- Garett Fisbeck
- Katiebug's in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, March 16, 2016.
Grab a patch of fake grass and pick up a horseshoe Katiebugs Shaved Ice and Hot Chocolate parked its second mobile shop at the new Katiebugs Trailer Park, 399 NW 10th St.
Katherine Katie Morgan, who started the business with her mother Melissa Morgan, said demand for their sweets has only grown. But following a food truck around can be tough for customers, so they found a spot to stay in for at least a year.
The other trailer will still go to big events, like Heard on Hurd, the Myriad Gardens and On the Lawn, she said.
While Oklahoma City has seen plenty of patios open, Morgan said theyre not particularly family-oriented. So the trailer park has vintage lawn games and AstroTurf to give customers a place to lounge, play and eat.
Morgan said theres more fun on the way and Katiebugs will host walk-up movies and possibly morning exercise classes.
She plans for the trailer park to be open Wednesday through Sunday.
Rustys Custard Factory, 1000 E. Alameda Ave., in Norman celebrates 15 years of business Saturday with an anniversary party for the community.
Owner Rusty Rasmussen said theres no way to make it a decade and a half without customers, so the factory will serve up free birthday cake concretes while supplies last and specials on other ice cream dishes. There will also be a drawing for free custard for a year.
The restaurant opens at 11:30 a.m. daily and Tinker Flying High Band performs 2-4 p.m. during the party.
Burger and shake fans rejoice! Spring returned early and the Ice House cometh back to life after a long winter hibernation. Chef Cally Johnson of Park House said the burger stand, 101 Ron Norick Blvd., is now open for the 2015 season.
Serving up a version of the beloved burger available across town at Nics Grill, Ice House is known for excellent food. Its open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends.
Unlike Nics, Ice House has a little more leeway in what it serves, including shakes, malts, beer and even dog treats. As always, water for the dogs is free.
After months of waiting, Cultivar Mexican Kitchen, 714 N. Broadway Ave., opened just in time, said president and managing partner Gary Goldman.
Its been very busy, he said of the new concepts first week in business.
A heady mix of St. Patricks Day, NCAA tournament games and just being a new destination has the staff swamped.
Goldman built the farm-to-fire concept in Automobile Alley with chef Dean James Max focusing on craft tacos and Not Tacos, including burritos, bowls, quesadillas and salads made from fresh, local ingredients.
The bright space has drawn inquiries since the fall, when the sign went up on the building. Now open, the restaurant includes indoor and outdoor seating with plans for a rooftop bar opening later this year.