Although it isn't located on New Orleans' Bourbon Street, the vibrant spirit of the Crescent City still thrives at Jazmo'z Bourbon Street Caf?. Nowhere is that more evident than in its cuisine, which is filled with Cajun and creole flavors. Start meals with a serving of spicy gumbo, then savor the eatery's craw?sh ?touff?e, which features a rich, dark roux teeming with crawfish, green peppers, onion, and celery with dirty rice. Finish things off with light and airy beignets topped with powdered sugar. And that's just a taste of the classic New Orleans cuisine available. The restaurant also offers oysters baton rouge, shrimp creole, and the city's iconic sandwich: the po' boy.
The Po' Boy's Past
Many accounts credit brothers and caf? owners Bennie and Clovis Martin with inventing the po' boy and giving it its distinctive name. In 1929, when as many as 1,100 New Orleans streetcar conductors and motormen went on strike, the Martin brothers showed their support for the striking tradesmen by handing out free sandwiches made from scraps of roast beef, dollops of gravy, and french bread. Every time a cash-strapped worker visited the restaurant, staff members would signal the kitchen by calling out, "Here comes another poor boy!"
True to its name, Jazmo'z offers several options for outdoor dining. At the Oklahoma City location, a balcony and patio tables shaded by umbrellas overlook the Bricktown Canal. Nightly performances from jazz and blues bands add to the ambiance of guests' alfresco meals.
Have you ever wanted to feel like you're a glamorous, Manhattan-swigging cast member on Mad Men? Then you're in luck, Oklahoma City: Hefner Grill is a classy, traditional American grill that'll have you snapping your fingers. Start your meal with some delicious crab cakes, oysters, or maybe a fresh, creative salad. For entrees, steak and seafood run the show at Hefner, with the cedar plank salmon, bone-in pork chop, and hand-cut filet being particular favorites. If you can save room after all that deliciousness, the key lime pie is a Hefner Grill classic. Drop in to Hefner Grill for an elegant and unforgettable dining experience.
This restaurant has been serving authentic Chinese favorites prepared with fresh, house made ingredients to the Oklahoma City area for over 25 years. Try one of the Chef’s Specialties such as the Dragon and Phoenix (lobster tail stir-fried with marinated chicken in a special sauce) or order one of the Chef’s Special Dinner sets. For a quick trip to the east, sushi and other Japanese favorites are also on the menu. The ambiance is great for a night out with that special someone or a dinner with a few close friends. For the low prices and high variety of well-prepared dishes, this Asian eatery is amongst the best in OKC.
When Oklahoma City denizens crave the taste of the Far East, there is one place they can turn to that stands head and shoulders above the rest: Sushi Neko. Sushi Neko is a family-friendly Japanese eatery featuring a long menu packed full of offerings such as sushi, sautéed jumbo shrimp, seared tuna, and miso mashed potatoes. After supper, try the ice cream tempura—deep-fried ice cream topped with raspberry and chocolate sauce and a dollop of whipped cream. There is a kids' menu just for the little ones, so feel free to bring the whole family out for sushi night at Sushi Neko.
Chefs sling a full menu of American classics at Brix Restaurant and Sports Lounge, where professional athletes occupy more than 30 flat-screen televisions and a massive projection screen. They specialize in pub-style appetizers, such as buffalo wings and nachos, as well as pizzas, burgers and wraps, and homestyle entrees. Kitchen staffers also take great pride in their fried okra, which meets batter and oil whole, rather than cut into slices or carved into comically small totem poles.
Exposed-brick walls surround the dining room's gleaming hardwood floors, full bar, and dark leather armchairs, which all work in unison to create a contemporary atmosphere during televised UFC matches and football games or karaoke and trivia nights. The outdoor patio houses additional seating for al fresco meals or attempts to hail passing jets.