the Gatsby

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue May 11 17:20:48 UTC 2010

At 12:48 AM -0400 3/20/10, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>Sauveur magazine has an article this month (April, 2010, p. 18) on the
>origin of the Gatsby sandwich in Cape Town. It sounds a lot like classic
>urban legends associated with many inventions, such as hamburger,
>buffalo wings, etc. Actually, it /exactly/ like the buffalo wing legend.

What *is* the buffalo wing legend (presumably something to do with
New York's second city and not with the belief that there are flying
buffaloes that are fond of celery and blue cheese and have unusually
spicy wings), and what is the actual truth of the matter?  Inquiring
minds (and diners) want to know!


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