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Food Friday: 405 Pizza

I love trying new local pizza places. 405 Pizza has been in west Edmond for a couple years and over the summer I had a chance to try it. Since then, we’ve been back a couple times. They are just a simple small pizza restaurant.

To start, we have their garlic cheese bread. This is just a cheesy goodness. I like when there is more cheese than crust and this cheese bread is perfect. Next up is their pizza, we’ve had a couple different kinds and they have all been great. A nice light flavor to the crust and plenty of cheese and toppings. We also tried a calzone on our last visit, that was also good. Stuffed so full that it got messy (and messy is always good with food).

The customer service has always been good and the restaurant clean. We have also gotten takeout, which went well. I give them 5 strips of bacon.

Address: 2125 NW 178th St., Edmond.

Food Friday: Birdie’s Fried Fried Chicken

Yes you are reading my title correctly- Birdie’s Fried Fried Chicken just opened in N Oklahoma City or West Edmond, which ever map you’re looking at, a few months ago and it’s really good. Now why is fried in the name twice, because the chicken is twice-fried. This concept is common in Korean cooking and is just getting a foothold in this country.

We stopped by a few weekends ago since I had heard so many good things about it. Got right in with no problem, even had a nice table in the back. Our order was taken quickly, we did wait about 10 minutes for the food to come out, which wasn’t so bad since they were busy. We got cheddar chive biscuits and mac and cheese bites for the table with Big K getting his chicken with the chile garlic honey and I went with the og parm. Started on the mac and cheese bites first, these were good, run of the mill though, I just would have liked more flavor to them. Then we tried the biscuits, I liked these much better. Add the butter and honey that they come with, they are great. Lots of flavor all while being light and buttery. Then we tackled our chicken. I had never tried chicken that had been fried twice but it was really good. I liked the flavor even without the seasoning. The chicken itself was very juicy and the breading had a really good flavor. My “dry” seasoning of parmesan was really good as was Big K’s “wet” seasoning with the chile garlic honey. I tried a bite of his and didn’t notice the heat but he said that it kicks in later. There was plenty of food for the two of us and we walked away with stuffed bellies.

I’m ready to go back and try some of their other offerings soon. I’ll give them 5 strips of bacon.

Address: 2201 NW 150th St. Suite 200, Oklahoma City.

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.

Food Friday: Dolci Paradiso

Going to start off the new year by enjoying some sweet treats- who cares about any diet. Hiding in a corner on the bottom floor of a building on East 5th Street in Edmond is Dolci Paradiso. They have all kinds of treats from gelato to cheesecakes to cupcakes.

My personal favorite are their cannoli’s- when I was in college at OU, my grandmother would get fresh cannolis sent to her from an Italian bakery in Rochester, New York (where my grandfather was from), they were so delightful. The shells were always crisp and the filling was the perfect blend of ricotta and sugar with chocolate chips added. It has been hard for me to find good ones here in Oklahoma since she passed in 1996. I was stupid and never got the name of the bakery, so cannolis were off the menu for me. I have found them at a few places but they just weren’t right, until I tried Dolci’s. Same crisp shells, either dipped in chocolate or plain, with the same true ricotta filling that I had been missing. These cannolis aren’t filled until you order them so the shells stay crisp. The cannoli’s are my absolute favorite at Dolci but they have other good treats as well.

The frosted sugar cookies are good, fresh baked with icing on top. Their cake pops are also incredibly good, moist cake covered with a chocolate shell. Cupcakes are similar to the cake pops, moist cake with icing. The macarons were good, fresh baked, different flavors for each season. Crisp on the outside with flavored fillings, they melt in your mouth. I have also tried a few different flavors of gelato, smooth, much better than normal ice cream. I haven’t gotten a chance to try their cheesecakes but will soon.

So if you are looking for a different treat, stop and try them out. Great service every time I’m there, they even have a rewards system, so bonus points for ruining your diet. I have only been to the Edmond location so I can’t comment on the Oklahoma City store but if it’s run the same way you should have the same good experience. I give them 5 strips of bacon.

Address- 17 E. 5th St., Edmond; 10740 S. May Ave., Suite 116, Oklahoma City.

Best Fried Pickles

Last week I got a text from my sister-in-law telling me that my nephew, Mr. Jaxson, wanted some fried pickles and she wanted to know who had the best. I decided to come up with a list for anyone who wants to know where to find good fried pickles in the Oklahoma City metro. Also now Mr. Jaxson has a list of places to tell his parents to try.

