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Ogle Nuggets: 07/11/2011

• The Tulsa World has a good article that outs the hypocritical conservatives who preach anti-government rhetoric yet collect millions of dollars in federal farm subsidies.  I heard that the Oklahoman was working on a similar story, but dropped it in favor of helping their buddies at the Chamber of Commerce convince the residents of Oklahoma City that the infamous MAPS III convention center isn’t all that bad.

Janet Barresi gave her first State of Education address at the Cox Convention Center. She apparently got the idea for the speech after watching 1984 and V for Vendetta.  Just check out the pic from the Tulsa World:

Geeze, first she makes the board of education powerless and now she gives scary speeches shown on huge projection screens. Before we know it, Janet Barresi is going to start wearing a green military jumpsuit to all public appearances and mandate field marching exercises for all teachers. She’ll also demand that students call her Emperor Barresi.

• Some lady visited Oklahoma City while on vacation and blogged about it. She was impressed with the Memorial, Cowboy Hall of Fame and, uhm, Cattlemen’s.

Cattlemen’s Steakhouse has been in operation for over a hundred years. Located in the historic district of Oklahoma City, it’s right in front of the Old Oklahoma City Stockyards. They are famous for their aged beef—which they do in-house—their quality and commitment to homemade fare, and their salad dressing, which is a closely-guarded secret…

The steak . . . superb and perfectly cooked. You can really tell the difference with the aging process. The salad dressing is the stuff of legends. The atmosphere is pure western and the service was top-notch. I highly recommend this GREAT steakhouse to anyone; it’s worth going out of your way for!

I’m glad this lady had a good time in Oklahoma City, but I can probably name 10 other places that are better than Cattlemen’s Steakhouse. I mean the steak is all right, but I think you have to be over 40 to get a table, plus that “famous” salad dressing tastes like the Miracle Whip that sets out on the picnic table at a family reunion.

• The Country Club apartments near SW 59th and Agnew are infested with bed bugs. Management is trying to fix the situation, but they told Channel 4 one problem is:

These people live in the Country Club Apartment complex on S. Agnew.  They should be thankful if they wake up with bed bug bites. That means they’re alive! Now if you’ll excuse me, I got to go evict a meth addict and release some rats inside the complex.

Okay, okay. That’s a lie. Here’s what the management really said may be contributing to the bed bug outbreak:

They also say part of the problem is when one tenant throws out infested furniture near the dumpster; another resident brings it in their home and the bugs continue to spread.

Nothing says classy like picking up your neighbor’s bed bug infested futon from the dumpster. Also, I wonder if the residents of Country Club apartments are the same people who stalk my neighborhood on big trash day.  Just wondering…

• Just blocks away from the Country Club apartments, some dude allegedly stabbed his roommate while arguing who was going to drink the last Modelo in the fridge. Modelo is a good beer an everything, but I wouldn’t stab a friend if he drank the last one. However, if the last pizza slice was also involved it’s a whole other story.

• This just in, a judge sentenced a pain pill addicted, pathologically lying, and back injury faking convicted murdered to life in prison with the chance for parole. Man, judges sure are getting soft on crime.

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Comments

  1. The irony of the “Country Club” name is pretty funny. What?, is it Bushwood? Maybe its short for Country Clubbed?

  2. Ok, go for it. Please name 10 better steak places. I keep hearing people complain about Cattlemen’s saying there are tons of better places but I never hear where they are.

    • Red Prime
      The Ranch
      Boulevard
      The Mantle
      Mickey Mantle’s
      Cheever’s
      Paseo Grill
      Deep Fork Grill
      Junior’s
      Mackie McNeers

      • It’s a bit of a stretch to call Cheever’s a steakhouse so I’ll toss in a sub, “Opus”.

  3. Cattlemen’s is a tourist trap…. It apparently worked.

    Then again this woman probably thinks that Texas Road Kill puts out a good steak too.

    Any Okie with flame and a store bought steak should be able to make a better steak than the average steakhouse churns out.

  4. This isn’t the first time Patrick has let it be known that he doesn’t care for Cattelmans, but nonetheless, it’s one of my favorites, and I prefer their version of ranch too.

    I know no one asked me, but I also like Jamil’s, Signature Grill (most under-rated restaurant around, IMO), Mickey Mantles (they have this cold-smoked steak that is awesome), The Mantle, The Ranch, Ed’s (RIP) and Boulevard Steakhouse.

  5. 1. Red Prime Steakhouse
    2. Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse
    3. Mahogany Prime Steakhouse
    4. Boulevard Steakhouse
    5. Ranch Steakhouse

    That’s just off the top of my head. I’d say the only Steakhouse in town that Cattleman’s is better than is Cimmaron Steakhouse. But both are cute in their old school kitschy way.

    I don’t eat a lot of steak, but Cattleman’s most definitely has the worst Chicken Fried Steak in town. It tastes like a sloppily-breaded roofing tile.

  6. If you’re going to copy paragraphs of text from my site, you should at least give proper credit to the writer instead of calling her “some lady.” Her name is Ann McElfresh, she’s a popular food blogger and she must be onto something with the salad dressing – we’ve had lots of visitors who came in because they were doing a search for the Cattlemen’s salad dressing recipe.

    ~ Milli Thornton

  7. It’s getting kind of heated around here all of a sudden. I take back my comment about the Cattlemen’s having the best steak. I still believe that, but I don’t want any trouble!

  8. Hey, did anyone read the World article? Fallin’s husband, Wade Christensen, an Oklahoma City lawyer, has collected more than $1.96 million in federal farm subsidies since 1995, the World found. Also, Cattleman’s is overpriced for atmosphere.

  9. F-ing Tulsa World news nazis!! I would love to read that article but i’ve already used up my 10 free monthly article views on the blue green algae epidemic.

  10. cattlemen’s and cimarron are awesome. the places patrick listed, you have to take out second mortgage to dine at those places. i’m not made of money like patrick………..

    • I’d rather have a western sizzlin or mcneers steak than one from cattlemen’s.

      AND several of the steaks on that list are no more expensive, or marginally so, than cattlemans too.

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