It is officially football season and several nights a week, there are fans all over the country that are enjoying the game while they eat their favorite game day snacks. For many people, buffalo chicken wings are high on their menu list. So what is it that makes wings the food of choice when it comes to game day? There is actually an interesting story to back that one up. Mr. Pizza is here to talk about chicken wings, where they came from, and what makes our some of the best around.
When Did Buffalo Wings Become Popular?
While it may seem like buffalo wings have been around forever, they really haven’t. In the 1960s, they were a happy accident that came from a bar owner than needed a midnight snack. He had some wings left over from the day and decided to cook them up and use his hot sauce to give them some saucy goodness. They took off in the area, which happened to be Buffalo, NY. By the time the 1990s came around, they were something that caught on globally and have become a fan favorite for game day.
Wings are Consumed on Game Day
Even though people were finding out that buffalo wings were delicious, what makes them so attached to game day? Around the same time that buffalo wings were starting to catch on, there are more and more bars that were starting to get larger televisions that made them the perfect place to catch the game. This meant that more and more people were meeting up at the bar for the game rather than watching at home on their smaller screens. With buffalo wings on the menu and the spice that comes with them, bar owners were finding that it was perfect for their beer sales as the beer helps to tame the spice of the wings. It became the perfect storm for a game day food. The big screen, the wings, and the beer are the perfect combination for any sports fan.
How Wings Have Changed Over Time
The way that people eat wings has definitely changed throughout the years. While they originally were served with buffalo sauce and most people loved them, now more and more people are finding that other flavors are where it’s at. There are a number of different sauces that can be used on wings and each one is more delicious than the last. At Mr. Pizza, we offer wings on our menu, but we also offer a large number of different sauces that you can choose from. Some of the sauces that you can get when you come eat with us include:
– Mild, Medium & Hot Classic Buffalo Style Wings
– Mango Habanero
– Honey Garlic
– Lemon Pepper
– Honey Mustard
– Parmesan Garlic
– Jamaican Jerk
– Sweet Thai Chili