Capp Crowder has been known to work up an appetite. Prior to graduating from the University of Tulsa in 1994, he could often be found racing around the school's football field as wide receiver for Tulsa Golden Hurricane. So it makes sense that he'd go on open Capp's BBQ, an eatery dedicated to taming appetites with platters of smoked meats and sumptuous sides.
Slabs of tender ribs, golden fried catfish, and baked potatoes loaded with cheese and brisket are just a few of the offerings at Capp's BBQ. Guests can pair their meals with sweet tea or cold beer or sweeten their palates with miniature sweet potato pies. Sports fans will find hints of Crowder's athletic past throughout the restaurant: according to Tulsa World, photographs of his former football teammates decorate the wooden walls.
The cooks at Dugan Jack’s Smokehouse eschew sauces when smoking their Memphis-style pork, brisket, and ribs. Instead, they smoke their rubbed meats over pecans or a pecan-and-apple mix to draw out a sweet, smoky flavor. Though it flies in the face of their philosophy, they also stock tomato-based Kansas City–style barbecue sauce just in case a food fight breaks out.
Big Daddy’s pins down hunger with a menu of hearty sandwiches, smoky meat platters, and lip-smacking sides. When combined with a brisket sandwich ($4.56), a baked potato loaded with cheese, bacon bits, butter, and ranch ($4.01) floods mouths with an unstoppable deluge of flavor. Appetites that lean toward the aquatic side can hook a scrumptious catfish dinner ($9.24), while feasters seeking other meats can order the Big Daddy’s Plate, which spreads out a trio of samplings from a roster that includes hot links, ribs, pulled pork, chicken, and turkey ($9.49). Both meals are flanked by your choice of two sides, such as baked beans and fried okra or coleslaw and hushpuppies. Mild, sweet, and hot homemade sauces help meaty morsels slide tastefully into tummies, and are also available by the bottle ($3.50 each). To close out the meal, diners can chew into a slice of sweet potato pie ($3.50) garnished with a pound of shrimp ($11.20) or cajun boudain ($9.29).
At Cafe USA, chefs pay homage to the hearty, fried fare of America, but not the heavy grease of some of the country's signature grub. In oils free of unhealthy trans-fats, the cooks sear pure ground beef into burgers before packing them between toasted buns or the crispy ends of a Davy Crockett patty melt. Their USA specials actually hail from beyond domestic borders, including stir-fry and spaghetti with meatballs. At breakfast, they flip fluffy pancakes and press tasty waffles or load plates with Country Debris, a mélange of biscuits, home fries with gravy, bacon bits, sausage, eggs, and silver-dollar pancakes. A party room and banquet room accommodate private festivities, such as celebrating the number of rooms that exist with a cake that hilariously displays a square with five toes protruding from one side.