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.
Steak & Eggs serves hearty breakfasts with protein-packed specialties including nine types of omelets and five cuts of steak. Pair a rib eye with grits and an english muffin or try a combo plate such as the western platter with diced ham, onions, peppers, and cheese, all piled over country potatoes and eggs.
At the Pita Place, you might sit down to the same meal that the Iranian royal family once enjoyed. That’s thanks to owner Fred’s father, who passed down to his son the skills he acquired as a chef for the Iranian rulers. Now, Fred upholds family traditions with a menu of classic Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare that has been lauded by Urban Tulsa and Tasty Tulsa. Chefs shave off hunks of slow-roasted gyro meat, and enfold falafel patties in warm pita bread. For dessert, they dish out a colder food—Persian ice cream, a blend of vanilla ice cream, pistachio, saffron, rose water, and sweet nothings borrowed from a local poet.
Since 1982, the pie architects at Simple Simon's Pizza have assembled casual Italian and American fare at 240 locations scattered across 10 states. Fresh veggies, quality meats, and blankets of cheese spread atop pizzas and fortify the golden-brown walls of Calizones. Breadsticks sheathed in even more cheese accessorize meals, and a smattering of mild-to-spicy wings helps to separate the men from the boys, the women from the girls, and the girls from the boys if they get too rowdy at coed canoe camp.