The List: August 2015
Chill sips and snacks for the heat of summer
You can stay cool by sitting in the air conditioning for the month of August. But what fun is that? Instead, find a spot in the shade and order some of these cold eats and drinks.
Weber’s The root beer float isn’t listed on Weber’s drink menu. It’s under desserts. Makes sense considering how sweet and sippable it is. On hot days, the counter here is packed with customers ordering burgers, hand-cut fries and Weber’s one-of-a-kind root beer. Add ice cream, and you have a hands-down winner. A 12-ounce is $2.95.
3817 S. Peoria Ave., 918-742-1082, www.webersoftulsa.com
El Guapo’s Ceviche is just what you want when the temps top 100. El Guapo’s Ceviche de Camaron ($8.99, small) is Gulf shrimp combined with lime, tomatoes, onion, cilantro and avocado. A spicy, chilled tomato sauce rounds out the dish. With crispy flour tortilla chips, this is summertime perfection.
332 E. First St., 918-382-7482; 8161 S. Harvard Ave., 918-728-7482; www.elguaposcantina.com
Napa Flats The salads at Napa Flats scream summer. The Arugula Beet Salad ($9) is a fresh mix of beets, pears, red onion, oranges, toasted pecans and goat cheese. The orange-red wine vinaigrette is bright and tart. Another favorite is the Ahi Asian Salad ($14) with Napa cabbage, baby romaine, baby kale, cilantro, red bell pepper, carrots, mango, roasted peanuts and lo mein noodles. Sesame-crusted seared ahi tuna is great, especially with a drizzle of the sesame ginger dressing.
9912 S. Riverside Parkway, 918-948-6505, www.napaflats.com
Hop Bunz Even those who aren’t sweets people will find it hard to pass up the adult custards at Hop Bunz. Flavors like mint chocolate with mint liqueur and strawberry mudslide with coffee liqueur are tempting. But the real winner is the Bourbon and Caramel ($8) — vanilla custard blended with Jim Beam bourbon and caramel sauce.
3330 S. Peoria Ave., 918-949-6595; 7891 E. 108th St., 918-943-3304; www.hopbunz.com
Jared’s ProPops Nothing beats a hot summer day better than a popsicle, especially when it’s from Jared’s ProPops. But, these aren’t the popsicles of your youth. They’re better. Jared’s are free of high-fructose corn syrup and preservatives. And, each is made with probiotic cultures. Flavors include: blueberry lavender, raspberry hibiscus, cherry limeade, avocado and cucumber, basil and lime.
Find Jared’s at the Cherry Street Farmers’ Market 7-11 a.m., Saturdays, and at the Guthrie Green Sunday Market 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sundays. www.jaredspropops.com