Photo courtesy The Winston

Nestled comfortably on Main Street in Norman, the Winston is a favorite among college students and suburban Normanites alike. 

To call the offerings of the Winston “just bar food” is a complete understatement of the meticulously crafted meals and cocktails you’ll find there. The menu features a variety of dishes – ranging from appetizers like jerk chicken lettuce cups and chicken fried quail to main courses like the spicy grilled adobo burger and the seared ahi mazesoba. 

Specialty cocktails include the Jessica Rabbit, a gin-based drink with carrot-ginger syrup and fresh lemon and mint; My Hands are Thai’d, a rum and ginger liqueur drink with lemongrass syrup and fresh lime and basil; and the Chip-otle off the Old Block, a margarita-style cocktail with tequila, pineapple rum, chipotle-pineapple syrup and fresh lime. For dessert, try a ricotta fritter or nitro espresso martini. 

The best way to liven up the beginning of the week? The Winston’s $2 Tuesday  special. Choose between a variety of tacos: crispy pork belly, spicy shrimp, miso veggie or Tinga chicken, or go with corn dogs, buffalo wontons and parmesan truffle fries. All of these mouthwatering dishes, alongside “chambongs,” mimosas and a selection of beers are just $2.95 all Tuesday long.  

If you’re in town on the weekend, head to the restaurant for its delicious brunch offerings; including, but not limited to, huevos rancheros, Johnny cakes, shrimp and grits, and avocado on sourdough toast. 

To start your morning with a kick, the Winston offers boozy breakfast classics like Irish coffee, the Spicy Mary and the staple mimosa.

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