Chicken Wings are a Meal!

“Chicken wings are a meal!” As if there was any doubt in New York, but there was!

Chicken Wings are a Meal!
Chicken Wings are a Meal!

In this time of COVID-19, restaurants or bars in New York State wanting to serve alcohol need to serve food with the order.

There was question as to whether chicken wings (or “wings” as we Buffalonians say) are food. Well, most Western New Yorkers already knew the answer. Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated wings are not “substantive” food.


Bless his heart. I hope Buffalonians sent him dozens and dozens of hot, medium, and mild wings.

Selfie with my "Chicken Wings are a Meal" Shirt from Buffalo Thread Wear.
Selfie with my “Chicken Wings are a Meal” Shirt from Buffalo Thread Wear.

Because of Gov. Cuomo’s statement, a friendly discussion ensued – especially on Twitter – whether chicken wings are, in fact, a meal. Ask any Buffalonian and they’ll let you know. Now, everyone in New York State is now on the same page and yes, chicken wings are a meal.

"The One Thing We Can Agree On."
“The One Thing We Can Agree On.”

And here’s the fun part, a young entrepreneur in Clarence, N.Y. (where I went to school) took the governor’s statement personally and launched Buffalo Thread Wear. He’s now designing and selling T-shirts which read “Chickens wings are a meal” on the front. The back states, “The one thing we can agree on. Sincerely, Buffalo.” A portion of the proceeds are donated to the International Justice Mission which fights human trafficking.

Because I love my wings, of course I have a shirt, thanks to my mom. During these days of heated political debates, it’s nice having something we can agree on.

Head over to Etsy and get yours to spread the message, chicken wings are a meal!


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Author: Solo Travel Girl

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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