Food and memories go hand in hand. Whether made by your grandmother or by the hands of a local chef, a great meal draws people together in a way that nothing else can.
The art of dining well is no slight art, the pleasure no slight pleasure. – Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
If the way to your heart is through your stomach, then get ready to fall in love. From the Red River to Oklahoma City, experience how down-home cooking meets the simply divine.
Take time enough for your meals, and eat them in company whenever you can. There’s no need for hurry in life – least of all when we’re eating. – Edward Everett Hale
Taste melt-in-your-mouth salmon pan-seared by a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef at The Jones Assembly.
Devour a juicy rib platter at the award-winning Butcher BBQ Stand.
Branch out with vegetarian breakfast tacos at Elemental Coffee Roasters.
Sample the ever-evolving array of film-themed drinks and dishes at NOIR Bistro & Bar.
It’s okay for your eyes to be bigger than your stomach. We won’t tell.
For carnivorous fine dining at WinStar World Casino & Resort, look no further than Kirby's Prime Steakhouse. Favorites like the prime "cowboy cut" ribeye, Kirby's fried asparagus and lobster mac n cheese are guaranteed to leave you coming back for more.
Visit the Chickasaw Cultural Center's Aaimpa' Café to sample an abundance of traditional dishes. Pashofa, known as the Chickasaw national dish, is made with cracked hominy corn. Indian tacos are a meal in themselves, made fresh in the kitchen, and grape dumplings are a favorite dessert.
Elemental Coffee Roasters is the essential neighborhood gathering place, a cozy Midtown space to enjoy a bite to eat with friends, grab an afternoon pick-me-up or simply sit on the patio with a book and a dog. Elemental is known for sourcing, sampling, importing, roasting and delivering some of the finest coffees available in the world.
At NOIR Bistro & Bar, become inspired by cinema of long ago. Here, you’ll enjoy specialty cocktails like “The Double Indemnity” and “Rosemary’s Baby,” created with simple syrups, bitters and mixers made in-house. Soups, salads, entrées and desserts are aptly named after slang of the film noir era, and live music happens nearly every night. Film buffs and foodies alike will love this joint!
The Jones Assembly is one of the most unique hangouts in OKC. Situated in an old Fred Jones manufacturing plant (right next door to the acclaimed 21c Museum Hotel in Film Row), The Jones offers incredible drinks and food served up by Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef Brittany Sanger in an industrial-chic open-air atmosphere. And when it’s concert time, all the restaurant gear disappears to make room for the likes of Willie Nelson, Third Eye Blind or The Wallflowers.
For an authentic taste of France in the heart of OKC, look no further than La Baguette Bistro. This Oklahoma City staple has its own boucherie and is well-known for its fresh and high-quality meats. Even so, a visit to La Baguette isn’t complete without stopping by the bakery for a homemade treat!
Take the storied Route 66 east to Wellston, Oklahoma, and you’ll come upon a barbeque joint that’s nearly as legendary as the Mother Road itself: The Butcher BBQ Stand. Here, a father-and-son team continue crafting their award-winning competition meats for hungry travelers Friday through Sunday, year-round.
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