Lola's back in business -- and in an Airstream trailer on Route 66
BY JASON ASHLEY WRIGHT World Scene Writer
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
It's like a little visit to Austin with big Tulsa flavor.
And Susie "Lola" Palazzo is the one bringing it here with Lola's Gypsy Caravan trailer, which has a spot at 1347 E. 11th Street -- the perfect place for it, within a stone's throw of the Meadow Gold sign on Route 66.
Last fall, Sherry Rowland and local author P.C. Cast (of bestselling "House of Night" fame) told me of P.C. and Lola's plans for a food trailer. So I've been waiting anxiously for months for a taste of Lola's cooking.
On Tuesday, I met Sherry and her daughter, Katie, for lunch. They ordered the Gypsy Caravan tacos, which include chicken, cheese, onion, cilantro, lime and a Romesca sauce -- a yummy mix of roasted peppers, nuts and olive oil.
Feeling nostalgic, I opted for the Middle Path Egg Salad, named after Lola's restaurant that Sherry told me used to be on 11th Street. It was a delicious blend of chopped egg, mayo, raisins, walnuts and spices.
Lola's is all outdoor seating, with several patio tables and chairs under bright umbrellas. Totally felt like I was on a mini-vacation.
Right now, Lola's is open 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Lola said. She also mentioned an upcoming Juneteenth celebration, so keep your ears perked for that.
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The Gypsy Caravan Tacos at Lola's. Jason Ashley Wright/Tulsa World