The travel series in Oklahoma continues! We started the girls getaway weekend in Norman, OK, which is a quick 25 minutes from Oklahoma City. We arrived Friday afternoon, took a quick nap, and then got ready for a beautiful evening with our new friends from Visit OKC.
Our itinerary was PACKED, so I’m breaking this travel series into pieces, starting with food. Before visiting OKC for the first time a few month before, I was so impressed. I had no idea it would be such a cool, up and coming city with trendy neighborhoods, restaurants, and all the fun things to do. Here are some dope spots you need to check out if you decide to make the 3 hour drive to Oklahoma City.
Barrios is SO freaking cute. They have an amazing patio area and the cutest decor. Reservations definitely recommended. After checking into our hotel, everyone we told about our dinner plans at Barrios raved about their food, their fajitas and drinks in particular.
I had this prickly cactus drink that was out of this world and made the blogger in me so happy for being perfectly Instagrammable. The food was absolutely delicious. I ordered the shrimp fajitas for myself.
It was the perfect way to start the weekend with the girls. As often as I wear workout clothes, I love any chance I get to dress up and look cute! Aren’t we adorable?!
Waffle Champion was definitely on my list of places to check out and I’m glad it made it on the agenda. We went super early the next morning to avoid lines. The insider tip is to go before 830a otherwise, you’re stuck in ridiculous line.
We all ordered a few things to share. I loved the french toast waffle and the blueberry cobbler waffle. They didn’t have a ton of breakfast options and I can see this place being more of a lunch and dinner spot. It was too early for me to want the pizza waffle.
Hall’s Pizza Kitchen was originally a popular food truck that eventually was able to open it’s own brick and mortar. The restaurant itself is really cute with multiple floors. We dined on the shaded rooftop. After a long day of activities, I was excited to get some food in me. Starting with some greens! As much as I love food, I try to add in a few healthy options during my trip.
Highly recommend the Quinn’s Burrata. It’s fresh mozzarella with prosciutto you eat on toasted flatbread. The honey truffle and olive oil is excellent. Also great for dipping your pizza in as well.
The cool thing about the pizza options is being able to order half and half or individual slices. My favorite is the Saturday Night, which has all the premium meat toppings. For the half and half, we did the Sunday Lunch and The Okie. You can drool over their menu here.
The Drake was probably my favorite restaurant during the whole trip. We all got dolled up for a girls night out as well and I was in the mood for lighter fair! It has a very inconspicuous Miami vibe. The restaurant used to be part of a larger manufacturing building. The area is currently being revitalized and it reminded me of all the cool neighborhoods in Dallas getting a face lift.
These hush puppies are to die for! You wrap it in the ham and dip it in the hot sauce and whipped butter. Drooooool
We also sampled the grilled oysters and the fresh oysters. My eyes are literally rolling back thinking about the fresh oysters.
After a weekend of heavy foods like pasta and pizza, I was in desperate need of something light and I really missed rice. LOL. So I ordered the paella which hit the spot. I loved the sausage and the mussels and clams. I had to remind myself to eat slower and make sure everyone got to try it.
The scallops came highly recommended and they were huge! Cooked perfectly and came atop risotto. I’m so glad we all shared because I would’ve been sad to miss out on these babies.
Another item we decided to share is the salt baked branzino. This bad boy was cooked in a shell of egg white and salt. Once our waitress cracked it open, the aroma was so sexy. It was truly a treat to try something different.
We concluded our trip with brunch at Cheever’s Cafe. We were all continuously surprised by all these adorable restaurants. After an early morning of paddleboarding, we wanted something light before hitting the road. We ordered the queso fundido and salads.
I feel full just thinking about all these amazing places. Hope these recommendations help you plan a visit to OKC. I can’t wait to share all the activities we took part in to balance out all this food!
Do you have any recommendations for OKC for my next trip? Leave me a comment below!
This blog is sponsored by Visit OKC. All food was provided by the host restaurant. Opinions remain my own.