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Wednesday is National Chicken Wing Day

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J. Timothy's 'Dirt Wings.' ( photo) J. Timothy's 'Dirt Wings.' ( photo)

Do you like them hot and spicy? Or sweet and sticky? Whichever way you prefer them, Wednesday is the day to enjoy them.

July 29 is National Chicken Wing Day, and Americans sure do love them.

According to National Chicken Wing Day’s website, more than 27 billion chicken wings were eaten in 2013, and 1.23 billion wings were consumed during Super Bowl weekend.

Buffalo, NY is the birthplace of the chicken wing, which is why they are often called Buffalo wings.

“The story goes that Teressa Bellissimo created chicken wings at the Anchor Bar, which she owned with her husband Frank, when her son Dominic and some of his college friends decided they wanted a late night bite to eat,” the day’s website said.

She ended up deep frying chicken wings, and tossed them in butter and hot sauce.

“The Bellissimos weren’t the first Buffalo restaurateurs to realize the potential of chicken wings. John Young had opened Wings’n Things on Jefferson Avenue in 1963,” the day’s website said.

For more information on the day, click here.

What’s your favorite kind of chicken wing?

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