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Smag 7: Trucks to teacups


With each week comes seven new restaurants in the OKC metro!

Carol Smaglinski February 22nd, 2012

As our city grows and lets its belt out a little, stay up on food trends with us! From Tex-Mex to food trucks to bubble tea, satisfying sustenance is always nearby.

3 Tequilas
315 S. Broadway, Edmond
216-0500

Taking over the spot of former El Parian, 3 Tequilas isn’t wasting any time on heating up the casa with your favorite Mexi-dishes. Enjoy white cheese dip to start, followed by its super fajita nachos. Want something different? Try the fish tacos that are made with mahi mahi. End with the traditional sopaipilla or house-made flan.

$$ Mexican


Wokstop OKC
9501 N. Macarthur
517-8802

Let yourself get swept up in the foodtruck trend and make a stop at WokStop OKC for some gourmet Chinese on the fly. Use Facebook or Twitter (@wokstopokc) to track its movement. Be sure to try the spicy chicken (a 5 on the 1-10 scale), the mobile wok’s best-seller. It also has delicious options of orange chicken or beef, sesame chicken and Mongolian beef. If you have a smaller appetite, try the crab roll, hot-and-sour soup or a lettuce wrap.

$$ Asian


La Luna Cantina & Grill
2812 Highway 62 Access Road, Newcastle
387-9475


The newest restaurant in this happy chain recently popped up in Newcastle. Customers have taken to its pollo verde (green chicken), which is full of fajita chicken, poblano peppers, tomatoes, onions and cheese. Also liked are the ocean tacos with grilled or fried fish. Finish with xango (pronounced “chango”): deep-fried cheesecake dusted with cinnamon and chocolate.

$$ Tex-Mex


S & B’s Burger Joint
20 N.W. Ninth
843-8777

Not your average burger shack, this hip haven opened its second location right across from the Womb gallery and Iguana Mexican Grill, just north of downtown. If you’re adventurous when it comes to eats, The Elvis pairs peanut butter and bacon for a surprisingly delicious outcome. You can attempt The Smokin’ Okie with grilled jalapeños, Cheddar, bacon, mayonnaise and barbecue sauce. Don’t skip the fries or fried cheese cubes.

$$ Burgers and more


180 Meridian Grill
2541 W. Main, Norman
310-6110

Cool and sleek, it’s a place definitely worth thinking about. This sister restaurant to Grand House on Classen Boulevard in Oklahoma City is serving Asian fusion and having a blast doing it. The duck enchiladas with a green curry-sour cream sauce are an attractive menu option. Reducing meat consumption or cutting it out altogether? Most dishes come with a tofu option and all are paired with sautéed vegetables.

$$$ Asian Fusion


Coolgreens
1189 E. 15th, Edmond
562-1020

Local flavor runs free at Coolgreens. Order off the menu or build your own salad with fresh ingredients that range from carrots to soy beans and housemade dressings. Its yogurt flavors change daily, and you can enjoy smoothies and parfaits, as well. Not feeling like eating a salad or on the go? Any salad can be made into a wrap.

$$ Salads and More


Tao Cha
1600 Garth Brooks Blvd., Yukon
265-2884

Pop into Tao Cha and grab its most popular passion-fruit green tea, iced or hot. It specializes in traditional Asian boba (bubble) teas. Warming up isn’t an issue, because you can get your hands on hot herbal green teas. All drinks are created with loose-leaf teas and herbs. The tea house offers muffins or cake from La Baguette.

$$ Teahouse

—Carol Smaglinski photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman

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