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Buffalo, New York, home of the ‘Buffalo Wing,’ hosts the National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival annually. But this year for the first time, the festival will include a vegetarian chicken alternative.
This year’s festival has 32 Buffalo wing vendors, one of which is serving up a veggie substitute instead of meat, according to The Associated PRess.
Instead of chicken, Steven Binks, who is a chef and TV personality in the Buffalo area, will be serving breaded green beans in a Red Hot sauce topped with gorgonzola cheese and served with hummus dip.
Binks explained to the Buffalo News that the Red Hot and gorgonzola “typify what a Buffalo wing is. You can rebuild those flavors into everyday healthy items.”
Although Binks' goal in the green bean dish was to make a healthier option, it has made vegetarians, as well as health nuts, rejoice.
Binks described his sans-chicken recipe as having “that chicken-y wing-type feel.”
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