Pink Elephant in front of Empire Slice House, Oklahoma City, 2015.
Update: They have moved into a new building just a few steps away from the old location. They have also added locations in Nichols Hills and Tulsa.
For our Food Friday restaurant I went to Empire Slice House in the Plaza district of Oklahoma City. I had heard a lot of good reviews and wanted to try it myself. The only problem was I didn’t want to go by myself- husband was at work and Mae at school, so I brought my friend, the Fabulous Miss M., with me. One problem cropped up immediately, we couldn’t find it. I had the address, knew we were in the right place but we couldn’t find it. So after I parked, Miss M asked around and we were pointed in the right direction.
As we got to the door we were greeted by this cute pink elephant next to the front door. We were seated quickly but then we did get there before the lunch crowd really picked up. Part of what I like about this pizza place is that you can just order a slice, so you don’t have to order a whole pizza. I decided I wanted to try the pepperoni and the “Fungus Among Us”. Miss M went with the “Fat Tony” along with a fungus slice as well.
After a short wait, we got our slices- one huge slice on a paper plate. These are New York style pizzas, on a thin crust, so you have to pick it up to eat it. The pepperoni slice was good, nice flavor, not too much sauce, and just enough grease from the pepperoni to clog an artery. My favorite, the best pizza I’ve had in Oklahoma, was the “Fungus Among Us”. This slice has Portobello, shiitake, and button mushrooms, spinach, with a light truffle oil. It looked good to both us and after one bite, we were both in love. Not too much grease and with the truffle oil instead of a tomato based sauce, it was seriously the best pizza I’ve ever had (not counting my trips to Chicago). I didn’t taste it but Miss M seemed to like the “Fat Tony”, which consisted of italian sausage and red onion (she picked the onion off).
Over all the food, service, and atmosphere was good. I will warn you that the slices are huge, so don’t get more than two if you’re not hungry. I did see the box for the whole pizza’s- I think it was bigger than my dorm room at OU. Keep that in mind if you’re looking to feed a gathering of friends. My only complaint is that maybe the signage could be a little better, even as we were leaving on NW 16th St, it was hard to see. But overall I’m giving it 5 strips of bacon.
Address: 1804 NW 16th St, Oklahoma City, OK (South side of the road); 1125 NW 63rd St, Nichols Hills; 417 N Main St Tulsa OK.