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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.

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

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: 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

Christmas Light Displays Around Oklahoma

Get out and enjoy some Christmas cheer. Here is a list of light displays around the state for everyone’s enjoyment.

Christmas Lights by City-

Ardmore- Festival of Lights, Ardmore Regional Park- Nov 20th– Dec 30th.

Bartlesville- Fantasy Land of Lights, Johnstone Park- Nov 20th– Dec 30th.

Bartlesville- Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights, Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve- Nov 26th– Dec 19th.

Broken Arrow- Rhema Christmas Lights, Rhema Park- Nov 24th– Jan 2nd.

Chickasha- Chickasha Festival of Light, Shannon Springs Park- Nov 20th– Dec 31st.

Edmond- Edmond’s Electric Luminance An Enchanted Stroll, Mitch Park- Nov 20th– Jan 2nd.

Enid- Christmas in the Park, Meadowlake Park – Nov 27th, Dec 4th, Dec 11th, and Dec 18th.

Elk City- Christmas in the Park, Ackley Park – Nov 26th– Dec 18th.

Fairland- Twin Bridges Park of Lights, Grand Lake State Park- Nov 25th– Dec 30th.

Ketchum- Winter Wonderland Christmas Light Tour, Grand Lake, Pine Lodge Resort- Nov 25th– Jan 1st.

Kingfisher- Kingfisher Winter Nights, Kingfisher Park- Nov 27th– Dec 26th.

Lawton- Holiday in the Park, Elmer Thomas Park- Nov 20th– Dec 31st.

Midwest City- Midwest City Holiday Lights Spectacular, Joe B Barnes Regional Park- Dec 1st– Dec 25th.

Muskogee- Castle Christmas, The Castle- Nov 25th– Dec 31st.

Muskogee- Garden of Lights, Honor Heights Park- Nov 25th– Jan 1st.

Oklahoma City- Holiday in the Park, Frontier City – Nov 20th– Jan 3rd.

Oklahoma City- Union Station Illumination, Scissortail Park- Nov 26th– Jan 6th.

Oklahoma City- Safari Lights, Oklahoma City Zoo- Now until Jan 9th.

Purcell- Lights from the Heart, Purcell City Lake- Nov 25th– Dec 31st.

Ponca City- Festival of Angels, Several locations, pick up map at Pioneer Woman Statue- Nov 24th– Dec 30th.

Seminole- Snowman Wonderland, Magnolia Park- Nov 18th– Jan 3rd.

Tulsa- Garden of Lights, Tulsa Botanic Garden- Nov 26th– Jan 2nd.

Wister- Lights on the Island, Lake Wister State Park – Now- Dec 25th.

Woodward- Crystal Christmas, Crystal Beach Park- Nov 19th– Dec 31st.

Yukon- Christmas in the Park, Yukon City Park- Nov 20th– Dec 31st.

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.

Christmas Events in Oklahoma 2021

Here is my comprehensive list of events occurring in Oklahoma for the 2021 Holiday Season. Once again please check on the events through their various websites- I know of a few that have been cancelled already (they were removed from the list). Other than that have a safe and happy holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!!!

Christmas Events 2021

Shawnee Christmas Tree Lighting, Shawnee- Nov 19th.

Stockyards City Tree Lighting Ceremony, Oklahoma City- Nov 19th.

Magnolia Christmas Fest, Duncan- Nov 19th– 20th.

The Santa Market, Oklahoma City Fairgrounds- Nov 19th– Nov 20th.

An Affair of the Heart, Tulsa- Nov 19th– 21st.

Enid Lights up the Plains, Enid- Nov 26th.

Coweta Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony, Coweta- Nov 27th.

Candy Cane Cotton Candy with Santa, Mollycoddled Hash Slinger, Oklahoma City- Nov 27th.

Cashion Holiday Parade, Cashion- Nov 27th.

Lights on Owasso, Owasso- Nov 27th.

Christmas in the Park, Prague- Nov 27th.

Festival of Light Parade, Pawnee- Nov 27th.

Clinton Festival of Lights, Clinton- Nov 30th.

Ardmore Parade of Lights, Ardmore- Nov 30th.

Light the City, Midwest City- Dec 1st.

Tuttle Festival of Lights Parade, Tuttle- Dec 2nd.

Christmas Extravaganza Parade, Okemah- Dec 2nd.

Shawnee Christmas Parade of Lights, Shawnee- Dec 2nd.

