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Bite Size: 12-14-11


News and notes on OKC dining.

Carol Smaglinski December 14th, 2011


LOCAL MOVEMENT
Patty Wagon, owned by Bryce Musick (pictured), is up and running again in a new location at 10601 N. May. The burger truck business went down, due to new state health department regulations prohibiting a mobile food vendor from remaining in a physical spot for more than 12 hours.

“I did the renovations to my mobile trailer, which enabled me to get up and be back in business,” Musick said.

He now has an alternative space between Britton and Hefner. Musick specializes in juicy, healthy burgers. Follow Musick on Twitter at @PattywagonOKC.

ZIO’S OPENS SOUTH-SIDE LOCALE
Zio’s Italian Restaurant opened a Norman location in November at 1353 24th Ave. N.W. Paul Gordon is the general manager and was surprised at the buzz created by the Norman opening. Zio’s not only has its regular menu with its hot sellers such as spiced chicken Alfredo and pepperoni chicken, but also has gluten-free menu options like grilled chicken and a baked formaggio dish with a blend of four cheeses. Reach the newest Zio’s at 364-4650.

SHINY AND NEW AGAIN
Lucille’s at Highway 77 and Main Streets in Mulhall is officially open again after a fire more than two years ago. Brothers Chris and Don Harman purchased the restaurant and finished their extensive renovations, creating jobs for 33 people.

Lucille’s specializes in chicken-fried steak, catfish, onion rings and homemade pies.

Bikers, car enthusiasts and regular joes flock to the restaurant. There are classic-car shows every Saturday night and poker runs for bikers once a month. Enjoy a biker buffet every Saturday and Sunday morning. In October, Lucille’s experienced a warm welcome with crowds of more than 1,000 stopping for the initial soft opening. They have put in seating for 170 people inside and another 170 outside.

Lucille’s is open Thursday through Sunday every week. Hours are Thursday, 4-9 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Reach Lucille’s at 405-2229.

WATSON, WE’VE GOT IT!
“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” opens this Friday, and Baker St. Pub & Grill at 2701 W. Memorial is offering fans a chance to win free movie tickets for one year with its “Passport to the Movies” promotion.

Enter by picking up a passport from the pub location and earning passport stamps by ordering a craft beer or holiday drink. The winner will be selected via a live drawing from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 20.

For more information, visit bakerstreetpub.com.

CHOW CHAT

For the past eight years, Christie Luna has been the sales product marketing manager at Glazer’s Oklahoma.

Three wines we should try:

“Opus 1, a Bogle Petite Sirah and a Duckhorn Merlot.”

Balance your checkbook? “I do online banking and it is awesome.”

Splurge on food: “It would be a beef carpaccio with baby steamed vegetables and no sauce.”

Catch me at happy hour: “Usually in my office, unfortunately, at that time, but the best happy hour is on my deck with my friends.”

Really believe your horoscope? “I am a Libra and sometimes I do.”

Smart thing you did to land a job:

“I was in the right place at the right  time, and I met a girl at a party who worked for Reliance. I pursued and pursued. And that was in 2004.”

Epiphany wine: “A Zaca Mesa Black Bear Block Syrah at (the now closed) Daddy Woo’s in Norman.”

Met your guy Mike Weatherly:

“At Classics Bar & Grill. He is a major on the Oklahoma City Fire Department. He was on his Harley and I just melted.”

One habit of his that drives you nuts: “He’s always right.”

You die and come back as?

“Margaret Thatcher during her tenure.”

Never part with: “My black turtleneck cashmere sweater.”

A song that describes you: “‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ by The [Rolling] Stones.”

Hilarious happening: “Was at Matello in Oregon and we posed for a picture, and I missed a step on a ramp while handing a glass of wine to staff member Rachel Shelton. I flipped over the wine barrel, but saved the wine and the Riedel glass, and ended up between the wine racks. I was laughing so hard.”

BYTES
Baby, it’s cold outside! Let’s warm up with some tamales. We asked Facebook fans about the best local joints to get ’em. Here are the verbatim answers.

“Maybe this doesn’t count as traditional tamales, but I love Cheevers seafood tamale with sweet potato masa ... yum!” —Randy Burleson

“Pepe Delgado’s in Norman.” —Nancy Alsup

“Yep, totally Pepe’s” —Claudia Aita Costa

“Teds on tulsa” —Julie Jester-Spielman

“Taco san pedro on sw 44th” —Sarah Dempsey

“Abel’s on Nw 50” —Oklahoma Midwife Margarett Scott

“Mamichulas in the little town of Luther!” —Jamie Smith

“And one of us here throws in a big thumbsup for Taco Rico’s homemade tamales!” —Oklahoma Gazette

—Carol Smaglinski

 
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