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Rachael Fritchie
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First attempt at making Guataamalean Frijoles Volteados (refried black beans) was a great success! 
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H&8th Returns March 28th

Fellow OKC Foodies - H&8th is back!  They have quite the lineup of food trucks for this month.
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Crazy... I was just about to post my conclusion from the evening.

It was incredibly crowded.  I saw that MetroChef was opening at 6pm, but we got there at 6:30 and almost every food truck was already open and had a line.  Wish I had known.  I managed to get most my food fairly quickly, but by 8pm the lines were near impossible.  It helped that there were twice as many food trucks, but it felt like there were also a lot more people.

I've not been to a ton of these, and missed the last few of last season...do you think this was a record crowd?

I also ended the night on a sour note.  I didn't realize Big Truck Taco had two new brands: Back Door BBQ and something to do with hot dogs.  So I found the BTT truck, but noticed it had BBQ signs on it too.  I asked some people in line if this was BTT, and got a yes, and saw the sauces bottles.  I thought maybe they were just sharing a tuck for the night.  Only to find out when I got up there it was different kinds of BBQ sauces and it was BBQ only.  35 minutes of standing in line, and I was denied my BTT taco. :(  Even worse, the BBQ was way overpriced and not at all good.

At that point I was so frustrated we left and I came home.  So the positives... I finally got to try Crepe Brewers, and the Nutella and Banana Crepe was excellent!  Also finally got to try Hall's pizza.  Had "The Company" and it was good.  I give it 4 stars.  Tried Fried Onion Burgers:  it was missing something... but it was good.  Also give it 4 stars.  That was all I made it to before I got too frustrated with the crowds and lines.

I'm a little torn... I liked it better last year when it was way less crowded, but I'm glad it's become such a big thing!

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It's not winter in Oklahoma without thunder-sleet and thunder-snow!
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Yes! Love it!
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We wanted a house with a storm shelter, but it wasn't a deal breaker if it didn't come with one. We didn't expect to get one so soon, but our POA worked out a great deal with Ground Zero Storm Shelters last year that we could not pass up, saving us lots of money in the long run. Wait time wasn't too bad... just in time for storm season.
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Quite a process! I'm glad you got a shelter installed.
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Shelter is now 100% ready to go!
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Also tonight is the Midtown Open House Block Party!

They will have a keg and snacks from McNellie’s Public House and Waffle Champion.

If you can't decide between this and H&8th, don't worry.  They are within walking distance.  So you can visit both!
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Sweet Bytes of Oklahoma City
home based micro-bakery
http://www.sweetbytesokc.com/

Full disclosure: I know the owners, but I'm putting that aside for this review...

Our very own Central Oklahoma Foodie and her husband have opened a home bakery shop. My husband won a free pie (by chance from a random drawing... what are the odds?) and chose a French Silk Pie. We had heard for quite some time that Mikel makes the best French Silk Pies, but I have yet to try one. I apologize for the poor pictures, they do not do the pie justice. I was too excited to dig into the pie to mess with getting a better shot.

The presentation of the pie was great. It survived a car ride from OKC to Norman, and then another commute home after work. Mikel's homemade crust is beautifully crafted into a disposable pie tin for ease. I'm not a crust fan, in fact, I usually eat the pie out of the crust and leave the crust behind. This crust however, was better than anything I've ever made myself. Sturdy, flaky, and not overpowering. I ate every last crumb. The whipped topping got a little warm on the car ride home, so it was a bit soft by the time we got to it, but that didn't matter...it was sill beautiful. It was smooth, not to sweet, but not too bland, and piled high.

Now for the chocolate... This was like eating a truffle. Dense, chocolatey, rich, and thick. I've not had a lot of French Silk Pies to compare to, but who cares when it's this good! I don't deny the fact that I'm a food snob. I like high quality stuff. This one fits the bill! I prefer to make everything from scratch myself. Well, when I get in a time crunch and need a dessert and don't have time, I'll be turning to Sweet Bytes!

Well done Mikel and Rene.  I'm highly impressed. And congratulations on starting this new adventure. I wish you the very best!
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Thank you so much for the glowing review! I feel honored to have met your high standards. I also SWEAR the drawing was completely random! Lol
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Well that's a first: one egg, two yolks!

The one on the left broke and leaked a little, but you can see the division between the two yolks at the right third of the yolk mass. 
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My family considers a double yolked egg as an omen of bounty. :)
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+Bob Fritchie is planning and planting a big vegetable/herb garden for our back yard. It's going to have everything to make salsa, plus some extras:

white onions, yellow onions, green onions, Italian parsley, cilantro, jalapenos, serrano peppers, cucumbers, green beans, sugar snap peas, slicing tomatoes, sauce tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, green leaf lettuce, carrots, cantaloupe, and sugar pumpkins. Whew!
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Meteorologist (OU grad!), web application developer, foodie, and wine lover interested in photography, observing severe weather, cooking, wine, baking, animals, music, and a whole lot more!
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  • University of Oklahoma
    Meteorology, minors in Mathematis and Hydrology, 2002 - 2007
  • Norman High School
    1998 - 2002
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