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Food Friday: Interurban Restaurant

In the Oklahoma City metro there are some restaurants that are locally owned and have been part of the scene for many years. Interurban is a perfect example, they have been here since 1976 and still serve up good food.

I have had the opportunity to visit a couple of locations recently and both times the food has been excellent. Both visits I had the chicken fried steak. A nice size steak, breaded with cream gravy poured over it. The steak itself is fork tender and the breading was fried to a crisp brown. The mashed potatoes had a slight hint of garlic, which was different and the okra was also fried to a golden perfection. We started with the cracker-breaded mozzarella sticks, which were deep fried perfectly- crisp on the outside and melty inside. Big K had the flamethrower burger which he said was flavorful but not overly spicy.

I have had many other menu items over the past 40+ years that I have been going to Interurban. My first burger from there was not long after it opened at their original location in downtown Norman. I was maybe 5 or 6 and my grandfather picked up some burgers for dinner. I had only really eaten McDonald’s burgers or homemade ones to that point and can honestly say that burger was the best thing my young mouth had ever eaten. I think that I have spent the rest of my life trying to recreate that experience when I eat out. Now they are called Interurban because they got their start in the building that had been an interurban station built in 1917 for the trolley lines that went from Oklahoma City to Norman. After 1947 when the interurban lines shut down it was converted to a bus station. The restaurant was opened in 1976 and later moved to a location closer to I-35 in the 1990’s.

I give them 5 strips of bacon because they have been able to have good food for over 40 years.

Locations: 1150 Ed Noble Dr., Norman; 11316 W Reno, Yukon; 1301 E Danforth Rd., Edmond; 300 E Grand Ave., Chickasha; 322 Holiday Dr., Ardmore; 717 S. Houston Ave., Tulsa.

Food Friday: Bigheads

Bigheads

Update Mar 4th, 2022: Zac’s has now also closed.

Second Update-  October 2019- Bigheads has been reborn as Zac’s Cajun Kitchen in NW Oklahoma City.  Still have the same great po’boys.  Review to come soon.

UPDATE-  As of December 2016 Bigheads is gone.  Not sure what happened but they are no longer in business.  Sad to see them go, really loved their fried shrimp po’boys, not sure where I’m going to get them now.

So I said a few weeks ago I wasn’t a fan of Cajun food but my husband reminded me that my favorite restaurant in Edmond has Cajun food.  I forgot but for some reason I just don’t consider it Cajun even if the Po’boy was invented in Louisiana.  Bigheads on Broadway in Edmond has been serving up the best Po’boys in the metro since 2012.

Of course, he had gone first to try it out, then he took me.  I had never had a po’boy, why would you put perfectly good fried shrimp on bread like a sub.  But wow, was I wrong.  This was the best sub type sandwich I had ever eaten.  That’s why after going there for the past three years, I’ve only had the shrimp po’boy.  It’s too good for me to try anything else.  The bread is a baguette type cut down the side just like most sub sandwiches, then they pile some of the best fried shrimp in town onto it along with lettuce, tomatoes, and a mayo based spread on top.  It’s rather messy to eat and the shrimp can fall out, but when they do, I call it a special treat.  I’ve had lots of fried shrimp in my lifetime, from lots of different places and they have the best by far.  Don’t know what they are doing to make it so good but I love it.  The French fries that come with your po’boy are also the best- none of those limp, flavorless fries you get at the chain restaurants.  No these have been fried to perfection, crispy on the outside, mashed potato like on the inside.

My husband has tried a few other items on the menu and has liked them all.  But me and Mae stick with our po’boys.  Now the service is always good as well, we’ve been there so many times the employees know us.  The décor gives a fun feel of New Orleans, lots of Mardi Gras style masks on the walls, zydeco music in the air.  Like I said, it’s my favorite restaurant in Edmond and of course I give it five strips of bacon.  If you’re lucky, you might see me there, I’ll be the one with a shrimp po’boy.

Address: 617 South Broadway, Edmond, OK.  In a strip mall on the east side of the road.

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