By Lily Mauricio
If you are someone who is constantly craving breakfast food or just looking for some cool new places to eat, then this list is for YOU! Knowing where the good breakfast places is essential, and this list compiles the best of the best in the OKC Metro.
1. Neighborhood J.A.M.
Neighborhood J.A.M has locations in both Norman and Oklahoma City. This innovative modern yet retro spot is the place to go whenever searching for a really good breakfast. Open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., they have something for everyone from breakfast to brunch. Along with an extensive, fun and creative food menu they also have a drink menu and a gluten-free menu. Some favorites on their menu are The Heap, Cinnamon Roll Cakes and Hot Jam Biscuit.
This restaurant is an Oklahoma favorite and almost everyone that tries it comes back for more. Hatch currently has two locations one in Downtown OKC in Automobile Alley and another located in Edmond in Chisolm Creek. They are open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hatch has huge menu including fan favorites such as eggs benedicts, omelets, sandwiches and an extensive drinks menu.
3. Waffle Champion
Waffle Champion is located in Downtown OKC and it can often be found filled to the brim with people. Featuring indoor and outdoor seating this restaurant is the perfect place to come any time of year. Waffle Champion is open Tuesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and features a menu of, you’ve guessed it, waffles. House favorite waffles include the S’mores, Cinnamon Roll and Chicken and Waffles. They don’t serve only waffles though, they also offer a small brunch menu and sandwiches.
syrup. is an impact-based brunch boutique located in Oklahoma City. This business has a big focus on the local community and how they can make their own impact. syrup. is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Their menu features all the breakfast classics with creations of their own like the Nompton and the Home Sweet Homa. This cozy breakfast joint is sure to satisfy any breakfast lover.
5. Hunny Bunny Biscuit Co.
The Hunny Bunny Biscuit Co. is a cozy breakfast café located in Oklahoma City off of 23rd street. It is open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features a menu with creations made from homemade biscuits. You may think a simple biscuit couldn’t fill you up, but these are not your average biscuits. You can keep it simple with a B.L.T. or go crazy with the Velvet Elvis, which includes peanut butter, bacon, banana and honey all on a biscuit. Whatever your craving, the Honey Bunny Biscuit Co. has something for everyone.
Story & Photos by Toni Ross
The holiday season has come to a close and some welcomed 2018 with a big, shiny engagement ring. If this applies to you,
you may be asking, what now?
Wedding planning is no easy task, and unless you’re Jennifer Lopez from The Wedding Planner, you probably have no idea where to start. Follow these tips to make your wedding experience as stress-free as possible.
Start early: You will not regret getting a move on things early in the engagement. You should give yourself time to enjoy the planning process without the added stress of procrastination.
Make a list: Make a list of the big things you need: the venue, the dress, invitations, food, florals. Once you’ve finished, tackle one thing on the list at a time. Each step in planning is extensive and very detailed; you’ll get worn out quickly if you’re making decisions 24/7. Barnes and Noble has numerous planning books to help you with your list-making.
Determine a budget: Start small and don’t make an “all-inclusive” budget for the entire wedding. The prices of even the smallest details will sneak up on you. Once you’ve determined a vision for the venue, determine a budget. Research a few photographers and decide your price range. Try not to show interest in making a wedding purchase without first deciding on a set price for it. Vendors will appreciate your research.
Orders: Whether it’s florals or dresses, many things in the planning process will have to be special ordered. Keep this in mind, because these orders may take up to six months in advance. Anything that might need to be special ordered needs to be one of the first priorities when planning. Another thing to keep in mind is that wedding vendors generally charge far more for items and venues than other events, this is known as the “Wedding Tax,” or “Wedding Markup.” We recommend purchasing items under a “family gathering” rather than a wedding if possible. When deciding which orders to place first, consider the bridal party wear. The difference between you and them is that you have prepared funds for this occasion and they have not. You will probably have to send them several reminders to get their orders placed.
Theme: Decide on a theme before you do anything else. Every vendor will need to know this and planning will be a nightmare without it. Themes determine color scheme, location, time, decor and style. Also, keep it unique to you and your partner. Remember, themes can range anywhere from boho to a Disney lover’s dream.
Keep up-to-date: This is the most fun: keeping up with the latest wedding trends. Pick up bridal magazines and subscribe
to everything bridal blogs (Style Me Pretty, Martha Stewart Weddings and Green Wedding Shoes are today’s most popular). This makes it so much easier to come up with a vision and most importantly, to see if your partner is on the same page.
Be present: The planning process can be overwhelming, stressful and also completely take over your other priorities. Don’t let it do this to you. Remember, you’re planning your WEDDING! It’s an exciting time to celebrate growth in your relationship. Enjoy it, take breaks when you need to and remind yourself why you’re doing all of this in the first place.
Don’t forget to check in with your significant other.