On our way to Niagara Falls, I talked Maggie into letting us stop at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY.
For those of you that don’t know, this is the restaurant where Buffalo Chicken Wings were invented. And before we left Texas, I had become addicted to chicken wings in a bad way.
The best place in Dallas has to be Pluckers with great tasting sauce and huge wings. So, I was very excited to be moving to the New York area thinking I’d be in the middle of some sort of Chicken Wing Mecca. Sadly, I am not. I’ve tried several different wings places here including the charming Pluck-U and the decent Atomic Wings, but neither lived up to my expectations.
But undaunted, I still had very high expectations for the place that originated the dish. And thankfully, I wasn’t disappointed. The wings were fantastic and I could understand where the Pluckers guys (all formerly of the Buffalo area I believe) had gotten the base taste for their sauce. The wings were huge. I guess the only thing I didn’t like was how dry the wings were as they didn’t seem to have a lot of sauce on them.
I highly recommend a visit to the Anchor Bar if you’re a lover of all things Chicken Wings, although be prepared to wait, as it seemed to be a very popular place. For good reason.