The Edmond Sun


August 17, 2013

Beer that delights; food that surprises

Bricktown Brewery opens Edmond location

EDMOND — Bricktown Brewery Edmond is following the lead of the original store opened in 1992 in Oklahoma City. It may be a different location but the brew pub is still delivering great food, great beer and a great experience to Edmond residents, its management said.

“It’s no coincidence that beer rhymes with cheer,” said manager Nick McNab.

Bricktown Brewery Edmond offers 28 ales, 21 lagers (five from Oklahoma) and 16 drafts. Five beers are brewed downtown and brought to the site as well as local beers and in the fall the brewery will offer a specialty beer out of Midwest City called Rough Tail, a Pumpkin Porter beer.

“We also have wine — six whites and five reds and an extensive bourbon list,” McNab said. “We also cook with the three food groups — bourbon, bacon and beer.”

Located on the southeast corner of Kelly and Danforth, the new pub offers meal starters or stand alone dishes called Beginnings. They include the Chopped and Chipped Nachos made fresh with corn tortilla chips covered in slow-smoked pork, shoulder chopped and tossed in Head Country Bar-B-Que sauce, aged cheddar cheese and Choulula sour cream. Other tasty options include the Fat Elvis Fries, which are a sweet potato fries covered with peanut butter sauce, chopped peppered bacon and dried potato chips.

“Trust us, this tastes as crazy awesome as it sounds,” McNab said.

Also found on the Beginnings list was Watonga Cheddar Curds, Okie Poutine (pu-tin) which is the College Special with a new twist. Salt & Pepper Fries are covered with maple pepper gravy and topped with deep-fried Old King Koelsch beer-battered Watonga Cheddar Curds.

Other Beginnings include Fresh Guacamole, Asiago Cheese & Bacon Dip, Bavarian Pretzel Sticks, the Trio (Queso, Guacamole and house made Salsa) served with bottomless tortilla chips, and last but by no way least, Janie’s Pimento Cheese served with fresh tortilla chips or fresh baked dark bread.

Brewery Wings are available, of course, and for those who like salad or chile there is something on the Fork and Spoon menu for everyone. From Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad to Cobb, Grilled Caesar, BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad or Cluck, Oink & Apple Salad to the Brewery Garden the choices are endless.

There is a Soup of the Day and Buck’s Bourbon, Bacon & Beer Chili is served every day.

For that south-of-the-border palate, quesadillas and enchiladas are ready to be ordered.

All of the menu items are made from scratch including an artisan burger of the day in addition to the burgers on the menu.

With one of their mottos, “Life tastes better with bacon,” many of the menu items feature Nueski’s bacon, one of the best, according to McNab. All of the burgers are fresh, flat-grilled certified Black Angus beef patties, served with lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles and a choice of Salt & Pepper Fries, Bacon Potato Salad or Roasted Peanut Coleslaw.

“One of our burger specialties is our Bacon Burger made with 50 percent Nueski’s bacon and 50 percent Black Angus beef,” McNab said. “We also have a Pimento Cheeseburger and a Kitchen Sink Burger with Head Country Bar-B-Que and onion rings as well as peppered bacon and sliced ham and cheddar cheese, tomato and lettuce.”

For the vegetarian-inclined diner there is also a turkey/veggie burger.

Sandwiches feature The Yard Bird with pulled roasted chicken, tossed in mustard BBQ sauce and sautéed mushrooms served on a pretzel bun topped with melted cheddar cheese, and you guessed it, bacon.

Classics include their Chicken Fried Steak, Corn Flakes and Catfish and Chicken Tenders.

They also have a beer friendly wood-grill with a choice of red meat or chicken. Steak & Shrooms is one of their customers’ favorites, McNab said, but they also have Steak & Potatoes, Steak & Pimento, Steak & Avocado, Steak & Bourbon Gorgonzola and Steak & Jalapeno Lime. For a lighter entree think about their Wood-Grilled Salmon.

“The guys behind our menu are brilliant,” McNab said. “They are always trying to find different flavors.”

The beer pub features a 120-inch projection screen, a 90-inch screen behind the bar and four, 60-inch screens for viewing and live music will be playing on the weekends starting Aug. 23.

Happy Hour $2 beers at Bricktown Brewery are sold from 4-7 p.m. and from 9 to close every day of the week.

A member of the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce, the owner of Bricktown Brewery believes in community involvement.

