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Bite Size: 1-18-12


News and notes on OKC dining.

Carol Smaglinski January 18th, 2012


The County Line returns
The venerable County Line Barbeque, 1226 N.E. 63rd, has been closed since 2010, but its loyal fans will get a treat, as a re-opening for the landmark restaurant is set for May. Phillip Mazaheri and Paul Ravencraft of Price Edwards & Co. brokered the sale to unidentified owners who have chosen to remain silent for a few weeks.

Egg-cellent
The 28th annual Omelette Party will be presented from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Coco-Cola Bricktown Events Center on Feb. 4. There will be live music by the JetSet Kings and a DJ, cocktails, an art raffle of more than 50 local artists and, of course, gourmet omelettes prepared by area chefs.

Tickets, which are $80 in advance and not sold the day of the event, can be purchased online at okcmoa.com or at the front desk of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. All proceeds will benefit the museum. Partygoers must be 21 years or older to enter.

Choco-lot
Don’t miss the Chocolate Decadence benefiting historic Automobile Alley from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Hudson-Essex building, 825 N. Broadway. The $50 tickets are on sale until Feb. 1. You must be at least 21 to attend.

Purchase tickets at downtownokc.com or automobilealley.org or call 405-706-7484. There will be no ticket sales at the door that evening.

Great scot!
At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, head to Bricktown Brewery, 1 North Ave., and enjoy a cultural night full of bagpiping, poetry and Scottish dancing. “Burns Night” is presented by the United Scottish Clans of Oklahoma to commemorate the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Tickets are $35 or $25 for USCO members (you can join that evening).

For more information, visit uscoscots.org.

Oh, i c!
In a hurry or just don’t feel like getting out of your car? A new convenience store opened in Norman called Oh, U Drive Thru, 1237 E. Lindsey Plaza Drive.

“It is completely a drive-thru convenience store, meaning you enter my store in your vehicle and an attendant will deliver the product to your window,” said proprietor Anna Jenkins.

You’ll be able to nab cigarettes, beer, sodas, snacks, paper towels and even toilet paper.

“Everyone who has driven through here is ecstatic,” Jenkins said.

Chow chat
Action-figure designer Kevin Stark, 53, otherwise known as “Mr. Pauls Valley,” recently opened his own 65-seat restaurant, Stark Fine Dining, just off Interstate 35 in a remodeled winery.

Stark is the curator of the Toy & Action Figure Museum in Pauls Valley, which had more than 16,000 visitors last year, as well as the creator of “Geezer” comics.

Famous look-alike: “George Harrison of the Beatles when I had the little glasses.”

What’s on the radar for the restaurant: “A jazz festival in the spring and a wine festival in the fall.”

Day off: “Work — I love what I do.” Kill for: “Basil pesto over linguine with extra garlic.”

Never touch: “A cucumber.” Hero: “(The late) Ho-Ho the Clown.”

When no one’s looking, you eat:

“Little Debbie’s oatmeal cakes or corn dogs.”

Motto: “‘Que Sera, Sera.’ I love Doris Day.”

Best advice: “It’s not personal; it’s business.”

Hidden talent: “Play guitar with my band Squeaky Burger. There could be a chain of Squeaky Burger restaurants soon.”

Bytes
With home-cooking almost extinct, which local restaurants offer better comfort food than your own kitchen? We asked. Facebook answered!

“Indian food is comfort food for me. Himalayas, now in Moore.” —Chris Ozolins

“Shartel Cafe’s Mac and Cheese is the best comfort food any time!!” —Deneen Nault

“Meatloaf sandwich and grilled cheese on the lunch menu at Rococo Restaurant & Fine Wine.” —Kyle Golding

“Ann’s is darned good, but I’d have to say Johnny’s Lunch Box, downtown near the bus station, is even better for good old-fashioned comfort food.” —Roger Barton

“Lentil Dahl at Misal of India in Norman.” —Steve Koch

“Classen diner...Nic’s grill.” —Sarah Dempsey

“Stella. Hands down.” —David Stinson

“Cafe Nova’s mac and cheese hits the spot.” —Sara Morrell

—Carol Smaglinski

 
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