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The Best Chicken Wings in Every State

By Brittany Anas of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 51: Deep-fried chicken has long been synonymous with Southern cooking. But chicken wings? The idea for this bar food delicacy was hatched in—you guessed it—Buffalo, New York.Back in 1964, Teressa Bellissimo—who was the co-owner at the now-famous Anchor Bar—cooked up some leftover wings in a peppery hot sauce as a late-night snack for her son and his friends. The wings, a part of the chicken usually tossed in a stockpot to make broth, were such a hit that they ended up on Anchor Bar's menu the next day, plated with celery slices and bleu cheese.Since then, wings have evolved. Not only are they a staple on sports bar menus, but you can also find them on the appetizer menus at fancy restaurants. Creative chefs experiment with wet sauces. And dry rubs. And frying techniques and batters. If you're a purist, though, the classic buffalo wing remains a perfect bite: a crunchy, deep-fried exterior drenched in a tangy-spicy sauce; juicy chicken; and an obligatory dunk in creamy blue cheese.Here's where you can find the very best chicken wings in every single state.And for more, check out The Best Nachos in Every State.Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

The Best Chicken Wings in Every State

Deep-fried chicken has long been synonymous with Southern cooking. But chicken wings? The idea for this bar food delicacy was hatched in—you guessed it—Buffalo, New York.

Back in 1964, Teressa Bellissimo—who was the co-owner at the now-famous Anchor Bar—cooked up some leftover wings in a peppery hot sauce as a late-night snack for her son and his friends. The wings, a part of the chicken usually tossed in a stockpot to make broth, were such a hit that they ended up on Anchor Bar's menu the next day, plated with celery slices and bleu cheese.

Since then, wings have evolved. Not only are they a staple on sports bar menus, but you can also find them on the appetizer menus at fancy restaurants. Creative chefs experiment with wet sauces. And dry rubs. And frying techniques and batters. If you're a purist, though, the classic buffalo wing remains a perfect bite: a crunchy, deep-fried exterior drenched in a tangy-spicy sauce; juicy chicken; and an obligatory dunk in creamy blue cheese.

Here's where you can find the very best chicken wings in every single state.

And for more, check out The Best Nachos in Every State.

Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

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