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Origin of suicide wings?


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Origin of suicide wings?

Amod Lele | | Jul 16, 2001 08:26 PM

As a lover of extra-hot food, I've always had a soft spot for Buffalo wings in heat levels of "suicide" and beyond. When I first drove through Buffalo last summer, I decided to make a pilgrimage, so I read up on the story of Buffalo wings and went to the Anchor Bar. To my surprise, their so-called suicide wings were poorly done -- not all that hot, and they used black pepper. I also had an order of medium, which were very good. But the experience left me wondering: this can't possibly be the place where suicide wings were first created. So where were they? When did Buffalo wings first make the jump from having a slight chili tang to the fully hot "suicide" status? Can anyone set me straight on this?