During the recent renaissance in the Automobile Alley district of Oklahoma City, restaurants have been vying for the limited space along this storied stretch of Broadway Avenue. When Pachinko Parlor on Ninth Street closed, Shannon Roper and Bryan Neel (creators of the popular S&B’s Burger Joint) saw an opportunity for a new adventure in taste. Enter HillBilly Po’Boys and Oysters, a Southern Creole-inspired eatery with local flair. This classic food genre is getting a makeover in such dishes as the Alligator Baby Back Ribs with bourbon molasses sauce, or the decadent Crawfish SOS, served in cream sauce over toast. The stars of the menu are, of course, the po’boys, served on fresh bread from Norman’s La Baguette Bakery, over a bed of rice or on fresh greens. There are plenty of creative options to choose from, including the Mack-Daddy’s Muff — a local take on the classic muffaletta with Jarlsberg cheese and creole mustard — or the Hopsing’s Fish Cake, a Thai-influenced creation with sweet chili sauce. Vegetarians need not be left out, with grilled veggie and spiced tofu sandwiches available. Wash it all down with modern moonshine cocktails at the bar or on the patio. 1 NW Ninth St., Oklahoma City. 405.702.9805

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