Oklahoma City residents

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  1. Fusiontegra

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    Think FM included it in one of his lists and I had a friend from KCMO suggest it, as she's a big fan.

    We evidently have them down in Orlando - which gets all sort of regional chains to open locations because of the heavy tourist traffic.
     
  2. Fusiontegra

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    Just kopped a reservation for Ranch tonight. Not sure it was necessary, but just in case.

    It was on everyone's recommendations list, so I'm expecting to be blown away. Any less and I'll be highly suspect of OKC's residents' opinions of steak.

    (but every other recommendation has been the tits so I'm sure it'll be awesome, thanks guys!)
     
  3. dahldennsull

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    Look for aged specials on the menu, also get the mac and you can add all sorts of stuff to it (bacon, green chili, etc, ask them)

    dessert the Donuts are amazing (if you love hot chocolate dipping sauce), people say the bananas foster is incredible but that's not up my alley, the dulce de leche cake is out of this world.
     
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  4. Fusiontegra

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    Rock shrimp for appy
    10oz filet
    Asparagus

    Will have to decide on dessert when the time comes but donuts sound promising.
     
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  5. GuyOnA_Buffalo

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    Drink? Adelsheim Elizabeth’s Reserve Pinot is a fav of mine there and reasonably priced.
     
  6. Fusiontegra

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    Just beer. Tried a hoegaarden they’ve got on special but a little too tangy for my taste.
     
  7. Fusiontegra

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    Darius Bazley sitting at the table beside us.
     
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  8. ShuPoor

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    Hope you told him to work on his jumper
     
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  9. GuyOnA_Buffalo

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    How were the donuts?
     
  10. Fusiontegra

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    Don't know enough about him, or recognize him by face. Just knew he was a basketball player when he walked in so I googled who OKC drafted this year because I could tell he was young.

    P sure he showed in a Ferrari.

    Passed on dessert. Was pretty spent from the entree, bread, and shrimp.
     
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  11. dahldennsull

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    i'm not sure you're allowed to review The Ranch now, that's basically one of the pillars holding the house up
     
  12. Fusiontegra

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    Coolgreens for lunch. That’ll get more lunch trips.

    Where does one get good bbq in this place? I’m kind of curious about the lack of bbq joints around; really thought it would be a staple.
     
  13. oknole

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    The BBQ scene in OKC isn't great. There are places in the state that are phenomenal but I can't think of one in OKC. Iron Star has great sides and dessert but the meat is not even average IMO.
     
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  14. oknole

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    I'll be in town Thursday night for a conference. Wife might be in tow but if not my dinner plans are open.
     
  15. GuyOnA_Buffalo

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    Most good okc bbq today is out of a food truck.
     
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  16. Futureman

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    Some awful opinions so far. All the following are good and recommended: Maples, Leo’s, Klemm’s, Swadley’s and Bedlam in that order.
     
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  17. GuyOnA_Buffalo

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    I like bedlam. When the weather’s right, I really enjoy the back patio area. Still better Q in food trucks in okc. Some of the rural areas have better too.
     
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  18. Fusiontegra

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    Definitely would have been down but I leave on Thursday afternoons. Arrive Sunday evenings.

    If you make it back during the week anytime, let me know.
     
  19. Imurhuckleberry

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    I'll be back up Thursday night for a couple weeks. Hit me up when ur back
     
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  20. dallasdawg

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    coolgreens is awesome. i miss that place

    don’t listen to futureman. there is no good bbq around, you’ll have to take a drive. and don’t let anyone talk you into eischens
     
  21. dahldennsull

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    it's a weird dynamic, there are 3-4 okies that go to national BBQ competitions and win all sorts of stuff, so in that world, Oklahoma is known as a great BBQ state, with a blend of KC/Austin/Memphis.

    Unfortunately, the restaurants here are pretty meh.

    As Futureman posted, Maples is the closest to Austin style BBQ. Having said that, luckily, one of the BBQ champs just opened a spot on the highway, not far from where you're staying.

