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Buffalo - March 12, 2012

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

Other than the Sabres, legendary author F. Scott Fitzgerald and iconic local cowboy, Buffalo Bill, Buffalo’s most famous contribution to North American culture can be found at restaurants and bars all over the world. The origins of the Buffalo Wing – or chicken wing – can be traced all the way back to 1964 at the Anchor Bar on Buffalo’s Main Street. The story goes that instead of boiling the chicken wings for soup as was customary at the time, when asked for a snack by her son and his friends, restaurant owner Teressa Bellissimo decided to deep fry the wings and smother them in hot sauce. If you’re not able to make it down to First Niagara Center for Monday’s game, why not head to Buffalo Bill’s restaurant on Saint-Catherine Street and pick up a saucy batch of wings to help set the mood for the Habs-Sabres tilt?

The Buffalo skyline may not compare to the view of skyscrapers and high-rise buildings you’ll see in Montreal, but there are still a few architectural gems to be found. We stumbled across the Shea Theatre during our walk around town on Monday morning and were impressed enough to snap a photo. We must have been giving off a tourist vibe, because it wasn’t long before a random passerby decided to give us the low down on the building’s history: “They don’t make ‘em like this anymore,” he confirmed. “They built this puppy in 1920 for three million dollars. Can you believe that? They recently did about a million dollars worth of renovations to it. Trust me; it’s the most beautiful theatre you’ll ever see.” Sadly, there weren’t any performances scheduled for this week, but if anyone is in town for Girl Talk: The Musical next month, snap a few pics so we can see for ourselves!

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