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Archive for April, 2022

Food Friday: Route 66 Donuts

There are donut shops all over the OKC metro, one of my favorites is Route 66 Donuts, between Council Road and Lake Overholser. Located at the end of a small strip mall right on Route 66, it’s quick and easy to get in and out.

I’m not lying when I tell you that they have the best apple fritters in the Oklahoma City metro, I have never had an apple fritter with so much apple. Has to be at least half an apple in each one. Not too much cinnamon or glaze, these are seriously the best fritters in town. I also love their donuts, just regular light fluffy donuts with different toppings. The chocolate and maple are always favorites. And not to leave out their sausage rolls. The small ones are breakfast sausage sized with dough wrapped around them. The larger ones are sausage patties with cheese and the dough wrapped around it all. I like both but feel there is just too much dough for my liking in a breakfast food.

Service is always great and the employees are always friendly. I recommend stopping by and trying those apple fritters. I will give them 5 strips of bacon.

Address: 8368 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany.

What’s going on in Oklahoma: Apr 28th- May 1st

Another nice weekend in Oklahoma and lots going on- music festival in Norman and arts festival in Edmond. No reason to stay home, get out and enjoy. As always check Google for the event status.

Town West Route 66 Carnival- Tulsa- Apr 27th– 30th

Okemah Pioneer Days- Okemah- Apr 27th– 30th

Woolly Weekend at Shepherd’s Cross- Claremore- Apr 28th– 30th

Norman Music Festival- Norman- Apr 28th– 30th

Bare Bones International Film Festival- Muskogee- Apr 28th– May 1st

Tumbleweed Calf Fry- Stillwater- Apr 28th– 30th

Mangum Rattlesnake Derby- Mangum- Apr 29th– May 1st

Red Fern Festival- Tahlequah Norris Park- Apr 29th– 30th

The Old Chicken Farm Vintage Barn Sale- Jones- Apr 29th– 30th

Bell Cow Boil Crawfish Festival- Chandler- Apr 29th

Downtown Edmond Arts Festival- Edmond- Apr 29th– May 1st

Pauls Valley Arts Council Fifth Friday Art Walk- Pauls Valley- Apr 29th

Wildflower Pinto Classic- Tulsa Expo Square- Apr 30th– May 1st

Steamroller Print Festival- Oklahoma City Artspace at Untitled- Apr 30th

Oklahoma Dressage Society Show- Tulsa Expo Square- Apr 30th– May 1st

Restoring Resilience Powwow- Tulsa River West Festival Park- Apr 30th

Mid-Continent Kennel Club of Tulsa Dog Show- Tulsa Expo Square- Apr 30th– May 1st

80’s Prom- Tulsa Cain’s Ballroom- Apr 30th

Spring 2022 Marketplace- Moore Central Park Multipurpose Pavilion- Apr 30th

Flower Power Bike Ride- Fort Gibson Three Forks Harbor- Apr 30th

Dunagan Farms Family Farm Day- Guthrie- Apr 30th

Party in the Park- Muskogee Honor Heights Park- Apr 30th

Mural Fest 66- Miami- Apr 30th

Oklahoma Renaissance Festival- Muskogee Castle of Muskogee- Apr 30th– June 5th

Spring Fest and Hops Classic Car Show- Perry- Apr 30th

Lawton Police Department 2022 Car Show and Poker Run- Lawton Comanche County Fairgrounds- Apr 30th

Food Friday: Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant

Just like burger places, there are lots of options for Mexican or Tex-Mex food in the Oklahoma City metro. One that I love is a small restaurant in Warr Acres that serves some really good food. Tucked away in a strip mall on the southeast corner of NW 39th Expressway and MacArthur, this is a hidden gem that’s getting more popular.

We stopped by on a cloudy Friday night, our second visit in a year, it was busy enough but not too crowded. We immediately were seated and brought chips, salsa, and queso. The first thing we tried on this visit was the queso fundido. If you haven’t tried this dish, it’s chorizo fried with onions and peppers then served in a cast iron skillet with a cheese topping. It was really very good, not too much spice but different from the complementary salsa and queso. Now I ordered my standard chimichangas with shredded beef and sour cream sauce topping it, served of course with beans and rice. I really like their chimichangas, the beef was a shredded fajita meat and the sour cream sauce has a cheese tang that I really enjoy, much different from other Tex-Mex places in town. Big K had the burritos El Paso, this dish has marinated steak with a cheese and green sauce on top, also served with beans and rice. He liked the steak, said it nice and tender with a good flavor.

Service was really great. Our server was good and the food was prepared quickly, so not a long wait. The ambiance is also nice, the painted tables and chairs lighten the room. I give them 5 strips of bacon.

Address: 3800 N MacArthur Blvd., Suite A, Warr Acres.

