Eddie’s Bar & Grill + Hott Wings
Meet Eddie Wrenn III–the namesake behind some of Edmond’s best-loved food experiences. This third-generation restaurateur is passionate about serving his community and creating dining destinations with outstanding menus and moods to match. And after 30 years in the biz, his distinct Edmond restaurants–Eddie’s Bar & Grill, two Hott Wings locations and The Lounge–are buzzing with foodie fans who can’t get enough.
Having grown up in a large family that got together every Sunday at his grandparents’ 300-acre property in upstate NY, it’s only natural for Eddie to pass on that same good-time, close-knit vibe to his customers. You’ll see him in the restaurant every day, visiting with guests and recommending certain dishes. “I’ve been in food service my whole life,” Eddie comments. “It’s all I know. Being a restaurant owner is more than just a business acquisition, it’s a daily personal passion.”
Eddie’s first venture was a successful catering business and then in 2015, he opened Eddie’s Bar & Grill by UCO. Now in its expanded location at 2nd and Coltrane, Eddie’s has a Cheers-like feel where you’ll almost always run into a friend. A delicious made-from-scratch menu features hand-cut ribeyes, fresh fish, decadent pastas and Eddie’s famous Buffalo Wings. A favorite appetizer is the Okie Twinkie—pulled pork with cream cheese stuffed in a fresh jalapeno wrapped in blackened bacon. It’s a mouthful that gets better with every bite and sip of your craft cocktail!
Some Like it Hott
Three years ago, Eddie took his famous Buffalo Wings to next-level notoriety, opening Hott Wings at The Railyard. And fans rejoiced! The trendy spot in Downtown Edmond offers an extended selection of fresh, authentic Buffalo style wings, smoked and grilled to perfection, or boneless wings that are battered and flash-fried. “The Premier Pickle Wings are the number one favorite,” Eddie says. “They’re marinated in pickle juice and tossed in our salt and vinegar breading.” A creative choice of sauces like Salty Caramel, Bourbon Barrel and Mango Habanero, along with dry rubs, lets you tap into a world of unique flavor combos you never imagined.
A few months ago, Eddie opened another Hott Wings location, adjacent to Eddie’s Bar & Grill at 2nd and Coltrane. This spacious sports bar exudes energy with 10 TVs and a chic industrial design. Not only do guests enjoy all their favorite Buffalo Wings, but also true NY-style pizza with a thin, foldable crust. “In NY, pizza is judged by its ‘pull’–how far the cheese pulls–and ours is a 14-inch pull,” Eddie explains.
Time to Lounge
When it’s time to chill and wind down with your favorite people, The Lounge is the place to be. Opened last year on 2nd Street in Edmond, it was inspired by Eddie’s grandparents’ basement in upstate NY. The classic Hollywood style décor and menu are a nod to some of your fondest childhood memories. Think rotary phones, velvet chairs—a swanky place where you want to linger over a good conversation as much as you do the Chilean Sea Bass, steak or salmon.
Whatever your appetite or mood, Eddie says he “strives to create a remarkable, memorable, one-of-a-kind experience you’ll only get with Eddie’s.”
Stop by Eddie’s Bar & Grill and Hott Wings at 2nd & Coltrane, Hott Wings at The Railyard in Downtown Edmond, The Lounge at 3601 E. 2nd Street or visit edmondeddies.com.