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Sussy's to open by mid October in Bricktown

Rick Bailey, longtime owner of the legendary Nomad restaurant, will open Sussy's Eatery and Spirits in Bricktown by middle of October, if not a hair earlier. 

The Nomad, of course, was the last restaurant opened by infamous local restaurateur Jack "Sussy" Sussman, who introduced pizza to Oklahoma City and owned a number of local restaurants between the late 1940s until his death in 1980.

That’s when the Bailey family approached the Sussman Family Trust and purchased the restaurant and has owned it ever since.

Bailey said in a phone interview Monday the new place will offer about 65-percent of the Nomad menu plus some additions.

“We’ll have all the pizzas plus a few new ones,” he said.

Bailey said the restaurant will offer counter service for food and full service at the bar.

“That way if you want to run in and get some pizza before you go to the Thunder game or the show, you can get in and out quickly.”

But those who want to choose from among the 50 bottles of wine Sussy’s will offer can take their time and relax with a meal of steak, fried chicken, or pasta. Bailey said the Sussy’s menu will offer some new salads and an original salmon entrée. Bailey said Sussy’s will also offer a gluten-free crust, which Nomad never had.

The new place, taking over the space at 200 S Oklahoma Ave., Suite 140, where tapas concept Bolero previously operated.

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