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Food Friday: Philly Homa

Update March 22, 2022: The Edmond location is closed. I have heard there might be 2 other locations, 1 in Nicoma Park and the other in Lawton. I haven’t been to either so can’t confirm.

When I travel I like to find foods that are unique to that area, I like to try new foods. Unfortunately I haven’t been to Philadelphia yet to try a real Philly so Philly Homa is as close as I can get for now.

Located in a strip mall on Second street in Edmond, Philly Homa is the best place in town for a sandwich. Now they are done “Philly” style, with thinly sliced steak, fried with onions and peppers, served on a soft roll with your choice of cheese. At Philly Homa you have different sizes, from a manageable 6 inch, an 8 inch, 12 inch, and a huge 24 inch. Then they have all kinds of cheesesteak sandwiches from an original Philly to a Western Philly or try a Southwest Philly, you can even get a sandwich with mac and cheese or hot Cheetos. There is also a choice of cheeses- traditional provolone or Cheese Whiz to a queso that is so good it should be served on tap. I have tried several of their different versions with a different cheese every time and have yet to be disappointed. Each cheesesteak sandwich is served hot and fresh, I usually have to wait about 5 minutes before I can eat. The bread is warm and fresh, with lots of thin sliced steak stuffed inside. All are good no matter what cheese you choose but my favorite is an original Philly with provolone. They also have some awesome starters, my favorite being the Philly Queso Fries. You have that same thin sliced steak over a bed of perfectly fried waffle fries, then that wonderful white queso poured on top of it all. I mentioned the queso earlier, it is a white queso, thick with just enough spice to give it a kick. Their gouda mac and cheese bites are amazing as well, with the gouda giving it a different taste that you just don’t get with regular mac and cheese bites. They also have homemade cinnamon rolls that are good and big.

The service here is great, friendly employees that serve the food. Lots of pics of Edmond around the restaurant. My only downside is the space is small, so it can get packed quickly during the lunch and dinner rush. So all around I will give them 5 strips of bacon, with a splash of that queso.

Christmas Events in Oklahoma 2021

Here is my comprehensive list of events occurring in Oklahoma for the 2021 Holiday Season. Once again please check on the events through their various websites- I know of a few that have been cancelled already (they were removed from the list). Other than that have a safe and happy holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!!!

Christmas Events 2021

Shawnee Christmas Tree Lighting, Shawnee- Nov 19th.

Stockyards City Tree Lighting Ceremony, Oklahoma City- Nov 19th.

Magnolia Christmas Fest, Duncan- Nov 19th– 20th.

The Santa Market, Oklahoma City Fairgrounds- Nov 19th– Nov 20th.

An Affair of the Heart, Tulsa- Nov 19th– 21st.

Enid Lights up the Plains, Enid- Nov 26th.

Coweta Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony, Coweta- Nov 27th.

Candy Cane Cotton Candy with Santa, Mollycoddled Hash Slinger, Oklahoma City- Nov 27th.

Cashion Holiday Parade, Cashion- Nov 27th.

Lights on Owasso, Owasso- Nov 27th.

Christmas in the Park, Prague- Nov 27th.

Festival of Light Parade, Pawnee- Nov 27th.

Clinton Festival of Lights, Clinton- Nov 30th.

Ardmore Parade of Lights, Ardmore- Nov 30th.

Light the City, Midwest City- Dec 1st.

Tuttle Festival of Lights Parade, Tuttle- Dec 2nd.

Christmas Extravaganza Parade, Okemah- Dec 2nd.

Shawnee Christmas Parade of Lights, Shawnee- Dec 2nd.

Pryor Christmas Parade of Lights, Pryor- Dec 2nd.

Christmas Parade of Lights, Stillwater- Dec 2nd.

Country Christmas in the Park, Cordell- Dec 2nd.

Home for the Holidays, Tuttle- Dec 2nd.

Will’s Country Christmas, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, Oologah- Dec 3rd– Dec 4th.

Santa’s Workshop, Ardmore- Dec 3rd– Dec 4th.

Luther Pecan Festival, Luther- Dec 3rd– Dec 4th.

Thompson House Victorian Christmas, Thompson House, Tahlequah- Dec 3rd– Dec 5th.

Christkindlmarkt, Tulsa- Dec 3rd– Dec 5th.

Santa’s Village and Holiday Bazaar, Watonga- Dec 4th.

Tipton Christmas Parade, Tipton- Dec 4th.

Norman Main Street Christmas Holiday Parade, Norman- Dec 4th.

Salina Christmas Parade, Salina- Dec 4th.

Checotah Christmas Parade, Checotah- Dec 4th.

Christmas Parade, Eufaula- Dec 4th.

Pawhuska Christmas Parade of Lights, Pawhuska- Dec 4th.

Sapulpa Christmas Parade, Sapulpa- Dec 4th.

Minco Honey Festival, Minco- Dec 4th.

Poteau Christmas Parade, Poteau- Dec 4th.

