Dining with a view
The Perch brings new dining options to Scissortail Park.
Dining options planned for Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City that were long delayed by the coronavirus pandemic at last take shape starting Friday with the opening of The Perch.
The Perch, 650 S Hudson Ave., represents the Scissortail Park Foundation’s campaign to promote health and wellness. Located on the Scissortail Boathouse patio, The Perch will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature wraps, sandwiches and salads, a kids menu items, ice cream and cold drinks and
The Fresh Eats menu is prepared and packaged daily by Scissortail Park’s chef Tra Coffey. Coffey returned to his hometown of Oklahoma City after attending the Culinary Institute of America, to take a job at Kyle’s 1025 in 2010. His most recent stop was at Picasso’s Cafe in the Paseo District.
“Like our Park’s namesake, this café is a place to fly into and perch for a relaxing stop while you enjoy delicious fresh food, a cold beverage or coffee,” Maureen Heffernan, CEO, Scissortail Park Foundation and Myriad Gardens Foundation, said in a release.
The menu includes snacks like chips and salsa and roasted red bell hummus, as well as wraps stuffed with roast beef and smoked turkey. Southwest chicken salad comes on a sandwich, and the Dharma Bowl and Perch Salad are ideal for vegetarians,
Kids can choose from peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and Greek yogurt parfait with fancy ice pops and ice cream sandwiches waiting for those who clean their plates. Besides ice cream, triple chocolate fudge cookies and churros are available for dessert.
Coffee options include basic drip, espresso Cafe Americano, cappuccino
and latte. Hot chocolate also is available. Extra snacks include potato chips, Kind Bars and Veggie Straws.
“Under the shade of the Boathouse patio, guests will experience beautiful views of the Park across the lake taking in the sites of the iconic Skydance Bridge and historic Union Station,” Heffernan said. “I know guests will want to eat there often, and park members will receive a 10 percent discount off their orders, so I hope visitors consider becoming a member.”
All purchases at The Perch support the Scissortail Park Foundation, the nonprofit organized to run park operations.
For more information about Scissortail Park membership, go to scissortailpark.org.
More dining options are on the way. The Social Order Dining Collective (The Jones Assembly) soon will open Spark along Oklahoma City Boulevard.
Corporate chef Kevin Lee said Spark might be opening next week if not for ongoing supply-line snags created by the global pandemic.
Lee said he still hopes to have the restaurant up and running by month’s end.
Lee’s menu will include burgers, burger bowls, fries, shakes, frozen custard and more old-time favorites.