Food and energy, energy and food – the two are inextricably entwined. Good food, prepared well, gives us the fuel we need, the energy to live. But to consider the relationship on another level, the dining scene in the metro is in a strong period of growth, with many exciting new options being unveiled on almost a weekly basis… which helps drive further development in every sector. Meanwhile, the energy industry is a part of Oklahoma City’s heritage and its future.
Now the two are coming together with the announcement by SandRidge Energy and Good Egg Dining Group of Kitchen No. 324, an American bistro coming to the first floor of SandRidge Commons in the Braniff Building at 324 N. Robinson.
Greg Dewey, SandRidge’s VP of communications and community relations, says that “the vision for the SandRidge Commons is to create a shared space that can be enjoyed by all, with green space, retail and now this restaurant. We trust the Commons and Kitchen No. 324 will add to the momentum and activity in downtown Oklahoma City.”
“Kitchen No. 324 will be the downtown address for fresh,” adds Keith Paul, co-owner of Good Egg Dining Group. “The cuisine will be a nod to the modern palate and American classics, but the design of the restaurant will be a mix of modern and vintage, keeping in mind the history of the Braniff Building for which it is named.”
The 3,000-square-foot café, bakery and coffee shop will offer breakfast items, including baked goods, pastries, desserts, fresh fruit and vegetable juices and gourmet donuts, along with handmade sandwiches, house-cured meats, one-of-a-kind salads and other lunch fare.
If that sounds tempting, keep the address on your mental back burner – the planned opening for Kitchen No. 324 will be late this year.