The day has finally arrived. It’s National Chicken Wing Day! We live for these “holidays” because it gives us an excuse to eat without counting calories.
Are you ready to celebrate? Check out some specials running around Chicago below:
- Newport Bar and Grill: Newport Bar and Grill is serving up half priced chicken wings all day.
- Stout Barrel House and Gallery: Sriracha Maple, Korean barbecue or Buffalo chicken wings for $12? See you there!
- Bridget McNeill’s Pub: $6.50 Wings and $6.50 Cheesy Chicken Buffalo Dip
- Mystic Celt: 8 Jumbo wings for $6!
- The Pony Inn: Half off Wings
- Clarke’s Bar and Grille: .60 cent wings
- Corcoran’s Grill & Pub: $6 Jumbo Wings
- Derby’s: $5 wings
- Duke’s Bar and Grill: .50 cent wings
- Kelly’s Pub: .25 cent wings
Did we miss any Wing Wednesday specials? Let us know! We’ll add to the list. The more wing specials the merrier.
Happy Wing Wednesday! Eat up and just remember — don’t feel bad about the sauce on your face.
History of hot wings according to the Smithsonian Mag:
“It was late on a Friday night in 1964, a time when Roman Catholics still confined themselves to fish and vegetables on Fridays…Some regulars had been spending a lot of money, and Dom asked his mother to make something special to pass around gratis at the stroke of midnight. Teressa Bellissimo picked up some chicken wings—parts of a chicken that most people do not consider even good enough to give away to barflies—and the Buffalo chicken wing was born.
Nowadays, buffalo sauce has gone beyond wings—it’s frequently used for boneless chicken fingers and pizzas, and gas stations sell everything from buffalo-flavored Combos to Pringles. In Buffalo, though, wings are still eaten roughly the way they were invented by Teressa in 1964: served in either hot, medium or mild buffalo sauce, with blue cheese and celery.” – Read the full story here.