good Neighbors." This city, on the shores of Lake Erie, is just a ride across the bridge to Ontario Canada. It also borders the city of Niagara Falls, N.Y., home of the American side of the Horseshoe Falls, a spectacular natural wonder shared by the U.S and Canada. Historically, Niagara Falls held the title of "The Honeymoon Capital of the World."

There is an unending list of fabulous sights to see, adventurous, entertaining things to do and places to visit in this region. I sincerely encourage you to come explore and enjoy this amazing area, I proudly claim as "home." While here, you must make it a point to feast on two Buffalo-Created, MMMMM-GOOD, edible delights. The original Buffalo Chicken Wing and Roast Beef on Kummelweck. Makes my mouth water, just printing the words.

It is very possible that you have enjoyed these foods in any number of places throughout the country. These tasty Buffalo originals have spread to everywhere. However, keep in mind, just as no one can ever totally replicate our Mom's best dish, so is this the case with "wings & roast beef on weck!" Might I be biased? Of course, but do yourself a great favor and try these delicious foods where they were born!

Frank & Theresa Bellissimo, 1964

The Anchor Bar, originally owned and operated by Frank & Theresa Bellissimo, lifelong Buffalonians, is now run by their son, Dominic. Situated at 1047 Main Street, in the heart of DownTown Buffalo, this well-established family-owned restaurant is filled with locals and tourists from open to close, seven days a week. From the warm, comfortable atmosphere, friendly and perky employees, to their claim-to-fame Buffalo Chicken Wings, a memorable experience is guaranteed.

The now world-famous Chicken Wing recipe took flight in 1964, when Theresa Bellissimo, was called upon by her son Dominic to perform her kitchen magic and "throw something together for the guys at the bar." Stored in her cooler was a bag full of raw chicken wings that she used, to make her delicious home made soups, gravy and sauces. This was her way to make good use of a somewhat "useless" part of the chicken, rather than throw them out in total waste.

After deep frying the wings, just as they were, with no coating or seasoning, Theresa concocted a sauce to pour over the wings in a large bowl and flipped them around until every wing was dripping in the liquid. To add a little something extra, she cut up some celery and filled small cups with a creamy bleu cheese dressing, another of Theresa's home made recipes.

This began the the chicken wing craze that has spread across the globe. It's said that the recipes for both the wing sauce and bleu cheese dip are closely-guarded family secrets. However the ingredients are well-known and can easily be made to a near-perfect-match to Theresa's very first batch. The coating sauce is a mixture of Frank's Red Hot Sauce, melted butter & a few drops of white vinegar. The bleu cheese dip is whipped up combining crumbled blue cheese, sour cream, cream cheese and mayonaise in various amounts until it suits your taste. It's all wonderful stuff and I warn you, easily over-indulged upon!

By the way, they ship their wings all over the country and their world famous sauce, all over the world. Their phone number is (716) 886-8920. For Franchise information, call (716) 853 1791.

Buffalo Pub owner & German Baker make Culinary Magic in 1901

Some sixty-plus years before the Buffalo Chicken Wing was born, a young man named Joseph Gohn, opened a neighborhood saloon called "Delaware House." Joe offered lunches, dinners and snacks, as well as spirits, in his popular establishment. He hired a baker by the name of William Wahr, who had emigrated from the Black Forest Region of Germany. Wahr's masterful cooking and home made baked goods quickly garnered a huge fan club and Delaware House became a popular local hang-out.

Always searching for a new and different item to add to his menu, Joe and William put their heads together to create what they hoped would become their House Specialty sandwich. Little did these two gentlemen realize the results of their collaboration would result in what is known as Roast Beef on Weck! While Joe slow-roasted a choice cut of beef to absolute perfection and tenderness, William baked his favorite German rolls. Warm from the oven he topped these rolls with Kosher salt and caraway seeds. Kummel is the German word for caraway and weck means, roll.....thus, he gave us the kummelweck which was shortened to "weck."

