#127 - Full Moon Cafe, Tulsa, OK

On Monday I only had one scheduled appointment with a club seat holder.  The appointment ended close to lunchtime, so I had plans to meet my friend Steve.  He suggested that we meet at Full Moon Cafe.  It's like he had read my mind, since I had never been there before.

The restaurant is on Cherry Street, only about a block away from Smoke, where I had eaten in December.  It's an older building, on the corner of 15th and St. Louis.  The interior is pretty dated, but it adds atmosphere.  They really should re-carpet though, because the server told me to watch my step as I walked towards the table.  If you're not paying attention, it could be easy to trip and fall.  It's an average sized restaurant, seating about 75 in the main dining room, all tables.  There's also a big bar that takes up about 60% of the back wall, as well as several flat screen TV's.  

I saw on their website that they do a Full Moon 5K in May.  I think I've found my next fun run!

I was literally the first customer in the door.  But I arrived just a few minutes after 11AM, so that was no surprise.  And as we ate, the place filled up.  It was never packed, but Steve said it always fills up with the lunch crowd.  He also said the live nightly entertainment caters to a little older crowd, which I like.  Almost any time I hang out in Stillwater, it's with kids half my age.  That gets old pretty quick.  Thankfully Stillwater now has more places for an older crowd, but coming here for dinner/drinks/entertainment would be a lot of fun.  

I really like that they have the live entertainment listed on the menu.  I've never seen that done before, but it's a great idea.  And it's varied: karaoke, small bands, and dueling pianos on Friday & Saturday nights.  

Yep, one piano is OU, and the other is OSU.  It's Bedlam every weekend!

Our server dropped off a drink menu along with our regular menus.  But we both had lots of funtivities over the weekend, so the last thing we needed was more.  But it is a pretty significant menu.  And the restaurant has daily specials, and a large regular menu. 

Steve went with the steak & chicken quesadillas and a side salad
Grilled flour tortillas with Monterey Jack, cheddar cheese and refried beans, stuffed full with fajita beef and/or chicken. Served with sour cream & salsa

I tried a piece of the quesadilla and it was really good.  I like the steak and chicken combo, and I like even better that they don't charge extra for that.  Most places usually will.  He got it without the refried beans, and I have to say that was a good idea.  I feel like that would taste kind of weird.

Steve said they're known for their tortilla soup, but I wasn't really feeling that.  He raved about the burger, so after a little bit of back and forth, I decided to go with the California burger and added bacon.  I asked the waitress if the onion rings were breaded or beer battered.  She had no clue, and all she knew was that they were thin.  Not really very helpful. So I went with the fries.  
Charbroiled cayenne burger topped with guacamole, Ortega chili pepper, lettuce, tomato and onion. Served on a toasted bun with Chipotle mayonnaise
I literally JUST realized, as I was typing this, that there was no guacamole on my burger!! When it came out, I thought something was missing, but I couldn't figure out what it was. I am now so bummed that I didn't get my guacamole.  But other than that, the burger was fabulous.  The meat had so much flavor, and was cooked perfectly medium.  I couldn't put my finger on it before, but I think it's the cayenne pepper that put the flavor over the top. The chili peppers weren't very spicy at all, just a hint of heat in the background.  The fries were really good as well.  Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. I don't know what it was, but these were some of my favorite fries ever.  And that's saying something.

I have to go back, for no other reason than to get guac on my burger!  I kid...kind of.  I really will be adding this place to my list, and maybe next time I'll try the tortilla soup. And I would love to come back and hear some of the live entertainment.