Buffalo Wings in Buffalo
Well, it sure isn't the Anchor Bar or Duffs! I guess it depends on whether you're a student at SUNY, in which case you only know wing joints near campus or whether you're a native.
Me, I think some of the best wings are served at BarBill in East Aurora. I also think LaNova wings are pretty good (W. Ferry St.).
I did the Anchor Bar wing thing years ago because of it's reputation as the originator of hot wings. I had the same trepidations and hopeful optimism as the scarecrow and the tinman greeting the wiz. The Holy Grail. The genesis. Soon to be on my table.
My only take-away was the preponderance of cobwebs enveloping all the bric-a-brac on the walls. At first I thought it must be a decorative halloween theme. But it wasn't October.
Chalk me up as another recommendation for Elmo's.
Order a beer and wings special.
I am not a huge fan of Anchor Bar, although they are the originator of the idea, and popular with the tourists.
If you are visiting Buffalo, you may also want to try a few more local specialties...
Loganberry drink. ( an uncarbonated loganberry soda)
Sponge Candy ( caramel sponge wrapped in chocolate)
Beef On Weck (roast beef on a salty kimmelweck roll)
check out this link for a discussion...
2349 Millersport Hwy, Getzville, NY 14068