If you were living here in fifteen years ago when the Oklahoma legislature officially settled the argument over whether the watermelon was a fruit or a vegetable, you might remember it was quite the scandal.

They officially adopted watermelon as the official state vegetable passed in a 78-18 vote, and when challenged as to why watermelon was chosen as a vegetable, the SWOK state senator that championed the issue gave the most glorious quote on the matter.

After admitting that it was in fact technically a fruit, he added "but it's also a vegetable because it's a member of the cucumber family" still not realizing that cucumbers are also a fruit... but the watermelon is also, actually, classified as a legit vegetable.

Now we've long argued about the fruit/vegetable classifications of tomatoes, even though every scientific source in the world classifies it as a berry, it's still technically a vegetable based on how it's grown defined by the broader use of the word.

Webster's Dictionary defines 'vegetable' as 'anything that is made or obtained from plants.'

Even though that's a huge umbrella definition, it sticks.

Truth be told, just like the tomato, watermelon can be both a fruit and a vegetable at the same time, though I don't think anybody would ever treat a melon like a mater in this world.

Other food things you may not know are... Pop-Tart's are really just breakfast ravioli. Chili can have beans. Burgers and hotdogs are sandwiches. Ketchup belongs on hotdogs, and deep dish isn't pizza, it's a casserole.

Oklahoma's Most Legendary Food Challenges

While you can certainly accept social trends in eating at chain restaurants for the rest of your life, you'd at least get a show with your dinner while watching the iron stomachs of Oklahoma tackle the biggest and most legendary food challenges at the various mom & pop restaurants spread all across the Sooner State.

Oklahoma Diner's, Drive-In's, and Dive's Guy Fieri Raved About On TV

We all know Guy Fieri is the self-proclaimed Mayor of Flavortown, and as such, we generally trust his discerning palate to guide us to the best food any place has to offer. At least the places he tends to go often offer up some really good eats, and in looking at this list, having eaten at most of these places a handful of times, he's not wrong. Here are the Oklahoma original restaurants that have been featured on Triple-D.

15 More Amazing Southwest Oklahoma Hole-In-The-Wall Eats

It's far too easy to be lulled into thinking the same old chain restaurants are the "good" places to eat across Southwest Oklahoma. You won't find a single franchise on this list. It's all locally owned, locally run, sometimes a little run down, but you'll agree the meals are outstanding when you walk away with a belly full of the good stuff.

In no particular order, here are another fifteen amazing local Southwest Oklahoma eats, and be sure to check out the O.G. 15 Amazing SWOK Hole-In-The-Wall Eats right here when you're done...

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