Lighted Christmas Parade and Fireworks, Kingfisher- Dec 4th.

Miami Route 66 Christmas Parade, Miami- Dec 4th

Lighted Holiday Parade, Fairview- Dec 4th.

Heartland Bazaar’s Santa Land, Eufaula- Dec 4th.

Newcastle Christmas Parade, Newcastle- Dec 4th.

Cowboy Christmas Parade, Stockyard City, Oklahoma City- Dec 4th.

Duncan Christmas Parade, Duncan- Dec 4th.

Chickasha Main Street Christmas Parade, Chickasha- Dec 4th.

Victorian Homes Tour, Guthrie- Dec 4th.

Christmas Parade of Lights, Pauls Valley- Dec 6th.

Durant Christmas Parade, Durant- Dec 7th.

Downtown Christmas Parade and Celebration, Wynnewood- Dec 8th.

Festival of Lights Parade, Okmulgee- Dec 9th.

Lights on the Lake Christmas Parade, Grove- Dec 11th.

Cache Christmas Parade, Cache- Dec 11th.

Christmas on Main, Blanchard- Dec 11th.

Santa’s Workshop and Christmas Parade, Skiatook- Dec 11th.

Owasso Christmas Parade, Owasso- Dec 11th.

Home for the Holidays, Altus- Dec 11th.

Tulsa Christmas Parade, Tulsa- Dec 11th.

Jay Christmas Parade, Jay- Dec 11th.

Johnston County Christmas Parade, Tishomingo- Dec 11th.

A Territorial Christmas Celebration, Guthrie- Nov 27th– Dec 11th.

Holdenville Christmas Parade, Holdenville- Dec 13th.

Medicine Park Christmas Parade and Carnival, Medicine Park- Dec 18th.

Christmas in the Park, Elk City- Nov 26th– Dec 18th.

Christmas in the Park, Enid- Nov 27th– Dec 18th.

Merry Main Street, Stillwater- Nov 26th– Dec 19th.

Holiday Pop-Up Shops, Oklahoma City- Nov 26th– Dec 19th.

Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights, Bartlesville- Nov 26th– Dec 19th.

Winter Solstice Walks, Spiro Mounds, Spiro- Dec 21st.

Creepy Christmas Light Tour, Tulsa- Dec 10th– Dec 23rd.

PAMBE Ghana World Market, Oklahoma City- Now until Dec 24th.

Lights on the Island, Lake Wister State Park- Now until Dec 25th.

Midwest City Holiday Lights Spectacular, Midwest City- Dec 1st– Dec 25th.

Kingfisher Winter Nights, Kingfisher- Nov 27th– Dec 26th.

Winter Wonderland, Gathering Place, Tulsa- Dec 17th– Dec 26th.

Okemah Holiday House, Okemah- Now until Dec 30th.

Fantasy Land of Lights, Bartlesville- Nov 20th– Dec 30th.

Festival of Angels, Ponca City- Nov 24th– Dec 30th.

Twin Bridges Park of Lights, Grand Lake State Park, Fairland- Nov 25th– Dec 30th.

Festival of Lights, Ardmore- Nov 20th– Dec 30th.

Opening Night, Oklahoma City- Dec 31st.

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop on the Square, Pawnee- Dec 31st.

New Year’s Eve Gala, Enid- Dec 31st.

Christmas in the Park, Yukon- Nov 20th– Dec 31st.

Holiday in the Park, Lawton- Nov 20th– Dec 31st.

Festival of Lights, Sand Springs- Now until Dec 31st.

The Polar Express, Oklahoma Railway Museum, Oklahoma City- Now until Dec 31st.

Woolaroc Retrospective Exhibit and Sale- Now until Dec 31st.

Crystal Christmas, Woodward- Nov 19th– Dec 31st.

Chickasha Festival of Light, Chickasha- Nov 20th– Dec 31st.

Lights from the Heart, Purcell- Nov 25th– Dec 31st.

Castle Christmas, Muskogee- Nov 25th– Dec 31st.

Garden of Lights, Muskogee- Nov 25th– Jan 1st.

Winter Wonderland Christmas Light Tour, Ketchum- Nov 25th– Jan 1st.

Yukon Ice Rink, Yukon- Nov 20th– Jan 2nd.

Christmas in the Ville, Bartlesville- Dec 3rd– Jan 2nd.

Rhema Christmas Lights, Broken Arrow- Nov 24th– Jan 2nd.

Edmond’s Electric Luminance An Enchanted Stroll, Mitch park, Edmond- Nov 20th– Jan 2nd.

Holidays on Ice, Enid- Nov 19th– Jan 2nd.

Garden of Lights, Tulsa- Nov 26th– Jan 2nd.

Holiday in the Park, Frontier City, Oklahoma City- Nov 20th– Jan 3rd.

Broken Arrow Ice Rink, Broken Arrow- Now until Jan 3rd.

Edmond Ice Rink, Edmond- Now until Jan 3rd.

Snowman Wonderland, Seminole- Nov 18th– Jan 3rd.

