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Archive for May, 2022

What’s going on in Oklahoma: May 26th- 30th

Memorial Day Weekend, lots going on!! Get out and explore!! Enjoy the festivals and events in Oklahoma!! As always, please check the internet for the status of each event.

Boley Rodeo and Festival- Boley- May 26th– 29th

Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo- Claremore- May 26th– 29th

Food Truck Thursday- Claremore- May 26th

Boots on the Boulevard- Claremore- May 26th

Roots Ball- Medicine Park- May 27th– 29th

Bethany Route 66 Festival- Bethany- May 28th

Chuck Wagon Festival- Oklahoma City National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum- May 28th– 29th

Norman Veterans Car Show- Norman- May 28th

Toxic A Memorial Day Fireworks Celebration- Luther- May 28th

Cement’s 120th Birthday Celebration- Cement- May 28th

Nardin Heritage Day- Nardin- May 28th

Beats & Bites Festival- Norman Riverwind Casino- May 28th

Paseo Arts Festival- Oklahoma City Paseo Arts District- May 28th– 30th

Stigler Cruise Night- Stigler- May 28th

Jim Long Memorial Car Show- Clayton- May 28th

Tour de Meers- Meers- May 28th

Memorial Weekend Celebration- Oklahoma City Orr Family Farm- May 28th

United the People Powwow- Oklahoma City Scissortail Park- May 28th– 30th

Memorial Day Ceremony- Oklahoma City 45th Infantry Division Museum- May 30th

Memorial Day Ceremony- Moore Veterans Memorial Park- May 30th

Route 66 Festival in Bethany 2021

Food Friday: Smoked Out Barbeque

There are lots of barbeque places in Oklahoma, some are good and to be honest, some aren’t. One of my favorites is right down the road from me- Smoked Out BBQ. If you are a regular driver on NW Expressway, you might know about Smoked Out but if you have only been by a few times, it’s easy to miss. Tucked up off the road in a small strip mall, it almost looks like another marijuana store but in reality they have some really good barbeque.

They have a large menu of dinners, sandwiches, sides, and desserts. My go to is a 2-meat dinner with brisket and smoked sausage. The brisket is always tender and juicy, with just enough char on the edges. The smoked sausage is also really flavorful with just a hint of spicy. I also get 2 sides- fried okra and Jacq and cheese, their version of mac and cheese. The fried okra is always good, fried crispy and served in a huge mound. The Jacq and cheese is just about as popular as their barbeque, penne swimming in a thick cheese sauce.

Service is always great. The green glow in the restaurant gives a calming effect when dining with them. I give them 5 strips of bacon.

Address: 6220 NW Expressway, Suite B, Oklahoma City.

What’s going on in Oklahoma: May 19th- 22nd

Look to be another nice weekend with some spring-like weather, get out and enjoy. Always check on the event, make sure it’s still occuring.

Okeene Rattlesnake Round-Up- Okeene- May 19th– 22nd

Bricktown Family Fun Fair- Oklahoma City Bricktown- May 19th– 22nd

Walt Disney’s A Decade in Concert- Tulsa Symphony Orchestra- May 20th

Gem Faire- Tulsa Expo Square- May 20th– 22nd

The Stirling Classic Scottish Festival- Yukon Mollie Spencer Farm- May 20th– 22nd

May Daze Festival- Blanchard- May 20th– 21st

Celebration of Freedom- Hobart- May 20th– 21st

Food Truck Friday- Moore Central Park Multipurpose Pavilion- May 20th

Family Day at the Birthplace Ranch- Oologah Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch- May 21st

Uncanny Comic Expo- Tulsa- May 21st– 22nd

Miller in May Home and Garden Tour- Oklahoma City Miller Neighborhood- May 21st– 22nd

Gore Spring Cruise Night- Gore- May 21st

Thunderbird Classic Car Show- Norman Thunderbird Casino- May 21st

Cruise in for Coffee- Midwest City- May 21st

Depot Days- Ardmore Santa Fe Depot- May 21st

Calderon Dance Festival- Oklahoma City Plaza District- May 21st

Garden Festival in the Park- Oklahoma City Will Rogers Gardens- May 21st

Enid Gem and Mineral Society Rock Swap- Enid- May 21st

Saturday on Main Polish Fest- Harrah- May 21st

Weekends on Maine- Enid- May 21st

5th Annual Route 66 Patriotfest- Tulsa- May 21st

Heard on Hurd- Edmond- May 21st

Games for Change- Oklahoma City Wheeler Ferris District- May 22nd

Cruis’n Oklahoma Hennessey Edition- Hennessey- May 22nd

Food Friday: Woodward Pizza

Detroit style pizza is somewhat new to Oklahoma but is taking off quickly. One of the newest places to offer this style of pizza is Woodward Pizza at the Icehouse Project in Edmond.

We visited on a quiet Saturday morning right before the lunch crowd showed up. We started with spicy cheese curds. These deep-fried cheese curds have plenty of heat with them, they do come with ranch to put the fire out. If you have someone with you who might not like spicy, this definitely isn’t for them. As for the pizza, we ordered the trippple XXXtra pepperoni. This pizza is really good. Nice flavor to the deep-dish crust. The cheese and pepperoni were piled high with crispy cheese burnt around the edge. The red sauce goes on last and it was good (to tell the truth I’m not a red sauce fan). Now for a brief history of Detroit style pizza, it was of course developed in Detroit. The square shape comes from using automotive drip pans to bake the pizza. It’s been a thing in Detroit for many years but only recently has spread through the country.

I really enjoyed our first visit to Woodward Pizza and ready to go back. The service was great as well, the employees very friendly. They told me that the menu will most likely grow in the future. This is part of the new Icehouse Project, there will be more restaurants in this space. I’m giving them 5 strips of bacon.

