Wow. Food Network food critic Alton Brown threw a jab at the home of the chicken wing.
In a hot sauce taste test video on First We Feast YouTube channel, Brown discusses the regionality of food and says "...once a region believes its got the lock on something, the quality almost immediately starts to go downhill."
He then provides an example: "Or say the chicken wing," he coughs, anticipating Buffalo's fury. "I'm sorry. If you really want great Buffalo chicken wings, you don't go to fricken Buffalo."
Check out the clip for yourself:
The hot topic got people talking.
Here's what self-proclaimed Wing King Drew Cerza had to say:
Disappointing to hear such frickin' harsh words from you, NEVER trash our fine City and our WINGS! Join me in Buffalo for a personal tour of our Buffalo Wing Trail. Experience our great regional food. @altonbrown @WingFest @FoodNetwork @BuffaloNiagara @TheBuffaloNews
— Drew Cerza (@BuffaloWingKing) April 26, 2018
Even Senator Tim Kennedy chimed in:
Those are some fighting words, @altonbrown. If there's one thing you don't do to Buffalo, it's insult the Bills or our wings. Clearly you've never stopped by Nine-Eleven Tavern or Doc Sullivan's - I welcome you to South Buffalo for a do-over. @firstwefeast https://t.co/Y5HJ2yBf6b
— Tim Kennedy (@SenKennedy) April 26, 2018
One YouTube commenter wisely disagreed with Brown's blasphemy:
Alton has not responded to Buffalo's backlash, but acknowledged he may not be welcomed back to the City of Good Neighbors (but don't diss our wings 'cause we'll get angry).
"And there you go, I'll never be able to play Buffalo again," said Brown.
Check out the full interview below: