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.
The stupendous stitchers of Personal Expressions transform everyday objects into individualized keepsakes or thoughtful gifts, many of which are available for same-day pickup service.
Imbue shirts, blankets or superhero capes with a personalized flourish, available in dozens of fonts and motifs ($9 and up). Talented needle wielders can add names, initials, or friends' social security numbers to backpacks or sports bags ($10 and up) or personalize a three-piece towel set ($25). Additionally, Personal Expressions' savvy staff
stitch briefcases, golf towels, promotional products, and e-readers.
Head to Happy Garden in Norman and take a culinary trip to the Far East, where fine Chinese cuisine is readily available.
Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here.
Happy Garden is a suitable restaurant for both large and small groups.
Take it nice and easy at Happy Garden, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
Homebodies can take advantage of Happy Garden's delivery and take-out options.
Bring the Happy Garden's great food to your place.
Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Happy Garden.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Happy Garden.
Looking for delicious food for under $15? Look no further than Happy Garden.
Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Happy Garden since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Though Lasamee Xiong and her husband Thoa have owned restaurants in Minnesota, Michigan, and Oklahoma, their native land will always be Thailand, according to Tulsa World. With their son Saya at the kitchen's helm, they continue to serve up their homeland's cuisine in the quaint 30-person dining room at Thai Garden. Although Thai fare is the primary focus, the 30-item menu also includes Vietnamese and Chinese selections—many accentuated by spices and herbs directly from Thailand.
To the soft rhythms of Southeast Asian music, green and maroon laminate tables populate with steaming soups, traditional pad thai, and chicken and beef in sweet curry and sichuan sauces. Though fork and knife are the primary utensils at Thai Garden, chopsticks are also available upon request.
Eat your way through the menu at Red Lobster — this contemporary establishment serves fresh Italian food in a hip atmosphere.
In the mood for a healthy meal? Check out Red Lobster for some great gluten-free dishes.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — Red Lobster has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
The large dining space at Red Lobster provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Red Lobster is ultra casual.
Red Lobster will deliver their delicious dishes right to your door, or you can stop in and pick up some great takeout.
The menu at Red Lobster is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
Fresh fare can be found at Fish City Grill, where diners seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu.
If you want a dainty meal, go elsewhere. If you want a craveworthy dish, get to Fish City Grill.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at Fish City Grill just as much as mom and dad.
Not to be overlooked is Fish City Grill's no-charge wifi.
Gather up your group of friends and head to Fish City Grill, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
Folks tend to dress down at Fish City Grill, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant.
You can also serve food from Fish City Grill at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
You can also grab your grub to go.
If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot.
Fish City Grill offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.