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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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