Second Helping: Dining at White Swan? Leave room for dessert
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Sunday, November 25, 2012
11/25/12 at 4:46 AM
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WHITE SWAN BBQ, FISH & MORE
5646 S. Mingo Road
Lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-
Friday, dinner 5-9 p.m. Tuesday-Friday;
accepts all major credit cards.
We had high expectations when
we ordered the cheesecake with sour
cream glace and raspberry sauce
($4.50) at White Swan. It was creamy
and crumbly at the same time, and had
a rich but not over-the-top flavor.
To help get in the spirit of the season,
I also ordered a sweet potato pie
($4.50), made with brown sugar, molasses,
eggs and cream, and the spicy
flavor had me wishing I had a full pie for
the Thanksgiving table.
It isn’t often I start a review with desserts,
but few restaurants make their
own, except for the occasional cobbler
or pie, and the White Swan desserts are
As for the savories, White Swan features
barbecue — brisket, sliced pork,
pulled pork, chicken, hot links, bologna,
ribs — along with fried catfish, burgers,
soups and chili.
OKLAHOMA JOE’S @ CAIN’S
423 N. Main St.
Service: order at counter
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, plus
many live-music shows; accepts all
major credit cards.
We recently stopped in for a late
lunch, and the food we had here was as
good, if not better, than what we have
had at the Broken Arrow restaurant.
Maybe that seemed the case because
I never had the burnt end Z-Man
sandwich ($9.99) before.
It was a beauty, filled with chunky
burnt ends, smoked provolone and two
onion rings on a toasted kaiser bun that
had a light grill mark on the top. Burnt
ends are salty-sweet pieces of beef that
come off the brisket, and these were as
tender as any I’ve had.
We also had the pig salad ($7.59),
the pulled pork Hard Hat Special
($6.99) with a side of fried okra ($1)
and a bowl of white chili ($3.19).
R BAR & GRILL
3421 S. Peoria Ave.
(on a scale of 0-4 stars)
11 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week
(Sunday brunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.); accepts
all major credit cards.
The Hot Mess Meg ($11) was
described as potatoes, bacon, eggs,
cheese, sausage gravy, tomato and
biscuit “in a big pile, straight up, no
chaser.” The sausage gravy had a light
texture and was the key player in this
The Chi Chi ($12) included a sausage
patty, bacon, ham, fried egg, cheddar
cheese and tomato on a big toasted
bun. The yolk from the egg was oozing
out over the edges, and pieces of bacon
were sticking out here and there in this
delicious, messy breakfast sandwich.
I suppose some diners eat the sandwich
with a knife and fork, but I found
if you squish each side of the bun hard
enough, someone with a big mouth can
handle it out of hand.
White Swan BBQ, Fish and More is located at 5646 S. Mingo Road. STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World