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Charles is visiting his friend Michelle who is preparing for a dinner party.
C: Your guests are in for a treat-what smells so good?
M: That's the Buffalo wings I plan to serve as an hors d'oeuvre.5
C: I didn't know buffalos have wings!
M: You wouldn't be able to tell one end of the kitchen from the other, would you? They're chicken wings. Buffalo refers to the fact that the recipe was invented in a restaurant in Buffalo, New York.
C: It must have been a good recipe-aren't these the same as the chicken wings you can buy at restaurants and pizza parlors around the world?
M: Yes. Buffalo wings became so popular that franchises6 soon jumped on the bandwagon.7
C: I guess that must have put Buffalo on the map.
M: It did! People still travel to Buffalo today to experience the original wings.
C: In that case, the owners of the bar must be rolling in money.8
M: Well, the original owners have passed away, but they did become famous. In fact, in 1977, the City of Buffalo proclaimed July 29 as Chicken Wing Day in their honor.
C: Now I'm really curious. Let me try one. Mmm-these are good! I think every day should be Chicken Wing Day.-by Wade Barnett
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