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Saturday, July 18, 2009

It's Greek To Me

Restaurant: It's Greek To Me
Location: At Spirit Bank Center, Tulsa, OK
Number and Size of Rings: 15 medium to large
Cost: $2.69
These onion rings were nice and crispy, served with tzatziki sauce of all things. Not fresh made- I saw them pull out a bag from the freezer and fry these from frozen. Then, they were overcooked. They tasted floury. . . but they seemed like the standard restaurant-supply-store beer batter ones. Except I think that if they are, overcooking them like this may be the key to getting rid of a beer-batter taste. I wish I could have gotten rid of the taste of the criminally horrible moussaka. The gyros aren't too bad, but the moussaka barely resembled what it's supposed to look and taste like. Please, will someone in Tulsa get some real Greek food? I am still looking, and alas, the Tulsa Greek festival is only once a year and even they don't serve moussaka. Well, they don't serve onion rings either, so I'm not sure where that leaves us.
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Friday, July 3, 2009

KariOkie Cafe and Bakery (Bixby, OK)

Restaurant: KariOkie
Location: Bixby, OK
Number and Size of Rings: Huger than huge plate of thin rings, served with ranch
Cost: $3.99 for a solo, $5.99 for a duet (what we got)
Congratulations to KariOkie, because their Onion Strings are probably the best onion rings I have ever had in Oklahoma. The onions are sweet, the rings are cut thin and crispy, and they are full of perfect seasonings. They are totally addictive. They are thicker then the thin strings I've seen other places. . . in my book, they are just the right size cut to balance coating and onion. No matter how big of a plate they put in front of me, I probably could have eaten ALL of them if I sat there long enough. But, I ordered some other food and ate that, too. But nothing was as good as the onion rings. On the menu, it states that the rings are "reminiscent of the 'Restless Ribbon'," which is an old restaurant that I don't know about because I just moved here from Arizona, but any hand-me-down recipe is a good recipe.
I didn't know that KariOkie wasn't a bar. I honestly didn't. But, they don't even serve alcohol. They are a diner in the traditional American sense, with a karioke machine, and lots and lots of cakes and pies.
And please don't tell my 4th of July dinner guests that the peach pie I am serving them isn't homemade. . . it's from KariOkie.
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