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.