Address: 119 W 2nd St. Suite 100, Edmond.

What’s going on in Oklahoma: May 12th- 15th

Another nice weekend and lots going on. Graduations everywhere, car shows and festivals. As always please look up the event before attending.

The Lion King- Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall- May 11th– 29th

Summerfest- Collinsville- May 12th

McAlester Italian Festival- May 13th– 14th

Guymon Outback Motorcycle Show and 5 State Run- Guymon Texas County Activity Center- May 13th– 14th

Fort Towson/Doaksville Cemetery Walking Tour- Fort Towson Historic Site- May 13th– 14th

Exchange Club Chili and BBQ Cook-Off- Muskogee Hatbox Field- May 13th– 14th

2nd Friday Norman Art Walk- Norman Arts District- May 13th

LIVE on the Plaza- Oklahoma City- May 13th

Lao New Year Festival- Oklahoma City- May 13th– 15th

Eufaula Heritage Days Festival- Eufaula- May 14th

Muddy Buddies Run- Choctaw Creek Park- May 14th

Midwest Jeepfest- Guthrie- May 14th

Stilwell Strawberry Festival- Stilwell- May 14th

Main Street Masquerade- Claremore Will Rogers Memorial Museum- May 14th

Payne County Flea Market- Stillwater Payne County Expo Center- May 14th

May 2022 Downtown Norman Ghost Tour- Norman- May 14th

Tulsa Garden Tour- Tulsa Garden Center- May 14th

Woolaroc Spring Trail Ride- Bartlesville Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve- May 14th

Second Saturdays- Stillwater Oklahoma State University Museum of Art- May 14th

Second Saturday Architecture Tour- Sapulpa- May 14th

VW’s on Automobile Alley- Oklahoma City- May 14th

12th Annual Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival- Oklahoma City State Fair Park- May 14th

Food Truck Festival- Oklahoma City- May 14th

Budweiser’s Custom Cars Super Show Tour- Oklahoma City Oklahoma Expo Hall- May 15th

VW’s on Automobile Alley 2021

What’s going on in Oklahoma: May 5th- 8th

It’s going to be a nice weekend again plus it’s Mother’s Day, so get out and enjoy. As always please check before heading out, never know what the status of an event due to weather.

Bricktown Taco Festival- Oklahoma City Bricktown- May 5th

Cinco de Mayo Party- Oklahoma City Yale Theater- May 5th

Vibes- Edmond Downtown- May 5th

Oklahoma Renaissance Festival- Muskogee The Castle- May 6th– June 5th

Germanfest- Tulsa- May 6th– 8th

Pioneer Days Celebration- Guymon- May 6th– 8th

Oklahoma Steam and Gas Engine Show- Pawnee Steam Engine Park- May 6th– 8th

Dancing in the Gardens- Oklahoma City Seasonal Plaza- May 6th

Bixby BBQ n’ Blues Festival- Bixby Washington Irving Memorial Park and Arboretum- May 6th– 7th

Diamond Daze Festival- Sallisaw-  May 6th– June 7th

Clean Shorts Film Festival- Choctaw Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center- May 6th– 7th

Armed Forces Day Banquet and Parade- McAlester- May 6th– 7th

Arts for All Festival- Lawton Shepler Park- May 6th– 8th

Tulsa International Mayfest- Tulsa- May 6th– 8th

First Friday Gallery Walk- Oklahoma City Paseo Arts District- May 6th

National Barrel Horse Association Oklahoma State Finals- Shawnee Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center- May 6th– 8th

Art Crawl on 66- Tulsa- May 6th

Norman Pride Weekend- Norman- May 6th– 8th

Asian Festival- Oklahoma City Isingtec Event Center- May 7th

Tulsa Festival of Kites- Tulsa- May 7th– 8th

Oklahoma City Flower and Garden Festival- Oklahoma City Myriad Botanical Gardens- May 7th

Cowboys of Color Rodeo- Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Arena- May 7th

Tipton Car Show- Tipton- May 7th

Festival of the Child- Yukon City Park- May 7th

Indie Trunk Show- Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fair Park- May 7th

Tinker Federal Credit Union’s Annual Miracle Car Show- Oklahoma City- May 7th

Watermelon Campbell Memorial Open House and Model Train Show- Enid Railroad Museum of Oklahoma- May 7th

Coffee and Cars- Oklahoma City Chisholm Creek- May 7th

Reptile and Exotics Show- Tulsa- May 7th

Next on Tap 2022- Norman- May 7th

Ostrich Egg Breakfast- Oklahoma City Zoo- May 7th

OCTSF Charity Car Show- Warr Acres American Legion Post 12- May 7th

Oklahoma Orchid Society Spring Show and Sale- Oklahoma City Will Rogers Gardens Exhibition Center- May 7th

Jim Thorpe Celebration and Memorial 5K- Yale Jim Thorpe Park- May 7th

Shop 66 Saturdays- Tulsa- May 7th

Railroad Day Celebration- Muskogee Three Rivers Museum- May 7th

Rose District Cinco de Mayo Fiesta- Broken Arrow Rose District- May 7th

OK Classic Cars and Memorabilia Auction- Durant Choctaw Event Center- May 7th

El Reno Fried Onion Burger Day Festival- El Reno- May 7th

Red Brick Nights- Guthrie- May 7th

Drumright Monthly Market- Drumright- May 7th

Dancing Rabbit Music Festival- McAlester- May 7th

Heart of Spring Craft, Vintage and Junk Show- Purcell McClain County Expo- May 7th

Prague Kolache Festival- Prague- May 7th

Round Barn Rendezvous- Arcadia Round Barn- May 8th

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