What We're Eating
The Theta Burger and onion rings at Billy's on the Square.
Photo by Heath Sharp.
Senator’s Smoked Bologna Sandwich
When Food Network Magazine touts something as a must-try, one certainly must. And when that item is created at a legendary Lebanese steakhouse near the state’s capital, even better. The magazine recently named the Senator’s Smoked Bologna Sandwich at Jamil’s in Oklahoma City as a must-try sandwich in Oklahoma. And who can blame them? A sandwich layered with slices of bologna, barbecue sauce, red onion, lettuce and tomato in the confines of a pretzel bun served with chips, fries, ranch beans or tabouli sounds like a must-try if there ever were one. 4910 N. Lincoln, Oklahoma City. www.jamilssteakhouseokc.com
Billy’s on the Square
This downtown Tulsa staple has brought lunch to the masses for nearly three decades, feeding those descending from high rises in search of a good lunch at a fair price. A wide menu boasts sandwiches, pastas, soups, salads and more. But it’s the burger, the simple yet satisfying lunch staple, that causes the lunchtime crowds at Billy’s. The Theta Burger – a one-quarter-pound patty topped with mayo, hickory sauce, pickles and cheddar – is a particular favorite. Served with a healthy portion of onion rings, it sends workers back to their offices overlooking downtown dreaming of their next rendezvous with Billy’s. Fifth and Main streets, Tulsa.