Deep Deuce project opens with gourmet corndogs, whimsical architecture

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OKLAHOMA CITY - It’s not your typical corn dog, but then again, nothing is typical about a new eatery in the Deep Deuce area.

"We use local Watonga cheese curds in this thing, and they are insane," Beth Lyon, chef for Anchor Down said.

The 5,000 square foot project, OKSea, blossomed after Developer Richard McKown saw an opportunity for a dog park in the neighborhood.

"It started off as the idea of a dog park that just grew and grew and grew into this beautiful sculptural piece of architecture,” Developer Richard McKown said.

Usually you'd see shipping containers on ships, but more architects in the Deep Deuce area are turning them into businesses.

“Richard was mentioning a big food truck in a shipping container type setting," John Harris owner of Anchor Down said.

OKSea didn't come without its own set of challenges.

"It's not for the uninitiated. You need to be passionate about construction to take on a shipping container," McKown said.

OKSea is in the Deep Deuce District now, but it could move anywhere in the future.

"We really intended to have the building here for about 10 years and have it be this fun icon playground space and to really animate this public plaza," McKown said.

It’s a whimsical look with a nomadic future.

"I think that's the idea. Just kind of move it around and see where it grows,” Harris said.

“We love the unit. We love the building. We love the design so we won't be leaving anytime soon."

Anchor Down opens at 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sat and serves food until 1 a.m.  It’s located at 30 NE 2nd ST.


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