Sunday, December 18, 2016

HELP! Time Sensitive...

     The Salvation Army works around the clock, especially during the holidays. Local restaurants have been donating lunches for the volunteers who are hard at work helping our local communities.  
     We recently had a local restaurant who was not able to keep their commitment to help out tomorrow. Here is a special request and time is of the essence. 

WHAT: Lunch donated for 75 Salvation Army workers & volunteers
WHO: Provided BY local restaurants FOR 75 Salvation Army
workers and volunteers.
WHEN: TOMORROW, Monday, December 19th

     We realize this is extremely short notice but as we stated above, a local restaurant who had committed to help has backed out.  The Salvation Army has workers and volunteers who literally are working long hours around the clock trying to help out our local citizens who rely on help and assistance.  If you can donate at least a few lunches and we will try to gather the necessary 75 lunches without adding too much stress to those contributing.  Please message me:

     Thank you all for your consideration. 


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Hospital Food for Lunch...What Pho?

Yes, you're seeing this right, it's pho, made from a chef, in a hospital!



     So, I got a call the other day from a colleague. She said, "Do you think you can come to this hospital to do a review on the food?"  Wait, what?  I think my silence lead her to her next sentence which was "wait, you know that soup, it's Vietnamese...pho?"  Okay, yes, but in a hospital?

     Yes she said, and I've heard people have been raving about it.  Okay I said, this I have to try.  And I was pleasantly surprised and happy I did because it restored my faith in the passion chefs have and the degree they're willing to go to to provide GOOD hospital food and what patients are being fed over all as well.

     Chef Bob works for Carson's Food Service Management, which is the company that provides the food service at Wagoner Hospital in Wagoner, Oklahoma. They offer catering outside of the health industry for company/private parties and events as well.  

     What I love about what Chef Bob has done, is that he went outside the box with his passion for food and wanting to create something that people would actually want, in not only hospital food, but food in general.

     Let me be clear on Chef Bob's version of pho.  He didn't use the classic recipe, mainly because the food has to be low sodium and he doesn't have the luxury of the time it takes to bring out the he figured out how to bring out the flavors as close as possible to the real deal, while making it appealing to the folks in Wagoner County. Not to say Wagoner peeps don't have taste, but pho is an acquired taste and I haven't seen any Vietnamese restaurants in Wagoner as of late.

 The pho fixin's

     As you can see, the fixings for the pho aren't all traditional either, but there were jalapenos and cilantro, which I love.  The noodles are also not the traditional rice noodles... Chef Bob used the wider pad Thai type of rice noodles and also offers a wider egg noodle, which is more of a Chinese influence.  But he was smart to do so because it gives the people of Wagoner a more familiar way to try this delicious soup.

So, this was MY version. I used the rice noodles, mushrooms, tofu, pork, cilantro and yes, Sriracha!! I also used the combination of chicken and beef broth.

 My colleague chose the chicken broth and the combination noodles, rice and egg. She loved her version too.

     Wagoner Hospital has a cafeteria and it's open to the public.  It's clean, the food is delicious, especially the pho and it's a great place to catch up with friends and business meetings.

  Cafeteria at Wagoner Hospital

      I would recommend calling ahead as they occasionally have the local rotary reserve the cafeteria for monthly meetings.

 Chef Bob...he's awesome (I would recommend calling him for your next catering event)

3501 West Broadway
Muskogee, OK - Phone: 918-913-9408

Friday, June 10, 2016

The "Dress for Success Tulsa" Caribbean Rum Dinner and Auction @ Bluestone Steak House and Seafood

     Ahoy!!! Arrr... ye ready for upscale-rustic Caribbean food paired with tasty, flavorful rums?  

     Let's see, a restaurant who gives back to the community and dedicated to “scratch cooking” all food, including sauces, prepared on-site from fresh ingredients partnering with a most worthy cause like Dress for Success...Aye! I'd say that's a no-brainer! 

     Come join Bluestone Steak House and Seafood this Monday, June 13th at 6pm for an evening of luscious Caribbean cuisine, paired with exquisite rums. 

     Bluestone will be collecting new and/or used handbags for the Dress for Success organization from now until June 13th.  

     Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite Caribbean outfit (Pirate/Pirate's Wench) too!!  A silent auction will be held with many incredible items including special Caribbean Rustic Cuff bracelets and an autographed Steven Adams basketball.

     Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sushi Hana Tulsa Presents FISTS OF IRON Sushi Chef Competition!!

"So now America, with an open heart and an empty stomach, I say unto you in the words of my uncle: 'Allez cuisine!' 

Come join the festivities and vote for your favorite amateur sushi chef!

--Amateur chefs from sushi rolling class
--TaeKwondo demonstrations
--Samurai sword showcase

At Brookside location:  
3739 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK 74105
Date and Time:  April 24th 4:00pm