I can't begin to guess how many billions of Roast Beef on Weck have been consumed in the past one hundred and eleven years!! This famous Buffalo New York creation has gone beyond the test of time, I'd say. And throughout the century, roast beef on weck has been prepared and served exactly as it was by it's creators at the Delaware House. Order this specialty and it comes to the table with a big slice of dill pickle and horseradish on the side.

The saloon has been long-gone and replaced with various Buffalo businesses. Nary a menu in the entire Western New York area that does not offer Buffalo Chicken Wings and Roast Beef on Weck! Please come to see us and pig-out awhile!! Speaking of? I'm starving. Bon Apetit!

Roast Beef on Weck with Horse radish and a sliced dill pickle!!   Simply delicious!
Roast Beef on Weck with Horse radish and a sliced dill pickle!! Simply delicious!

YUM!!!! Just LOVE Wings!

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    Paula 16 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Monday ....I probably shouldn't tell you this....LOL I had 20 yummy, juicy, dripping with Buffalo sauce, Chicken wings today!!! It was heaven. I could literally HEAR the cholesterol & triglycerides rushing to my arteries......and feel the 10 pounds of pure FAT adhering to my body in all the wrong places!!! Oh...but they're soooooo good!

    I have no guilt...no regrets!! Lmao!! Shame on me.

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    Paula 16 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Dbl Buffalo Wings~Hot~comin up! What would you like to drink?

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    Linda Bilyeu 16 months ago from Orlando, FL

    I'll take 10 hot wings...now! I have a craving! :)

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    Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Of course......silly me.

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    DJ Anderson 2 years ago

    Thank you, I prefer DJisms.

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    Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Self-composed dictionaries!......they're the best. Makes you a cut above the rest, you know. If anyone wants to understand you, they'll just have to learn the language....."DebbieIsm"....

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    DJ Anderson 2 years ago

    Sounds like a great plan.

    Consider yourself, "redempted"!

    Yes, I just made that up. :-)

    DJ.

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    Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Well, will you look at this? I neglected to reply to DJ's comment. An oversight of epic proportion and I beg forgiveness......good buddy of mine! I promise to treat you to all the wings you can eat when you visit Buffalo.......How's that for an attempt at redemption?

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    Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Sorry We didn't know one another in '88.......I'm sure we'd have successfully caused some trouble together. I'm about 30 miles S.W. of the city of Buffalo.

    I have friends in Cleveland I stay in touch with. It takes a good 4 hrs. to get to Cleveland from where I live....if one drives the legal limit.

    The RB on weck is great....not difficult at all to make at home.....just make sure the beef is real tender and sliced thin.....with au jus. Homemade rolls with caraway seeds & sea salt should be available in bakery depts (if not, looks like you'll have to make them from scratch! LOL).....and all you need is some pure ground horseradish and dill pickle slices. MMMMM soooo good! When I make them I always serve a side of either mac or potato salad....OK, I'm drooling.

    I can't believe you were once so close to my home area!

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    Jools99 3 years ago from North-East UK

    Great hub! Well, well Paula I have actually been to Buffalo (in 1988) and I wish that I had known about this delicious combo when I was visiting. I drove from Cleveland to Buffalo and stayed there on my way to see Niagara Falls; it was a long drive from Cleveland and Buffalo was a welcome sight when we got there - I remember the city as the first time I ate a 'Dunkin' Donut'; if I ever get back...I'm up for the beef sandwich (already a personal favourite), looks delish!

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    Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Time364......??? Tell me more. Never heard even a hint of this secret story. I'm always open to new legends. John Young? I hope you have time to get some info to me. I'd love to check this out!

    And you're right....there's no wings anywhere, like the "original" Buffalo Wings....but that's rightfully so and just makes sense. Since the original, so many variations have been concocted....and that's fine, because they are good too. But "Original" is precisely that....ORIGINAL.........Thanks, Time364!

