The Anchor Bar is on board with the official chicken wing recipe for the new USS Little Rock, which makes its grand appearance here next month.
Earlier this fall, the ship's crew had a competition to see who could make the best chicken wings and Mineman 1st Class Tyson Wilborn won with his "Pineapple Teriyaki Wings."
In honor of the Navy's newest warship being commissioned at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park on Dec. 16, the Anchor Bar, which is credited with inventing Buffalo-style chicken wings, will increase its menu to include Wilborn's mouth-watering magic for the day.
Signs on tables at not only the original Anchor Bar on Main Street in Buffalo but its locations in Niagara Falls, Williamsville and Amherst will encourage customers to give it a try, said Mark Dempsey, vice president of the Anchor Bar.
When reached for his reaction, Wilborn texted, "That would be awesome."
And while Wilborn's recipe is far from the flaming hot wings Buffalonians devour, this recipe is sure to have strong appeal among those who have a sweet tooth. An Off Main food critic who sampled Wilborn's wings can attest to that.
But don't take our word for it. Whip up the sauce yourself and try. Here's the recipe:
- 26 ounces teriyaki sauce or glaze.
- 12 ounces honey
- 6 ounces pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
-Heat and mix all ingredients until uniform. Done.