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Smag 7: Matters of taste


Carol Smaglinski October 26th, 2011

Metro restaurants are a curious mixture of old and new. Their mission is to carefully weigh just what its customers want in taste, appearance and originality. Now get out and enjoy what they’ve concocted!

Campus Corner Breakfast Deli

6240 S.E. 15th, Midwest City 737-3388
In searching for the best for its customers, this Midwest City deli decided to expand recently and now stays open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Among its good values are the most-requested chicken salad sandwich, along with other cafe sandwiches and a good chicken tortilla soup, plus smoothies, coffee and tea.

$$ Deli


Tao Cafe
331 S. Blackwelder, Edmond 348-7777

Located near the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, the restaurant’s menu is not mind-boggling. You will find hot and sour soup, fried pork chops, a Buddha delight, lo mein and interesting beverages. Credit of personality and creative force goes to owner Peidi Tao.

$$ Asian


Republic Gastropub

5830 N. Classen Blvd. 286-4577
Going full steam at Republic Gastropub (under the umbrella of A Good Egg Dining Group), it’s a toss-up between straightforward burgers, fish and chips or bangers and mash. Pair this with a cold beer from Coop, Marshall and Choc, and beer flights in 4-ounce increments. Around the room are flat-screen televisions featuring brilliant color and detailed images. Check out the 200-inch, high-def, movie-quality screen.

$$ Pub Food


S & B’s Burger Joint
5929 N. May 843-8777

It’s not big, bold fare, but the menu here is carefully focused on burgers. Sliders are the big hits with 16 different variations and eight other offerings such as Philly cheesesteaks and chicken sandwiches. You’ll get a rush from the loaded and smothered fries. Everything is fresh and made in-house, from toppings to sauces. Out of the Box handles its desserts. S & B’s is getting nothing but raves.

$$ American

Anna’s Famous Gyros

2228 S.W. 74th 681-7733
This is big-flavored Greek and Persian food with no frills. The dessert, namely baklava, is in a word: scrumptious. Owner Anna Kermati features a kebob of ground beef and a shish kebob of chicken. The tabbouleh salad is good as is the shirazi salad, done with cucumbers, tomatoes and diced onions.

$$ Greek and Persian


Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe
5701 N. Western 842-2233

Your mouth will say merci! after a taste of one of the sandwiches at Camille’s. Relax and enjoy a chicken Caesar wrap or a Tex-Mex club. And that’s just a start of the many available treats. Its signature soup is the creamy Tuscan tomato, and it is now open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Camille’s also features best-selling soft drinks from Pops in Arcadia.


Sandwiches, Soups, Smoothies Los Vaqueros 

1114 S. Air Depot Blvd., Midwest City 737-1005

This is an unstuffy place to unwind. Try its many authentic dishes, as well as its specials, namely the chiles rellenos. There’s also fare for those in the mood for something less festive. Try the grilled T-Bone Mexicano, or keep it simple with a burger. Tantalize taste buds with a manager-recommended Gringo Loco.

$$ Mexican

—Carol Smaglinski, photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman

$$: up to $15

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$$$$: above $30

 
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