Pryor Christmas Parade of Lights, Pryor- Dec 2nd.

Christmas Parade of Lights, Stillwater- Dec 2nd.

Country Christmas in the Park, Cordell- Dec 2nd.

Home for the Holidays, Tuttle- Dec 2nd.

Will’s Country Christmas, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, Oologah- Dec 3rd– Dec 4th.

Santa’s Workshop, Ardmore- Dec 3rd– Dec 4th.

Luther Pecan Festival, Luther- Dec 3rd– Dec 4th.

Thompson House Victorian Christmas, Thompson House, Tahlequah- Dec 3rd– Dec 5th.

Christkindlmarkt, Tulsa- Dec 3rd– Dec 5th.

Santa’s Village and Holiday Bazaar, Watonga- Dec 4th.

Tipton Christmas Parade, Tipton- Dec 4th.

Norman Main Street Christmas Holiday Parade, Norman- Dec 4th.

Salina Christmas Parade, Salina- Dec 4th.

Checotah Christmas Parade, Checotah- Dec 4th.

Christmas Parade, Eufaula- Dec 4th.

Pawhuska Christmas Parade of Lights, Pawhuska- Dec 4th.

Sapulpa Christmas Parade, Sapulpa- Dec 4th.

Minco Honey Festival, Minco- Dec 4th.

Poteau Christmas Parade, Poteau- Dec 4th.

Lighted Christmas Parade and Fireworks, Kingfisher- Dec 4th.

Miami Route 66 Christmas Parade, Miami- Dec 4th

Lighted Holiday Parade, Fairview- Dec 4th.

Heartland Bazaar’s Santa Land, Eufaula- Dec 4th.

Newcastle Christmas Parade, Newcastle- Dec 4th.

Cowboy Christmas Parade, Stockyard City, Oklahoma City- Dec 4th.

Duncan Christmas Parade, Duncan- Dec 4th.

Chickasha Main Street Christmas Parade, Chickasha- Dec 4th.

Victorian Homes Tour, Guthrie- Dec 4th.

Christmas Parade of Lights, Pauls Valley- Dec 6th.

Durant Christmas Parade, Durant- Dec 7th.

Downtown Christmas Parade and Celebration, Wynnewood- Dec 8th.

Festival of Lights Parade, Okmulgee- Dec 9th.

Lights on the Lake Christmas Parade, Grove- Dec 11th.

Cache Christmas Parade, Cache- Dec 11th.

Christmas on Main, Blanchard- Dec 11th.

Santa’s Workshop and Christmas Parade, Skiatook- Dec 11th.

Owasso Christmas Parade, Owasso- Dec 11th.

Home for the Holidays, Altus- Dec 11th.

Tulsa Christmas Parade, Tulsa- Dec 11th.

Jay Christmas Parade, Jay- Dec 11th.

Johnston County Christmas Parade, Tishomingo- Dec 11th.

A Territorial Christmas Celebration, Guthrie- Nov 27th– Dec 11th.

Holdenville Christmas Parade, Holdenville- Dec 13th.

Medicine Park Christmas Parade and Carnival, Medicine Park- Dec 18th.

Christmas in the Park, Elk City- Nov 26th– Dec 18th.

Christmas in the Park, Enid- Nov 27th– Dec 18th.

Merry Main Street, Stillwater- Nov 26th– Dec 19th.

Holiday Pop-Up Shops, Oklahoma City- Nov 26th– Dec 19th.

Woolaroc Wonderland of Lights, Bartlesville- Nov 26th– Dec 19th.

Winter Solstice Walks, Spiro Mounds, Spiro- Dec 21st.

Creepy Christmas Light Tour, Tulsa- Dec 10th– Dec 23rd.

PAMBE Ghana World Market, Oklahoma City- Now until Dec 24th.

Lights on the Island, Lake Wister State Park- Now until Dec 25th.

Midwest City Holiday Lights Spectacular, Midwest City- Dec 1st– Dec 25th.

Kingfisher Winter Nights, Kingfisher- Nov 27th– Dec 26th.

Winter Wonderland, Gathering Place, Tulsa- Dec 17th– Dec 26th.

Okemah Holiday House, Okemah- Now until Dec 30th.

Fantasy Land of Lights, Bartlesville- Nov 20th– Dec 30th.

Festival of Angels, Ponca City- Nov 24th– Dec 30th.

Twin Bridges Park of Lights, Grand Lake State Park, Fairland- Nov 25th– Dec 30th.

