Last week I spoke at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, and discovered another landmark to a woman in front of Frank & Teresa’s Anchor Restaurant, home of the original Buffalo Chicken Wings. Turns out that that iconic snack was created by Teresa Bellissimo in 1964 when her son & his friends arrived late one night & very hungry. Scrambling to feed them, Teresa fried some chicken wings, (which at that time were used for soup or thrown away) covered them with a sauce and served them with blue cheese dressing. The rest of the story is history, once again made by a woman!
Statue of Teresa Bellissimo carved from a 100 year old Silver Maple tree that fell in the storm of Oct. 2006