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Smag 7: Holi-dazed


Carol Smaglinski December 14th, 2011

Holiday prep exhausted you? No problem! OKC has a few new eateries that you can try with the family this holiday season.

Cherryberry
12100 N. May 463-5556

CherryBerry is a franchise out of Broken Arrow. This CherryBerry is owned by Mike Sloan and Clint Pitzer. You know the drill: Get a cup and serve yourself frozen yogurt and whatever you like of the 50 various toppings. Choose from candies such as Heath bars and chocolate chips, or fruits like strawberries or blackberries. Pay by the ounce.

$$ Yogurt Bar

Frosted Mug Grill & Big Bar
1800 S. Meridian 681-1900

Did I say “big bar”? In fact, at the Frosted Mug, there are two big bars. This momand-pop operation turns out “cowboy” steaks, such as tender filet mignon, good salmon, seafood and sandwiches, if you prefer. For a nice finish to tempt you, try the excellent New York cheesecake, chocolate cake or brownies. Frosted Mug opened in early November.

$$$ Steak and More

Greenhorn
1040 N.W. Fourth 816-679-3029

Patrick Petralie, a former carpenter, is manning the stove at this new pick-up restaurant near N.W. Fourth Street and Western Avenue, and this place has what it takes to make a beautiful morning. He is producing egg-based products, such as delicious quiche and egg salads with in-season ingredients. His frittatas are done with tomato and basil, caramelized onions and a raw-milk cheddar. Greenhorn is open from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$$ Breakfast and Lunch

Shelby’s Fish Shack
1414 W. Britton 286-0811

This spot just got rolling about four months ago. Shelby’s Fish Shack is small and it is walk-up and takeout. Its area of expertise involves catfish and fried okra, both rich in Oklahoma tradition, plus fried chicken strips, fried wings, coleslaw and a special Cajun dipping sauce with well-liked prices. Best bet to save time? Call ahead.

$$ Outdoor Dining or Pickup

Bubba’s Bub-ba-Q
715 N.W. 23rd 815-4055

He’s back! Barbecue chef David Farris, who made darned good barbecue in Bethany on Northwest Expressway up until he sold the place two years ago, has now re-opened with his son, Zac, in a quaint old house on 23rd built in 1918. The guys feature barbecue, plus hummus and a Mediterranean/Lebanese salad with chicken.

$$ Barbecue

Red’s Southern Diner
840 W. Danforth, Edmond 509-2635

Homey Red’s opened Dec. 5 and nobody’s taste buds have been disappointed. This is the ultimate comfort spot serving family-style food starting at $11.99, with less expensive menu items just for the youngsters. Tuck into fried chicken, chicken tenders, catfish and chicken pot pie. In addition, there is pot roast and barbecue roasted chicken. You choose the sides, and along with all of this comes a biscuit and a salad.

$$ Southern Cooking

Jake’s Country Cafe
2119 S.W. 44th 420-1119

With food sizzling on the stove in front of him, owner Jake Fogg calls his business “small potatoes,” but big things sure are happening. His burgers are never pressed and the chicken-fried steak is handbreaded. Fogg has 18 years of restaurant business under his belt. It’s paid off, because he is pleasing his regulars’ taste buds. Jake’s opened in late July; Fogg says he is yet to hear one complaint.

$$ Country Cooking

—Carol Smaglinski, photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman

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