What’s going on in Oklahoma: Weekend of April 22nd-24th

It’s April and there are lots of fun things to do in Oklahoma!! Get out and enjoy!! As always please check on the status of each event.

Festival of the Arts- Oklahoma City Bicentennial Park- Apr 19th– 24th

Better Barrel Races World Finals- Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fair Park- Apr 20th– 24th

89er Days Celebration- Guthrie- Apr 20th– 23rd

Philbrook Wine Experience- Tulsa Philbrook Museum of Art- Apr 21st– 23rd

Waynoka Rattlesnake Hunt- Waynoka- Apr 22nd– 24th

OKCine Latino Film Festival- Oklahoma City- Apr 22nd– 24th

Springs Home and Outdoor Living Expo- Tulsa Expo Square- Apr 22nd– 24th

Civil War Days at Har-Ber Village- Grove- Apr 22nd– 24th

Market on the Meadows- Shawnee- Apr 22nd– 23rd

Tulsa Earth Day Celebration- Tulsa Arts District- Apr 22nd– 23rd

Health and Fitness Expo- Oklahoma City Convention Center- Apr 22nd– 23rd

Cruisin’ the Chisholm Trail Car and Motorcycle Show- Duncan- Apr 22nd– 23rd

89ers Day- Lexington- Apr 22nd-  23rd

Salt Plains Crystal and Birding Festival- Jet Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge- Apr 22nd– 23rd

A Taste of Claremore- Claremore- Apr 23rd

Emerald Jubilee Iris Show- Oklahoma City Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center- Apr 23rd– 24th

Kites Over Enid- Enid Autry Technology Center- Apr 23rd– 24th

Enid Home Show- Enid Chisholm Trail Expo Center- Apr 22nd– 24th

Street Kings Car Show- Guthrie Logan County Fairgrounds- Apr 23rd

Mountain Gate Poker Run- Talihina- Apr 23rd

Jenks Herb and Plant Festival- Jenks- Apr 23rd

2022 Sooner Football Spring Game- Norman Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium- Apr 23rd

Earth 1st Expo- Ardmore- Apr 23rd

Mustang City Wide Garage Sale- Mustang- Apr 23rd

Footloose Festival- Elmore City Community Center- Apr 23rd

Wonders and Wisdom Expo- Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fairgrounds- Apr 23rd– 24th

Oklahoma Buckskin Bloomin’ Blowout Show- Tulsa Expo Square- Apr 23rd– 24th

Cruis’n Oklahoma Hennessey Edition- Hennessey- Apr 24th

Cool piece of art at the Festival of the Arts in Oklahoma City

Food Friday: Cajun Corner

Cajun Corner opened a few years ago at the SE corner of NW Expressway and Council and they have been a favorite of mine ever since. They have a good selection of po’boys, blackened dishes, pasta, and different seafood baskets.

My favorite is the fried shrimp basket, complete with Cajun fries and hushpuppies. We usually get this to go, the biggest reason- this is where I like to have my dinner from on nights I mow the grass. Yes I know that sounds strange. In the past I would get a Wendy’s Baconator with a Dr. Pepper but since Cajun Corner opened, I send my husband here for dinner. The fried shrimp basket is perfect to cool off with after mowing. Yes I do mow my own yard, started mowing my grandmother’s yard when I was 10 and it just became relaxing to me no matter how much I sweat. But back to Cajun Corner, this basket is simple and they make it quick. Now if I go into their location for dinner I try different things. Their fried shrimp po’boy and crawfish po’boy are excellent. They also have a ribeye Philly cheesesteak that’s pretty good as is the crabby patty, a burger with crab salad. The loaded shrimp fries are also a treat, lots of spice to kick it up. I keep meaning to try their oysters, they have to be done a certain way (the way my grandma Farley cooked them). I’m also interested in their pasta dishes. The owners have done so well with this location that they opened a second location in the Uptown district. I haven’t been there yet but need to try it out as well seeing that they have different menu items.

The service has always been great, no matter if I call the order in for pickup or if I go in. The food is always good. My only real downside with the Council location is the parking lot, but that’s more on the strip mall owners. I definitely give them 5 strips of bacon.

Address: 9200 N Council, Suite A, Oklahoma City; 312 NW 23rd St., Oklahoma City.

What’s going on in Oklahoma: April 14th- 17th

It’s Easter weekend, might be a bit chilly but there are still plenty of things to do in Oklahoma. As always, please do a Google search to make sure events are still occurring.

