For many people today, going out with friends doesn’t feel complete if you don’t get to order wings. Whenever you get bar food, you expect wings to be on the menu. This is the case at Grico’s South, where you can find several different delicious options to enjoy. It’s hard to imagine a time when wings weren’t one of the most popular foods to enjoy, but they haven’t always been the beloved bar food they are now.
So, how did chicken wings get to be as popular as they are today? Learn more about how this iconic appetizer became so famous!
How Did People Originally Eat Chicken Wings?
Of course, chicken wings have always been used in cooking for as long as people have eaten chicken. While the wings we know today haven’t always been around, there are some recipes and dishes that used the wings of chickens before they became a popular bar food. They simply haven’t always been as sought after.
Wings have historically been one of the least expensive parts of a chicken. Rather than being cooked and eaten as is, wings were often used to make chicken stock and soup. This was a common meal in many settings, not just in bars.
Where Were Wings Invented?
There are a few different stories of how wings were created, but there are a few details that are consistent throughout many of them that make them believable. One detail that most people agree on is that wings were originally made in Buffalo, New York, which is how Buffalo wings got their name. Another detail most people believe is true is that wings were first served at Anchor Bar in Buffalo by Teresa Bellissimo in 1964.
The story goes that Anchor Bar, which was owned by Bellissimo’s husband, received a shipment of wings by mistake, as they had ordered a shipment of different chicken parts. According to this story, Buffalo wings were created out of necessity when the bar had to figure out a way to get rid of them. A similar story is that when Bellissimo’s son came to visit unexpectedly with friends, she created the dish for them.
While you can’t go wrong with Buffalo wings, there are many great varieties out there today. It’s not hard to understand how wings became so iconic over the years. What started out as an inexpensive food item came together as a popular recipe rather quickly. Now wings are a huge part of bar culture today for many great reasons. Wings are exactly the food you want at a bar or any get-together and they’re perfect for snacking on, albeit a little messy.
Order Your Favorite Bar Food at Grico’s South
Whether your favorite bar food is wings or another popular dish, we have plenty of options at Grico’s South. While our regular menu has more than enough delicious meals, you can enjoy our bar menu when you dine at the bar. You can choose from small bites to share with friends or one of our amazing large plates or sandwiches.
Make reservations to dine with us and try out our bar menu today!