LONDON, England (WIVB) — Chicken wings were crafted first in Buffalo, and they’ve since spread around the world, finding homes in cities like London, where the Bills are playing on Sunday.
While in London, the owner of Sticky Wings reached out, excited that many Buffalo natives would be around to have the opportunity to try his English version of Buffalo Wings. Darul Rahman, credited the Queen City and its successful wing joints with paving the way for his career.
“I remember that very first time I had a Buffalo wing dipped in blue cheese. To me it was one of the most amazing foods you could even think of. That changed the direction of my life,” Rahman said.
Rahman, whose shop is surrounded by Middle Eastern cuisine, said hungry wing fans from across the globe visit his restaurant, and he owes the Anchor Bar for creating the original chicken wing.
Not to be left out in the game of firsts, Rahman said his shop is the first Buffalo-style wing joint to open in England, and his customers appreciate his authentic take.
“It’s the best Buffalo wings place in London. It’s very easy to find chicken wings in London, but to find good chicken wings is rare, and even rarer with Buffalo wings,” one of Rahman’s most loyal customers said.
Such positive feedback from his customers is what keeps many of them returning on a weekly basis, and helps many hear about London’s most authentic Buffalo-style chicken wings.
Rahman made a bold statement, however, challenging all Bills fans in London to give his eatery a shot.
“Oh yeah, they’re the best in the world!” Rahman exclaimed. “They’re probably better than the ones you get back in Buffalo.”