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Left, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lippert with hotdogs, fries and Burgers, surved by the Truckburger truck, parked behind them in Bricktown.  mh
  • Left, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lippert with hotdogs, fries and Burgers, surved by the Truckburger truck, parked behind them in Bricktown. mh

Just when you thought it couldn’t be any more fun eating at Truckburger, Bricktown Brewery’s burger truck now serves brunch. How about some bacon and cheese slammed between two donuts? Yes, it exists and is called The Luther Burger. It’s not always available for breakfast, but it appears often enough to make your trip worthwhile. Especially when the standard breakfast menu includes Big Mike’s Breakfast Biscuit ($12) with bacon, sausage, Canadian bacon and cheese covered in sausage gravy.

There’s also a traditional breakfast biscuit ($7) with your choice of meat served with hash browns on the side as well as biscuits and gravy ($5).

Keep an eye out for Truckburger on Twitter (@truckburger). You can find out more about booking the truck by visiting bricktownbrewery.com or emailing truckburger@bricktownbrewery.com.

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Pecan harvest

Just in time for pie season — or for those looking to unload themselves of some excess pecans — the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) is providing consumers and growers alike with informational updates each Thursday during the growing season, which started last month.

According to ODAFF, this year’s crop should be approximately 14 million pounds. Due to drought and a late spring freeze, this year’s crops weigh on the light side.

According to ODAFF, statewide, the harvest has been spotty, with a wealth in some areas and a dearth in others. However, both farmers and consumers say the quality is better than last year’s harvest.

Not all people think of pecans as a cash crop in Oklahoma, but National Agriculture in the Classroom (agclassroom.org) names the state the No. 5 largest producer in the nation. With the online data, you can watch as crops wax and wane — information helpful to growers and buyers. Visit the report at ams.usda.gov.

If you do not have access to pecan trees and would like to experience a harvest, find a farm that allows you to pick your own at pickyourown.org/OK.htm. The site offers information about where you can find the nuts year-round. The site also features information about freezing and canning techniques for enjoying year-round produce. Pecans are available at local farmers markets like the revamped OKC Farmers Market, 311 S. Klein Ave., and at OSU-OKC Farmers Market, 400 N. Portland Ave.

Forget cookies

In further proof that bacon is poised for world domination, Farmland Foods fights hunger by claiming that it’s what Santa really wants under the tree.

Participants pledge to leave bacon for Santa, take a selfie with him and post it to social media with the hashtag #BaconForSanta. Farmland takes care of the rest.

In exchange for this pledge, Farmland donates 10 meals to Feeding America.

To learn more about Feeding America, visit feedingamerica.org. For more information about the campaign, visit farmlandbaconclub.com.

Print headline: Burgers for breakfast, Truckburger just improved your morning with new brunch options.

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