During the summer, here is our agenda for the perfect Saturday morning:
- Get up early (sort of—at least by 8:00).
- Grab some coffee at Cherry Street Coffee House.
- Peruse the stalls at the Cherry Street Farmers Market.
- Grab a late breakfast at Dilly Deli.
On a recent Saturday, we at least visited Dilly Deli; of course, the farmers markets are not yet open.
We had a relaxing time.
I love the menu. A lot of the dishes are named after the owners’ friends.
Take the Jed, a “cinnamon roll as big as your head.” (We ordered this once. It is no joke.)
My favorite is the Meg, a fried egg sandwich on sourdough. You must add an avocado to this sandwich! Delicious! The egg is cooked perfectly and the yolk oozes out on your first bite. Have lots of napkins ready.
The Green Eggs and Ham (Crispy hash browns with spinach, prosciutto, pesto, Parmesan cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and two fried eggs) is pretty darn tasty too.
Omelets are made to order. The Hubs was a little disappointed with his. He ordered it with homemade chorizo, tomatoes, and green peppers. It just wasn’t spicy enough for him.
One caveat on going on a Saturday morning:
We could not find a parking spot and we anticipated that we would have to wait for a table. (This was about 8:00 a.m.) When we entered the restaurant, it was almost deserted. Then it hit us—there was a bicycle/running store on the corner and they were hosting some practice runs. Hence the parking issue—apparently all the runners drove to this site . Sure enough, it wasn’t long before lots of very fit runners (dressed in the latest and most stylish gear) entered in droves. Most started ordering Bloody Marys immediately! I hope they were all running home. And, those Bloody Mary’s looked delicious! But, one of the best drinks on a Saturday morning is the fresh squeezed OJ.
Sadly, we have only eaten lunch here once but the tabouli was exceedingly fabulous!
402 E 2nd St.
Tulsa, OK 74120
Dilly Deli is part of the McNellie’s Group, a local group of eclectic and inventive places. Dilly Deli also won the “Best Sandwich Shop” category in Absolute Best of Tulsa 2012. (Really, I was not influenced by the awards. As I was verifying that El Rio Verde was a “Best of” winner, I noticed Dilly Deli was right there in the mix as well!)
Stay tuned for more Revs and Recs.