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Dinner Lunch Oklahoma U.S.A

Oso Tacos OKC

 

DONT TACO BOUT IT BE ABOUT IT

 


When given the option between anything else and tacos… tacos usually win. I haven’t been home in two years and the food scene has changed quite a bit. It is definitely not the same food scene as when I grew up. My sister took me to Oso which is nestled in the artsy Paseo district. Creativity doesn’t just remain on canvas anymore. My mouth was bursting with flavor from the works of art placed in front of me.

 

Our lunch started off with complimentary chips and an order of street corn commonly known as elotas. It wasn’t the best elotas I’ve ever had that came from a food truck. None the less it was very good.

 

LUNCH TIME JUST GOT SERIOUS


Any time you see the words brisket burnt ends you know some serious eats are about to be had….My first taco choice was the afore mentioned brisket burnt ends taco accompanied with a pumpkin seeds and fresh radish and topped with a fried pickle. I grew up on bbq and I love a good brisket. This taco literally spoke to my soul. I loved that it wasn’t over the top with the bbq sauce so you could really taste the brisket. My description probably isn’t going to cut the mustard to here’s the pictures so you can drool for yourself.


 

Up next I decided to tap into my British experience and go for a fish taco. Most fish tacos are a Maui Maui fish but not this one. This fish taco should pretty much be the national dish of England. I must admit I wasn’t expecting too much from this taco but damn! This taco tasted like a taco where the fish was cooked in an English pub and flown directly to my plate. The fish was perfectly breaded, light and fluffy. They topped it with tartar sauce and pickled onions and gently placed it on top of a slaw. All joking aside I nearly bit my thumb off it was that good. And out of all 3 tacos it was my favorite.

Fish tacos


My last taco was a dedication to my vegetarian friends. I’ve made veggie tacos at home with flour tortillas but the use of corn tortillas makes it a little extra special. It was a toss up between the mushroom and the cauliflower but after much debate I chose the cauliflower. It was jam packed with veggies (olives, red bell pepper, chargrilled onions, cilantro,pumpkin seeds and garlic)and overflowing with flavor.Vegetarian taco made with Cauliflower

My mom ordered a burrito and it looked pretty epic. Probably should’ve snuck a bite but I didnt. I guess it leaves me something so look forward to. 

 Oso has definitely earned its rank among best tacos which you can read more about here. Oso was so impressive it is debuting in the number 2 spot. 

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Top 5 Taco Spots

Everyone knows tacos give life a new meaning. The taco scene has been heating up lately. Street taco trucks are taking over the streets in many cities. The new Netflix series Taco City focuses on many styles of tacos especially the Al Pastor taco. I’m sure at this point it seems that tacos have been covered a million times but Mettlefork wants it’s lion share of delicious tacos too. My list is ever changing so be sure to check back from time to time. As I discover a new taco spot that is worthy of the top 5 I want to share that with you. I know there are many places out there that echo what Ludacris says “I’m coming for that number 1 spot”. Mettlefork is here for it..I live tacos. If you think someone is deserving of the list let me know in the comments below.
I present the current top 5 taco spots:
Number 1. Hija de Sanchez Tacos – Copenhagen, Denmark
You’ll need your passport to get to these tacos but they are so good they are worth the plan ride. To see the full review click here.
Number 2. Capital Tacos – Tampa, Fl

“Keep it Capital”

There are several Capital One Taco spots located throughout the greater Tampa Bay Region. Their taco options are vast and there is a special taco out there for everyone. Check out more here
Number 3. Oso – (Paseo) OKC, Oklahoma

These tacos are O so special

Located in the artsy district of Oklahoma City, tacos have become Oso’s masterpiece.  Their fish taco will blow you out the water. For a full review click here.
Number 4. Fuzzy’s Taco – Tampa, Fl
I realize they are a chain but that doesn’t mean they don’t serve up good tacos. Stop by and give them a chance.
Number 5. Tijuana Flats – Tampa,Fl
From the sick vibes and wall art down ton their crunchy tacos. Tijuana flats is definitely worth a try. They also have about 20 hot sauces to choose from if you are brave enough.
Taco lovers unite!

Drool….

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Breakfast and Brunch Oklahoma

HATCH BRUNCH OKC -EARLY MOOD FOOD

Brunch is one of those meals that is best appreciated while traveling in my opinion.  You get the opportunity to see different regions and cultures flair on brunch.  While on vacation, I wanted to catch up with my cousin I hadn’t seen in a decade. Since I hadn’t been in Oklahoma City in nearly 10 years I asked her to choose the place to meet for brunch.

Hatch Brunch

Hatch Early Morning Food for brunch??  Why not andw2 since I had no clue I just went with it. Let me just start out by saying.. HONEY….she was on point with this suggestion.  I’ve been thinking about Hatch since the moment I walked out the door. Hatch is only open from 6am to 2pm meaning you don’t have time to hit the snooze button.  After just one meal, I guarantee you wake when the rooster crows just to ensure you get there in time.
Their menu gives you so many options it is truly hard to choose just one…so what did I do? The only logical thing a person would do in this situation, order two items of course lol.
They have beignets need I say more?  Beignets are little nuggets of heaven most famously  served in New Orleans.  Typically, an attempt an a beignet as good is those in New Orleans is just that a mere attempt.  The beignets at Hatch are served with three dipping sauces: an orange glaze (my favorite), peanut butter bacon and Nutella cream.
Beignets at Hatch Early Mood Food

Eggs Benedict – Tuscan Anne

I’m a fan of Eggs Benedict and I love when I can find a combination that is out of the ordinary.  In fact I love Eggs Benedict so much that it is my standard by which I rate a Brunch menu.
Eggs Benedict on Sourdough
The Tuscan Anne Eggs Benedict in all it’s glory  is served on toasted sourdough with prosciutto ham, cream cheese hollandaise, balsamic glaze and garlic roasted tomatoes served with a side of crispy hash browns.  The balsamic glaze is what really takes this Eggs Benny over the top.  I am glad I chose this one.  Albeit any choice probably would have been a great choice.
Hatch Early Mood Food is a great brunch experience.  The interior has an industrial feel to it and that fits right in with the industrial district of downtown OKC.  If the inside is packed there is also plenty of seating outdoors weather permitting of course.  Hatch has earned a top spot  in the 5 best breakfast spots in America featured here.

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Lunch Oklahoma

Brunch at FLINT OKC

My husband and I both enjoy a good meal so when I don’t cook we are always looking for new places to try.  While on vacation in Oklahoma City we decided to tour the downtown area and see what had changed in the last 10 years I’d been away from home. We happened upon  Flint which is nestled right in the heart of downtown OKC.  I polled a few friends and they gave it raving reviews.  I doesn’t take much to sway us so we decided to have brunch.  The atmosphere in Flint was upscale with a splash of down to earth.  Each table has orange velvet seats and the walls are covered in wood paneling.  My first thought was orange velvet??  I guess in hindsight the décor gives the illusion of a kindled fire which is more of a homey feel.

The Appetizer – Chicken Truffle Bites 

Chicken Truffle Bites with Thai chili and Thai Peanut Sauce
These chicken truffle bites will blow your mind.  These bites are made from pieces of dark chicken meat breaded in truffle bread crumbs then fried.  They are then paired with a sweet Thai chili sauce and a Thai peanut sauce.  Compliments to whoever made the peanut Thai sauce because that sauce is off the chain.  Only downside to this dish was that there was only three pieces of chicken.  This really needs to be a 20 piece meal like they serve at McDonalds.