By: Jim Butcher | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2015
Shari Beguin in the lovely new Owasso Pink House dining room.
The Pink House of Owasso opened its doors to serve customers on November 2, and owner Margo Stewart and her daughter Shari Beguin report that it has been an excellent opening month of business.
The Owasso restaurant is located at 209 N. Main and is open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu features sandwiches, wraps, quiches and salads, as well as a kids’ menu and five desserts.
Shari point outs that the entire menu, including the desserts, is all home made from scratch. “We think that helps distinguish our delicious cuisine from most restaurants,” she said. “You can taste the difference.”
Perhaps some would think the name “Pink House” – with an emphasis on tea and an environment of refinement – would clash with boots, cowboys and dirty hands, but Shari knows from the Claremore Pink House experience that men find the food good and is a place where they can relax and chew the fat. “We have businessmen as well as blue collar workers who enjoy dining here. The Pink House isn’t just for women! We get lots of compliments on our Reuben sandwich from men,” said Margo.
Parking is located on the north side and if extra space is need, Shari said, “The Bible Church of Owasso is graciously allowing us to park in the parking lots behind the restaurant and to the south of the restaurant.”
Margo and Shari purchased The Pink House in Claremore eight years ago, with the goal “to create a place for friends to connect over great food and a wonderful pot of tea.”
Soon they realized it would be great to offer Owasso-area residents something similar. But they wanted to wait until several factors made it the right time, including revitalization of downtown. They knew where they wanted to be, and waited until the location was available about ten weeks ago.
The Owasso Pink House features the same menu, including hot specialty casseroles, quiches, sandwiches on thick slices of homemade bread, fresh, crisp salads and homemade soups. Or, as they like to say, “same food, same service” as you would get in Claremore. Mother and daughter alternate between the two Pink Houses, with the newest restaurant serving its customers with a crew of nine employees.
Catering is another outstanding feature of both Pink Houses. “Mom and I have always upheld the historic standards that came with the Claremore Pink House catering service before we purchased it,” said Shari. “Both Pink Houses have combined into an outstanding catering team. The timeless tastes of our menus leave guests delighted, and our team’s unfaltering assistance provides you with your own historic event.” For anyone who is planning a wedding, reception, shower, anniversary, lunch, business dinner, company picnic or holiday party, “We want to help create memories of a lifetime.”
Jim Butcher is a retired, award-winning newspaperman who continues to write as a freelance writer and photographer. He owned the Tulsa Front Page weekly and was executive editor to Neighbor Newspapers' 13 metro newspapers. Currently, he writes for Value News and has become a paid assignment screenwriter, along with a University of Oklahoma professor who wrote Brad Pitt's first feature film. His award-winning screenplay is on the historical Osage Indian Murders of the 1920s.
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