Bakeries, Burgers, and Onion Rings, O My!
These favorites of mine are worth a road trip!
Having grown up in Oklahoma, I have visited more than my share of “Mom and Pop” greasy spoon cafes, “hole in the wall” burger joints and local vendors. These are a few of my all time favorites.
Right here in Bartlesville is a hidden gem of a bakery, called “Sugarica.” The sandwich cookies at “Walk in Wednesday” are heavenly, and where else can you find James Harden inspired bearded cupcakes?
Another favorite of mine has to be J & W Grill in Chickasha, Oklahoma. This has been a traditional favorite of locals for decades, and for good reason. The fried onion burgers are simply the best, piled high with grilled onions, cooked right before your eyes. Since the cook is a mere few feet away, the food reaches you almost immediately and maybe that’s why it’s so delicious. Behold, the legendary J & W fried onion burger:
To get your own, visit J & W at 501 W Choctaw Avenue in Chickasha, OKlahoma. Remember to call ahead at 1-(405) 224-9912.
If you are in the Tulsa area, this burger runs a close second. It won’t have as many fried onions, but it will definitely come freshly made from Bill’s Jumbo Burger. This establishment has obviously been around a while, too, and is very small. It closes at 3 p.m., daily, or until the ground beef is all gone, which has been known to happen as early as 12:30 p.m. (Yes, it’s that good). For those extra hungry, this place offers a 2-pound burger called “The Double Okie.” Here’s a photo of Bill’s Special with cheese and a side of onion rings:
And here is a photo of the exterior of the building, followed by one of the fry cook in action:
To try this place out, you’ll have to locate it at 2002 East Admiral Boulevard in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Again, remember to call it in at least a half hour before your expected arrival time (918) 592-5191.
I hope you have enjoyed this short review. Is it lunch time yet?