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Road Trip:   Buffalo Wing Trail

It was only a matter of time before the city that created some of North America’s favorite pub grub and game time food developed the Buffalo Wing Trail – a mecca for chicken wings lovers worldwide.

The new Buffalo Wing Trail, “America’s Tastiest Drive” is a collection of 12 of the very best taverns and restaurants in the Buffalo region that have been perfecting their wings for years. These are the best in class wing joints in the city where they were invented. The wings, special sauces, unique cooking methods, and culinary wisdom passed down from generation to generation set the “Delicious Dozen” spots on the trail apart.

Each spot on the trail has carved out its own niche and specialty. There are the original wings at the Anchor Bar, which created the “Buffalo-style” popularized the world over in 1964.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the homemade blue cheese and hand-painted wings at Bar-Bill Tavern, where the staff uses a brush to evenly distribute sauce onto each wing. And the double-dipped wings at Elmo’s, which fries ‘em, sauces ‘em, grills ‘em, sauces ‘em again, and serves ‘em: Cajun/honey mustard or barbeque/hot, anyone?

The trail is also a road trip through Western New York, guiding its hungry followers through a cross-section of the region, from small towns and country highways to the historic neighborhoods of Buffalo and its iconic corner taverns. The history, character, and atmosphere found in each of the pubs along the trail are as unique and flavorful as the wings. For travelers looking for the real thing – a genuine regional culinary culture with deep roots– the Buffalo Wing Trail is a slice of Americana that should be in the same category as Kansas City barbecue or Louisiana gumbo. Plan your trip along the trail today; your wet naps are waiting.  Buffalo Wing Trail

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