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Queso

Café Ole

Brookside’s Café Ole is well known in Tulsa for its fresh take on New Mexican food. Burritos with red and green chili sauces, enchiladas and guacamole are just a few standards at this eatery; they even serve delectable brunch specialties, such as omelets and pancakes. One staple the café puts its own spin on, however, is chips and queso. The chips – crispy and corny – merely serve as a vehicle for the uber-thick queso, a thick cheese dip with consistency similar to cream cheese and dotted with bits of green chili, creating a cheesy, dense fiesta in your mouth. It’s a one-of-a-kind treat that keeps patrons happily asking for more, please. 3509 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa. 918.745.6699

The Pork Carnitas Burrito

Freebirds World Burrito

At Freebirds, rolling burritos is an art form. With options like beans, roasted peppers and onions, garlic, even limes; and sauces galore, it’s easy to get carried away when choosing what to roll with your chicken, steak or pork carnitas. It may be best to start simple at Freebirds; roll up pork carnitas in a classic flour tortilla with whole pintos, red onions, pico degallo, roasted lime and poblano salsa. You’ve got a meal of Texas-sized flavors wrapped up into a neat tortilla package. 7547 S. Olympia Ave., Tulsa. www.freebirds.com

Ham and Cheese

Somewhere Else Deli & Bakery

If a deli in Oklahoma City can find fame for a basic ham and cheese sandwich, it’s certainly doing something right. And at Somewhere Else, they are doing it right. Classic deli sandwiches, like the Reuben, pastrami and meatball sandwich are served piping hot on fresh-baked bread. But the ham and cheese – piled high with generous portions of smoked ham and choice of Swiss, American or provolone cheese – on a homemade white, crusty roll, is a work of sandwich art to behold. Be sure to snag a few deviled eggs on a visit, as well. 2310 N. Western Ave., Oklahoma City. 405.524.0887

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