The Acquirer Fall Edition 2018

food, so we stopped in, had a BBQ sandwich at the Rib Crib. The sandwich was great, but the Cole slaw was even better—creamy variety, but not too much mayo and a little tart. And the gimmick that “keeps ‘em coming back” - free ice cream. We concluded the police and firefighters had it right. The next morning, we stopped by Hurts Donuts to pick a up a couple dozen for the class. Hurts is very popular, and sells 10,000 donuts on a good day. They have 70 varieties, so even buying two dozen, we only got a sample of the variety. Our sampling had maple bacon, cheerios, cherry cheesecake, fruit loops, and pretzel topped donuts. The variety was so eclectic that the only comparison I could think of was Voodoo Donuts in Portland, Oregon (another fun spot). Rumors are that a dozen donuts weigh at least four pounds! We did not have a scale but based on my carrying two dozen the weight seems about right. When we got the donuts to the class, people began to cut them in halves and quarters since they are huge. Even with the slicing and dicing of the donuts, there was not one left at the end of the day. But the biggest surprise in Tulsa, was a Cajun restaurant. The class host suggested a local lunch spot and invited the entire class on a short walk to a Cajun restaurant. Just about the entire class walked the few blocks to the Lassalle’s New Orleans Deli and it was outstanding. A few of the lunch group volunteered that they had never had Cajun food. They loved it! The restaurant owners have an interesting story. Originally from New Orleans, they were displaced by Hurricane Katrina that devastated New Orleans. They elected to temporarily move to Tulsa since they had family members in the area. It soon became apparent that the move back to New Orleans would not be quick, so they re-opened their restaurant in downtown Tulsa. It has been a popular lunch spot from the start. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and taste of the food. I ordered a small serving of crayfish corn chowder with a quarter portion of a muffuletta sandwich. The chowder was so good, I wish I had ordered the bigger bowl. It was perfect in my opinion. The muffuletta was the classic with melted cheese and the tangy olive salad on top. On the walk back to the class, everyone commented on the great food. And with the whole class at lunch together, we sampled nearly everything on the menu. Continued from page 8 - ON THE ROAD WITH BOB Crayfish Corn Chowder Hurts Donuts 10 | The Acquirer | Utility Sector Edition 10 | The Acquirer Sponsor: Southwestern Power Administration inspiring confidence in progress...

RkJQdWJsaXNoZXIy OTE4NjA=