Do you love or hate Buffalo Wings? Either way, here’s my story:

Here is my story that aired yesterday on 790 KABC as part of the Lasorda at His Best series presented by Skechers:

There is an age old question for which many people don’t have the answer, but I do.

When, and where, did the chicken wing originate as a meal?

When my mother used to cook chicken she would throw them away.  You have to eat 50 of them to get full.  But I found out.

We were playing in buffalo.  It was 3 o’clock in the afternoon and I walked in to this restaurant called the Anchor Bar.  Nobody was there except the owner.  I asked him what kind of food they served.

“Let me tell you what happened last night,” he told me.   “There were three guys here as we were about to close, and they wanted something to eat.”

His wife was in the kitchen, but since they were about to close she didn’t have anything prepared.  All she had left were some chicken wings.  He told the hungry visitors about the wings, and they asked if she could just fry them up because they were very hungry.

So she cooked them, served them, and they ate them. 

And the Buffalo Wing was born.

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