Pig & A Pint

The Alley
St. Michael’s Alley, a Tulsa staple and purveyor of white chili, closed many years ago. But recently, The Alley – a modern gastropub with a menu that celebrates traditional pub fare by adding contemporary, gourmet touches – has opened in the space once occupied by its namesake. Now, in addition to The Alley’s rendition of that legendary chili, the restaurant offers everything from Scotch eggs and burgers for those looking for a quick bite to elegant plates, like the braised short rib accompanied with roasted cauliflower and parsnip puree, and the Ribeye Frites, a 12-ounce steak with an espresso rub served with Brussels sprouts and frites. But on Tuesdays, The Alley is the place to go for Pig & A Pint, the restaurant’s monthly pork special served with a draft beer for just $10. Past monthly specials have included pulled pork and pork shoulder sandwich. 3324 E. 31st St., Tulsa. www.alleytulsa.com


Napoleon Deli
Great places to lunch in a city are easy to spot because they are crammed for several hours with hungry souls searching for sustenance and perhaps a little comfort, all needed in under an hour. Napoleon Deli, located in Midwest City, is a lunchtime favorite for many in the area, particularly Tinker Air Force employees. Fresh-baked bread is filled with sandwich makings for classics, like tuna, roast beef and turkey. The soups are equally memorable, with staples like tomato, potato and French onion. The menu is simple. The folks at Napoleon are not pushing the culinary envelope; they are merely providing high-quality staples for the masses. 1120 S. Douglas Ave., Midwest City. 405.732.6773

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