What We’re Eating
The small restaurant located across the street from TU’s Reynolds Center serves exactly what you would expect from an establishment with the word “grill” in the title: hefty burgers, hot sandwiches and tasty sides. Burgers are the favorite here, and Campus Grill is serving them smothered in chili and cheese, Southwest-style with bacon, guacamole, jalapenos and pepper jack cheese or grilled with sautéed mushrooms, onions and Swiss cheese. Breakfasts are equally satisfying, with choices like pancakes, omelets and breakfast burritos containing chicken or sausage, green onion, cheddar and eggs wrapped in a jalapeno tortilla and served with breakfast potatoes. 3148 E. 11th St., Tulsa. 918.938.7043.
Just across the street from the campus of UCO is a burger joint that’s a “great place to break down.” At least, that’s what the proprietors of Edmond’s Flatire Burgers would like you to believe. And why not? Burgers, nachos, fish tacos – this eatery offers them all. The first to try, of course, is the restaurant’s namesake: a dozen and a half burgers and sandwiches, ranging from a basic cheeseburger to The Flatire Blowout, topped with lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, bacon, fried egg and cheese. But Flatire has also gained a reputation for its fish tacos, which are served with either yellow fin tuna or tilapia – your choice. Don’t depart Flatire without ordering the s’mores. This DIY dessert is served with graham crackers, chocolate pieces and marshmallows you roast over a flame at your table. 318 E. Ayers St., Edmond.
Lulu’s Bake Shoppe & Cafe
It’s a quaint little bakery and lunching place in south Tulsa that thrives on its word-of-mouth reputation. Simplicity is the name of the game at Lulu’s, and it’s that simplicity that shapes a menu full of delicious sandwiches, satisfying soups and fresh salads. Try the tangy Genevieve, a sandwich comprised of Brie cheese with ginger chutney on ciabatta bread. Or opt for the Warm Spinach Salad, a bed of baby spinach with red onions and toasted pecans drizzled with warm bacon dressing. Part café and part coffee house, Lulu’s menu also includes an array of baked goods, from pastries and cookies to fruit pies and cakes. Mama’s Carrot Cake is jeweled with raisins and walnuts and topped with a thick, cream cheese icing, while the fruit pies can be filled with apple, peach, cherry or berry. 8162-C S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa. www.lulusbakeshop.com