Australian wings a hit at Buffalo Wing Fest


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- People from far and wide attended Buffalo's Chicken Wing festival Saturday, and even from the 'Land Down Under.' 

2 On Your Side's Pete Gallivan spoke to Dylan and Katrina Pires at Buffalo's Chicken Wing Festival Saturday, who opened Australia's first chicken wing truck three years ago. 

Dylan and Katrina, who are from Brisbane, Australia, said they prepare their wings the Buffalo way, but with their own twist -- a secret ingredient that kept a long line waiting at their stand in Coca-Cola Field. 

Dylan has family in Toronto. He said he first became familiar with chicken wings at their birthplace, The Anchor Bar, when he and his family would visit the Queen City. 

"I was a little kid and my parents ordered about 120 of them between six of us...I didn't think I could walk out of there," Dylan said.

Dylan and Katrina were on holiday with their kids in New York City last year when they heard about the Buffalo Wing Festival and decided to drive six hours just to check it out. They flew back that afternoon, after they met the 'wing king' Drew Cerza, who invited them to come back as a vendor. 

With support from several local businesses back home, Dylan and Katrina were able to attend the festival this year. 

They said it, "was an experience and journey that we had to do, you know, we couldn't miss out on." 

Buffalo's 15th annual Wing Festival runs from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 12:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Coca-Cola field. 

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