At Jazmo'z Bourbon Street Café, the smooth stylings of jazz artists and soulful melodies of blues musicians mingle in the air with the aroma of spiced Cajun and creole seafood. The scents waft from bowls brimming with shrimp gumbo and platters heavy with crayfish étouffée, charbroiled oysters, and blackened catfish. The kitchen grill sizzles rib-eye steaks and Louis Armstrong burgers, whose blackened patties are topped with andouille sausage. Adventurous eaters can even munch on fried alligator bites as they listen to the nightly live performers and pretend they’re in New Orleans, where shrimp is recognized as the local currency. At the Oklahoma location, diners can also relax at outdoor tables perched right on the river canal.
Don't let the giant hanging fish and miniature live ones swimming through the warm wood walls in brightly lit aquariums fool you; Pelican’s extensive dinner menu actually features a great deal of fish and seafood. Prep your stomach for a long voyage with a starter of blackened-chicken nachos ($10.49), a half-dozen “topless” fresh oysters ($8.59), or escargot ($7.99); or pillage Pelican’s extensive soup and salad bar ($8.79). Deep-sea dive into Pelican’s seafood specialties—Alaskan king crab (market price), Australian lobster tail (market price), Norwegian salmon ($17.99), frog legs ($14.49), or a pound of steamed mussels ($12.99). Landlubbers who have offended Poseidon, meanwhile, can stick with turf-based classics such as prime rib ($16.99), chicken Dijon ($11.99), and a number of fresh pasta dishes and sandwiches.
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.
Bricktown Candy Company dazzles inner and outer children with rainbow colors of confectionary whimsy. Cherry colas, root beers, ginger ales, and orange fizzy waters ($2 each) neatly line Bricktown's bright shelves, and there's enough candy to make eyes spin like vertigo-peppermints. The succulent stock of gummies, candies, and jellybeans sell for $3.99 per half pound, and chocolates and gourmet candies sell for $4.99 per half pound. Twenty-four flavors of frozen gelati come in small ($3.50), medium ($4.25), and large ($5).
Lamenting the lack of European baked goods in the Norman community, the Jazzar and Khouri families united to open a bakery filled with flaky French pastries, three-layered Bavarian cakes, and freshly baked European breads. As La Baguette Bakery & Café's popularity grew, the families opened two more locations and began supplying their breads, desserts, and twirled moustaches to more than 200 hotels and restaurants. The Jazzars and Khouris also added a menu of lunch and dinner fare, purveying such café-style eats as quiche lorraine, croque monsieur, and italian pasta dishes.