Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Guyutes: Elevated Street Food

I'm not really sure how to say it. Guy-yet-ees? Guy-yutes? Supposedly it's named after a Phish song, but I don't know any Phish songs. I only listened to Jessica Simpson's Sweet Kisses in 1999.

Regardless, Guyutes is a new-ish restaurant in the Uptown 23rd District of Oklahoma City. Their menu consists of "elevated street food" made with local ingredients. The food isn't the only thing that is elevated, though. The rooftop patio is quietly situated overlooking 23rd street and is the perfect place to spend a sunny weekend afternoon.


I ordered "The Pip" wrap: cheeto crusted chicken with black bean purée, seasoned rice, avocado cream, tomato and cilantro with red pepper ranch. It was good, but not great. Honestly, I think I just ordered the wrong thing (that's what I get for listening to the hipster waiter instead of my heart). Upon checking out a few plates at the surrounding tables, I came to the conclusion that I NEED to return and give the Tequila Sunfryze a go. Waffle fries smothered in tequila queso, pulled pork, jalapeños, cilantro creme and a fried egg? Yes and amen.


The drinks, however....now they were something to write home about. The prices were stern, but I didn't let that stop me. I highly recommend the China Cat; I have a thing for floral hints in my cocktails and this ranked right up there with some of New York City's best craft drinks (lookin' at you, Fedora). Gin, Elderflower, Cucumber, Lemon and Soda...please and thank you. Ashley, my patio date for the day, ordered the Sweet Pete and the Green Initiative, both of which transport your taste buds straight to the Caribbean.....which is exactly where I'd like to be right now.

It's safe to say I will be returning to the elevated patio at Guyutes sometime in the near future... Care to join me?

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