Photo courtesy Sweets On the Side

All Hail the Cookie

Sweets on the Side specializes in artfully prepared, hand-painted custom cookies for every occasion. Run by mother of two Lan McCabe, Sweets on the Side was first a hobby, then became a full-time business once McCabe realized her broad appeal. If you’re looking to provide an artful treat for a baby shower, wedding or casual get-together, this is just the place to call for cookies (almost) too good to eat. Although there’s no brick and mortar establishment, visit to browse and order your treats.

Photo courtesy Franklin’s Pork and Barrel

Behold the Barrel 

If you’re on the hunt for your newest lunch and dinner spot in the Tulsa metro, mosey down to Main Street Broken Arrow and behold Franklin’s Pork and Barrel. Locally sourced with a seasonal menu, Franklin’s offers the freshest ingredients around with a wide variety of options for meat lovers. Try the southwest charcuterie board or pulled pork wontons to start, then indulge in smoked prime rib or meatloaf sliders as a main dish. Bonus: Every month offers a new appetizer, burger, salad and drink special. 203 S. Main St., Broken Arrow;

Photo courtesy Guyute’s

Street Food Galore

Elevated street food is the name of the game at Guyute’s in Oklahoma City’s Uptown 23rd District. Open until 1:30 a.m. daily, this spot is perfect for a late-night bite with laid-back digs. Enjoy a vast array of fare like hummus, poutine, biscuits, pizza, burgers and other pub grub from owners Wayne Perotka and Jarrod Friedel, who have a passion for keeping things local. 730 N.W. 23 St., Oklahoma City;

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