Hello, howdy! It has certain been some time! I’ve been a #badblogger currently and haven’t been staying on high of posting usually however with covid occurring….are you able to blame me? I had the objective/aspiration of creating this extra of a journey weblog and fewer of a vogue weblog however let me let you know…..it’s actually onerous to try this when you may’t journey safely! I maintain reminding myself that journey does not all the time must be throughout the nation or around the globe….exploring your private home state may be simply as thrilling and touristing in your individual metropolis can provide you an entire new perspective!
I initially began Amanda’s OK with the intent of sharing solely about Oklahoma and though I’ve branched [way] out since then, I believe it is vital to recollect my roots. I really like sharing how cool OKC has develop into / is turning into and I do know so lots of you’ve got discovered me through my native posts. I’ve had lots of requests on Instagram for extra Okie content material like OKC date evening concepts, suggestions for transferring to OKC or socially distanced weekend getaways in Oklahoma, so that is what I’ll deal with till I will journey someplace new once more. In case you have options or concepts for different Okie content material you want to see, please depart a remark under or ship me a DM on Instagram!
Right now, I am right here that can assist you plan an OKC date evening! I am certain it has been some time since lots of you’ve got had a correct date evening (thanks, covid)….and I believe it’s time to give it a go! You will really feel so refreshed afterwards… I do know C and I did after our first post-quarantine date! I’ll record out a number of of my favourite choices for dinner, drinks, desserts and date evening actions in OKC in an effort to combine and match or decide and select those that sound finest to you and your vital different.
Covid notice: in my view, all of those actions may be finished with correct social distancing if you’re cautious and cognizant of it. I imagine the eating places I listed are (or a minimum of declare to be) taking correct precautions however you may all the time order meals to-go or eat on a patio when you choose!
Frida Southwest – this restaurant is impressed by the delicacies of Oklahoma, Santa Fe and Northern Mexico…. YUM! It’s in a extremely distinctive constructing with beautiful architectural element and vibrant white tablecloths that routinely let it will be a pleasant meal. Each dish I’ve had is scrumptious with simply the correct quantity of taste. Their cocktail menu can also be completely implausible, FYI!
Osteria – if you’re within the temper for Italian, that is the place to go! Italian all the time looks like a very good date evening meal to me…I blame Girl and the Tramp. I really like Osteria’s cacio e pepe (finest I’ve had since I used to be in Rome) – I get it topped with hen! Professional tip: the salted caramel espressotini is life altering.
The Corridor’s Pizza Kitchen – eternally a favourite! The very best pizza in Oklahoma and probably the greatest I’ve ever had, I always crave it. Ask for further secret sauce and thank me later. The “Beat the Warmth,” “Sweetness” and “Sunday Brunch” are my private favs however each pizza they make is scrumptious, you may’t go fallacious.
En Croute – we go to En Croute for lots of our date nights or particular events! It has a really European cafe vibe to me and all the time feels simply sufficient “upscale” with out being excessive. It’s small and intimate and simply feels romantic. They all the time have an incredible wine menu + rotating cheese and charcuterie boards and their menu is stuffed with excessive finish elements like fois gras and truffles. Sure, please.
Black Walnut – I lately visited Black Walnut for the primary time and have been recommending it to everybody since! It’s a black-owned enterprise which I like to help, now greater than ever. They’ve actually distinctive cocktails and their menu is filled with daring taste pairings which are completely different from another restaurant within the metropolis. It looks like one thing you’d get in NYC! Every part I’ve had right here is wonderful however my favourite is the Honey Lavender Rooster. DROOL.
Sidecar – a favourite spot for comfortable hour drinks or after dinner cocktails. They’ve an excellent wine record, beer menu and many distinctive cocktails. I really like the Cucumber Cutie or the Toasted Marshmallow. Additionally, PSA, their cheeseboard is the BEST within the metropolis! There are two areas (Vehicle Alley and Chisholm Creek) and each are wonderful. Chisholm Creek has a greater patio/rooftop setup if the climate is sweet, however Vehicle Alley is a little more distinctive and intimate (though seating is restricted).
Social Capital – I really like Social Capital’s rooftop! It overlooks Scissortail Park and Downtown OKC and is a beautiful spot to look out over town. They’ve round 100 beers on faucet, so just about one thing for everybody, plus there are a number of cocktails, canned seltzers and combined drinks out there. The rooftop is my favourite place, however additionally they have a number of hidden patio areas which are a bit extra quiet.
The Jones Meeting – when the world was “regular,” Jones was THE place to fulfill up with teams of buddies! They usually host live shows (though I am unsure when that can decide again up) and have a extremely good indoor/outside bar with an excellent drink menu. I imagine the menu modifications seasonally, however the Frozé is eternally a winner and all the time on the menu! Jones additionally has a very good dinner menu, FYI!
Bar Arbolada – probably the most aesthetically pleasing cocktail bar on the town! It’s coated in fairly tiles, marble and gold accents with crops hanging from the home windows, sure please! This bar can get noisy if it is crowded, so be ready. They pour a STIFF drink so I often persist with wine after I go right here.
Roxy’s – my all time favourite ice cream! There are many areas across the metro, however I all the time go the unique within the Plaza. All the flavors are scrumptious and style do-it-yourself, however my private favourite is salted caramel, you may by no means go fallacious!
Katiebugs – the CUTEST little sweets store! Katiebugs began out as a snow cone trailer that served specialty scorching chocolate within the winter. Finally, they grew and opened their candy store in a historic home. They all the time have it embellished for the season and it is so darling, plus the house owners (mother and daughter) are genuinely the sweetest ever. Their menu is continually altering (verify their Instagram for the present week’s menu), however every thing is yummy!
Cafe Disco – the very best macarons I’ve ever had exterior of Ladurée in Paris/NYC/LA! Plus it is simply actually cute and Instagrammable, which is vital!
Inexperienced Goodies – my private favourite cupcake within the metropolis! Additionally they have cookies and many vegan or gluten free choices.
Date Evening Actions
Stroll round Scissortail Park or the Myriad Gardens – each parks are situated downtown and are so fairly to walk by or simply sit in. You might even get Corridor’s pizza to-go and have a picnic on the garden! When covid is not occurring, Myriad Gardens usually exhibits motion pictures on the garden in the summertime they usually have ice skating within the winter. Each parks meals vans parked close by usually, as nicely.
Trip the Bricktown Water Taxi or the Wheeler Ferris Wheel – I have never finished both however have all the time needed to! Wheeler Park has lots of hammocks and tables to chill out at (plus the occasional meals truck).
Get Lively – I liked the Bike & Brews tour with Trip OKC and extremely advocate it (learn my expertise right here). It is a actually enjoyable technique to expertise town by a brand new perspective they usually have plenty of completely different “themes” to select from like a cookie tour or architectural tour, too. Riversport OKC is a superb possibility within the hotter months. They’ve tons of choices like white water rafting, kayaking, get up paddle boarding, zip traces, large slides and extra. I additionally suppose Summit Climbing on the Silos could be a enjoyable and one thing completely different to attempt for an energetic date evening.
Stroll by a Museum – I am not an enormous museum goer so I haven’t got a lot expertise to go off of, however listed here are a number of museums that individuals rave about: OKC Museum of Artwork, OKC Nationwide Memorial & Museum, Nationwide Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. The 21c Resort additionally has an fascinating museum of their first ground. After all, there may be the OKC Zoo, too, which is enjoyable irrespective of your age!
*When covid is not occurring, it’s also possible to go to a recreation (Thunder Basketball, Dodgers Baseball, Power Soccer), a live performance (Jones Meeting, Chesapeake Enviornment, Zoo Amphitheater, The Criterion) or see a present (Civic Heart, Lyric Theatre)
Date Evening Resort
When you’re coming into town for the evening and plan on consuming, you should definitely guide a room! Listed here are a number of of my favourite boutique accommodations which have some romantic appeal to them.
The Bradford Home – a model new boutique lodge in a very renovated historic condo constructing. It is REALLY cute, colourful and Instagrammable, plus they’ve a bakery cafe, bar, they usually serve dinner! Truthfully I am on the lookout for an excuse to remain right here and I solely stay a number of blocks away haha.
The Skirvin – OKC’s historic lodge situated downtown! Some say it’s haunted, however everybody says it’s beautiful! C and I stayed right here after our marriage ceremony and it felt so upscale. Additionally they have an excellent bar on their first ground.
The Ambassador – one other boutique lodge in a historic constructing! I’ve by no means stayed right here personally however I’ve heard nice issues. It’s situated in Midtown inside strolling distance to a few of my favourite eating places and outlets. They’ve a bar on the highest ground that overlooks town.
21c – this museum lodge is within the Movie Row district. It’s tremendous fashionable with giant rooms, gigantic home windows and many mild. Their first ground has a yummy restaurant, a bar and an summary artwork museum. We stayed right here throughout an OKC Staycation and actually loved it. The constructing 21c is situated in was a Ford vehicle plant so it additionally has a cool historical past behind it.
I hope these concepts assist you create a particular, romantic night within the metropolis! In case you have any date evening favorites that I did not point out, please drop them within the feedback. I’m all the time on the lookout for an excuse to exit in town with my hottie hubby!
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