Esmonde finally sets the wing record straight
Thanks to Donn Esmonde for the column on John Young and Wings and Things.
In the early 1960s, when we (African-Americans) left the Pine Grill, Bon Ton, Revloit, Plaidlocks, etc., we headed for John Young’s for that late night/early morning meal.
For those of us who still remember, it makes us shake our heads when the credit goes to someone else for originating this idea. It may seem a trifling matter in light of all the many formidable inventions, innovations and ideas originated by African-Americans but not credited to them (google “black inventors”).
But in Buffalo, it is one that we are forced to face on a daily basis due to the erroneous signage on the Anchor Bar. It is that very reason that I will eat chicken wings anywhere except there.
Martha M. Connor