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Roy G. Biv was a simple man, a plain man, until a catastrophic accident at the Crayola factory forever altered him. From that day forward, he would fight against the injustice of bland, boring meals with the power of color! Also, he couldn’t sit on white furniture. That’s just a given. Go with Roy on his amazing adventures as he tastes the colors of the rainbow!

— by Greg Elwell,

Photos by Garett Fisbeck

 
Beef tartare at La Baguette in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Beef tartare at La Baguette in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015.

La Baguette Bistro

7408 N. May Ave.

labaguettebistro.com

840-3047

Red is the color of rage and romance. And there’s no anger more potent than when you take a date to La Baguette and they’re out of the red beef tartare. Ooh la la, now here’s a meal that isn’t afraid of flavor. Chilled and chopped raw beef tenderloin mixed with a variety of textural and tasty treats like capers and red onion and served with an egg yolk on top is a classic French delicacy. Truly, you’re living la vie en rouge.

 
Fresh squeezed Orange Juice at Classen Grill in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Fresh squeezed Orange Juice at Classen Grill in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015.

Classen Grill

5124 Classen Circle

842-0428

Oranges, despite their reputation, hate to be hugged. Why do you think they grow so high up in those trees? They’re trying to keep their delicate organs away from the overly affectionate morons walking around on the ground. But they’re just so adorable, which is one reason you can always get a pitcher of fresh-squeezed orange juice at Classen Grill. Just try not to think of their tiny screams.

 
Lemon Dream Pie at The Drake in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Lemon Dream Pie at The Drake in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015.

The Drake

519 NW 23rd St.

thedrakeokc.com

605-3399

“Are ya yellow?” drawled Toronto Dale, the Canadian cowboy.

“...,” said the Lemon Dream pie from The Drake.

“I said, are ya yellow?” he screamed.

“Dale, you colorblind idiot, that’s a piece of pie. It can’t answer you,” said Dale’s friend, Marvin. “But, for the record, it is yellow.”

And that’s how Dale and Marvin shared dessert.

 
Pad basil at Bistro 38 in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Pad basil at Bistro 38 in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015.

Bistro38 Thai Green Cuisine

2903 NW 36th St.

bistro38.com

948-2788

Kermit the Frog famously sang that it wasn’t easy being green, which is silly. Frogs are green all the time without any effort at all, just like the basil that goes into Bistro38’s pad basil noodle dish. Basil isn’t sitting there in the ground, thinking, “I should be green and delicious.” It just is. And when it’s cooked alongside chicken and noodles in a pungent, sweet sauce, it’s extremely easy to love — sorta like that frog.

 
Blueberry cranberry bread at Big Sky Bread Co. in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Blueberry cranberry bread at Big Sky Bread Co. in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015.

Big Sky Bread Company

6606 N. Western Ave.

bigskybreadokc.com

879-0330

Some people argue that blueberries are not actually blue. “They’re really more of an indigo,” is something someone with way too much time on his hands might say. Sorry, pal, but some of us have more important things to do. There are babies to pet and dogs to dress in costumes and delicious blueberries and cranberries just waiting to be baked into bread at Big Sky before it’s slathered in butter and enjoyed. Get with it!

 
Beet hummus at Guyutes in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Beet hummus at Guyutes in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015.

Guyutes

730 NW 23rd St.

guyutes.com

702-6960

As a kid, I always wondered about the one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater. How many purple people are there to eat? Didn’t that thing get hungry? Perhaps, when there were no people around to eat, it aimed its one eye and one horn at Guyutes, which serves up a brilliant purple beet hummus with freshly fried sweet potato chips. And its employees are so friendly, they probably don’t even blink when a voracious monster comes in.

 
Strawberry shortcake cupcake at Pinkitzel Cupcakes in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Strawberry shortcake cupcake at Pinkitzel Cupcakes in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015.

Pinkitzel Cupcakes & Candy

150 S. EK Gaylord Blvd.

pinkitzel.com

235-7465

Little boys seem preternaturally opposed to pink. It’s the color of princesses and unicorns and strawberry shortcake cupcakes from Pinkitzel. Boys can’t abide tha— Wait. Did that say cupcakes? Because guys might like football and dirt bikes and ninjas, but they also love cupcakes, no matter the color. Finally, we’ve found their weakness! Well played, Pinkitzel. Well played.

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