5 to Find: Fireplaces make dining out toasty fun
BY BRAVETTA HASSELL World Scene Writer
Thursday, October 18, 2012
10/18/12 at 3:56 AM
As the weather cools, most people will be looking to move their dining experience indoors, preferably by a warm fire.
At Stone Mill BBQ and Steakhouse in Broken Arrow, owner Steve Ohman says he starts turning on the restaurant's double fireplace around October, and on a recent morning, it was already going.
When the fireplace is on - lunchtime or dinner - tables 16 and 306 are the most popular tables in the house, Ohman says.
This season, cozy up to one of these restaurant fireplaces:
Stone Mill BBQ and Steakhouse
2000 W. Reno St., Broken Arrow
Take in all the wall décor at this family-owned restaurant while enjoying Stone Mill's ribs or other Western-inspired food fare and, of course, the warmth of the restaurant's double fireplace.
La Madeleine Country French Café
1523 E. 15th St.
At this Cherry Street restaurant, which opened earlier this year, be sure to taste La Madeleine's tomato basil soup - among the chain's favorite offerings. Or enjoy something as simple as a cup of coffee with a pastry near the restaurant's four-sided fireplace in the middle of the room.
3509 S. Peoria Ave.
Venture onto this restaurant's covered patio that features a fireplace, as well as infrared heaters. Check out the Skilly Burrito or any other favorite of this Brookside haunt.
Crow Creek Tavern
3534 S. Peoria Ave.
Enjoy one of this restaurant and bar's signature burgers. Find live music action at least a couple of nights of the week. When the weather gets chilly in the evening, warm up near Crow Creek's outdoor fireplace.
1560 E. 21st St. and all locations
Once it gets cold, the fireplace is on "and stays on until April," says Ali Lasater, bar manager at the 21st Street location of McGill's. And with the fire on, the adjacent seating becomes a "very requested area." Lasater says she's certain there are guests out there willing to rearrange their schedule if possible to sit near the fire. Once they do, a meal she'd likely suggest is the restaurant's Kansas City strip with a glass of red wine.
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