The Mule a cheesy place to dine

I have found the most delicious place to get my cheese fix. The Mule, a restaurant that specializes in “Hot Melts & Cold Beer.”

I was a little apprehensive at first because normally, I hate getting grilled cheese sandwiches at restaurants. They just never compare to the ones I can make myself.

The fare at the Mule is an entirely different creature. I’ve ordered the same thing both times I’ve visited and will probably order it again on my next visit. It’s that good.

I started out with an appetizer of the most amazing cheese curds in the world. They’re Watonga Cheese Curds that are battered, fried and served with a side of marinara and a side of ranch. If you go, you have to get them.

For the meal, I get a grilled cheese made with cheddar cheese and bacon on sourdough bread.

For a side, I get The Mule’s House Tomato Soup.

The bread was perfectly toasted both visits. The cheddar cheese had a good taste and texture — the bacon thick and cooked to perfection.

The House Tomato Soup wasn’t runny like soup from a can. It was thick and hearty — but not with chunks. It had a consistency great for sandwich dipping without getting your bread all soggy.

Everything about the place is great: Parking was easy, service was great and the beer selection is pretty good. In addition to soup, they also have salads, beer-battered fries and onion rings.

The Mule’s hours of operation are 5 p.m. ‘till late on Mondays, 11 a.m. ‘till late Tuesdays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. They’re closed on Sundays.

You can find The Mule at 1630 N Blackwelder in the middle of Oklahoma City’s Plaza District.

Feed your cheese addiction with a variation of a childhood classic, like me, or something a little more fancy like the Big Ass Grilled Cheese with bleu. Either way, The Mule has a melt for you.

Rating: A+

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