MIO Restaurant of the Month

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Before Oklahoma entered statehood, there’s been a strong connection with Oklahoma and outlaws.  The vast territory provided many areas for hideouts and easily accessible towns for bank robberies.  Interest is spurred when you hear of a restaurant being named for one of Oklahoma’s most notorious female outlaws, Belle Starr.  Iron Star Urban BBQ is in the heart of Oklahoma City, neighboring the Paseo Arts District & Crown Heights, 3700 N. Shartel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  The restaurant gives the retro, western feel with wood floors and brick walls.  You could just imagine an outlaw dining in a restaurant just like this.  But, the food is not outdated.  The restaurant offers a fine dining experience with a smokehouse flavor; however, it also offers comfort food with a twist.  They don’t stop there.  In keeping with the health food trends, they also offer a gluten free menu.  Just a sampling of their main menu, they offer Seaboard Farms Pulled Pork, an Oklahoma raised pork, which is smoked and hand pulled and also a Black Pepper Crusted Prime Rib (Dinner Only) is served by the ounce (10 oz. minimum) with your choice of two sides with cornbread.  They offer a wide variety of sides, including Dutch oven sweet potatoes, corn pudding and braised collard greens.  Mama’s Deviled Eggs, with pepper ceviche and fresh scallion is one of their amazing appetizers.  Of course, a fine dining experience must be topped off with a tantalizing dessert, of which, Double Chocolate Bread Pudding with a grand marnier glaze is one option.

If you’re needing a place of host a special gathering, Iron Star Urban BBQ offers a unique, fine dining experience having their own Chef design a special menu of gourmet influence for you and your guests.

We are proud for Iron Star Urban BBQ to be named our May restaurant of the month.

Fill out your MIO Restaurant application today at www.miocoalition.com

The Made in Oklahoma Coalition, founded in the year 2000, is a group of 70+ Oklahoma food manufacturers, growers and producers dedicated to promoting brand awareness for Oklahoma made food and beverage products.

After over a decade of raising awareness for made in Oklahoma products, The MIO Coalition recognized that consumers in our state not only want to shop for local products at the grocery store, but they also want to support the Oklahoma restaurants that incorporate locally produced food and beverage items into their menu’s. Thus, in an effort to make this information more readily available to Oklahoma consumers the MIO Restaurant Program was born.

The Restaurant of the Month promotion was implemented to provide additional support and recognition to MIO restaurant members that go above and beyond the baseline requirements for membership by offering a robust selection of MIO products to their patrons. After each restaurant of the month is selected, a public voting process is implemented at the beginning of the next calendar year to determine who will be named MIO Restaurant of the Year. The winner of the MIO Restaurant of the Year campaign will receive a plaque of recognition, free advertising through MIO, a special feature on the MIO website and social media platforms as well as a $1,000 donation to the food bank of their choice.

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