CHOCOLATE CHIP | OKLAHOMA CITY
Hot dang! That’s what they say about their Nashville hot chicken at NASHBIRD, but I think that should apply to their chocolate chip cookie, too. This cookie might be as big as my face. It’s thin and chewy all the way through. Sometimes when cookies are this big, the chocolate chips are really spread out. Not this time! This cookie is loaded with chips. And the brown sugar taste? Hot dang! I’ll take the whole stack of these babies!
WHILE YOU’RE THERE
Needless to say, you have to try the Nashville hot chicken. NASHBIRD offers different levels of heat, so fire it up to your heart’s content. I’m sure you’re not surprised to find out that I’m not very brave when it comes to spicy foods (I have a cookie blog - the only heat you’ll find here is when cookies are fresh out of the oven), so I opted for the “chirp.” That’s the lowest heat level you can go. It was still spicy to me, but SO GOOD. Their batter is crispy and the chicken is tender. I also love their mac and cheese. It’s creamy and pairs perfectly with the kick of the chicken.
THE COOKIE TOUR STOP
NASHBIRD is on 9th street, which is one of my favorite streets in the city. You’ve got tasty food - Iguana Mexican Grill, S&B Burger Joint, Sara Sara Cupcakes - cute shops and the brightest, most instagrammable building in OKC, the Womb Gallery. Excuse me for not providing a photo here, but you’ll know it when you see it. When you’re done strolling 9th, walk over to Broadway for a trip down Automobile Alley. More great shops - Sara Kate Studios, Plenty and SHOPGOOD - pizza, tacos, and steak. There’s a new market on 8th Street, just south of NASHBIRD, that’s home to Prairie Artisan Ales, one of Oklahoma’s best craft breweries. Looks like you’ll have to make a day of it to get through the whole neighborhood!