Warn the chicken run. As if people didn’t eat enough wings, things are about to get absolutely crazy. Legendary Buffalo, NY purveyor of wings, Anchor Bar, is gearing up to open a location in Las Vegas.
If you order chicken wings from your local bar, or Hooter’s, or wherever, this might not be a big deal to you. But that’s probably because you’ve never consumed an Anchor Bar Buffalo wing. They know how to do Buffalo wings better than anyone else.
Bold words? Not really. After all, Anchor Bar invented the Buffalo wing over 50 years ago. Yup, invented. As in before Anchor Bar create the Buffalo wing, it was just a chicken wing and not nearly as good.
If you’ve ever been to Anchor Bar on Main Street in Buffalo, you know that the place is legendary. They’ve also expanded with locations in the suburbs of Buffalo, plus across the border in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. But this is definitely their first foray west.
So where do you think the Anchor Bar is going? Circus Circus? Some random hotel on Freemont? New York New York? Nope. It’s going into The Venetian, the grand Venice, Italy-inspired resort casino.
It’ll be right at home in the Grand Canal Shoppes where you can find other quick-service and casual fare, and we imagine the prices will be pretty decent.
With the addition of Anchor Bar, Las Vegas is starting to look a bit more like New York State. Here’s a look at some of the other restaurants you’ll find in Vegas that’ll make any New Yorker (from the city or wherever) feel right at home.
What started out as a food cart in Madison Square Park back in 2000 has evolved into an amazing national chain that’ll satisfy your appetite for the perfect burger. Shake Shack is so popular that they’re actually on the New York Stock Exchange. And they’re also in Las Vegas, quite suitably at the resort casino New York New York.
Looking for an authentic New York pastrami sandwich, paired perfectly with a matzoh ball soup? Head to Carnegie deli at Mirage. And grab a slice of cheesecake while you’re at it. Oh, and you can stop in 24/7 because they never close.
Smith & Wollensky’s
There’s no shortage of great steakhouses in New York. If you talk to five different people, they’ll offer up seven different favorite steakhouses (how could you pick just one). But when it comes to the quintessential New York steakhouse, you can’t beat Smith & Wollensky’s across from the City Center. The façade even looks like the New York location and the interior screams classic New York steakhouse. Definitely worth the trip.
Which is your favorite?
Those are just a few of our favorite New York restaurants in Las Vegas (sorry we couldn’t add more Buffalo, New York restaurants to our Las Vegas list but there really aren’t that many…and don’t even get us started on Rochester or Albany). Got a few favorites of your own? Comment below and let us know. And if you’re excited about Anchor Bar coming to Vegas, tweet this article and spread the word.