Traber’s Ultimate Food Fair- Oklahoma City 4141 NW Expressway- Apr 14th

Twilight Easter Eggstravaganza- Ardmore Regional Park- Apr 14th

Apache Rattlesnake Festival- Apache- Apr 14th– 17th

Stillwater Music Festival- City of Stillwater Community Center- Apr 15th– 16th

OK Roots Global Bash- Tulsa Arts District- Apr 15th– 16th

Stillwater Arts Festival- Stillwater- Apr 15th– 16th

Easter Bunny- Oklahoma City Shoppes at Northpark- Apr 15th– 16th

Express Ranches Classic- Tulsa BOK Center- Apr 15th– 16th

Tri-State Carnival- Enid Oakwood Mall- Apr 15th– 24th

Okie Country Home, Garden and Outdoor Expo- Muskogee- Apr 16th

Easter Eggstravaganza- Oklahoma City Orr Family Farm- Apr 16th

Holy City of the Wichitas Easter Passion Play- Lawton Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge- Apr 16th

Easter Egg Hunt- Pawnee Bill Ranch- Apr 16th

Easter Egg Hunt- Claremore Will Rogers Memorial Museum- Apr 16th

Cruise in for Coffee- Midwest City- Apr 16th

Easter Express Train and Egg Hunt- Oklahoma City Oklahoma Railway Museum- Apr 16th

Jay Easter Egg Hunt- Jay City Park- Apr 16th

Native Indian Taco and Arts and Crafts Sale- Oklahoma City Church of the Open Arms UCC- Apr 16th

Tulsa Oddities and Curiosities Expo- Tulsa Expo Square- Apr 16th

Easter Eggstravaganza- Piedmont- Apr 16th

Herbal Affair and Festival- Sand Springs Triangle Park- Apr 16th

Easter Eggstravaganza at Foss State Park- Foss- Apr 16th

Easter Egg Hunt- Jenks Oklahoma Aquarium- Apr 16th

Heard on Hurd- Edmond- Apr 16th

The Great Easter Egg Hunt- Ardmore- Apr 16th

Family Day at the Birthplace Ranch- Oologah Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch- Apr 16th

Eggstravaganza- Oklahoma City Zoo- Apr 16th– 17th

Spring Market at Red Bird Farm- Enid- Apr 16th

Choctaw Easter Egg Hunt- Choctaw Creek Park- Apr 16th

Me at Crossroads Mall Easter 1974

Food Friday: Enid Brewing Company

We took a trip to Enid a few weekends ago, found several places that looked interesting for dinner but since I promised Big K a beer we stopped here to try them out. I was interested because it was located in an old building in downtown Enid, of course he was interested because it had locally brewed beer.

When you go in, you order at the bar, then choose a seat. We decided to start with a pioneer pretzel, a huge warm pretzel served with a side of beer cheese. This was good, it was just a standard big pretzel and the beer cheese was good but didn’t have a tanginess I’ve come to enjoy with other beer cheeses. I only had a water to drink (since I was driving) but Big K had a pilsner. He really liked it, said it had a rich flavor with notes of chocolate. On their website they claim that they track the beer from grain to glass. I believe the grain is grown locally around Enid. They do have a limited menu with only a few burgers, a few salads, and a couple of sandwiches. I tried the queso patty melt. The bread was buttery and toasted, lots of beer cheese smothered over the top but the meat was too salty. I felt that the flavor of the meat was being covered by the salt. It was really disappointing since the meat was locally sourced, should let the flavor of the meat shine through not cover it with salt and spices. No choice on sides, you only get chips (like Ruffles or Lays), which was also disappointing. Big K got the bacon jam burger, he liked it, it does have a bit of a kick to it with the jalapenos. I had a bite, it was ok but still the problem with the salty meat.

Service was spotty at best. No one came to refill my water, which was an issue since the hamburger meat was so salty. We also had to ask for menus when we walked in, we had never been there so didn’t know their menu. The building looked interesting, possibly had been a Masonic Lodge built around 1900. From their website I believe you can rent rooms on the second floor, like a bed and breakfast. Overall, I’m giving them 2 strips of bacon. I understand they’re a bar but the food could have been better.

Address: 126 S Independence Ave., Enid.

What’s going on in Oklahoma: Weekend of April 7th-10th

Another nice weekend to get out and enjoy local activities. Hope you can find something to do!!

Oklahoma Quarter Horse Spring Show- Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fair Park- Apr 7th– 10th

Oklahoma Quarter Horse Spring Show- Tulsa Expo Center- Apr 7th– 10th

VIBES: Downtown Edmond’s Art Experience- Edmond- Apr 7th

Friends of the Lawton Public Library Annual Book Sale- Lawton Central Plaza- Apr 7th– 10th

Waurika Rattlesnake Hunt- Waurika- Apr 7th– 10th

Azalea Festival- Muskogee Honor Heights Park- Apr 7th– 30th

Trail of Tears Art Show- Tahlequah Cherokee Springs Plaza- Apr 7th– 30th

Oklahoma City Farm Show- Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fair Park- Apr 7th– 9th