Zac’s Cajun Kitchen- They fry their pickles in a light batter similar to their shrimp. The pickles are just regular dill pickle chips but the good flavor ones (not Kosher dill). Very good, served with housemade ranch. This is also the same breading they use on their fried jalapenos as well, both are equally tasty.

Nashbird- They cut their pickles lengthwise and fry them with a thicker batter. Also served with ranch, they are a true treat.

Cal’s Chicago Style Eatery- These fried pickles are cut like French fries so looks are deceiving at first, but they are good. They can be ordered as a side with a meal.

Rock Cafe- Also fried in a light batter, they are good and come served on a huge plate with ranch. Almost don’t have room for any other food so perfect for a large group.

Ron’s Hamburger’s & Chili- I liked theirs as well, also have a thicker batter and served with ranch.

Philly Homa- They have a large serving of perfectly fried pickles.

Other places that have fried pickles. I just haven’t tried them yet-

Hideaway Pizza- Their fried mushrooms are perfect, so their pickles have to be good. Going to order them soon.

S&B Burger Joint- I don’t visit them often but I need to have some next time I do.

Clark Crew BBQ- I tried the deviled eggs the last time I was in but will tackle this next time.

The Lokal- They have fried pickle spears on the menu, it’s going to be hard not to have my deep-fried deviled eggs, but I have to try the pickles.

Chicken Foot- I love the Okie Poutine so much that I overlook their fried pickles, it won’t happen again.

Okie-Tonk- My favorite restaurant in Moore and I haven’t tried their fried pickles yet.

Chalk- I have only been here once but the next trip I will try the fried pickles.

Fried pickles at Zac’s Cajun Kitchen

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.

Food Friday: Nashbird

So if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that there are a lot of burger places in Oklahoma. Recently there have also been a lot of chicken places popping up as well. I just was introduced to one of my favorites just a few months ago. As mentioned in the past, my husband works in Edmond and likes to try new places for lunch. He discovered the Edmond location, tried it, and loved it. So now it was acceptable to take me to try it as well.

Located just off Broadway on E 5th Street on the bottom floor of a modern building is seriously one of he best restaurants for a chicken sandwich. The interior is light as you walk up to the desk to order. There is plenty to choose from on the menu, you can go with a chicken sandwich or chicken baskets with either tenders or still on the bone. There are also four heat levels or if you don’t want anything too spicy, two breading flavors. I went with a Nashvillain- a chicken sandwich on a brioche bun topped with bacon, onion rings, ranch, and mac and cheese. Since I wasn’t in the mood for heat I tried the buttermilk ranch breading and I wasn’t disappointed. The chicken breast is coated with the buttermilk ranch mix and fried to perfection. Now if you’re not sure about mac and cheese on a chicken sandwich, set your concerns aside this is a great topping to this sandwich. The mac and cheese pairs nicely with the chicken and when the bacon and onion rings are added, just brings all the flavors together in each bite. This is one of the best chicken sandwiches I’ve had in years (since the chain PDQ left the metro). I had fries for my first visit which were good but went with the mac and cheese the second visit. This is the same mac and cheese on the sandwich and it is equally delightful by itself as it is on the sandwich. Creamy, lots of cheese for the pasta to soak. My husband had the same sandwich but with some heat to it, he went with the kickin temp. I tried a bite and it has a good spice to it, not too hot but enough to keep your taste buds alive.

To start with we had both the starters- fried pickles and fried mac and cheese. As good as the sandwich was the starters are better. The dill pickles are cut lengthwise and fried up crisp for a nice appetizer. The mac and cheese is almost the same as the side with the addition of bacon bits into the mix, then fried. Both are served with ranch and exceptionally good, the highlight of the trip (and remember I really liked the sandwich as well). Nashbird does sell frozen drinks, haven’t tried them yet but it’s on my short list. They also have wraps, salads, chicken tacos, and baskets with just chicken. Overall I recommend Nashbird, the food is great as is the service, they totally deserve 5 strips of bacon. They do have 2 other locations in the metro area- Norman and downtown Oklahoma City.

Locations: 1 NW 9th St., Oklahoma City; 17 E 5th St., Edmond; 214 E Main St., Norman.

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