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Smag 7: Comfort cuisine

Carol Smaglinski November 30th, 2011

Mexican fare, burgers, pizza, steak: Metro eateries have ’em! Why not you?

The Garage Burgers & Beer
307 E. Main, Norman 701-7035

Despite the name, you won’t find any tires in this Norman spot, which opened for service this spring. However, you will find an array of burgers, tacos and salads. Try one of the two favorite desserts: Bomb Pops and root beer floats. This month, enjoy a Forward Foods cheeseburger featuring Benning Goat Gouda. Friend it on Facebook to stay up with specials, as well as theme evenings like Bucket Night and Skee Ball Night.

$$ Burgers and More

El Asadero
2703 S. Western 778-8924

Ultra-fresh ingredients only! This eatery as only just begun to sell carnitas, a meltingly tender pork dish interspersed with Mexican spices and served with guacamole, pico de gallo, rice and beans. It also has started making its own corn tortillas in-house.

$$ Mexican

Round-Up Pizza
5004 S.E. 29th 677-8822

Don’t waste time or money on delivery when you can come in for authentic, pocketbook-friendly pizza. Not in the mood for Italian pie? No problem! Round-Up boasts fried chicken and Mojo potatoes, sliced, breaded and fried!

$$ Pizza, Chicken and More

Home Run Sliders
128 E. Fifth, Edmond 513-5410

No matter your batting average, you’ll hit a home run with The Ump, Home Run’s best-selling slider made with candied bacon and Gorgonzola. Got the appetite the size of a ballpark? Come in from 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays for half-price sliders.

$$ Sliders

Timber Lodge Steakhouse
13100 Colony Pointe blvd., Piedmont 373-1161

Craving some extraordinary beef? The best-seller at Timber Lodge is the 12-ounce rib-eye. If you’re not in the mood for a steak, choose one of the daily specials. Here’s the rundown: Monday, chicken fried steak; Tuesday, ham and beans; Wednesday, pot roast; Thursday, meatloaf; and Friday, fried catfish. There’s room for 120, so bring a group!

$$ American Comfort Food

Basil Mediterranean
6620 E. Reno, Midwest City 736-0500

Sponsored by local fave Zorba’s Mediterranean Cuisine, Basil Mediterranean cooks up traditional gyros, kebobs and falafel. Try one of the specials, chicken or pork shank, finished with a semisweet sauce made with cranberries and apricots. See its full menu at

$$ Mediterranean

Tucker’s Onion Burgers
324 N.W. 23rd 609-2333

Open until 9 p.m. daily, Tucker’s has a simple, yet tasty menu of burgers, including a turkey one. Top seller? The juicy onion burger created with all-natural, grass-fed beef with no hormones. Recently honored as the first two-star-certified restaurant in Oklahoma by the National Green Restaurant Association, you can expect only the best here. Splurge for a hand-dipped milk shake!

$$ Onion Burgers and More

—Carol Smaglinski, photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman

$$: up to $15

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