On a recent weekend getaway, I decided to take a trio to Oklahoma City to see what the town had to offer. I hopped in my car from Kansas City, and drove the 5 hours. The drive was a good way for me to unwind after a long week of work. The drive was pretty uneventful, just the usual cornfields and billboards. I checked into the Bricktown Hotel upon arrival and was very impressed with their service. Everyone was friendly and helpful as to point me in the right direction for fun things to do for a mid-twenties professional. They recommended trying to find some tickets for the OKC Thunder game, as they were doing quite well and played at home that night.
From my hotel, I took their free shuttle service to the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder was playing the Chicago Bulls that night, and boy did I pick a great game to attend. They were close to tied up at half time, and in the third period, the Thunder started pulling away. In the End, The OKC Thunder pulled away with the win with the score of 107-95. After the game, I called up the free shuttle service from the my hotel, and they came and brought me back to the hotel. I still was amped up from the game, so I went to the hotel bar for a drink or two. The bartender was extremely knowledgeable about the area and suggested a few restaurants in the area for me to try.
Now being from Kansas City, I love my barbeque. I like to consider myself a self-appointed expert when it comes to good food, and thought that Kansas City was the only place to get good barbeque. I went to Leo’s Barbeque at the suggestion of my bartender. At first glance, I was not overly impressed. Neighborhood looked a little shady, and the building did not scream at me good food. Boy was I happy that I went inside and not turn around a run! Once you walk in you’re hit with a nice smoky smell that takes you to your own backyard. The cheerful staff made suggestions for me to try, and I took them up one them. I had a half rack of the ribs and they were some of the best I’ve ever had! This place gave my local joint a run for its money.
I was a little sad to leave for home the following day, but my work would from on me taking off the week unannounced. I was very happy with my trip all around from the staff at the Bricktown Hotel, to the great food and friendly service at Leo’s Barbeque. Oklahoma City will be on my list of places to go back to very soon!