Eleanor’s … again! Bar and Grill has taken the place of Jackson’s Hole Bar & Grill, which took the place of the original Eleanor’s Cuvee.
While the latter was well-known for it’s late-night scene, complete with DJs and plethora of vodka-Red Bulls, the revived Eleanor’s … again! has garnered a healthy reputation for its mouth-watering fare, and in particular its chicken and pork wings.
Offered in five different flavors that can be mixed-and-matched and dished up for just 50 cents apiece, the chicken wings fulfill all your wing-yearning needs.
A healthy dose of celery and carrot sticks come with each order, and you can choose between bleu cheese or ranch for dipping. A number of locals can be found bellying up to satiate themselves with the wings on a weekly, if not daily, basis.
Says Matt, who comes to Eleanor’s at least twice a week specifically for the honey-chili-garlic wings, “They’re delicious. The honey-chili-garlic hasn’t been replicated anywhere else, so it just draws me in.”
I like to belly up during a Red Sox game and get elbow-deep in some awesome wingness. The conversation is always good, the regulars make me feel welcome and the service is always great. With 2-for-1 happy hour every day from 5 to 7 p.m., it’s a great place to get a couple cold ones or one of their innovative daily cocktails (try the 1.21 Gigawatt or the Flux Capacitor, both of which are served with Pop Rocks).
My personal favorite is the honey-chili-garlic, but if you’re on the hunt for something a little more traditional, the buffalo hits the nail on the head. In an effort to fully understand the range offered, I parked myself at the marble-top bar, ordered a Longboard Lager from Kona Brewing Company and ordered up a plate of one of each flavor of the wings.
I started with teriyaki, which is sweet and mild, but finishes with a slightly citrusy taste.
Next up: Buffalo. This classic is just what you would expect, spicy, strong and full of delicious flavor.
I followed that up with the honey-chili-garlic, definitely the most unique of the flavors. It starts off sweet, thanks to the honey and leaves a spicy tang when all is said and done.
Smoke flavor and brown-sugary goodness abound in the smokey barbeque. It definitely invokes a backyard grill-out with.
I finished with the Daddy of ‘Em All, the habanero. I made sure to save two carrot sticks and a piece of celery, because I knew my mouth would be on fire. And I was not disappointed. A half a beer later and I was still feeling the singe.
On the menu, Eleanor’s … again! lists the wings as Stan’s Jumbo Wings, and they certainly live up to the name. I can rarely eat more than five wings in one sitting and am always amazed when people order more than a dozen and polish off the entire plate.
An added bonus? Everyone’s favorite bartenders from the Cadillac, Handy and Eammon can now be found behind Eleanor’s bar, pouring out your favorite libations. And the famous mustache donned by Aaron Mitchell is running the show.
To celebrate its one-year anniversary today, Eleanor’s … again! is dishing up its wings for just 25 cents all night long.