Sugar artist and pastry chef Cherry Duran has been turning whole eggs and pure vanilla extract into edible works of art for 20 years. Simple sheet cakes can be transformed into favorite animals, popular cartoon characters, and beloved bank tellers at the bidding of her capable hands as she carves three-dimensional, icing-covered likenesses and uses photo-scan technology to imprint images onto frosting. She also whips up bunches of delectable cupcakes, cookies, and brownies to suit any type of get-together and helps home bakers to hone their batter-wrangling form in cake-decorating classes for differing skill levels.
For more than 30 years, the family behind The Food Factory has kept the community fed with their specialty sandwiches and homestyle catering meals. At the restaurant, hot subs, loaded baked potatoes, and sandwiches on freshly baked croissants rule the menu. The Food Factory also makes office parties or wedding receptions a tastier affair with catering options like hawaiian hams, chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy, or barbecue meals served with baked beans and texas toast.
For hours, plumes of hickory-wood smoke crawl over whole cuts of beef brisket. When chefs haul the slabs from the smoker, each presents a study in contrast—caramelized, slightly crisped outsides surrounding soft, fall-apart meaty centers. Oklahoma Station BBQ’s house-specialty brisket crowns its selection of nine meats, which come glazed in signature hot or mild sauce. Both recipes blend ingredients such as brown sugar, roasted garlic, and apple-cider vinegar, and both remain closely guarded by former Spetsnaz agents. In addition to the restaurant's smoked-and-sauced meats, chefs also prepare an extensive sampling of requisite side dishes and desserts, from grilled corn on the cob to banana pudding.
The licensed massage therapists at New Beginnings Massage Therapy soothe stressed physiques with a full menu of massage modalities. Therapists calibrate the amount of pressure to please each back, working over muscles with the techniques of standard Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone treatments or specialized prenatal, reflexology, and cranial massages. The staff also promotes healthy skin with paraffin-wax dips for the hands and feet, sugar scrubs, and seaweed body wraps for homesick mermaids.
In addition to enlivening bodies with a sense of well-being, New Beginnings Massage Therapy also inspires joy by raising support for the Down Syndrome Association.
Locally owned Casa Perico cooks up traditional Mexican cuisine and pours on a liquid cornucopia of margaritas, domestic beers, and imported cervezas. The menu ranges from meaty staples such as burritos, build-your-own tacos, and a la carte items such as chicken or beef chimichangas ($6.99) to vegetarian specials such as the spinach quesadilla ($10.49). Grant well-behaved taste buds an edible gold star with especialidades el Perico, such as the flavorful chile relleno, a poblano pepper stuffed with your choice of chicken, beef, or cheese ($12.99). Famished early-birds can placate grumpy, grumbling bellies by ordering from the list of luncheon specials in a multitude of flavorful varieties. Drink to health, or construct an all-bottle band with of-age beverages including Tecate, Negra Modelo, or Corona Extra.
Ingrid’s Pantry has become an Oklahoma City eatery, where German and other European specialties meet classic American deli cuisine. Bratwursts come wrapped in rogelli bread with green pepper and onions or on a plate aside german potato salad and sauerkraut, and meatloaf arrives at tables topped with gravy. In addition to sausages and schnitzels, the kitchen staff grills 15 specialty sandwiches including a veggie melt and both corned beef and turkey Reubens.