Last weekend Josue had to attend a conference in Oklahoma City so I took Friday off of work and we planned a mini vacation (visit family, take Natalie to the zoo, and have a date night). A toddler with an ear infection quickly changed our plans, but thanks to our family we were able to go on a date on Sunday night. We even booked a hotel room online so we’d have more time to enjoy together. When we drove by the prison and the GPS said our destination was imminent, we knew it wasn’t a good sign. Two tenths of a mile later, we pulled up in front of a sketchy looking hotel. We decided to venture inside to see if it was any better than the outside. It wasn’t. Lesson learned: three stars doesn’t always mean nice. Fortunately the front desk guy was nice and gave us a refund even though we had booked through a third party.
By the time all this happened we were starving. We decided to go to Bricktown (a fun, historic district of Oklahoma City) for dinner. We literally drove a loop through Bricktown at least six times because we couldn’t decide where to eat. By that time Josue was pretty frustrated so he started driving back in the direction of the prison. As we were driving out of town, I saw a sign for “The Wedge.” One of my co-workers had recommended a pizza place in Tulsa with the same name so we decided to check it out (though we found out it’s not related to the one in Tulsa).
When we drove up and saw a veggie garden in front of the restaurant, I had to eat there.
The Wedge is located in the Deep Deuce district of Oklahoma City (I think they have another location as well). Our server told us that they make everything they can from scratch, including the Italian sausage we had on our pizza. They grow their own herbs and use local ingredients as much as possible, including chicken from a local farmer. In addition to the normal pizza toppings they offer fresh mozzarella, arugula, prosciutto, figs, kalamata olives, roasted beets, fennel, roasted nuts and a variety of homemade sauces. All of the pizzas are cooked in their wood fire oven.
And most importantly, the pizza is delicious!
It was a the perfect place to relax and forget about the craziness of the day and daily life and enjoy a great date night.