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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: Klemm’s Smoke Haus

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Update Sept 1st, 2021:  Looks to be closed permanently.  They did have a food truck and catering but even that looks to be gone.

I love good barbecue but interestingly enough it’s really hard to find in Oklahoma.  I know there used to be several good places but they are long gone.  Burgers seem to be the big thing now in the metro area so when it comes to my attention that there is also a new barbecue place I make sure to go.  A couple months ago my husbands’ boss told him about Klemm’s Smoke Haus that just opened on South Broadway in Edmond.  So like normal, he went first to see if I would like it, then I went to visit him for lunch to try it.

In what had been a Taco Mayo, now painted black, is some of the best barbecue the Oklahoma City metro area has seen in a while.  I had just a traditional brisket sandwich but I was immediately blown away by just how good it was.  This was the best brisket I’ve had in a long time (even better than Corky’s in Memphis), it was so juicy and tender.  It was almost like meat candy, just a delicate balance between sweet and spicy.  Not joking, I was halfway into the sandwich when I remembered to try the barbecue sauce with it.  I just loved the flavor even without the sauce.  It does only come as a sandwich, hope someday they offer it as a meal alone but I’m ok with it just the way it is.  My side was macaroni and cheese, which was, using my daughter’s term, “extra cheesy”.  Seriously, penne pasta swimming in a pool of homemade cheese sauce.  And to top everything off, they have my favorite sliced dill pickles (Zoo pickles, as they’re called in our house.  I’ll save that for a different time).  My husband gets the Bratwich, brats on a bun with red cabbage apple slaw and homemade German mustard.  I tried a bite and it was good, he loves it, being the only thing he’s gotten after 3 visits.

On our next visit we did take picky Mae with us and she also declared the mac and cheese to be good (being a self-professed expert on mac and cheese).  I also tried their salted caramel brownie which was incredible.  First of all the brownie is the size of a small Fiat, so that’s obviously a plus but then that salted caramel poured over the top.  Only thing that would make it better is to be served with some homemade vanilla ice cream.  The restaurant is clean, they did a lot of remodeling to the building and it has a rustic feel.  The only thing that could match the food was the service- everyone was incredibly friendly and the food was delivered quickly.

This is a small family run business that started a few years ago with catering, then to a food truck, and now a full-fledged restaurant.  I highly recommend visiting and give them 5 strips of bacon.

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Food Friday: The Fixx

The Fixx

Update Mar 4th, 2022:  Sadly the Fixx has closed.

As I’ve mentioned before, my husband works in Edmond which gives him many opportunities to try the new restaurants in town.  So a few weeks ago while driving down Edmond Road he noticed a new burger place had opened in a small strip mall that had just been built east of Kelly.  Called The Fixx, he stopped to have lunch there and deciding it was acceptable for me, we went a week later.

It wasn’t busy yet for a Friday night, so we got seated quickly and ordered.  I tried the Bella and Bleu, a burger with bacon, grilled portabella mushrooms, onions with blue cheese crumbles and a vinaigrette dressing.  It was just the way I like my burgers- big, greasy, and good.  The bacon had been cooked just right, not too crisp and the onions were grilled to perfection.  All burgers come with your choice of house fries or Fixx chips, I got the fries.  They were fresh cut and most were pretty long.  My husband got the Chili Cheddar burger.  He loved it and there was so much chili I couldn’t see the burger.  Now Mae just had to be different and got a hot dog with no chili (I know, the kid isn’t right).  She had no complaints, which is unusual.

The restaurant is small but the service was great, everything was clean and had a nice atmosphere.  I know the Oklahoma City metro has a lot of good burger places to the point it’s almost saturated but I also like the competition and the challenge for a new restaurant to be better than the others.  So I am highly recommending this locally owned newcomer with five strips of bacon.

Address:  644 West Edmond Road, Edmond.  South side of the road about 2 blocks east of Kelly, in a newly built strip mall.

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