Sunday, July 26, 2009

Oklahomie Eats

I packed two cut-up melons from Tucson Community Supported Agriculture, along with French bread rolls, turkey, yogurt, sun tea, water with ice, chocolate milk, grapes, pineapple, and of course yellow mustard. Plus, the backseat barfers get to pick a big bag of chips all for themselves as is our tradition.

We ate here (I'm calling this "White Sandwiches, NM")...
and here (Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, TX, without any appropriate puns).
Of course in Oklahoma, you get food from the backyard including berries
and tomatoes.
That was just one tomato variety of the at least four growing at my mother-in-law's house. Anything we didn't find in the yard, we could have purchased at the Farmer's Market. We only walked away with a watermelon, which was all it took to turn this frown upside down.
I can't think of my hometown without thinking of The Diner. Handsome Hubster had an eggurrito (Eggarrito? We don't ever actually read at the menu.) just like he did the day the 9 YO boy was born.
And squeezing it in on the last day, The Greek House.
That plant is more than a little freaky. You know what else is freaky? After you order, pay, and find a seat in the SRO dining room, they FIND YOU without ever asking for a name, assigning a number, or even questioning if it was you who requested the extra yogurt. I didn't take a photo of the food because I was too busy eating.

I pretty much plan my visits home around food. Winter break we'll hit Victoria's*, where the marinara has tarragon and red pepper but tastes cinnamon-y and Misal of India, even if moving by the interstate put the kibosh on the atmosphere. Unfortunately, if the rumors are correct we've sadly seen our last meal at Pepe Delgado's*, who catered both my wedding and the christening of my first born.

We had some good eats outside Oklahoma. Hideaway was consumed in Texas.
Does it count as outside Oklahoma if the food was leftover from dinner in Oklahoma? We definitely ate in Santa Rosa, NM.

The service at Lake City Diner was, uh, er, well, let's just say relaxed, though I knew that from the reviews. Apparently, not all the diners were familiar with Google. We had already seen The Big Blue Hole, so we weren't in any hurry to go anywhere. Also, slow service doesn't automatically mean bad service. Besides, the architecture was interesting and the green chili everything was worth the wait.

Best of all, on this entire trip, not one single person or animal barfed.


* Sorry Denveater, I think Victoria's Pasta Shop and Pepe Delgado's are both possessively named restaurants.

5 comments:

  1. Ahhh. The magic that is the Greek House...Does the fartsucker in the bathroom still blow down on you instead of sucking? I always thought it was funny it blew all the farts out to the dining room.

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  2. Dunno. Only the 7 YO went potty.

    What about the fact that the pink booths and The Diner register in photographs as yellow?

    I guess Norman eateries have their own oddities.

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  3. I think I may have to stop being friends with you, because I will never be able to look at you again without thinking of Pepe Delgados closing. The last memory I have of my old Norman friend, Tanya, was when she told me the Border Crossing had closed....haven't spoken to her since. Robyn

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  4. You know, I've yet to get to go to The Diner? How bad does that suck?

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  5. Robyn, Maybe they will reopen in the former Turquoise location? Don't quit speaking to me. I need your connection to make sure we don't wind up in a van down by the wash.

    Denveater, that's just sick and wrong. Fortunately, you've lived it up in other ways.

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