OKC Philharmonic Presents: Star Wars- A New Hope- Oklahoma City Civic Center- Apr 8th– 9th

MAQG Quilt Show- Muskogee- Apr 8th– 9th

Sequoyah County OHCE Quilt Show- Sallisaw- Sequoyah County Fairgrounds- Apr 8th– 9th

Pontotoc County Quilt Show- Ada Pontotoc County Agri-Plex- Apr 8th– 9th

Springfest- Tulsa Garden Center- Apr 8th– 9th

Woolaroc Spring Traders Encampment- Bartlesville Woolaroc Museum- Apr 8th– 9th

2nd Friday Norman Art Walk- Norman- Apr 8th

Catch the Glow- Oklahoma City Scissortail Park- Apr 8th

Summerfest- Collinsville- Apr 8th

Belle Isle Library Reopening Celebration- Oklahoma City Belle Isle Library- Apr 8th– 10th

Tonkawa Film Festival- Tonkawa Northern Oklahoma College- Apr 8th– 9th

Festival of Colors- Guthrie- Apr 9th

Trykes ‘N Tread Car Show- Lawton Great Plains Coliseum- Apr 9th– 10th

Cimarron Territorial Celebration and Cow Chip Throwing Contest- Beaver County Fairgrounds- Apr 9th– 16th

Cruizaders Car and Truck Show- Muskogee- Apr 9th

Outdoor Wildlife Expo and Fish Fry- Okemah Okfuskee County Fair Barn- Apr 9th

Oklahoma History Symposium- Oklahoma City Oklahoma History Center- Apr 9th

OKC Bird Bazaar- Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fair Park- Apr 9th

Spring Fling Arts and Crafts Show- Sand Springs Case Community Center- Apr 9th

Easter Eggstravaganza- Oklahoma City Orr Family Farm- Apr 9th

Cowboys and Cobblers- Duncan Chisholm Trail Heritage Center- Apr 9th

Show Me Reptile Show- El Reno Canadian County Faurgrounds- Apr 9th– 10th

Easter Bunny- Oklahoma City Shoppes at Northpark- Apr 8th– 9th

Spring Steam Train Rides- Oklahoma City Oklahoma Railway Museum- Apr 9th– 10th

Craft Beer Forum of Oklahoma- Stillwater Oklahoma State University- Apr 9th

Eggstravaganza- Mustang Wildhorse Park- Apr 9th

Nicole Nichols Legacy Car Show- Duncan Stephens County Fair and Expo Center- Apr 9th

Enid Cars and Coffee- Enid- Apr 9th

Easter Egg Scramble- Moore Buck Thomas Park- Apr 9th

2nd Annual Durant Dog Day and Easter B’Egg Hunt- Durant Carl Albert Park- Apr 9th

Crossroads Change in Rural America- Pawnee Bill Ranch- Apr 9th

Second Saturdays- Stillwater Oklahoma State University Museum of Art- Apr 9th

German Feast and Auction- Corn- Apr 9th

Eggstravaganza- Oklahoma City Stockyard City- Apr 9th

Walkin’ On Chalk Arts Festival- Altus- Apr 10th

Round Barn Rendezvous- Arcadia- Apr 10th

Delmar Bites- Oklahoma City- Apr 10th

Food Friday: 405 Burger Bar

After an emergency trip to Norman last Friday night, we decided to make our second visit to a new burger place just a few blocks from the University of Oklahoma campus. The 405 Burger Bar has been open about a year after the owners remodeled an old service station at the corner of George and Stinson Streets in SE Norman.

It was around 8p but there was still seating available. We ordered quickly and sat where we had a good view of the bar, which has four televisions set up for sports viewing. Three of the televisions had the NCAA basketball tournament on them, the fourth had OU Women’s softball (they won again, no surprise), so there was always something to watch. We got an order of fried cheese bites to start dinner. The fried cheese bites are fried to a golden perfection served with a tangy ranch for dipping. I got the breakfast burger again, complete with hashbrowns and an egg on top. This burger was huge, the meat was flavorful. As hungry as I was, it was almost too big. My husband tried the Fry Daddy, he liked it. Lots of French fries piled on top of a well-cooked cheeseburger. This was our second trip to 405, we stopped a couple of months ago and had the same good experience. On that trip we got the loaded tots to start. Golden fried tots with cheese melted on top with bacon bits. Also served with ranch, good for a starter or a side. Even though I got the same breakfast burger, Big K got a sidewinder. He said he liked the spicy but it wasn’t overwhelming.

The service was great, the person who took our order was friendly and he was the same person who was busting his rear bringing food to people. My only complaint was that the water cups were too small but other than that I’ll be back and since it’s so close to campus it will be a short drive. I give it 5 strips of bacon.

Address: 1429 George St., Norman.

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