Originally posted by Pedro12345
Thanks for the welcome Howard, so what are the places to hit in Tulsa?
These are a few of my Tulsa favorites:
Mario's NY Style Pizza - Being an ex-New Yorker, a good pizza place is a must. I like Hideaway (which receives much praise on this site) but to me Mario's is the real deal. Pizza, Calzones, and Sausage, Onion and Pepper and Meatball Parm Heroes that bring me back to that taste of NY. Now how about Katz' Deli opening an outpost in Tulsa?
Ron's Burgers and Chili - A unique approach to burgers that is 180 degrees away from my usual love of thick, medium rare burgers. These 1/3 lb. patties are smashed down and cooked until their edges are crunchy and are somehow delicious. A side order of Spanish Fries (fries with fried (not breaded) onions and jalapenos mixed in) are a special Ron's treat. Ron's also serves fine chili in their very tasty 3-ways.
Ri-Le Vietnamese - Ri Le came to Tulsa in the early '80's and opened his first restaurant in a converted donut shop. He's now in fancier digs but is still serving truly fresh and interesting Vietnamese cuisine. Lots of vegeterian choices and tofu dishes that will satisfy even the meat lovers (like me) out there.
Big Daddy's BBQ - Big Daddy comes by his nickname honestly. He's a big man with a big personality and a big talent for smoking meat. All of the que is good but you've got to try a Big Big Daddy Potato (that's the dish's name, not a typo). Huge potatoes are smoked (not baked) until cooked all the way through, split open and topped with a mixture of butter, ranch dressing, Big Daddy's homemade barbeque sauce, and 4 or 5 types of smoked meat. Devastating!
Cancun Mexican - Huge, delicious burritos (my favorite is the Chili Verde), along with numerous tasty Mexican dishes and soups. Tulsa has many very good Mexican restaurants but this is the one to which I always return.
White River Fish Market - Details in the post above.