Teressa Bellissimo

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2011

    In Praise of Frank's RedHot: A Thumbnail History of Buffalo Chicken Wings

    ​Whoomp! There it is. When I'm making Buffalo chicken wings, do I reach for the Tabasco? No I do not. Sure it's great for zapping a gumbo or shaking on oysters, but it's too damn hot and vinegary for Buffalo wings. Use it, and it will climb right up your nose, eclipsing the chicken flavor w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Buffalo Wings: Old Town Bar Versus Bonnie's Grill

    Old Town Bar's buffalo chicken wings​In a 1980 New Yorker article, Calvin Trillin attempted to get to the bottom of exactly who invented buffalo chicken wings, and when. There is no doubt that the snacks were born in Buffalo, New York, and the generally accepted story goes that the Bellissimo ... More >>