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I found these gentlemen walking down a road in rural Kingfisher county.  You can always find asses on the roads of Oklahoma but not often are they of the four-legged variety.

Now that summer is coming to an end and fortunately school is back in session, I can get back to telling everyone stories from the back roads of Oklahoma.  But first I need to give a quick update on places I’ve been and foods I’ve eaten.

First we’ll get right to the food: most places I’ve already reviewed are going to keep their bacon rating status but I need to adjust a few after further visits.  Empire Slice House is even better than the first time I went, on my second visit the family enjoyed the Notorious P.I.G. and yes it is as good as it sounds with plenty of bacon, Canadian bacon, sausage, capicola, and pepperoni, it really is almost a heart attack waiting to happen.  We had our pie for lunch and left ready to burst.  So I’ll have to give it a 5+, it was really that good.  The Fixx is another restaurant that will get a 5+.  The burgers have really been getting better since opening last year.  Service has also been great during very busy lunch times.

Now for the places losing a strip of bacon: Tucker’s Onion Burger- food is still good but the service has been slow.  Not sure what’s going on with that, only a few people there the last visit but it took forever to get the food out, so they are right now holding at a 4.  Same with Cajun King- love their food but it’s hard to enjoy it when the buffet is bare.  Last visit they seemed to be out of everything except their wonderful catfish and that bread pudding, which will send you into sugar shock.  So I will drop a piece of bacon off of them for now, hopefully I don’t have this problem again.  And then I have Fuze Buffet and Bar, sad to say but it’s really only gotten worse.  My last visit almost nothing was edible, nothing tasted fresh.  I was very disappointed and will be dropping them down to 1 slice of bacon.  I do know there are plans to open a new Fuze at the disaster called Penn & Memorial.  Building has been sitting there done for a few months, don’t know when it will open but maybe it will be better than the NW Highway location.

As for places I’ve been- well I’ve taken my truck out on several of these wonderful dirt roads.  I’ve done pretty good, haven’t gotten stuck yet but it’s only a matter of time.  I have seen cool old houses, interesting roadside attractions, historic landmarks, and beautiful fields with windmills in the middle.  I’ve also walked around some cool towns- a couple of true ghost towns and a couple more that are sadly dying.  I’ll be telling you all about it in the next few weeks.  And if anyone reading this wants me to research anything historical, just leave a comment and I’ll look into it.



Food Friday: Empire Slice House

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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, (South side of the road); 1125 NW 63rd St, Nichols Hills; 417 N Main St Tulsa; 15 W 1st St., Edmond; 4723 N May Ave., Oklahoma City.


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