“I still miss Impressions. I think that was one of the better places around. Tom was a nice guy. He did a salad—a potato thing with all kinds of stuff on it—I liked that a lot. Sandwiches were good. He didn’t have anything bad on the menu that I recall.” (Editor’s note: Impressions reopened downtown as Take 2: A Resonance Café at 309 S. Main St.
“15th Street Wok, where Main Street Tavern is now. I loved that shit when I was a kid. That restaurant closed in, like, ‘95, but I’m still a teriyaki chicken kinda guy. Or Hibiscus on Brookside. It was my favorite first-date restaurant.”
“Two come to mind, actually. One was called Diamond Jack’s, the other was CJ’s Chicken. The chicken chunks … it was like Rex’s on crack.”
“Well, it’s about to re-open, but (the downtown) Bramble. I love Bramble. I think Bramble’s brunch is one of the best in Tulsa.”
“I thought you were going to say ‘miss most,’ and I was going to say Mods! They were just right there, and now they’re gone.”
“What do I miss most? Yeah, Mods.”
Amy Sue Haggard
“The Real McCoy, out on Admiral and Garnett. It’s a little dive hamburger joint. They have really great chili cheese burgers, old-school burgers and ice-cold root beer.”
“Cafe Olé. The food’s just really good and tastes like home to me. It’s so weird to come back to Tulsa and Cafe Olé is still here.
I got my very first job there.”
“Lot A Burger. Double cheeseburger. Everything on it except mustard.”
“Coneys from Coney Islander. I know people who are from Dallas and they’ll bring an ice chest, order, like, 60 coneys, and take them back to Dallas with them. It’s a very Tulsa food.”
“Burn Co. is always great. Killer barbeque. That’s a place I always miss when I’m out of town and looking for good barbeque.”
“Grilled cheese and bacon macarons from Dog Dish in Utica Square.”