Crest on Ice, Norman- Nov 19th– Jan 3rd.

Winterfest, Tulsa- Nov 19th– Jan 3rd.

Union Station Illumination- Nov 26th– Jan 6th.

Safari Lights, Oklahoma City Zoo- Now until Jan 9th.

Devon Ice Rink, Oklahoma City- Nov 19th– Jan 30th.

Early November Events Around Oklahoma

If you need to find something to do for the first few weeks of November, check out my latest list.

Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival, Claremore- Nov 3rd– 6th.

Chamber Music Festival, Stillwater- Nov 4th– 7th.

Native American Heritage Event Series, Gathering Place, Tulsa- Nov 5th– 6th.

Old West Buffalo Days Festival, Pawhuska- Nov 6th.

Oklahoma Mennoite Relief Sale, Enid- Nov 5th– 6th.

Duncan Arts & Crafts Show, Duncan- Nov 5th– 6th.

Dia De Los Meurtos Arts Festival, Tulsa- Nov 5th.

Battle of Honey Springs Re-Enactment, Checotah- Nov 5th– 7th.

Pumpkin Festival at Shepard’s Cross, Claremore- Daily except for Sunday and Monday until Nov 6th.

Guthrie Haunts ScareGrounds, Guthrie- Nov 5th– 6th.

Extreme Monster Trucks Fall Nationals, Chickasha-  Nov 5th– 6th.

Mistletoe Market, Oklahoma City Convention Center- Nov 5th– 7th.

The Asylum, Nowata – Nov 5th – 6th.

Scissortail Craft Fair, Oklahoma City State Fair Grounds- Nov 5th– 6th.

Fall Festival Arts & Crafts Show, Stillwater- Nov 5th– 7th.

Fall Home Expo, Tulsa- Nov 5th– 7th.

First Friday Art Crawl, Tulsa- Nov 5th.

First Friday Gallery Walk, Paseo Arts District, Oklahoma City- Nov 5th.

Pumpkin Harvest Craft Festival, Yukon- Nov 6th.

Christkindl Market, Bartlesville- Nov 6th.

Heart of the Valley Craft, Vintage & Junk Show, Pauls Valley- Nov 6th.

Broken Arrow Elks Lodge Veterans Day Parade, Broken Arrow- Nov 6th.

Veterans Appreciation Day, Mannford- Nov 6th.

Duncan’s Veterans Day Parade, Duncan- Nov 6th.

Pumpkin Patch Craft Show, Guymon- Nov 6th– 7th.

Cotton Festival & Chili Cook-Off, Frederick- Nov 6th.

Shawnee Trading Post & Flea Market, Shawnee- Nov 6th.

Tulsa Arts & Crafts Expo, Tulsa- Nov 6th.

Ponca City Veterans Day Parade, Ponca City- Nov 6th.

Drumright Monthly Market, Drumright- Nov 6th.

Talihina Fall Foliage Festival, Talihina- Nov 6th.

Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival, State Fair Park, Oklahoma City- Nov 6th.

Fall Festival at Orr Family Farm, Oklahoma City- Nov 6th  and 13th.

Dunagan Farms Fest, Guthrie- Nov 6th.

Veterans Appreciation Ceremony, Owasso- Nov 7th.

Canadian County Veterans Parade & Program, El Reno- Nov 7th.

Kingfisher Holiday Open House, Kingfisher- Nov 7th.

Northeast Oklahoma Autocross, Tulsa- Nov 7th.

Veterans Celebration, Edmond- Nov 11th.

Midwest City Veterans Day Parade, Midwest City- Nov 11th.

Jay Veterans Day Parade, Jay- Nov 11th.

Choctaw Veterans Day Ceremony- Nov 11th.

Ardmore Fall Festival, Ardmore- Nov 12th– 14th.

Carter County Arts & Crafts Festival & Food Fair, Ardmore- Nov 12th– 13th.

Holiday Marketplace, Enid- Nov 13th.

Christmas Holiday Market, Poteau- Nov 13th.

Blanchard Veterans Day Celebration, Blanchard- Nov 13th.

Oklahoma Blastoff Alpaca Show, Chickasha- Nov 13th– 14th.

Holy Spirit Craft Fair, Mustang- Nov 13th.

Dripping Springs Rendezvous, Okmulgee- Nov 13th.

All is Bright Christmas Market, Grove- Nov 13th.

Northeast Oklahoma Holiday Market & Expo, Miami- Nov 13th.

Fortress of Faith Fall Festival, Hastings- Nov 13th.

Dancing Rabbit Music Festival, McAlester- Nov 13th.

The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, The Boom, Oklahoma City- Nov 19th  and 20th, Nov 26th  and 27th.

American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show, Oklahoma City State Fair Grounds- Now until Nov 20th.

PAMBE Ghana World Market, Oklahoma City- Now until Dec 24th.

Woolaroc Retrospective Exhibit and Sale, Bartlesville- Now until Dec 31st.

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