Anchor Bar

Potholes along Main Street near the Anchor Bar. May 21, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
May 22, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Potholes are nothing new for Buffalo and Western New York, but plenty of people have complaints about them. In the City of Buffalo, one of the notable areas where drivers run through the potholes is at the Main and North Street intersection in front of the Anchor Bar. "They'...
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November 20, 2018 - 7:59 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo is mourning the loss of the man whose name is synonymous with the chicken wing and its originating restaurant, the Anchor Bar. Ivano Toscani has diead at the age of 68. Toscani, owner and general manager of the Anchor Bar, passed away Tuesday from a prolonged illness...
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The original Anchor Bar on Main Street in Buffalo. July 25, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 27, 2018 - 12:00 am
DISCLAIMER: I'm just a guy who likes wings and happens to work at WBEN. I highly encourage you to support all local businesses in Western New York and come to your own conclusions about these wing joints. I started this project for two reasons. The first? My love for chicken wings. The second? A...
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July 17, 2018 - 11:50 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The getaway driver in the 2016 Anchor Bar shooting was sentenced 20 years to life in a downtown courtroom Tuesday. Gregory Ramos was convicted in May of second degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the death of Freddie Dizon. Ramos drove gunman...
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Tom Puckett
May 18, 2018 - 12:40 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A man has been convicted of being the getaway driver in the May 2016 shooting at the Anchor Bar. Gregory Ramos was found guilty of second degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the death of Freddie Dizon at the Anchor Bar two years ago. Ramos drover...
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May 10, 2018 - 5:55 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — The originator of our Buffalo wings nearly half a century ago is launching it's first-ever location in New York City. Anchor Bar is set to open May 17 in the Manhattan neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen. The Daily News reports this marks the 11th location for the Anchor Bar, which...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
December 21, 2017 - 4:48 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Jorge Suarez will serve 25 years-to-life behind bars after he was convicted of the May 20, 2016 murder of Freddy Dizon at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo. Suarez, 27, was found guilty of Murder in the Second Degree on December 8. Dizon was working at the restaurant in the kitchen...
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December 08, 2017 - 2:53 am
BUFFALO, NY (WBEN) - The jury in the May 2016 Anchor Bar shooting returned a guilty verdict in that incident which cost the life of Freddy Dizon. Jorge Suarez, 28, faces 25 years to life in prison after he was convicted of Murder in the Second Degree and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon...
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