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    Plaza District New State Burgers & Spirits

    I've been meaning to post about this for a while, and they just put out a press release:

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    NEW STATE BURGERS & SPIRITS TO OPEN IN OKLAHOMA CITY’S PLAZA DISTRICT

    New Concept Arriving Mid-June Founded “For the People”

    OKLAHOMA CITY (May 14, 2019) – New State Burgers & Spirits, a new, modern restaurant and bar will soon arrive in the heart of Oklahoma City’s Plaza District. The hospitality-focused burger and bar concept is set to open mid-June. The space, located at 16th Street and Blackwelder, will feature a 14-seat bar offering a wide selection of local and craft beer options including nine on tap, a classic cocktail menu and wines curated by Thirst, an Oklahoma-based, global distributor of fine wines. Veteran Chef Robert Black of Spring Board, LLC serves as food service consultant and has helped build a select menu structured around a premium burger executed to perfection. Partners Chris Gomez, Jordan Harris and Tyler Maune chose a burger-centric concept as a nod to their hometown of El Reno, which is widely known as the birthplace of the fried onion burger.

    “We want to put our focus on one or two things and perfect them,” Gomez said. “Concentrating our menu helps ensure quality. Plus, a great burger is a strong foundation for an enjoyable dining experience.”

    Oklahoma natives Gomez, Harris and Maune sought to create a place they themselves would enjoy – a come-as-you-are restaurant with an approachable, yet elevated atmosphere.

    “We expect our clientele will be as diverse as the neighborhood – from a jogger stopping in for a beer after a run, to a couple dining in for a special occasion, to a business lunch,” Harris said.

    New State Burgers & Spirits is the newest member of the Plaza Business Alliance, an organization that aims to foster collaboration between business owners in the district, attract patrons and enhance the local Plaza experience.

    “The Plaza District is a thriving and vibrant creative hub where people from all walks of life congregate. It’s a place that is representative of where we are headed as a city,” Maune said. “Oklahoma City is our home, and we wanted to locate where we could best complement the culture and be of service to our community.”

    The restaurant name pays homage to the history of the 1250-square-foot building at 1705 NW 16th Street, which was occupied by the New State Ice Company from 1927 to 1952 and was used to house delivery trucks. Sara Kate Little of Sara Kate Studios is designing the interior space and integrating historic reference pieces into the layout of the intimate, modern eatery.

    Managing partner Jay Iaquinta said New State’s highest priority will be investing in staff by creating a culture that values enthusiasm and champions the nobility of serving others.

    “We believe hospitality is about generosity and authenticity,” Iaquinta said. “Every success we have at New State will flow from the quality of service we provide, and the customer will be the ultimate beneficiary.”

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    Here is their floorplan:


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    do you have an aerial to identify where this will be placed int he district?
    Oklahoma City, the RENAISSANCE CITY!

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    This has been in the works for awhile and they looked to Au Cheval in Chicago for inspiration. Really looking forward to this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sooner88 View Post
    This has been in the works for awhile and they looked to Au Cheval in Chicago for inspiration. Really looking forward to this.
    yeah... personally i'd think twice before eating a burger at a place called 'au cheval' : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    yeah... personally i'd think twice before eating a burger at a place called 'au cheval' : )
    you don't like your burgers on horseback?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jedicurt View Post
    you don't like your burgers on horseback?
    i generally prefer my burgers sans cheval...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOT ROD View Post
    do you have an aerial to identify where this will be placed int he district?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    i generally prefer my burgers sans cheval...
    Or herded a cheval

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    Here's their website... it's consistently voted one of the best burgers in the country. Hoping that New State is in the same ballpark.

    http://auchevaldiner.com/chicago/

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    They should have called it Y'all Cheval.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerrywall View Post
    They should have called it Y'all Cheval.
    Bravo!! lol

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    Who was the most recent tenant of the space they are taking over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjico View Post
    Who was the most recent tenant of the space they are taking over?
    Tree and Leaf I believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerrywall View Post
    They should have called it Y'all Cheval.
    We really need the like button to come back

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    Tree & Leaf occupied the space directly west of this. Well, at least their retail space did. It's possible their print shop was located next door, but I don't think so.

    I chatted with one of the owners yesterday while passing by. Nice guy who was eager to talk about the business, menu and build out. Really looking forward to this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheirTheir View Post
    Tree & Leaf occupied the space directly west of this. Well, at least their retail space did. It's possible their print shop was located next door, but I don't think so.

    I chatted with one of the owners yesterday while passing by. Nice guy who was eager to talk about the business, menu and build out. Really looking forward to this one.
    Ah your'e right. This store front will be where Collected Thread was.

    Tree and Leaf's old storefront is where Summerland Wellness is now.

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