Feeding Bristow For 26 Years

Monday, November 27th 2006, 10:07 am
By: News On 6

The Monday after the biggest eating weekend of the year is maybe not the best time to do a story about food, but that is what News on 6 reporter Rick Wells did on Monday. He found a place in Bristow that has kept folks there fed for lunch for 26 years.

Wileeta Dobson opened Oscars Sandwich House in Bristow when her oldest was in kindergarten. In fact she could see the playground out the front window. "That's why I created this place was to raise children, my son's an orthodontist and my daughter's a speech pathologist."

The philosophy's pretty simple, everyday is fresh. There are no leftovers and they're only open for lunch. There's a regular special everyday, but they only make what they think they'll need that day. “Everything's done by 10:30, most things will be gone by 12 or 12:15, except for the bread." And the sliced meat for sandwiches.

Many of these customers are long time regulars; Leslie George has been coming here since kindergarten. Wileeta and her staff bake bread every day, both wheat and white. "That recipe was the recipe my parents were given as a wedding gift 55 years ago." There are fresh baked pies and brownies too.

What started as a simple way to help raise her kids has become a labor of love. "I just love people. So it's been a blessing."

Oscar's is located just off Main Street in Bristow at 104 West 9th. It's open Monday through Friday, but only for lunch.