1933 N. MacArthur Blvd.
No frills or pretense in this colorful eatery, which features the sort of cuisine that is a rarity in an Oklahoma Mexican joint. On the menu you’ll find goat, lamb, tripe as well as the more ubiquitous Mexican foods. The relatively new restaurant appears to be doing well, with customers coming back for more.
Hy Palace and Pho Kim Long
1133 N.w. 23rd
Only open for a few weeks at this address are two concepts under one roof. One side, Pho Kim Long, specializes in long-simmered soup and noodles, while the other side, Hy Palace, focuses on Chinese and Vietnamese entrées and seafood. You can’t go wrong with bubble tea, ice cream or che — say “jaa,” which means “goodbye” in Vietnamese — a dessert dish with fruit and coconut milk.
Holder Brothers Beef
15220 N. Western, Edmond
This meat market specializes in dry-aged, flavor-filled beef. Purchase all cuts, from steaks to roasts, or come in and buy smoked brisket or tri-tip to heat up at home. Have difficulty finding Holder Brothers? Just look right below the Shoppes at Veranda shopping center tower. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Sunday, when it is open from 1 to 5 p.m.
$$$ Meat market
15220 N. Western, Edmond
The weather is nicer, so try out the patio at this newer eatery. Looking for pizza or pasta or a grilled chicken sandwich? Sure, but it’s those good burgers that are the topsellers. For dessert, go next door to Berri Licious, also owned by the Cafe Veranda owners and get frozen yogurt, cookies, cupcakes, coffee and tea.
2262 w. Main, Norman
This farm-to-fork concept is tucked in the Normandy Creek Shopping Center at 24th Avenue N.W. and W. Main Street in Norman. Chef Ryan Parrott developed a fresh and innovative menu for the restaurant, which includes an open kitchen, patio, bar and retail space for meals onthe-go. There is a fantastic area just for the little ones, with a nursery, movie cave, reading space, playhouses and more.
La Taqueria Mexican Fusion
5805 N.w. 50th, Warr Acres
On your visit to this weeks-old spot, be sure to order the chicken tortilla soup and then move on to a number of Mexican items from tacos, flavorful fajitas, burritos, quesadillas and salads. For dessert, try a brownie and oatmeal-raisin cookie.
TeaLicious Bakery & Takery
200 S.E. 19th, Moore
TeaLicious opened in the middle of March and has chicken salad, of course, but what’s hot is its broccoli cornbread. You can buy deviled eggs, fruit cups and more. For your sweet tooth, there is a chocolate-peanut butter cupcake and the Rockefeller, a threelayer chocolate pudding.
$$: up to $15
$$$$: Above $30