Oklahoma City Chili

In preparation for National Chili Day next week, Uncovering Oklahoma visited three restaurants in the Oklahoma City metro that serve bowls of chili as part of their regular menu. For this story, I traveled to Flint in Downtown Oklahoma City for their Bison Chili, The Red Cup in OKC for their vegetarian chili, and The Diner in Downtown Norman for their Championship Chili. The chili featured from each place is completely different from each other. Not only do all of these venues offer bowls of chili, but they also feature it on other menu items such as burgers.

National Chili Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in February, which will be on February 28th for 2019.

The Red Cup Chili from The Red Cup in Oklahoma City
The Red Cup Chili from The Red Cup in Oklahoma City

Worth Mentioning:

In Tulsa along Route 66, Ike’s Chili has been around since 1908 and has even served Will Rogers, which he referred to their chili as a “Bowl Of Blessedness.” I couldn’t swing a trip to Tulsa this time, but perhaps for next year’s Chili Day, I’ll do a feature of the chili scene in the Tulsa metro.

Established in 1975 by Ron and Betty Baber, Ron’s Hamburgers and Chili has over a dozen locations throughout Oklahoma. They’re also known for their draft root beer.

Recommended to me by OKC Black Eats, Brielle’s Bistro in Midwest City will serve their take on chili from time to time. While their chili is not a regular menu item, they did tell me that they “have a lot of guests who want it on the menu daily but we haven’t committed to that as of yet.”

The Championship Chili from The Diner in Downtown Norman
The Championship Chili from The Diner in Downtown Norman
The Bison Chili from Flint in Downtown Oklahoma City
The Bison Chili from Flint in Downtown Oklahoma City

Flint is located at 15 North Robinson Avenue in Oklahoma City inside the Colcord Hotel. For more information on Flint, visit them at FlintOKC.com

The Red Cup is located at 3122 North Classen Blvd in Oklahoma City. For more information on The Red Cup, visit them at TheRedCupOKC.com.

The Diner is located at  213 East Main Street in Downtown Norman. For more information on The Diner, visit them at TheDinerOfNorman.com.

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Dennis Spielman

I'm Dennis Spielman, the Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma, which I started in 2009 as a way to show that Oklahoma isn't boring. As for about myself, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories. I also run The Show Starts Now Studios, which is my umbrella organization for all of my shows I create. Come join me on Patreon as I create content that adds adventure and wonder to peoples' lives. More about my stories and projects are at DennisSpielman.com

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