We know. It’s hot. It’s summer in Oklahoma. Cool down by sampling cocktails that local bars and restaurants have concocted just for you. Find a nice, air conditioned space or a shaded patio and while away the hours drinking the flavors of summer. You might decide it’s not that bad after all.
— by Devon Green, photos by Mark Hancock, Shannon Cornman and Lauren Hamilton
George’s Happy Hog Bar-B-Q
712 CULBERTSON DRIVE
WHAT WORKS: The mixed greens are the best. The ribs are meaty and tasty.
WHAT NEEDS WORK: The mac and cheese needs a flavor infusion.
TIP: Desserts are displayed along the line, but ask if there’s something you don’t see.
There are a wealth of new local eateries cropping up in the metro and even more coming. If they’re not on your radar, they should be. From the comfy atmosphere at The Barrel on Western Avenue to the laid-back vibe at the Plaza District’s coffee shop, you might find a new regular hangout.
— by Devon Green, photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman
Jordan Winn of Dead Rooster Co. and Scotty Irani of local company In The Kitchen with Scotty want to inspire foodies to get more from barbecue.
During the Fourth of July weekend, many of us will attend or host a cookout.
There are two local options to make grilling time more satisfying for everyone.
Alfredo’s Mexican Cafe
2713 South I-35 Service Road, Moore
What works: Good service and tacos with terrific Mexican corn and chino beans side dishes.
What needs work: Disinfectant accosts you as you walk in the door.
Tip: Check out the enormous menu online first.