Posted by Tasha on October 1st, 2010 in Restaurants
Every once in a great while, my sweet husband and I, parents of a two-and-a-half-year-old and busy with the demands of owning our own business and my husband’s full-time schedule at our local university, get to go on a date. Just us. He and me. Mom and Dad. No toddlers, no laptops, no cell phones, no nothing but us.
Even more rare, we get to go on a breakfast date. Which, in my opinion, is the best variety of dates there is.
As you can see, I have my food-loving reasons for why I hold this belief.
Aside from the preferences of my tastebuds, there’s something very cozy and warm and homey about breakfast dates. Leave the stuffiness, the little black dress under which Spanx are required and the Benjamins at home – breakfast dates are casual, cheap and so deliciously romantic that I always, always prefer them to Friday night dates.
Which brings me to Lucky’s, on Cherry Street at 1536 E. 15th Street. It’s here where a couple can get the best of both worlds – a snuggly breakfast date without the greasy spoon, replaced instead with a hearty helping of class.
Mmm…breakfast biscuits. Made with the house sausage and homemade biscuits. And served with potatoes fried with onion ring strips and roasted peppers.
And absolutely delicious.
This is what I ordered when my husband and I went to Lucky’s for our once-in-a-parenthood breakfast date. It was hard to stray from Eggs Poblano – which, with poblano hollandaise, marinated chicken breast, fry bread and grilled pineapple served eggs benedict-style, is my favorite thing I’ve tried at Lucky’s so far – but I was glad for my adventurousness.
My partner in all things good and rascally ordered the chicken fried steak, which came with the most perfectly cooked scrambled eggs I’ve ever tasted. And the CFS? Well, if Tulsa’s CFS Club hasn’t given the Lucky’s rendition of this vital piece of Oklahoma’s state meal a shot, then it should be the very next on the agenda.
Because oh, baby, was it good. As in, close-your-eyes-and-make-noises-that’ll-raise-eyebrows-at-the-next-table good. The steak was fried crispy and light, and the meat was so tender that my husband never even thought of reaching for his steak knife. That it was delightfully seasoned only added to the party.
I loved it almost as much as I love this man.
I can’t believe we’ll be celebrating our sixth anniversary already this month. That is so cool to me, even if it’s just a short amount of time in the grand scheme of things. I hope that on our 60th anniversary we’ll still be looking over a breakfast table at each other each morning, with silly, happy smiles on our faces like the one you see here.
Even if neither of us has any teeth left behind those smiles by then. We’ll probably be competing against that chicken fried steak up there for the title of Most Crusty rather than chowing down on it on Sunday mornings, and that part won’t be so cool, but we’ll be happy.
Yes. Very happy indeed.
Brunch at Lucky’s is what I like to call down-home chic, but high quality though it is, only a thing or two on the brunch menu is more than $10. On the occasion that the number to the right of the dish that’s calling your name does exceed that price, I assure you that it’s worth it.
If your crowd doesn’t get around to visiting Lucky’s until lunch or dinner time, check out my review of the place in Tulsa Business Journal, written back when the restaurant opened in 2007. Yeah, that was three years ago, but having dined at Lucky’s for lunch as well as brunch recently, I’ll tell you that all of my initial compliments still apply.
Where: 1536 E. 15th Street
When: Monday-Thursday, 11am-10pm; Friday, 11am-11pm; Saturday, 5-11pm; Sunday, 11am-3pm.
Call: (918) 592-5825