Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails is a restaurant in Norman, Oklahoma. They use real ingredients and cook from scratch, as the name suggests. They even use this concept when it comes to their cocktails.
You will find a wide range of delicious dishes at Scratch but what you won’t find is high fructose corn syrup, bleach and enriched flour, or preservatives.
We got the chance to speak to Brady T. Sexton, the owner of Scratch, and here is what he had to say about his restaurant and going green.
GO: What was your motive for starting Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails?
Brady: I always wanted to have a restaurant of my own and make everything from scratch, the right way. The concept started with the bar, making cocktails with fresh-squeezed juices and house-made syrups, and using old-school formulas.
GO: Why is it important that your restaurant is eco-friendly?
Brady: At home and at work, it is important to do what you can do whenever you get the chance to ease the strain on our infrastructure, to reduce demand for petroleum products, and to be a part of the solution and not the problem.
GO: What’s the best advice you have ever gotten about going green?
Brady: Stop driving, stop paying for gas, and get on a freaking bicycle!
GO: What is your favorite item on the menu?
Brady: I love all of our “center-of-the-plate” items, but they’re all meat and I don’t eat much meat. My favorite is probably the Veggie Quinoa Bowl because our chef does a great job preparing the quinoa and the tomato sauce, and the fresh veggies rotate and are often from local farmers.
GO: Why do you feel it’s important to support locally owned businesses?
Brady: The multiplier effect in economics is the #1 factor for me. Every dollar spent locally basically “bounces” around the local economy and becomes worth more and more. A dollar spent that leaves the local economy goes straight to a giant corporation.
GO: What is your favorite thing to do in Oklahoma?
Brady: Probably water ski on any of our wonderful lakes, or hike the Wichitas with my family.
GO: Other than your own business, what is your favorite eco-friendly business in Oklahoma?
Brady: Stash in Norman.
We hope you enjoyed getting to learn more about Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails and the face behind the business. Be sure to let us know about other local green businesses you would like to see featured. Just post in the comments below, on our Facebook page or email us at email@example.com.
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