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    Time364 3 years ago

    I was born and raised in Buffalo and there's no wings like real Buffalo Wings, but let's be clear the Buffalo Wing idea started with man name John Young using Frank's hot as part of his sauce. Enjoy !!!

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    Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Sorry I can't visit you ladies, personally, Linda Sue & Nell Rose......I'd whip you up a batch of wings...better than any you've ever had!!

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    Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

    Came back for another visit and wanting some of those wings! lol!

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    Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

    With Super Bowl this weekend there will be lots of wings being eaten! Thank you Buffalo for the wings! :)

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    DJ Anderson 3 years ago

    Hi, Paula,

    My husband is from Buffalo. Well, actually the village of Lancaster.

    We used to spend a great deal of time with his family, who still live in

    surrounding areas.

    Yes, been to the Anchor Bar. No better place for wings. They are habit forming. Beef on Wick was not as I had hoped. I am a southern girl and

    a proper sandwich MUST have plenty of Hellman's mayonnaise. LOL

    My husband and his sister still return for a visit with their one remaining brother and their "Annual Weber's Mustard Run", as they like to call it.

    Now, you have my mouth watering for hot wings!!

    Great article on hot wings and beef on wick.

    DJ.

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    Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Chicken Wings, is one of those special treats that you can't mention or even think about, without wanting to go out and get a "double order!!" Every single Place that serves chicken wings, has a "Special" on a particular night of the week......"A Bucket of Wings & Lg Pizza/2 toppings!".....$15.99!! How many should I have delivered, gf??

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    Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

    I am craving chicken wings which made me think of your yummilicious shout-out to them! Thanks for the virtual treat! :)

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    Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Well...now my day has been made. The tables have turned.....I actually provided YOU with some history! Have you ever eaten wings or beef on weck? If not...you have no idea what you're missing!! YUM!

    If your sister-in-law is like most Buffalonians....she'll be quite proud and happy when you bring this up.

    I don't live IN Buffalo....35 miles south/west.....! Thanks for stopping Harald.

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    David Hunt 4 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    I learned so much from this hub. I thought, what the heck is weck? Now I know. I learned that Buffalo (where my sister-in-law came from) is the home of the original buffalo wings. Duh, it seems obvious when you stop thinking of buffalo the animal. And now, I can't wait to call my sister-in-law a "Buffalonian". I'll let you know how that turns out.

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    Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    spy.........you would love these 2 specialty foods......as long as you're not a Vegetarian!!.........thank you for the visit.

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    Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Tillie...heck honey.....when I researched that we are less than 400 miles apart, I had all sorts of plans rolling through my head! I could deliver wings and RB on weck!!..........Thank you for the unexpected visit! This PROVES we're good friends.....you're stopping by without calling first!!LOL...............

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    IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

    thank you for sharing. wish we had like this on our place :)

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    Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

    Coming late to one of your hubs is like reading a book...the hub and then a thousand comments ;) GF you picked a good one with this for sure. I don't think there's a creature alive that doesn't like Buffalo wings...now as for weck, have to admit I've never heard of it...I know throw some caraway seeds at me.

    Have been to Buffalo a few times and you can bet your bippy the next time we're gonna meet up, somewhere, with Effer!

    Voted up, useful, and interesting.

    P.S. Now I have to add vinegar to my wings!

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    Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    OK........Roger, OVER & OUT. hahahahahahahahahahahahahah

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    bankscottage 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

    It was Rusch's

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    Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    LOL!! Dunkirk?? I went to school in Dunkirk #% years ago (oops, numbers keys don't work)......Let's see, in the 70's the restaurant may have been "The Vineyard," "The Town & Country," "Rucsh's," "The Fireside"....or one even I don't remember......3 of those I mentioned no longer exist.

    I'm sure lobster is delicious prepared in any fashion, but I'm spoiled. Have to have it "my way."..........

    We have yet another connection. I lived in Mill Creek for a year in the mid '80's...(a work-related contract) I liked Erie then, but don't know about today, other than the Mill Creek Mall once in a while.

    Just a few years ago, myself and some friends went to a comedy club in Erie to see "Sinbad," who was fabulous, btw!

    Enough!!!! The only way to stop this is.....Don't comment back!! LOL

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    bankscottage 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

    In the early 70's my wife and I drove to Dunkirk, NY for a nice surf and turf dinner at a restaurant. I forget the name. Your lobster dinner in Maine would cost about $20, maybe a little more. When I am in Maine in a few weeks, I'll take some pictures of my favorite lobster pounds and do a Hub on them. Wouldn't it be great if HubPages had a scratch'n sniff capsule or even better, a "little taste" capsule?

    Lobster near my camp last August, $4.25/pound, live. $1 more if steamed. That is for the "chicken" lobster, 1 to 1 1/4 pounds, soft shell. In my opinion, your husband makes wise lobster purchases. Whenever I have had large lobsters, the shells are very hard to crack and the meat is tough. I would rather have two (or 3) small lobsters than 1 large one.

    Save those hot coals, grilled lobster is good, so is poached.

    Lobster and buffalo wings, maybe. Lobster and mussels, yes. If you have ever been to Prince Edward Island (PE.I.), I think "mussels" is Canadian for "chicken wing".

    If we continue these comments much more you are going to have to add "Lobster, the other white meat" to the title of your hub.

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    Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    You are right about Lobster being a huge attraction in this neck of the woods. The restaurant attracted people from all over.

    Here's a shocker for you......I'm going back to the 60's now......but a Whole Maine 2-lb.Lobster Dinner (salad, clam chowder & Fresh cut fries) went for $7.00. LOL...come to think of it, our fresh perch Fish Fries w/ slaw & fries were $1.50..........I've indelibly dated myself.

    My hubby and I will get fish fries now and then......@ $12.00 per. When the Lobsters are "on sale" at the local Top's market, he'll treat us, because I can prepare them so well......but they're so tiny, he buys 4 of them for the 2 of us!! Ah yes...time marches on.

    Frozen pizza's not so bad.....hahahahahaha ROFLMAO!!

    I admit... I am now ready to crawl over hot coals for a lobster!!

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    bankscottage 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

    In Maine, if I am lucky, I get my lobster right from my friend's traps. If not, I have to drive to the lobster pound a few miles from our camp. Whole maine lobster in WNY before Red Lobster would have been priceless. Here, I think I have to go 33 miles or more for the Beef on Weck!

    I can't stand it. I am having frozen pizza for lunch.

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    Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    bankscottage.....YOU HAVE A DEAL!! Are you kidding? Maine Lobster? Growing up, my family had a popular restaurant in our little town of WNY....the house specialty, which was offered nowhere else within 200 miles, was "whole Maine Lobster"....and I can split, stuff and bake one in less than 30 minutes...like a pro.

    Every Friday night, someone drove to the airport, 33 miles away...to pick up our shipment of live lobsters!!

    It's been fun sharing our "food" stories!! Come back any time!

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    bankscottage 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

    I wish I hadn't read this just before lunch. I grew up in Erie, PA and now live in Central PA. I love Buffalo wings and Beef on Weck. The wings are pretty easy to find, but good Beef on Weck isn't. I am all into "authentic", so the next time I am in Buffalo, it is off to the Anchor Bar.

    Interested in a trade? I go to our camp in Maine all of the time. How about live Maine lobster for authentic Buffalo wings and Beef on Weck? Maybe Outbound Dan can join us and bring a beer keg (was his hub about beer kegs or bear kegs?) ;D

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    50 Caliber.....Thank you for coming by to read and visit. I'd be happy to buy you some wings and Roast Beef if you ever get lost in Western NY!!!!

    Wes....

    That BIG WATERfall is Niagara Falls....but being that you were just a tennybopper, you probably had other interests. It's always nice to know that Southerners come up this way on vacation!!

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    Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

    WOW! I got Dusty and Effer - two of my favorite online folks on the same page!!!!!!!!!!! TOTAL WIN!

    Oh I've not been up your direction since I was 16 or 17 on a family trip - but I've been there, spent the night in Buffalo one night, saw the big water fall, etc.

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    50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

    Good food from the source, always seems the best of the best, a great essay on where to go when in Buffalo.

    I do like finding the bragging point of a cities best eats, back when I traveled a bit.

    Enjoyed the read, thanks,

    50

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    WTS.....When were you in Buffalo and what for?? It's only cold from Nov. to about March. If you like living here, you get used to the winters. Northerners don't have water running thru their veins like you Rebels!!

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    Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

    I'd sure do it!!! - tear that sammich up, I mean. Hey, I've actually been to Buffalo too!!! I think New York state is effing beautiful...but gosh dang its cold up there!

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Christian....Well, sir of very few words.....Thank you for stopping by. It's always nice to welcome someone new. I must admit, I'm not sure what your comment actually means......you LIKE beef on Weck?

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    Christian Gehman 5 years ago from Nearfar Charlottesville, Virginia

    Beef on Weck!

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    imaudraleigh...so nice to know you live close by!! Yes, food is plentifull in our neck of the woods....GOOD food. Kinda crazy how WINGS took off like they did! No pun intended! lol

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    iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

    Love living in Upstate NY...we know how to eat!!! Love the hub! Voted up and sharing with my boyfriend who lovessssss chicken wings!!! We need to make the hour drive to eat there!!!

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    Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

    Well I just spent a good chunk of my Saturday night catching up on your hubs....and it has been very enjoyable. Lots of great information on Buffalo and chicken wings and roast beef....you make me want to start the car up and go and check out the places you mention....voted up and voted "makes me hungry"...too bad we do not have that vote option

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Don't wait up, GF....and you might want to have a snack while you're waiting...........I'm just sayin....

    P.S. Here in Buffalo, it's is unheard of and totally against the rules to use anything but bleu cheese.....but since you're a Floridian, I guess it's OK!!

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    Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Yay!!! Medium, celery and ranch dressing!!! You are awesome!!

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    I'll get right on that Linda Sue!! Mild, Medium or Hot?.....celery and carots? Extra Bleu cheese?

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    Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

    I'm craving wings! Can you send some over? FED-EX, UPS or USPS either one works fine for me!:)

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    Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Paula, I completely agree...some of my hubs that have done the best were not the ones I liked the most..and the relationships I have formed are much more important to me...now I have to go read the other new one you have posted and then get back to my hub about changing the Catholic Church...catch ya later!

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    billy.....Have had to resort to wearing a neck brace to hold my BIG HEAD up, since you . The respect and devotion is mutual, Thank you, kind Sir.

    Have you caught your breath yet since your 30/30 success? Believe it or not, there are hubbers who write that many and more, as a general practice. Makes a girl feel like a real slug.

    Actually all of it has much to do with "why" we belong to HP....what our main goal or intention is. Suffice it to say, my reasons are purely therapuetic, as well as for entertainment and education.

    Never gave it much thought BEFORE joining......but the friends, connections and cyber-relationships I've found are surprisingly very precious to me now.

    I've published 2 new hubs in the last 10 days.......for me, that's out-doing myself. The strangest thing is that the hub just before this one made it to the Top Ten hubs of the week. Go figure!

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    Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

    I don't think there is any chance that I will ever get to Buffalo, and quite frankly I would go there to see you before I would go to eat buffalo wings. :) Now, having said all that, I happen to think you are The Bomb and I'll follow you anywhere.

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Nell....You know, I've started some unusual things in my kitchen too! Unfortunately, mostly fire and smoke!

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    Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

    Hi, I was a bit confused about the Weck too! lol! thought it was a mistake! sounds absolutely delicious! isn't it funny how the chicken wings started? one little lady and a kitchen, amazing! interesting, makes me hungry and shared! haha! well, not the chicken, the hub!

