Wings are the most popular appetizer in the United States. But they weren’t always. There was a time when wings were considered more or less the “leftover” of the chicken. When butchers would cut up the chicken, they would separate the thighs and breast and even the legs. But the wings, usually containing very little meat, were an afterthought.
Don’t get me wrong, people still ate the wings. But they were nothing like the delicious dish they are today. Specially prepared wings that we enjoy today are generally thought to have started with the “Buffalo wing”, so named because they were first offered in Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York in the year 1964. The wing grew to be a favorite in the area and slowly made its way across the USA.
Basically, they took the left over wings and deep fried them. Then they soaked them in a mixture of hot sauce and a little butter. The wings came out piping hot to the customer and the delicious smell filled the air. A legend was born.
I remember in the 1980’s when I was a kid, I would scrounge around the couch cushions for change. I would then walk to the local Buffalo wing joint. They were .15 cents per wing back then! I could eat ten hot wings for a dollar fifty! Oh, those were the days.
So, what flavors do we have at Bunky’s in beautiful Indiatlantic, Florida? Here is a list:
- BLANKMAN = Teriyaki, Honey Garlic
- HOWIES = NotSoHot, Teriyaki, Garlic MAD
- MIKES = Teriyaki, Hot, Garlic, Caribbean Jerk TIKI
- TOMS = NotSoHot, Queso, Ranch, Cayenne Pepper