Its been almost a month since we went to @nonesuchokc and I've yet to say anything about it on social media, so here it is.
Tom and I had been planning to go on our anniversary for months (because our idea of romance is eating weird shit -- seriously) but kept delaying making a reservation.
Then we saw they were named one of the top 50 new restaurants in the U.S. by @bonappetitmag. We were excited for them, but it was a long list and we didn't think too much of it.
I woke up the morning the article went live to a barrage of notifications that our very own Nonesuch was crowned the #1 best new restaurant in the US. We immediately booked our seats.
As expected, within the next 8 hours reservations sold out through September.
A few weeks later, the big day arrived.
I'm still not sure how to describe the meal. It was good at times. Amazing at times. But also a little disappointing at times. I think this is because they honestly had a hard time adjusting from the fairly modest crowds they were used to, to a packed house every night.
Still, we left impressed and happy we went. Nonesuch has gotten a ton of press since the article went out, and Oklahoma City along with it. It seemed like the concensus was that the restaurant was extraordinary because no one thought such innovative cooking could exist here.
Surprised. That word gets used in conjunction with OKC all the time. Every time someone comes here and writes about our city they are "surprised" by how much they liked it, how nice the downtown/midtown area is, how great th food and beer scene is.
But I think it's time to stop being surprised by Oklahoma City. Our food scene isn't great because a place like Nonesuch exists, Nonesuch exists because our chefs and diners have consistently evolved over the past decade. There are dozens of restaurants in the city worthy of national attention (check out of blog for many of them!), and Nonesuch is definitely one of them.
So yes, you should go. But don't expect to be surprised. Expect inventive, hyper-local food made with a passion. A passion made possible because the people who live here are excited about good food and creating an open-minded culture. #seeokc