Fat Guy's Burger Bar opens south Tulsa site; Knotty Pine in BA opening soon
BY SCOTT CHERRY World Restaurant Critic
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
10/17/12 at 2:43 AM
Two popular area restaurants are cooking up new locations.
Fat Guy's Burger Bar has opened a location in south Tulsa at 7945 S. Memorial Drive.
Fat Guy's is known for its fat and juicy burgers, crispy fries, chili, hot dogs and specialty burgers.
It also offers 15 dipping sauces, such as chipotle ketchup aioli, Sriracha chili ranch, roasted garlic aioli and honey mustard, to go with the fries.
Nineteen free toppings also are available to dress up the burgers.
"This store is practically a mirror image of the downtown restaurant," manager R.C. Kline said.
The original Fat Guy's opened in 2010 next to ONEOK Field.
The new store will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. The phone number is 918-893-2232.
"We might stay open later on the weekends out here if there is a demand," Kline said.
Knotty Pine coming to BA
It appears the first revival of Knotty Pine Barbecue will happen in Broken Arrow.
"We plan to be open by Oct. 20 or Oct. 22," Jim Rice said.
The restaurant will be located at 1424 W. Kenosha St. - on 71st Street between 145th East Avenue and 161st East Avenue - in space that most recently held Fish Tale Grill.
Rice and wife Regan will operate the business under a franchise agreement with the Woodard family, which founded the restaurant in the mid-1950s at 3301 W. Fifth St. That building was destroyed by fire in August 2010.
"I've known the Woodard family for many, many years," Jim Rice said. "They have been totally involved in making sure everything is right when we open here."
Rice said Knotty Pine will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. It will accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
It was announced earlier this year that a Knotty Pine would be opening with a different franchisee at 61st Street and 33rd West Avenue. That deal is in litigation.
Original Print Headline: Fat Guy's, Knotty Pine BBQ cook up new locations
Fat Guy's Burgers has opened a south Tulsa location. CORY YOUNG / Tulsa World file