Tuesday, April 5, 2011

a little piece of heaven with a side of blue cheese

being from the buffalo, new york area I never have chicken wings except when I'm there because well, not to hurt anyone's feelings but they just aren't the same otherwise. that was until I was taken to al's bar & grill in parville, mo...


these are the real deal, made by a native who it turns out is related to my high school principle {it's a small world & it gets even smaller when you're from two little towns next to each other in western new york}!

so I no longer only have to eat wings only once or twice a year {thanks antonio!} - now if I can just get some beef on weck & fried dough I'll be all set, although my waistline & arteries would probably prefer I not...

p.s. out of curiosity we looked up the world record for eating chicken wings - 181 wings in 12 minutes by a tiny woman who's nickname is "the black widow"

9 comments:

Katie said...

I am drooling over this picture, and it's 9am. Wings are a-ok by me, any time of the day! I will have to have some of the original the next time I'm in Buffalo.

Cerise said...

Oh my goodness! Those look so yummy!

Anna said...

You're from Buffalo! No wonder I like your blog so much! How I wish they had decent chicken wings in San Francisco....

MafiosaGrrl said...

Yum! I grew up in Niagara Falls and was coached in the fine art of Buffalo wings since I was a wee one. I know exactly how you feel, they just aren't the same.

I've taken to making my own since I live in Northern California and don't make it back east very often. Every once and a while I get lucky and find a jar of sauce from the Anchor Bar and Grill in my mailbox. That and bread, my aunt mails me DiCamillo'a bread, lolz.

MafiosaGrrl said...

Whoops, DiCamillo's but I'm sure you knew what I meant, despite my typos. :)

Cakey(^-^*)/コンチャ! said...

Wings are definitely one of my fav foods out there - shame we don't have good ones over here in the UK! xxx

Jill said...

Antonio is hungry now. Mmmmm wings. (from him not me) He'd like to set a date for next week.

gina said...

haha - nice to know I'm not the only wing lover out there! thanks for the comments everyone...especially the transplanted wny/falls ones :)

maruclare said...

All this time I have been reading your blog and I didn't realize you were from Buffalo! What a nice surprise! The chicken wing eating contest is held each year at the Chicken Wing Festival Labor Day week end and it is usually the Black Widow who wins. What I didn't know until recently is that butter lambs and sponge candy are only available here in Buffalo.