Festival of Lights, Ardmore- Nov 20th– Dec 30th.

Opening Night, Oklahoma City- Dec 31st.

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop on the Square, Pawnee- Dec 31st.

New Year’s Eve Gala, Enid- Dec 31st.

Christmas in the Park, Yukon- Nov 20th– Dec 31st.

Holiday in the Park, Lawton- Nov 20th– Dec 31st.

Festival of Lights, Sand Springs- Now until Dec 31st.

The Polar Express, Oklahoma Railway Museum, Oklahoma City- Now until Dec 31st.

Woolaroc Retrospective Exhibit and Sale- Now until Dec 31st.

Crystal Christmas, Woodward- Nov 19th– Dec 31st.

Chickasha Festival of Light, Chickasha- Nov 20th– Dec 31st.

Lights from the Heart, Purcell- Nov 25th– Dec 31st.

Castle Christmas, Muskogee- Nov 25th– Dec 31st.

Garden of Lights, Muskogee- Nov 25th– Jan 1st.

Winter Wonderland Christmas Light Tour, Ketchum- Nov 25th– Jan 1st.

Yukon Ice Rink, Yukon- Nov 20th– Jan 2nd.

Christmas in the Ville, Bartlesville- Dec 3rd– Jan 2nd.

Rhema Christmas Lights, Broken Arrow- Nov 24th– Jan 2nd.

Edmond’s Electric Luminance An Enchanted Stroll, Mitch park, Edmond- Nov 20th– Jan 2nd.

Holidays on Ice, Enid- Nov 19th– Jan 2nd.

Garden of Lights, Tulsa- Nov 26th– Jan 2nd.

Holiday in the Park, Frontier City, Oklahoma City- Nov 20th– Jan 3rd.

Broken Arrow Ice Rink, Broken Arrow- Now until Jan 3rd.

Edmond Ice Rink, Edmond- Now until Jan 3rd.

Snowman Wonderland, Seminole- Nov 18th– Jan 3rd.

Crest on Ice, Norman- Nov 19th– Jan 3rd.

Winterfest, Tulsa- Nov 19th– Jan 3rd.

Union Station Illumination- Nov 26th– Jan 6th.

Safari Lights, Oklahoma City Zoo- Now until Jan 9th.

Devon Ice Rink, Oklahoma City- Nov 19th– Jan 30th.

Return of the Bathroom Jedi

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In the women’s bathroom at the new Mutts Amazing Hot Dogs in Edmond.

 

Hello!  This is Mae, reporting for bathroom duty.  I apologize for my recent absence, but I fear my allies in the Intergalactic Resistance desperately needed my guidance in the battle against the First Order to save the galaxy from destruction.  But alas, Starkiller Base has been destroyed and I have been forced to return to this miserable planet. So I am back to my quest of exploring the world’s finest bathrooms.

Mutts Amazing Hot Dogs

When I learned a new Mutts was opening in Edmond, I was automatically excited.  I must admit I did not expect the bathroom here to be as nice as it was, but I must rate it with  5 rolls of toilet paper.  It was clean, smelled nice, a good size, and the blue and green color scheme was very calming.  The polka dot tiles forming a stripe around the wall gave the room a very nice vibe.  As you go in, you are greeted by a smiling dog on the door.  This was by far one of the nicest bathrooms I’ve been in Oklahoma City.

 

Klemm’s Smoke Haus

Just like with Mutts, I did not expect much from the bathroom at Klemm’s.  I was quite surprised at how nice it was in there.  My personal favorite detail was the cluster of black stones in the sink, giving the whole place an earthy feel.  This was intensified by the plant by the sink, as well as the floral print bench by the door.  This restaurant is more than just the bathroom though, I go there for the mac n cheese and pickles.  The mac n cheese is warm and creamy while the pickles are tangy and sour, Klemm’s is the perfect place to go if you are hungry.

5  rolls of toilet paper

Tucker’s Onion Burgers

One of my family’s favorite places to get burgers is the Tucker’s on Classen Curve. Tucker’s bathroom is generally pretty nice.  The room is mostly white, with a door you can see through, though not enough to see anything but a silhouette.  It is a nice clean place to do what you need.

5 rolls of toilet paper

Though not as exciting as my intergalactic travels, my bathroom quest is one I can settle with.  The once disgusting bathrooms of the past are becoming cleaner and cleaner.  I will be sure to update my reviews as often as I can.  Mae out!

 

 

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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