Tulsa is quickly becoming known for its food trucks, upscale restaurants, and quaint out-of-the way eateries which open the door for some fantastic brunch choices. Spring is finally rearing its lovely head in T-Town and the natives are out and about to enjoy it. Many citizens are forgoing big restaurants chains and partaking of brunch at small and more luxurious cafes.
Brunch is especially enticing on a Saturday or Sunday early afternoon when the weekend is lazy and friends are ready to conversate over a fancy Bloody Mary and a Spanish omelet.
Since its inception, Elote has become a favorite hot-spot for brunch and dinner alike. Featuring an outside patio, it is the perfect spot for a downtown brunch. People come from miles around to view the luchador matches but more so for the puffy tacos and the Caliente margarita with the specially-infused spicy tequila.
This Irish pub is a beloved favorite amongst locals. The favorite menu item amongst my friends seems to be the Irish Breakfast Boxty…featuring an omelet wrapped in an Irish pancake. Sip on a Bloody Mary or Guinness to complete the perfect brunch outing. The great thing about Kilkenny’s is that they are open specifically for brunch on the weekends from 9am to 2pm.
Located in the historic Ambassador Hotel in downtown Tulsa, the Chalkboard offers an exceptional brunch menu. The cheese platter is full of olives, fruit and pairs well with a pitcher of sangria or a fine white wine. One doesn’t have to make hotel reservations at the Ambassador but it is highly recommended to do so as sleeping in and enjoying brunch on the patio is more than lovely.
This newly renovated burger joint exceeds itself in terms of offering the best hamburgers in Tulsa. If you’re looking for low-key, this is it. Locals can’t get enough of the sweet potato fries and super spicy burgers such as the Salma Hayek. Parking may be limited but it is oh-so worth it for a juicy burger and a beer for brunch on a lazy Sunday.
Brunch is something that should be enjoyed more often and Tulsans are certainly taking advantage of it. Many are turning to the smaller and more exotic venues for a meal and drink with good friends. Tulsa’s brunch choices are not only enticing the locals, it’s bringing in those who live outside the city as well.