Butterfields Restaurant on Old Willets Path in Hauppauge is looking forward to July 29, because that is National Chicken Wing Day as proclaimed by Buffalo New York’s mayor in 1977. Buffalo is considered the original home of the Buffalo chicken wing after Teressa Bellissimo of the Anchor Bar fried up some wings then tossed them in butter and hot sauce to satisfy her son and his friends one late night in 1964. Up until then, chicken wings were usually saved for soups. Others followed and the mighty chicken wing has become a staple of happy hours and late night snacking, but they are good any time of the day.
Since Mayor Stan Makowski’s proclamation in 1977, many restaurants have tried to replicate the Anchor Bar recipe with different levels of success. But chicken wings have become much more diversified than simply using hot sauce. There are almost endless possibilities for spicing up the venerable wing. Here is the Butterfields list of available chicken wings:
- Buffalo — served mild, medium, or HOT
- Jamaican Jerk — HOT Caribbean scotch bonnets with honey and scallions
- Garlic parmesan — garlic cream, crushed red pepper, and LOTS of parmesan
- Dry rubbed Cajun — Hot spicy Cajun with roasted garlic
- Sweet Thai chili and Sriracha — sweet Thai chili sauce and a Spicy sriracha
- Honey sriracha — honey, sriracha, garlic, cumin, and cilantro
Our bar menu at Butterfields also has a lot more favorites, including meatballs, pepper seared ahi tuna, chicken fingers, ultimate nachos, fried mozzarella, and hot pastrami on rye. We also have all-day, price fixe, happy hour, and drink menus. Visit them online by clicking on the “Menu” link at the top of our home page.
Butterfields Restaurant is New American Cuisine. Come celebrate National Chicken Wing Day with us on July 29!