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TLO Restaurant Review: The Wedge

For many years, I lived on N. Western and N.W 44th – it was the best times and was the worst times, to be sure – and would often grab a bite to eat at the Wedge, 4709 N. Western Ave., Oklahoma City’s wood-fired pizza kitchen, using it as a go-to spot for first dates, most of them usually terrible.

After a few years, I moved to another hovel and another one, and eventually, had a stroke…three of them to be exact!

But now, cruising down Western and reaffirming myself with the new lay of median'less land, I noticed the Wedge was still there. With my belly rumbling for their primo pizza, my pizza pal and I decided to have an impromptu date night, in honor of my time of senseless futility.

We walked into the place, and it seemed pretty low-key, with a couple of patrons and a whole cadre of waitstaff. While the restaurant looked different—smaller, I'd say, but what did I know—the menu was almost the same, with my favorites leaping off the menu.

Out of all the salads, a wedge is my favorite, and the Wedge’s very own “Real” Wedge Salad ($9.00) is a very delicious way to start a meal—any meal. It's ostensibly a head of lettuce cut in four equal parts, topped with bacon, Roma tomatoes, red onions, and blue cheese dressing...

As I mentioned, it's top-of-the-heap delicious. Whether you stab them with a fork – mixing them up with the real bacon and blue cheese dressing – or simply pop them in your mouth by hand, the hefty chunks of chopped Roma tomatoes and onions complement the experience. I wish more people would serve them this way.

With the salad done, we next tried the Wedge Bread ($7.00). With about four of them, it is made with homemade pizza dough with extra virgin oil, grated parmesan, oregano, and basil seasoning, served with a marinara sauce.

With my Italian Raspberry soda ($4.00) at the ready, each crispy-outside/ tender-inside bite served as a good old reminder that good garlic bread will always suffice as a preamble for a great meal, especially if that meal is pizza.

For that we went with a medium Truffle Shuttle ($15.00) – a gorgeous pie with toppings like roasted chicken, mushrooms, spinach, mozzarella, grated parmesan, sage, and truffle oil.

And what a glorious pizza it was, save for the Goonies corpulent mascot.

The sexy aroma shuffled my taste buds all the way around, with the gooey mozzarella cheese and slices of roasted chicken providing a real flair on top, and the spinach and sage giving it a pizza for the ages. It’s the comically stringy pizza that advertisers like to promote, with a recipe that should be guarded for eternity like One-Eyed Willie's Treasure.

After a few years away, I feel like I have to say the Wedge is still pretty darn good and a great place to take a questioning date, whether it be man, woman, or both. Cómpralo ya!


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