Downtown Tulsa and the Best Comfort Food I Ever Ate

Last summer I spent a weekend in Downtown Tulsa. My boyfriend, who is a full time teacher, took a summer job training other teachers in Tulsa. I flew out three weeks into his six week engagement to visit and explore his temporary home. He had planned out a few restaurants and outings to show me. I picked the Atlas building hotel for our stay because of the good reviews and interesting history.
For brunch on Saturday we went to the Bramble Breakfast and Bar where I tried THE BEST COMFORT FOOD I EVER ATE, khachapuri (pictured above). My boyfriend saw this menu item when he was planning my visit and knew we had to give it a try. In short its a bread bowl filled with creamy cheese and topped with two eggs then baked in the oven. Essentially all my favorite food groups. And I assure you I did not feel good about myself after eating that. My boyfriend had a side of pork belly with his breakfast, so we were bothing feeling a little sluggish after that meal. Luckily we walked almost everywhere that weekend so the guilt faded fast.

For lunch we ate at Chimera. This place was essentially the polar opposite of our over indulgent brunch. Chimera, which boasts a selection of vegeterian and vegan menu items, had a very cool community cafe ambiance. Maybe too cool for me, as a struggled to interpret the bathroom signs, which if my memory serves correctly, were two nearly identical portraits of an androgynous person. I interpretted this as some sort of Rorschach test of gender identity acceptance, and in a panic I grabbed the closest door handle so no one would notice my hesitation. Test passed.

By Cara

I'm a 29 year old urban planner who recently bought a home. I'm trying to build my dream home/garden while sticking to a budget and keeping my sanity.

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