Photo by Casey Hanson.
No meal is as luxurious or as decadent as Sunday brunch. Breakfast fare is kicked up a notch and served with champagne – what can be better than that? At SMOKE, no brunch is complete without biscuits and gravy. The biscuits are cakey and thick and cut from a pan, similar to that of cornbread. Smothered in creamy sausage gravy, it’s a taste of what brunch should be. Also, be sure to try the chicken-fried bacon, a thick cut of cured pork that is battered and fried and served with a spicy Romesco sauce. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a spicy Bloody Mary from Smoke’s extensive bar. 1542 E. 15th St., Tulsa. www.smoketulsa.com
Photo by J. Christopher Little.
Sauced on Paseo
Back east, a pizza is a pie, and a pie is done only one way: New York style. Oklahoma City’s Sauced on Paseo takes that formula seriously, dishing out big slices of thin, crispy crust pizza layered with fresh toppings and crowned with awesome names like the Loaded Hawaiian, Green Lantern and Spartacus. Build your own mix, have a salad or sandwich and take in the relaxed and groovy vibe that borrows its cozy, eclectic verve from the art galleries dotting the city’s Paseo Arts District. Fine art aficionados will appreciate Sauced on Paseo’s efforts to inspire and promote creativity through displaying original work. It may be a bit chilly for the popular patio, but there’s plenty of Boho charm on the inside. 2912 Paseo Dr., Oklahoma City. www.saucedonpaseo.com