What I Ate: skinny chicken and gnocchi soup from the Skinny Fork! (Credit at bottom of post, you should definitely check it out!) I subbed frozen organic gnocchi for the pumpkin gnocchi in the recipe and used far less half and half than the recipe called for. Still amazingly filling and delicious.
Photo of the Day: another little what I ate post! A gyro (sans delicious pita bread) with chicken, homemade cucumber yogurt sauce, and veggies. So good.
Photo of the Day: more foods, y’all. On the menu today is a spinach quesadilla and sweet potato fries.
Odaki is always a great deal for all-you-can-eat sushi.
I may be traveling to Montreal soon, so this might be a spot I should go to. I am all about that sushi life.
Photo of the Day: lunch from this past week. A turkey burger on toast, vegetable orzo, and a peach!
B surprised me on Saturday morning and took me to one of my favorite restaurants, Flint! It’s in the bottom of the Colcord Hotel in Oklahoma City, and their food is to die for. When I finished my half marathon, I ordered one of their huge cheeseburgers and ate in in my fluffy bed at the Colcord. Basically heaven on earth.
We started off with some $2 mimosas, which rocked my world. That’s a cherry in the bottom of the glass!
I got the egg white omelet with mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, and butternut squash with a side of potato hash and toast (not pictured). I ate every bit of it!
B got what I ordered the first time I went to Flint, the lemon ricotta pancakes! They were so light and fluffy, and they came with some cutely packaged syrup.
We loved our experience with the food, but unfortunately, as we were leaving, the credit card machine broke and we had to wait around for about 15 minutes for someone to find a way to charge our card. We offered to go get cash from an ATM, but there wasn’t one near the hotel. It would have been cool if the manager had come over and at least told us they were working on it, but everyone seemed too busy to tell us what was going on even though we were the only ones in the restaurant at the time.
Hopefully, this was just a one-time hiccup because I love the ambiance food, and prices of Flint! We paid around $25 for two brunches and two mimosas, so that’s a great deal for feeling so fancy. I totally recommend this place to anyone (though you might want to bring cash).
Photo of the Day: a little teaser of an upcoming foodie post! Can you guess what’s on those yummy pancakes?!
Last Friday, I completed something on my OKC bucket list— going to H & 8th! H & 8th is a night market held in midtown OKC at the intersections of (you guessed it) Hudson and 8th Street. About 15 food trucks crowded the streets with lines for food and beer zigzagging all over the place. Pretty much every demographic of OKC residents were there, including OU HSC students still in their scrubs, young professionals tweeting up a storm, parents with kids, and single people with adorable puppies.
But enough describing the boring stuff. Let’s get to the important part: food.
I had smoked sausage gumbo from La Gumbo YaYa and a POG (passion fruit, orange, and guava) shave ice from Huey’s. Loved both. I had never had gumbo before, and it rocked my world! The ice was also really soft and yummy.
B had pizza from Hall’s Pizza Kitchen (pictured at the top of the post) and an onion burger from El Reno’s Onion Burgers.
The scenery was beautiful (hello, new federal building!) and the atmosphere was rockin’. If you like what you hear, hit up the last H & 8th of the summer on the last Friday in September! (I’ll be there. That should be motivation enough.)
Photo of the Day: Gumbo! This sneak peek pic is a preview of my post about H and 8th, a night market in downtown Oklahoma City that totally rocked my world. So many food trucks. So many cute puppies. So much fun!