    I haven't been yet, but I've been anticipating this opening for a while, based off the guy's bio:

    https://www.smokingboar.com/

    You should go and report back for us

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  22. ShuPoor

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    Just make the drive up the turnpike to Burn Co
     
  23. Futureman

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    I ain’t mad about that menu one bit. Also am super not mad it’s 1.2 miles away from my house
     
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  24. Fusiontegra

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    Was just about the same distance when I looked it up on the drive in to the office this AM.
     
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  25. Futureman

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    As the crow flies I’m like .5 miles south of your hotel
     
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  26. dahldennsull

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    which hotel did you settle on? never saw and may be able to tell you some close spots for lunch or so if you want
     
  27. dahldennsull

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    if he's driving up the turnpike, just stop in Wellston and eat at The Butcher Stand. many say it's the best BBQ in the state, I just havne't made it up there yet
     
  28. oknole

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    Butcher Stand is fantastic.
     
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  29. ElectricDreamMachine

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    hi fellas! very glad to see this thread on the front page this AM.

    a buddy and i are going to OKC in november to see kurt vile with dinosaur jr and then angel olsen on consecutive nights at the criterion. looking into air bnbs rn--any recs on areas to try to get one in? or is OKC one of those cities where everything's fairly accessible and i should just go for best value?

    any other things to note (other than what's already in the thread, which admittedly i only skimmed) are appreciated.
     
  30. dahldennsull

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    stay north of I-40 (don't be south of the river). but shouldn't be a problem for criterion

    downtown/midtown/uptown/paseo district are all solid and should have some air bnb's available.

    send where you land and can get you a plan for dinners and going out
     
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  31. Fusiontegra

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    Smoking Boar is currently happening for lunch.

    Will update shortly.
     
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  32. Fusiontegra

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    Lunch combo is 3 ribs, brisket, and 2 sides.
     
  33. Fusiontegra

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    Combo brisket is chipped where I would normally get sliced; hard to get a good feel for the taste when it’s chipped.

    Ribs were really good. I really like the smoke flavor of all of their meats.

    Baked beans are a little iffy; tangier than I would like. The brisket mac was fire though. Coworker go the veggie of the day that was a purple garlic mashed potatoes. Said they were really good.

    Not a Carolina sauce fan but tried the regular and hot. Hot has really good flavor and is good mixed with the normal if you like spicy sauce.

    OKC, you just might have yourself a solid bbq joint.

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  34. oknole

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    Haven't been to the Ranch in about two years so I'm thinking that's the dinner spot tomorrow night
     
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  35. Fusiontegra

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    Someone tell me about half-price books. Thinking of stopping by after pho tonight, to take a look at their vinyl selection.
     
  36. dahldennsull

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    it's solid. haven't been there much, go for kids books for my boys

    If you are big into records, I believe these are the most popular stops:

    Guestroom Records
    Monkey Feet Music

    Both by each other, not too far from you
     
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  37. Futureman

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    I'll vouch for Guestroom. Haven't been to Monkey Feet yet.
     
  38. Fusiontegra

    Fusiontegra My life is dope and I do dope shit.#SparedByThanos
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    Question: what nfl team typically gets oklahomans allegiance?

    I mean, it’s sacrilege to like anything Texas, I assume. KC? NO?
     
  39. ShuPoor

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    45% Dallas, 45% KC, 10% other

    Maybe it's different out in the hinterlands of central Oklahoma though
     
  40. Futureman

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    2 years ago yes. It’s about 20% Browns now. I’m thinking of switching to the Browns as well.
     
  41. ShuPoor

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    Oh that's a good point. Seen a real uptick in children named Baker
     
  42. Fusiontegra

    Fusiontegra My life is dope and I do dope shit.#SparedByThanos
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    I’d like to kick whatever Okie planned this city square in the nuts.

    Your use of service roads and lack of turning lanes leads to one of the more infuriating driving situations for a city without a massive population I’ve ever been in.
     
    #142 Fusiontegra, Aug 21, 2019 at 2:07 PM
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  43. Futureman

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    The city is currently spending $800 million to update road construction
     
  44. Fusiontegra

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    Don’t think I haven’t noticed this minor inconvenience to my daily commute of 3.4 miles!
     
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