Didn’t really mean for this to become a 10 minute video. But it’s the Internet, right?
We’ve done a few videos and stories about Iguana Mexican Grill on 9th Street in Oklahoma City. Last week was the 2 year anniversary of the successful “taco stand.” I caught up with two of the three partners, Chef Ryan Parrott and Robert Painter, to talk about the first two years, the growth of the area and what’s next.
Fried chicken and champagne, anyone?
It rained on my topless Jeep during this interview on Friday evening. But it’s always entertaining talking with the Iguana crew. Good people. Good food. Glad to see growth around Oklahoma City. Anywhere. Not just on 9th Street where Iguana anchors a food row including Sara Sara Cupcakes and Pachinko Parlor.
And Jeeps are made for the elements.
My band played a high school prom, Heritage Hall, I think, last spring at the Iguana Grill. Some of the spread for the kids included tacos. This was before Taco Tuesday was introduced. At 1 am or 2 am or whenever we finished playing, Parrott told us to help ourselves to the remaining food. Never have tacos of any size tasted so good.
Congrats to Ryan, Robert and Steve Mason. And to all of us who have made friends with them, and others we have met while dining at Iguana.