The Pie and I went to Buffalo, NY, for a shopping trip once. We drove past the Anchor Bar, undisputed home of the Buffalo chicken wing, and it was closed. We never went back. I regret it to this day. And when you order wings in St. John’s, you can get them with barbecue sauce or honey garlic, but none of that tangy, vinegary spiciness that comes with the bright orange Buffalo wing sauce. It’s truly sad.
Out of necessity, therefore, I have had to come up with my own version of that sauce. It’s not quite right, but it will do in a pinch.
Start with a base of hot sauce, like Tabasco. Add in a bit of butter, as well as some light barbecue sauce (not the dark smoky stuff). The sauce I used is the one I made the Pie for Christmas. Pour in some rice vinegar and some white vinegar to taste. Adjust your amounts until it’s the way you like it.
Serve with your vegetables, blue cheese dressing, and, hey, why not some French fries?