Food scientists agree that high-quality cuisine is more easily absorbed and processed when diners are released from their favorite restaurants' draconian rules about wearing pants. For $8, you get $30 worth of restaurant-quality takeout and drinks from Market-C.
The Market-C menu puts all the finest culinary creations from Cheevers Café, Iron Starr Urban Barbeque, Red PrimeSteak, and Cheevers Catering in one place—a remodeled Phillips 66 station on Route 66. Rubbed in a blend of seven different peppers, lemon zest, and fresh rosemary, the crispy half-roasted chicken ($5.95 each) is Market-C's most popular menu item. Fast approaching it in popularity is the newcomer, beef wellingtons ($2 each). Seafarers, on the other hand, will dig fresh Atlantic salmon crusted with Oklahoma pecans and topped with maple soy sauce ($11.99 each). Pair any of the foodie finds with gourmet sides, sauces, and snacks such as jicama slaw ($2.95), Market monkey bread ($5.95), or Oklahoma caviar ($6.95). For dessert, try the Market-C loaded brownie ($4.95 each)—which uses a cake-batter recipe and tops the creation with a layer of gooey caramel and Callebaut chocolate chips—or a nostalgic orange Dreamsicle cupcake ($2 each). Befitting its perch on the nation's Mother Road, Market-C's beverages come from all over, including Sioux City Sarsparilla ($1.95) and Dublin Dr. Pepper ($1.95), which still uses the original, pure cane-sugar recipe instead of the deweaponized nerve-toxins currently favored by the soft-drink industry.
Besides taking the hassle out of figuring out what's for dinner, an order of restaurant-quality Kobe and prime steaks, imported and domestic cheeses, baked goods, and sweets from Market-C will help you role-play as both waiter and diner in the simulacrum of a restaurant you built in your living room—until the game turns real.
About.com's Oklahoma City Blog endorses Market-C:
- Sounds like a fantastically innovative idea to me, and as someone who doesn't get out to eat as much as preferred, I can't wait to take home one of those great Red Prime steaks. – Adam Knapp
- The Dulce de Leche ice cream from Market C, is heaven! I am going to stop by for Loaded Brownies, for a birthday! – Amy L., Wimgo
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