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    alocsin....Wow...I can't believe I actually "informed" you of something you didn't already know!! LOL. Thanks for reading & your comment.

    It's strange to me that everyone in the world doesn't recognize these foods, since Im from this area all my life....but then, where ever we go, we find various "dishes" that are specific to an area, that we may never heard of. I remember the 1st time I was down south and saw "catfish" on the menu. Where I live, the catfish in our waters are considered "scavengers" and thrown back in!!

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    Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

    When I saw the title, I wondered: what is the world is a weck? Now I know. Makes my mouth water, too.

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    alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

    I had no idea that "Buffalo" meant the city in New York. Always wondered how the animal "buffalo" came to be associated with chicken wings. Thanks for the clarification. Voting this Up and Useful.

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    I STEER clear of red meat also (and I swear, no pun intended!!) But I eat a lot of fish and chicken...."wings" are a special treat, because although they're scrumptious....they're cruel to the waistline...

    deep-fried, butter, bleu cheese....HELLO blubber on the hips!! LOL......Thanks for visiting. I'm always glad to see you!

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    Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

    Hi Fpher! I was wondering what a buffalo had to do with chicken wings (just kidding, I knew it had something to do with Buffalo, NY)! I didn't know they had been around since 1964. Wow. I love wings!

    Thanks for sharing this great information (I don't eat red meat, so no comment on the roast beef)! :-)

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Fullerman.....Sunshine.......Kelly......& Teaches.....

    Thanks so much for reading my hub, bragging about 2 very popular foods from WNY. My guess is that there's a Buffalo transplant in every city, and if they wanted to make a fortune, they would open a "Buffalo Wings & Weck" cafe, boasting of being from the birthplace of both!!

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    Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

    Your hub is mouthwatering! What a great read and your description of the process and taste leaves one wanting to run out and get some. It looks like a place my hubby and I would visit often.

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    Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    That looks so good! I love making wings for parties and they always get eaten. I'm going to try to make that myself - sounds like a dinner the kids will love too:)

    Loved the history - its amazing what a mom can throw together in the kitchen when the kids are hungry! Pays to cook in this instance huh? Lol

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    Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

    OMG it's a good thing I don't live in Buffalo, I would be there almost everyday! My favorite finger food! This hub made me crave some wings. Love them!!! Could you mail me some?!? You have my address!:)

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    Fullerman5000 5 years ago from Louisiana, USA

    I think after reading this that I will add eating a chicken wing at the original inventors to my bucket list. voted awesome and up.

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    No.....oh, thanks for trying to help. I'll look it up. It's one of those things that won't let me rest because it's on the tip of my tongue! I cannot believe I remembered to damned place we stayed but not the theatre! That's crazy! I have pictures that I marked on the back.....when I find them, I'll send you name in HUGE letters!! LOL

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    Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    When I used to go to Buffalo in my younger days I lived in Mississauga so it was a lot closer then. Would the name of the theatre you went to be called The Royal Alexander?

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    That's quite a drive. The last time I was in Toronto was in 1971. We stayed at the Sutton Place because we had gone up there to see "Man of La Mancha" in live theatre......and it's driving me nuts that I can't think of the name of the Theatre....but it was fabulous...we were 3 rows from the stage!

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    Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    I'm in Ontario not too far from Toronto. Peace bridge is about a three hour drive away from where I live. I used to go to a bar in Buffalo that was called The Library. No never been been to the Anchor or least not yet:)

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    Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Yes...Susan, I seem to recall that you are from Canada! How many miles from the bridge?.. do you drive the Peace Bridge or other? I used to shop in Canada all the time back in the day when our money was worth so much more...HA! talk about a turn of events! You've never been to the Anchor Bar? You must go.

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    Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Will have to try this restaurant next time I'm in Buffalo. Sounds like a great place.

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