Galimaro Spicy Argentine Sauce is a hot topic of conversation around the dinner table. The Oklahoma-made Gaucho Sauce is a unique blend of South American sauce, which is the perfect complement to deliciously grilled meats, side dishes, tasty salads and as a garnish in soups.
Last week, the National Restaurant Association announced its 2017 board. Tulsa’s Jeff Davis will serve as chair. Davis is the first Oklahoman to serve as chairman of the NRA. Davis formerly served as chair of the Arby’s Franchise Foundation and is a current board member of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association.
Currently Chairman of the Board at US Beef Corporation, Davis took over as CEO in 1995. He and his father opened their first Arby’s in 1969. US Beef Corporation is the largest franchisee of Arby’s with 340+ restaurants in eight states. The company expects to operate 400 restaurants by 2020.
First came Broadway 10 Bar & Chophouse in 2014. Located in the historic Buick building in the heart of downtown’s Automobile Alley, Provision Concepts’ urban steakhouse gave Oklahoma City a new, high-end dining experience.
Less than a year later, it added Sidecar, the niche neighborhood bar across the street, which quickly came to be known for great handcrafted cocktails. Now, it has served up Hatch and its “early mood food” of Benedicts, omelets, pancakes, sandwiches, soups, salads and more.
Since Provision Concepts has your dining needs covered throughout the day and night, a gift card makes the perfect stocking stuffer!
In my family, we have Mexican food for Thanksgiving dinner as plain turkey can become dry. Jazz your day up this year with one of these non-traditional Thanksgiving meal ideas.
Breakfast: Everyone loves breakfast! Serve pumpkin pancakes or sticky buns with ham, bacon and a side of eggs. The whole family will be happy with this idea!
Pork and Shrimp Pot Stickers: They wont even miss the turkey once the family tastes these delightful little dumplings.
Beef Casserole: This recipe balances savory and sweet and is perfect for a family gathering.
Have your own Thanksgiving tradition? Let us know!
Food trucks are one of this year’s hottest trends and Tulsa has no shortage of them. Here are three of the best food trucks in the Tulsa area.
Mike’s BBQ: Specializing in ribs, brisket, pork and smoked potatoes – this mobile food joint has everything you need to satisfy your Okie taste buds.
Lone Wolf: This truck is the perfect balance of savory, sweet, sour and spice. Banh mi, kimchi fries and rice bowls galore.
Cake Smash: Needing something to satisfy that sweet tooth? How about two slices of homemade cake with ice cream right in the middle? Now you’re drooling.
Yokozuna — With two locations already in Tulsa, this sushi bar opened in the new Chisholm Creek area.
The Pritchard Wine Bar — Located in the Plaza District, this wine bar focuses on wines made by small, family-owned wineries.
Sooner and Cowboy games are now upon us. Between the touchdowns and kickoffs, make sure your crowd is full and happy with my favorite watch party recipes.
1. Buffalo Chicken Dip: A little bit of spicy and a whole lot of cheesy, this party dip is a hit every time. I would double the recipe – it goes fast. Get ready for compliments.
2. Perfect Potstickers: These pork-filled dumplings with wonton wrappers are an alternative to the classic pigs in a blanket.
3. Chili Dog Nachos: One of my dad’s favorite snacks, these quick meaty nachos will please any crowd.
Torchy’s Tacos, a Texas staple since 2006, opened its first restaurant in Oklahoma this summer. Torchy’s is located in Norman and has been packed since opening its doors in June. Here are three tasty tacos to check out:
1. Monk Special — A classic mix of eggs, bacon, cheese and green chiles make this breakfast taco simple, but delicious.
2. Trailer Park — Fried chicken, lettuce, pico de gallo, green chiles and cheese make one of Torchy’s best tacos. Get it “Trashy” and replace the lettuce with queso.
3. Brushfire — Jamaican jerk chicken, grilled jalapenos, mango, cilantro and sour cream. Very spicy – proceed with caution.
East Edmondites can finally dine at a restaurant. Thanks to the newly opened Buffalo Wild Wings, the dining desert finally ends.
This void has long been a mystery when considering these statistics: 108,000 cars per day through Edmond on I-35, nearly 40,000 residents in Edmond’s most affluent neighborhoods, fastest growing Edmond area that now requires a new high school and elementary school. Yet, not a single restaurant existed for 34 miles from Guthrie to NW 122nd.
Hurray for Buffalo Wild Wings for being the first restaurant to lead the way. I’m sure others will follow their lead.
Hasty-Bake is the oldest barbecue grill company still existing in the US. Owner Richard Alexander says his grills have an advantage over others because his product is so versatile. A Hasty-Bake can grill, bake and smoke. That’s impressive!
Local restaurants such as Burn Co and Boston Deli use Hasty-Bake, and the famous Dallas hotel, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, used the grills at one time. Famous TV host Al Roker even promotes Hasty-Bake’s seasonings and sauces on occasion.
Tulsa has a lot to be proud of, and the legendary Hasty-Bake is just another reason why!
Green Chili Kitchen has long been Yukon’s go-to hot spot, but as of April, there’s now a new cycling-themed restaurant a few doors west on Route 66.
Named after a popular gear system, Dérailleur caters to customers on two wheels. The restaurant offers casual dining with an urban downtown look: reclaimed wood, string lights and stainless steel from the top down.
Although Dérailleur resembles a burger joint, the menu boasts a variety of classics with a fresh twist, like apple chicken schnitzel, honey lavender trout and banana toffee cake. For more information, check out Dérailleur on Facebook.
