Sure, that burrito looks good, but so does that turkey leg. And whats this new thing youve never heard of before? Maybe it will fit in your mouth hole and make your hungry-angry go away!
And some things dont even need an explanation, like at the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts. You know the Strawberries Newport are going to knock, launder and neatly fold your socks off. (And you know that some of that money goes to Science Museum Oklahoma, which is an added bonus.)
But what about these new guys? If youre ready to try something new, hold on to your taste buds, Sally its about to get flavorful.
Adellas (for Reduxion Theatre Company) does up some pretty good fair food. I saw more than a few folks walking around with Italian Nachos, but I had my heart (burn) set on the Italiano Fire Stick ($7). Probably the best way to describe it is as a sausage and cheese filled taquito. Its not all that spicy. It comes with dipping sauces and, if your friend has a camera, some awkward photos of you lowering it into your mouth.
Deep Fork Grill (for Oklahoma Childrens Theatre) is famous for their chicken brochettes and prime rib sliders, but have you gotten a Wedgie ($4)? Its pita filled with fried chicken strips, topped with slaw and sauce. Its messy. Its delicious, but its messy. Take napkins and either a mirror or a friend who wont lie about the slivered carrot stuck in your teeth.
I Cant Believe Its Yogurt/Plaza Deli (for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic) have got sausage. Oh, yeah, have they ever got sausage. I had the knackwurst ($5) with peppers and onions, sans sauerkraut, and it was delightful. Be sure to add some of the spicy mustard. This one might be best eaten at night, however. It comes out piping hot and the weathers already keeping everybody else hot.
So lets cool down! AAA/Bon Appetit Catering (for Red Earth, Inc.) has a basket of fresh small-medium shrimp ($6.50) that is served chilled and should be eaten before it gets too warm. Its not the worlds finest shrimp cocktail, but it will fill you up with delicious low-calorie seafood, so you can save your calories for some Bananas Foster a la mode ($5).
Australian Jaffles & Salads (for KCSC FM) is another healthy option. The hummus, bell pepper and onion jaffle ($8) is a hearty, filling, earthy sandwich. I suggest getting the Indonesian brown rice as your side option. Its cool and refreshing and the light flavors really bring out the heartier side of the hummus and onion.
As for dessert, Craig and Carters Famous Fish Tacos (for Wilson Arts Inc.) has something called the Chocolate Meltdown ($4). Its fried dough, filled with a chocolate ganache, topped with ice cream and your choice of raspberry or orange sauce. Congratulations if you waited for dessert to get this one - Im fairly certain I saw a few people eating it as a first course.
Interurban (for the Canterbury Choral Society) is serving up Tequila Bread Pudding ($5) with ice cream for just $1 more. Its thick, creamy and surprising. The tequila doesnt overpower at all, but accentuates the citrus notes. Bring a friend, though, as its big enough for two or three.
And if youre just too hot because its 90-degrees in the sun and 105 in the shade, Scoops Italian Ice (for Cimarron Opera) has just the thing. A scoop of lemon Italian ice ($4 for 6 ounces) is a welcome relief from the heat, the sea of bodies and all the food you just ate. Because its the Festival of the Eats and, when its for charity, its poor manners to stop at just one or dish.