In this issue, we explore food and drink in Oklahoma, from a famous fried chicken joint, to other road food destinations, and the laws and logic of booze in the state. Here’s a preview of what you’ll find inside:
THE CHICKEN THAT CROSSED THE ROAD: Eischen’s in Okarche makes the evolution from beer bar to road food mecca. Mark Brown reports.
TASTE THE STATE: A tour of some of Oklahoma’s best destination restaurants.
A TASTE OF OKLAHOMA IN UKRAINE: Politics and protest dominate two windswept prairies. Randy Roberts Potts offers a personal perspective.
THE FINE ART OF DRIVING DRUNK: Brian Ted Jones reflects on drinking and driving, DUI laws, and other morally atrocious things.
A BRIDGE TOO FAR: Ron Loewen sends us a letter from Ottawa County, Oklahoma.
OG’S AND LEMONADE: A poem by Keiyetta Guyon, from Poetry to the People.
ORIGINAL OKIE: Katia Anaya is part of the fifth-generation of her family’s business, Pancho Anaya Mexican Bakery, which began in Sahuayo, Michoacán, México, and migrated with the family to Tulsa.