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Is there good food in Oklahoma? Yessir!

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Is there good food in Oklahoma? Yessir!

Josh Greenhaw | Sep 18, 2001 03:24 AM

For anyone traveling to Okla. looking for something good to eat. Oklahoma sits in a unique location to combine tasty foods from several cultures.

Oklahoma City Area

BBQ: Earl's on Western-Southern BBQ at its finest. The former cook for the King (that's Elvis, not to be confused with Barry Switzer around these parts) used the recipes found at Earl's (his, cook's, not the King's, family opened the restaurant). Ribs are excellent, though not if you have to have the Memphis dry rub style. BBQ chicken is very good, as is the pulled pork. Missing is a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich. Cheap eats, no nonsense.

Steak: Two entries here. Note: Okla. is the site of some of the greatest steaks you can eat, anywhere.

The Boulevard Steakhouse in Edmond: This may be one of the finest steakhouses in the USA, including Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, etc. The Boulevard has not received the pub, but the chef does nothing less than turn out perfect, yes perfect, steak and the necessary side dishes: creamed spinach, crunchy-creamy steak fries, asparagus w/ a mean hollandaise, etc. I challenge you to find a steak or side dish that is less than sublime. I have been on a mission to find great steak, and have been all over the US, this place is the best. Psst, don't tell.

Cattlemen's Steak House: Located in the Oklahoma City stockyards. This place is a cafe that serves great steaks. They serve an honest to god T-Bone w/ eggs early in the morning. Nothing fancy here. The homemade rolls are to die for. This place was once won/lost on a roll of the dice. The tradition continues.

Onion Burgers: Try Dan's Old-Time Diner on South Western. Excellent onion burgers cooked while you wait.

Fried Chicken: One word-Eischen's in Okarche. This place is a bar that serves fried chicken. The best fried chicken in Oklahoma, if not the Southern US. You get a whole chicken, white bread, and sliced onions. Other sides may/may not be available, who cares. A light, crispy crust with a succulent, juicy meat. This place has been selling beer for 100 years, guess prohibition didn't affect them.

Chelino's Mexican food on South Walker. This place used to be a Dairy Queen or something. The tex-mex food is very, very good. Try the enchiladas with sour cream sauce. Also, ask for the green sauce, it is made with habanero peppers. Also, they have a cooked salsa with a slight hint of vinegar that they call "cilantro". Couldn't find any cilantro in it, but it is the best salsa I've ever had (I could drink it.)

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