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Festivals

1) National Buffalo Wing Fest, noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 1, noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at Coca-Cola Field (275 Washington St.). Admission is $5 at the gate, and food tickets run for $1 apiece. Commentary: For once in the world of wings, size doesn't matter. Every wing vendor participating in the National Buffalo Wing Festival Saturday and Sunday is supplied the same drumsticks a…

Festivals

There is no other place in the world (we checked) where people bob their heads in a vat of blue cheese, bobbing for chicken wings. Welcome to the National Buffalo Wing Festival. The festival, which has been happening for 17 years, was inspired by the 2001 comedy “Osmosis Jones” starring Bill Murray. Murray’s character, a chronic junk-food-eater, strived to attend a w…

Buffalo

When life gives you ranch dressing, make blue cheese. That's how "Wing King" Drew Cerza reacted to the tweet from Frank's RedHot that turned Buffalonians blue. Cerza on Monday decided to set up National Blue Cheese Dressing Day after seeing Buffalo Twitter light up over Frank's RedHot's praise for ranch dressing as the ideal dipping sauce for "Buffalo wings." "Thi…

Festivals

Some of our favorite festivals throughout the summer follow the growing season and celebrate a specific food or harvest. Other festivals focus on libations or local restaurants. (That’s not to say we don’t love all festivals, as they bring around those fantastic food oddities like Bacon Funnel Cake on a Stick or Gator Mac ‘N Cheese.) We know the Greek Fest and Erie County…

Festivals

If Buffalo deserves a signature aroma, let it be chicken wings. And that mouthwatering smell hovered over Niagara Square on Wednesday. The traffic circle doesn’t typically smell delicious. But at a news conference to promote the 13th annual National Buffalo Wing Festival, fast becoming a regional if not nationally recognized event, several variations of the city’s signat…