Shiloh's Restaurant's homestyle fare is born of the love and dedication of several generations of restaurateurs. The Hermann and Rodgers families have more than 50 years' experience in the kitchen, and although they're retired, entrepreneurial pros Grandma Ethel and Great-Grandma Gladys still oversee the recipe book to ensure quality.
Following these thoroughly scrutinized instructions, chefs cook up a well-rounded menu of all-day country breakfasts, meaty sandwiches, and pan-fried country steak. At tables, Shiloh's signature housemade rolls are always on hand to sop up leftover homestyle gravy and goulash. And to ensure that no mouth is left unfed, chefs also serve up their piping-hot comfort food to offices, parties, and the hungry families of vacationing grandmothers.
Patisserie Tulsa's treat smiths dish out delectable multi-flavored pastries, saturating seven kinds of cupcakes with eight decadent fillings, 12 creamy icings and ganaches, and more than 10 teeth-teasing toppings. Fresh-baked cupcakes such as red velvet, sweet strawberry, and Guinness glow beneath regal crowns of hazelnut buttercream or white-chocolate ganache, and chocolate-fudge cupcakes stuffed with fillings such as peanut-butter cream or marshmallow beg to be blanketed with chocolate-cream-cheese icing and sprinkled with toffee. Obliterate the bad taste left in your mouth from being forced to take the SATs in third grade by extracting fruity or chocolaty fillings from the center of the miniaturized pod of vanilla almond. To top off cakey creations, add crunchy toppings such as peanut-butter chips or chocolate-covered espresso beans, which can infuse sweet teeth with the uninhibited joy experienced when hurling paperweights into a zero-gravity vacuum.
The Good Dog’s meaty menu is stuffed with snugly bunned, cheese-sprinkled Americana, which its white-hatted staff sling gracefully into the open mouths of hungry Oklahomans. Staples such as the Plain Ol’ hot dog ($1.20) sate hamburger-weary clientele, while the Frito-chili pie ($3.79) coats palates with a heartily savory alternative to dessert pies made from sugar cubes and melted Pixie Stix. As The Andy Griffith Show animates the eatery’s black-and-white TV, the double-coney combo ($3.99) employs chips, a soft drink, and two chili-and-cheese-slathered dogs to re-enlist taste buds that have retired prematurely. The three-way chili ($3.99 à la carte, $5.49 for combo), on the other plate, subtly synthesizes spaghetti, beef, and beans, designing a tasty exercise for convincing unmotivated mouths to chew at least 11 times before swallowing.
Frosted Tops' miniature cakes are an art form—a delicious fusion of creative flavors and eye-catching designs. Mini, regular, and jumbo-size cupcakes appeal to all appetites, their buttercream frostings mixing with seasonal and everyday flavors. Cupcake shots come with a small shot cup in the center, allowing pairings of beverages with each cake, such as milk with Oreo cupcakes and Bailey’s with chocolate-espresso cake. Cupcake bouquets bloom with rose-like toppings of frosting, reminiscent of flowers not only in their appearance but in their fleeting nature and ability to attract swarms of bees. The bakers also mix up batches of whoopie pies and cake pops and can ship or deliver their divine desserts.
Waves of warmth ripple out from the oven, softening pale whorls of cream-cheese frosting and curlicues of caramel syrup. Sheila, the baker, bustles among miniature confections, sprinkling fistfuls of oreo crumbs, pressing candied pecans into frosting, and making sure that the cupcakes are not just actual cakes off in the distance. Colorful paper wrappers cradle the sweets, which are forged with pumpkin batter, chocolate cake, butter-pecan dough, and spice cake with apple-pie filling.
Open from 5:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Paradise Donuts serves sugary donuts, pastries, and cinnamon buns to give patrons a sweet start to their day. The donuts come with sprinkles, chocolate glaze, or creamy centers to fulfill cravings of every type. For a more savory treat, chomp down on a sausage roll paired with a mug of steaming coffee.