If there was one thing on God’s green earth that I thought I could count on, it was that I could get a corn dog at At Reba’s new restaurant in Oklahoma.
She recently spoke with producer Dave Cobb on an episode of Southern Accents Radio talk about faxing Dolly Parton about their duet for “Does He Love You”, his new gospel album My chains are gone, in addition to taking stock of his restaurant, At Reba’swhich is due to open this fall.
She said they’ve been working on it for a year and a half, perfecting the menu and bringing together a great team in Atoka, Oklahoma:
“He is, Reba‘s Place in Atoka, Oklahoma. And we have the best team. We are in partnership with the City of Atoka, Oklahoma, and the Choctaw Nation. We’ve been working on it for a year and a half.
And we had such a good time. We went through the menu with Chef Curtis, now Chef Jordan, and we hired our team, our crew. At first it was a way to give back to the community, but I think they give me more than I give them.
It’s just that feeling of reconnecting with everyone in that part of the country. And we’re having a great time with it and I can’t wait for it to open. I hope it will be this fall.
But the only bad news is… there won’t be any corn dogs in sight at Reba, and you’ll have to settle for chicken fillets instead (I know, I know, they’re not really interchangeable).
In a Q&A with various members of the press, Reba confirmed the bad news:
“Chicken fingers have replaced corn dogs.
I guess we got a little worn out with the corn dogs, but Chef Curtis, who cooks the menus for us, is a terrific chef.
Although the place looks pretty fancy from what I can tell in the renders, I just can’t imagine eating here and at least not having the option to get a corn dog.
Gotta call some bullshit Reba, go back and talk to Chef Curtis…
The building will be a restaurant, bar, music venue and retail store all rolled into one…but no corn dogs.
I mean, it would be like going to see her in concert and not hearing “Fancy”. Sure, it was a great show, but something about it felt wrong.
It’ll just never get more iconic than this… maybe it’s not too late to reconsider: