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Food Friday: Mother Road Market

This is going to be a bit different but then again the Mother Road Market is different. The Mother Road Market is one of these newer food hall concepts of having lots of small restaurant owners come together to offer their food under one roof. Really it’s like a big food court, like the kind you would find at the mall. The upside is that there are only a few stores to shop at, plenty of seating, and you don’t have to walk too far. It’s also great if you have picky eaters or if everyone wants something different.

So the three of us walked into the building with a plan, everyone was to get whatever they wanted but different. We split up and each got our own stuff. I got some pimento and cheese wontons from Salt and Vinegar, Big K stopped at Curds and Whey for some loaded fries, and Mae wanted a pickle pizza from Zasa’s Pizza and Wings. After the first round, I got some sushi from Akira Sushi & Ramen that I shared with Big K, he got a Brazilian savory pastry puff from Doctor Kustom. Lastly we all shared a sampler platter from Da Yolk. I wanted to try more places but we were all stuffed. There is a burger place, ice cream, barbeque, tacos, chicken, bread, pastries, and a bar. Everything was good, and the service was great at each location. I really like this food court set up, gives the small businesses a chance to shine while not having to worry about so much overhead.

It’s called the Mother Road Market because it’s about a block south of the current alignment of historic Route 66 at the corner of Lewis and E. 11th St. The building started it’s life as Scrivner-Stevens Grocery distribution center built in 1939, the non-profit Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation remodeled the warehouse in 2016. They then reached out to small business owners to set up shop and officially opened in 2018. There is more than just food, plenty of small local shops to browse and a mini-golf course. There is seating inside and out, when we were there it was over 100, so we stayed inside. If you are in Tulsa, stop by and check out everything they have to offer.

Address: 1124 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa.

Food Friday: Billy Burger

Update: Both the Midwest City and Tulsa locations have closed.

There are legends in the history of OU football and one of the biggest from the 1970’s is Billy Sims. Now I grew up watching that man running all over teams who were playing OU and his Heisman is well deserved. In 2004 he opened Billy Sims Barbeque, that has been quite successful around the state. Well now he has moved into burgers and trust me, this is a great move.

I heard about the opening of the first Billy Burger in Midwest City in late 2020. After much convincing we finally got out there last spring and I’ve been back several times because it is just that good for a long drive. They have a very simple menu- a single burger, double burger, the 1978 BBQ bacon burger, and a chicken sandwich. Fries, either plain or loaded, and cheese curds as a side, with milkshakes and a slice of chocolate cake to go with your burger options.

I go big and get the 1978 BBQ bacon burger. It is huge with great taste and fresh veggies. The meat is seared to perfection with a wonderful flavor. Bacon is crisp and the barbeque sauce compliments everything. I really enjoy this burger. The sides are equally as good. The loaded fries are smothered in queso and bacon. The queso is really good and perfect for covering the fries. Then there are the cheese curds, deep fried with a side of ranch. Both sides are great. Another wonderful treat is the triple chocolate cake, so rich and decadent. The chocolate buttercream covers the moist cake. Just one slice is all you need. If you want you can get it mixed in with a milkshake as well. I tried it and the chunks of cake are so plentiful, almost like getting an extra slice of cake.

Right now there is only 1 location in the metro, there has been a new one opened in Tulsa just recently. I hope that more locations are coming because the food is great. The service has always been quick and helpful. The Midwest City location is always super clean. I give them 5 strips of bacon with a piece of chocolate cake.

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