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Chicken wings, which at one point were an unwanted part of the bird, have become a prized menu item — and restaurants across the U.S. will be celebrating on Saturday: National Chicken Wing Day.

I know, we celebrated National Fried Chicken Day three weeks ago. But in 1977, then-Mayor of Buffalo, New York Stan Makowski declared July 29 National Chicken Wing Day, due to the city’s claim as the birthplace of the chicken wing dish known as Buffalo Wings. “Thousands of pounds of chicken wings are consumed each week by Buffalonians in restaurants and taverns across the city,” he said at the time.

Buffalo’s wing fix helped spread the dish, but the origin story is a bit hazy. Since then, we’ve seen the advent of countless types of wings—honey barbecue, teriyaki, garlic, ultra-hot—and, of course, “boneless wings.”

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