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The Burger Lab: How To Make Oklahoma Onion Burgers

A Hamburger Today J. Kenji López-Alt 20 comments

Onions and beef go together like baths and bubbles, like Wallace and Gromit, like hitchhikers and towels, like...you get the picture. They belong together, long for each other's company. A burger without onions is still a burger, but tuck a few slices of raw sweet onion underneath or spread a pile of deeply browned caramelized onions on top and you've got yourself something that is suddenly more than a sum of its parts. Nowhere is this fact more well-known than in Oklahoma, home of the Onion Burger, a burger that is nearly as much onion as it is meat. Today we're gonna talk about how to make your own at home. More

Awesome Beer To Seek Out: Prairie Artisan Ales from Oklahoma

Drinks Mike Reis 10 comments

The Oklahoma operation has only been in existence for about a half a year, but their name and their beers seem to be on the lips of every other beer geek a half country away. I recommend just about anything you can get your hands on from Prairie Artisan Ales. More

Coffee in Oklahoma City, OK: Elemental Coffee Roasters

Drinks Meister 3 comments

If you think the pan-shaped state is all Sonic drive-ins and Dr Pepper, allow us to introduce you to the brains behind some quality beans, deep in America's Heartland: Elemental Coffee Roasters. More

Tulsa: Claud's Hamburgers

A Hamburger Today An AHT Field Agent 5 comments

While Ron's is certainly thriving, the burgers, though quite good, just aren't the same. Thankfully, the crown has been passed to Claud's. Drive down Peoria past the glitzy part to a neighborhood of cleaners and tire repair shops and you'll see a small white building just like the mom and pop roadside diners described 70 years ago in chapter 15 of Grapes of Wrath. Inside, little has changed since the day it opened. More

Chain Reaction: Boomarang Diner

A Hamburger Today Kat Robinson 4 comments

Oklahoma-based burger chain Boomarang Diner serves up its burgers smashed thin, glued to the bun with American cheese and topped with nostalgia. More

Destination-Worthy Milkshake: Braum's Black Walnut

Drinks Liz Clayton 20 comments

Braum's services its regionally confined 275 stores from their headquarters in Tuttle, Oklahoma (pop. 4294),—they won't go more than 300 miles from the Tuttle dairy farm to ensure freshness. And though what you'll find amid the grocery aisles and burger counter may look like standard fare—you'll find the dairy bar to be truly a cut above. More

A Sandwich a Day: Indian Taco at Tim's Drive Inn in Oklahoma City, OK

A Sandwich a Day Meister 5 comments

Is an Indian taco technically a sandwich? According to Merriam-Webster, "one slice of bread covered with food" qualifies—and it also happens to be a pitch-perfect definition of the Indian taco ($5.99) at Oklahoma City's venerable Tim's Drive Inn. More

Kolaches from Kolache Kitchen in Oklahoma City

Sweets Meister 9 comments

The fist-sized baked goodies immigrated here along with the throngs of Eastern Europeans that struck out west during the Oklahoma territory's land run. The small town of Prague, Oklahoma, even has an annual kolache festival in May to celebrate the Czech confection. More

Fried Onion Burger Festival in El Reno, Oklahoma

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee Post a comment

This Saturday, May 2, marks the 21st Annual Fried Onion Burger Festival in El Reno, Oklahoma, home state of the onion burger. Head to downtown El Reno from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for music performances, carnival games, a... More

Onion Burgers in Oklahoma City

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 2 comments

NewsOK.com gives three recommendations for where to eat onion burgers in Oklahoma City: Bunny's, HD's, and Dan's Ol' Time Diner. Related: Onion Burgers Recipe... More

In Videos: McCain and Obama on Cheese Slices

Erin Zimmer 5 comments

When an election lasts this long, people start doing all kinds of crazy stuff. For one man, that meant rendering the faces of both presidential candidates on slices of American cheese. Artist Esteban Pulido used liquid photo emulsion for his art piece, which will be on display in Normon, Oklahoma, at Forward Foods through the rest of the day. CNN even sent a crew out there to document the decomposition, which is nasty and, according to Pulido, metaphorical. Short video, after the jump.... More

In Talk, History of the Theta Burger

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 8 comments

Photograph of Theta Burger from Irma's Burger Shack from Cranberry Drops on Flickr Last week on our Talk boards, Serious Eats member FoodPorncess asked about the history of the Theta Burger, a burger topped with barbecue sauce (also known as... More

The 30-Day Tulsa-Area Pizza Challenge

Slice Adam Kuban 4 comments

You know, too often, pizza outside of New York City or Chicago gets dissed (and, yes, I know this site does a fair amount of the dissing). That's why I love this Oklahoma Chowhound's spirited defense of Sooner State pie—and his or her solution: I take exception to that edict. Comments like that always seem to come from someone who lived on the coast or in NY, and when they say 'your pizza sucks' we seem to cower and take it without standing up for our pizza restaurants. I know darn good and well there is good pizza in the... More

Watermelon, Oklahoma's New State Vegetable

Lia Bulaong Post a comment

Oklahoma legislators recently declared watermelon their new official state vegetable—state fruit was already spoken for by the strawberry. State Senator Don Barrington, one of the bill's sponsors, says "Oklahoma Department of Agriculture officials had advised anyone to answer "yes" to the question of whether watermelon is a vegetable or a fruit." [via GirlHacker]... More

The Burger Birthplace Battle: New Haven Fires Back

A Hamburger Today Adam Kuban 1 comment

Photograph from the Flickr photostream of the real janelle Remember all that hullaballo about the birthplace of the burger? How New Haven, Connecticut, and Athens, Texas, were going back and forth on this? How Josh "Mr. Cutlets" Ozersky wrote... More

Hamburger America: The Meers Store

Adam Kuban Post a comment

Travel with George Motz's Hamburger America to the Meers Store in Oklahoma, where you're likely to have one of the freshest burgers of your life. Proprietor Joe Maranto makes half-pound burgers from Texas longhorn cattle he raises himself. Just don't ask for ketchup. More

Photo Gallery: Hamburgers, A Pictorial History

A Hamburger Today Adam Kuban 2 comments

Yesterday, we used a photograph of a farmer eating a burger at a cornhusking contest in Marshall County, Iowa, to illustrate an entry here. It's from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online Catalog. Below, we offer a look... More

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