Chicken wings have evolved from being used to make stock to being one of America’s
favorite finger foods.
The transition is said to have started on Oct. 30, 1964, at the Anchor Bar in
Bar owner Teressa Bellissimo was faced with feeding her son and a group of his
friends a late night snack. Having an excess of chicken wings on hand, she fried
them until done and crisp, dipped them in a mixture of butter and bottled hot
sauce, and served them with crisp celery sticks and blue cheese salad dressing.
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