1199 S. Service Road, Moore
$$$ Steaks and more
The Man Cave
1522 W. Lindsey, Norman
Come in for the Boulevard and Shocktop brews on tap. Stay for dinner. You’d be remiss to leave without trying one of the 37 different wing sauces — honey coconut, Sooner and Thunder or spicy garlic Parmesan, to name a few. It wouldn’t be a true man cave without nachos, quesadillas or good burgers, so if you don’t fill up on wings, try one. Don’t feel too guilty about the smorgasbord; everything is baked.
$$ Bar food
Habaneros Mexican Restaurant
251 E. Waterloo, Edmond
This address is a relocation for the popular Habaneros in Edmond owned by Chris and Mandy Hobson. The chiles rellenos, made with large roasted poblano peppers, is one of the staple dishes. Wash that down with one of the many beers on the menu. Other favorites include pork chili verde and tacos carne guisada.
2037 S. Meridian
A relocation that opened Dec. 15, it is wasting no time making a name for itself, featuring the Sadie’s Breath cocktail. You’ll need some sustenance, so opt for the pulled pork sandwiches, blackened chicken salad sandwich or honey mustard chicken club. You might even consider splitting the sizable chicken-fried steak, which comes with mashed potatoes and green beans. On the lighter side are daily soup and salad specials.
Sauced on Main Street
2100 W. Main, Norman
Pinot Noir has been its most requested wine, either by the carafe or glass. This is another Hal Smith Restaurant Group eatery, with full-flavored food like chicken Parmesan, mini meatballs, nachos and tasty salads. Create your own pizza, or — if you’re feeling adventurous — order its Suicide Pizza with eight slices of different variations. Start your meal with the calamari, and end it with a free game of shuffleboard.
$$ Pizza and more
Hibachi Grand Buffet
6161 N. May
Formerly under the name of Asian Eternity Buffet, Hibachi presents a full beer list to enjoy with your Chinese and Japanese fare. One meal includes your choices from the whole sushi bar, regular buffet and a giant dessert bar. The emphasis is on sweet-and-sour dishes, sesame chicken, peach pie, banana pudding and fortune cookies. The weekend dinner spread includes fresh oysters.
$$ Asian buffet
2001 W. Main, Norman
Looking for a number of rich and creamy cheeses to pair with wine? Head to one of the most extensive cheese counters in the metro. Forward Foods in Norman has moved into new digs from 123 E. Main to make room for an eager and growing lunch bunch. On the menu are specialty grilled cheeses, homemade soups, deli sandwiches and even quiche.
$$ Cheese and more
—Carol Smaglinski photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman
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