Come and getcha 'gator!
One of the reasons some people look forward to attending the Tulsa State Fair is to see what sort of unusual foods are going to be offered along the midway. For example, last year's fair featured the debut of something called the Bac-o-gator, which was pieces of bacon alternating on a stick with chunks of alligator meat, all of which was battered and deep-fried.
As odd as it might sound, it was absolutely delicious — and tasted nothing like chicken.
While you won't be able to find that exact dish around town, there are places in Tulsa that have fried alligator on their menus.
Bayou Boyz BBQ, 397 E. Main St., in Jenks, which offers a mix of barbecue and Cajun dishes, pairs chunks of fried alligator with filets of catfish as a frequent special, while Nola's Creole & Cocktails, 1334 E. 15th St., has an appetizer it calls Cocodrie Fried Alligator, served with a remoulade sauce.
But for those who might want something a bit more than an alligator appetizer, head for Flavors of Louisiana, 5800 S. Lewis Ave., in the London Square Shopping Center. There, you can have alligator as an appetizer, paired with an equal amount of crawfish; as the main ingredient in one of its signature po' boy sandwiches; and as a entree, either battered and fried or blackened.