“We have donated to the Bella Foundation in Oklahoma City to help with the displaced animals from the tornadoes,” McNab said. “We want to be as involved in the Edmond community as we can.”  

Located at 840 W. Danforth Road in Edmond, all ages are welcome. To make reservations, call 265-BREW.

Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was updated to correct the spelling of Nick McNab's name. The Sun apologizes for the error and any inconvenience caused to our readers.

Text Only
  • Lankford, James 2011.jpg Lankford, rest of Oklahoma delegation vote to sue president

    A Democratic leader said the House does not have standing to sue the president after members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation voted to do just that.
    At 6:28 p.m. Wednesday, members of the House approved by a 225-201 partisan margin H. Res. 676, which gives House leadership the authority to file a lawsuit challenging actions by President Barack Obam

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • MS_prisons 1.JPG DOC action could save $36.8 million annually

    The Oklahoma Department of Corrections expects to avert more than 2,100 offenders by 2021 saving more than $36.8 million annually, an audit states.
    Tuesday, State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones  released the results of a performance audit of the DOC that was requested by Gov. Mary Fallin. The audit for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2013, distinctly focused on governance, financial management and capacity management.
    Audit recommendations included:

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • food bank.jpg Regional Food Bank receives donation

    At a special celebration event Wednesday, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced that over the last fiscal year they gave more than $30 million in cash and in-kind contributions to charitable organizations throughout Oklahoma. Additionally, the retailer and its Foundation have partnered with local food banks to provide more than 15 million pounds of food to residents.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • City spends $1.7 million on ITS

    Public safety will benefit by the Intelligent Transportation System with its implementation by the City of Edmond, said Steve Commons, assistant city manager.
    More vehicles are added to traffic volume as Edmond’s population grows. ITS connects all of the city’s traffic signals in order to improve traffic flow in present time with greater efficiency, Commons said Wednesday.
    “Some of that can be done through computer automation that tracks how traffic is changing,” Commons said.

    July 30, 2014

  • Downtown Master Plan accepted by council

    The 2014 Downtown Master Plan Study was accepted by a 3-0 vote Tuesday evening by the Edmond City Council.
    Fort Worth-based consulting group Freese and Nichols presented their final update to the 1998 Downtown Master Plan. The city hired the group at a cost of $300,000 to make recommendations for future development of Broadway in the central business district.
    “There are clearly some short-term (parking) options that we feel should move forward,” said Cody Richardson, of Freese and Nichols consultants of Fort Worth. “Better signage at existing parking lots.”

    July 29, 2014

  • Lambrecht Construction to build office

    The commercial site plan of a physician’s office was approved recently by the Edmond Planning Commission by a vote of 4-0.
    Lambrecht Construction plans to build the office at 3917  E. Covell Road in the Fairfax Business Office, north of Covell and west of Sooner Road, said Bob Schiermeyer, city planner.

    July 29, 2014

  • jc_ITS map.jpg City to improve traffic flow

    The Edmond City Council this week approved a services agreement with Electronic Technology, Inc. For the  installation of Intelligent Transportation Systems’ video wall system at a cost of $314,620. The vote was 3-0.
    ITS is a fiber optic, wireless or hybrid communication system of monitoring road events and equipment in the field, data archiving and predicting traffic volume, said Kent Kacir, an engineer with Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • sales tax holiday.jpg Oklahoma sales tax takes a holiday

    Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 and ending at midnight Aug. 3, Oklahomans will be able to participate in a sales tax holiday giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain clothing and shoes free of sales tax.
    Yes, retailers may not charge tax, including state and local sales taxes on items that are tax-exempt during the sales tax holiday weekend. The sales of clothing and shoes priced at less than $100 are exempted from sales taxes.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Karan & Rwanda.jpg Peace through Business empowering women entrepreneurs

    Peace Through Business is part of the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) based in Oklahoma City. It is a program that connects small business entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and Rwanda with business owners in Oklahoma. One such entrepreneur found out about the program from a friend, applied, and was accepted to take part in this year’s session.
    Upon earning a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Universite de Sciences et Technique de Lille in Belgium, Lyliose Nduhungirehe began her career working for a construction company in Brussels, but she quickly switched paths to Information Technology.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Anderson Properties continues to grow

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties recently announced the acquisition of Tulsa-based Prudential Alliance Realty, an eight-office, 150-agent brokerage operating in Tulsa and Oklahoma City and Edmond.
    The transaction gives Anderson Properties, a full-service real estate agency a total of 38 offices and more than 600 agents.

    July 28, 2014