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Could fans face wing-less Super Bowl?

Shortage hikes prices, but purveyors say fan favorite still on menu

Bobby Holt of Gaffney's Restaurant in Saratoga Springs prepares chicken wings last Friday.
Photographer: Bruce Squiers
Bobby Holt of Gaffney's Restaurant in Saratoga Springs prepares chicken wings last Friday.
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Watch out, those wings are hot! But it’s not the deep fryer or the spicy red pepper sauce that’s heating them up. With droves of football fans poised to eat an estimated 1 billion chicken wings next weekend, restaurants and food purveyors across the Capital Region are contending with the skyrocketing price of this Super Bowl Sunday staple. While most restaurateurs are accustomed to a modest increase in the cost of wings in January, they’re ...


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AliGabsMum
January 26, 2009
10:09 a.m.

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I find it hard to believe that this article states that increase feed prices are due "in part" to a portion of the corn going to produce ethanol production. I would have to say that it is pretty much the main cost. What other factor has changed other than the fact that the feed for our animals is now in competition with fuel for our cars? I think that they should just completely cut out the ethanol production. My car gets worse gas mileage now than it did before they started to add ethanol to the fuel, which in turn makes me buy more gas than I use to. So tell me, how is that lowering our dependence of fuel???? I know this article was about wings....but the ethanol is the main cause of this story.

mikelieman
January 26, 2009
12:08 p.m.

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I think the "Debt Load" is more important than any complaints about incresed feed prices -- increased feed prices could simply be attributed to the increased diesel prices across the board.

annarondac
January 26, 2009
12:08 p.m.

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Have you inflated your tires yet or had your car tuned?

:)

socalbob
January 26, 2009
12:12 p.m.

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i'm sure super bowl fans we'll pay the increase in price for this one day feast.

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