I’m not sure if it was because we haven’t just stayed home for a weekend in awhile or what, but this was one of the best weekends I’ve had in awhile. We just hung around the house, had lots of photo shoots and play time, tried some new restaurants and cleaned out and rearranged our bedroom.
We didn’t set out to try a new eatery on Saturday night, but after hitting up a local shop we found ourselves driving through our favorite parts of the city in search of the perfect dinner. Suddenly the husband remembered a trendy new pizza place that just opened called Pizza 23. Pizza? Why not?
With a modern vibe and a glass front, Pizza 23′s atmosphere made us feel completely in our element. We started off with the Rumble Bread which as Jon put it “tasted like crazy bread (from Little Caesar’s) on steroids.” And with a lot less grease. It was only the beginning.
We ordered the Mediterranean which came with an olive oil and garlic sauce, sun dried tomatoes, spinach and feta cheese. It was thin and light, which usually isn’t my favorite, but with these flavors it was to die for. After polishing off all but 2 pieces, we still didn’t feel heavy. We will definitely be returning customers, and if you live in OKC you should definitely put it at the top of your life next time you’re in the mood for pizza.
Our next adventure meal was completely unplanned and the result of a huge change of plans Sunday morning. Saturday night Lincoln had a rough night, which caused a crazy following morning. Despite dragging myself out of bed early and tiptoeing around to get ready, we still were in the car and headed to church about a half hour late. And to add to the chaos, Jon had cut himself shaving and was bleeding incessantly. So instead of heading north on the highway, we followed an impulse and headed south toward downtown and the best brunch spot OKC has to offer. Kitchen No. 324.
This new spot is a seasonally inspired café, craft bakery and coffee curator serving American Rustic Cuisine that serves local organic ingredients whenever possible. With bar seating that faces the city street, we literally felt like we had been transplanted out of Oklahoma straight to Europe. In a word…it was charming. Beautiful. Delicious. The kind of cafe that makes you giddy from the moment you step through the door. I kind of wanted to move in.
I ordered poached eggs on homemade english muffins with pesto sauce, spinach and a side of potatoes. I was a little intimidated by the poached egg because I’ve never eaten a runny egg before. But after letting go of my desire to just stare at my beautiful plate (how do they make poached eggs so pretty?) I just went for it. The flavor combination was perfect, and the fact that it was runny really didn’t bother me. I would say I like runny eggs as well as scrambled now, but I would definitely order them again.
The husband went for the house made granola with soy milk and berries for the win.
In all seriousness, Kitchen No. 324 is one of my top 3 favorite OKC restaurants now. The atmosphere. The food. Really good stuff.
And now for some of my other favorite moments from the weekend.
Sissy got an afternoon bath while bubba played on the sidelines.
How was your weekend?