Some of Oklahoma’s most popular restaurants are small in square footage, but huge in flavor. Here are four of the state’s popular tiny restaurants:
Nic’s Grill – This iconic burger joint in OKC has been awarded the No. 2 spot on Top 10 Burger Joints in the US.
Big Anthony’s BBQ – Tulsa understands why Big Anthony’s can claim: “We’re not the biggest, but we’re the best.”
Tamashii Ramen – Oklahoma City can residents enjoy ramen with a twist in this quaint place.
A few years ago I was at Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club outside of Cashiers, North Carolina, on a golf trip and ordered a Club Special. I was stunned when the bartender looked at me blankly and asked, “What’s that?”
The Club Special was created at OKC’s Twin Hills Golf & Country Club in the 1960s by Bar Manager Clarence Casteel and Bartender Charlie Clemmons for two overheated golfers.
While most Oklahomans know about this perfect summer libation, the rest of the country remains largely unenlightened. I’m pleased to say, however, that the following summer it was listed on Mountaintop’s bar menu.
What’s “stressed” spelled backwards? Desserts! If you’re looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth, look no further.
Tulsa is home to many sweet shops to top off your meal. Antoinette Baking Company in the Brady Arts District has double-crusted apple pie and mile-high chocolate mousse. For chocolate lovers, Glacier Confection has all the truffles and caramels you could want.
Pair cheesecake with coffee at Ludger’s Bavarian Cakery, or visit Yolotti Frozen Yogurt for a chilly treat with a riverside view. Tulsa is full of sweet treats. We won’t tell if you skip dinner. Life’s short; have dessert!
Many consider Nic’s Grill the best burger joint in the state. If money is burning a hole in your pocket, Cattlemen’s Steakhouse in the middle of Stockyard City has perfectly aged steaks in a western-folklore atmosphere.
Next is Leo’s Barbecue, where the meat is slow-cooked for 18 hours. Lastly, the authentic German restaurant Ingrid’s Kitchen has been in Oklahoma for three decades. It’ll only take one visit to see why.
Right in the middle of Bricktown sits a wonderful stop for a snack, meal or cocktails on the roof.
West Bricktown, on the corner of Sheridan and Mickey Mantle Drive, has an open contemporary layout with a tip of the hat to its roots with original brick walls accenting both floors. A sister restaurant to West on Western, West Bricktown features the same contemporary style, but with downtown charm.
The change in style from the previous tenant was created by Bockus Payne Associates Architects to give the eatery a clean, modern look with different textures, warm colors and copper accents.
– Sandi Davis, ionOklahoma
A story about a nail tech quitting to pursue her entrepreneurial dream turned into a lesson about helping others.
Ashley Jiron recently opened The Taco with a unique twist. A hallway chalkboard is filled with messages from customers contributing to a “pay it forward” system – to make any belly happy regardless of their ability to pay.
ABC’s The Chew featured her mission that began over a year ago and contributed 100 meals with a wall of peanut-shaped messages to honor her homemade peanut butter. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with her tacos and peanut butter banana quesadillas while helping others.
Before you start obsessing over how you’ll fit in your bathing suit this summer, take the road less traveled to some of my favorite places for Oklahoma home cookin’. Start your food adventure at Kendall’s in Noble, where the chicken fry and cinnamon rolls are legendary. Then work your way through the list:
- Eischen’s (Okarche) – Fried chicken
- Original Fried Pies (Davis) – Fried pies
- Cattlemen’s Steakhouse (OKC) – Rib eye steak
- Hammett House (Claremore) – Pie!
- Robert’s Grill (El Reno) – Slaw-topped Coney dog
- Harmony House (Muskogee) – Chicken tetrazzini
- Beavers Bend Restaurant & Country Store (Broken Bow) – Cheeseburger
You can work out next month!
With Oklahoma having the highest female incarceration rate, Take 2 provides an opportunity for incarcerated women to be successful immediately upon release. The restaurant aims to address the three hardest issues women face when released from prison: finding a job, safe housing and transportation.
The restaurant will operate from 10:30 AM – 3 PM Monday through Friday and will provide work training and coaching as well as preparation for future employment.
The Can Do Kitchen is a collaboration between Tulsa chefs Judy Allen and Valarie Carter. With their experience in food writing, editing, food styling and recipe development, The Can Do Kitchen hopes to inspire more people to get in the kitchen.
The Can Do Kitchen is excited to share its orange curd pavlova recipe, a simple dessert that will wow friends and family. Egg whites are whipped with sugar until light and billowy, dolloped and baked until crisp. Topped with fresh fruit curd and sweetened whipped cream, a few ingredients become a masterpiece.
Click here for detailed recipe and instructions.
An idea to establish a small vineyard on Jane Hamm Lerum’s mother’s ranch in California turned into an opportunity to purchase an existing winery and vineyard – and to continue an important Oklahoma connection.
Last summer, Jane and her husband Tom bought Joullian Vineyards in Carmel Valley, founded almost 35 years ago by Oklahoma City residents Ed Joullian and Richard L. “Dick” Sias.
Although Jane and her husband both studied wine business management at UCLA, running a highly successful vineyard and winery wasn’t their original plan. But when they found out Joullian Vineyards was for sale, how could they say no?
“Oklahoma City is our coolest location,” KISS Gene Simmons told us at Rock and Brews‘ grand opening.
The crowd of 400 was rockin’ and rollin’ before Simmons and co-owner Paul Stanley presented a $20,000 check to Honoring America’s Warriors and earlier had treated 100 veterans to lunch. Everyone was invited to “consider Rock and Brews your home away from home.” With plenty of bars, drinks are only a few steps away.
You can’t find a better place to hang with friends, enjoy a brewski with great food and live music that makes you wanna get up and dance!