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Food, fast


Faster food that doesn't compromise your health!

Carol Smaglinski April 18th, 2012

Thank goodness it’s almost summer! Start the season with some food that comes out fast, but doesn’t spare the flavor or quality. Here are a few places where you can grab ’n’ go and not feel guilty.





Foodies Express

1220 N. Hudson

235-1111

This shop serves up classic dishes with a twist. For example, try its zesty Asian fajitas or the Asian gyros that are now on the menu. Look for lunch and dinner at this unique restaurant owned by Quyen Le and Bang Bui. For dessert, the grilled bananas with coconut cream are worth the splurge.

$$ Eclectic Asian




The Garage

307 E. Main, Norman

701-7035

Like root beer floats or a stunning cocktail from a full-service bar? This is the place, then. Burgers are fresh and each patty is hand-packed. Not in the mood for beef? The Garage also offers buffalo or turkey burgers. One of the most popular items is its garden burger.

$$ Burgers




Coolgreens at City Place Power

204 N. Robinson

600-6444

These are the “it” salads of the city — fresh and fast. Definitely go for its sweet and spicy chicken wrap, the Asian shrimp salad, the Plaza Skinny salad or the chipotle-chicken-ranch wrap. For a finish or to snack on along with your meal, jazz it up with the original tart or the dark chocolate smoothie.

$$ Salads and more




Pachinko Parlor

1 N.W. Ninth

601-8900

There is speedy service when you place an order for its flash-fried edamame or the tempura fried green beans. Another good bet is to go for any of the sushi rolls, especially the Victory Doll served with ahi tuna, arugula and asparagus, miso and crispy wontons. Or, order the Pachinko Roll done with raw salmon.

$$$ Sushi and Appetizers




Ingrid’s Kitchen

3701 N. Youngs

946-844

The hearty German food at this venerable eatery never disappoints. The restaurant has recently added live music most Friday and Saturday nights (no smoke), and the crowds have been coming out for it, but owner Lee Burrus says to call ahead to check. This place has been kept a secret long enough. The Reuben and sausages are terrific.

$$ German




Lottinvilles

801 Signal Ridge Dr., Edmond

341-2244

You want swift service? The salads come out in a speedy fashion, as do any of the appetizers. Enjoy a Cuban sandwich, Reuben or a burger. Sit in the bar area from 3 to 6 p.m. and have a drink, and the nachos in front of you are free. Opt for the fab chocolate cake with icing.

$$$ American




Bill’s Island Grill

1013 S.W. 89th

631-2300

Hardly anyone waits long at Bill’s, where the food comes out promptly. The burgers are the big draw here; you can always count on them to be fresh and delicious. Its golden and crisp french fries are all hand-cut, and those spuds have never been frozen. Also, the grill sells tacos, calamari and coconut shrimp. Don’t neglect the Key lime pie or the triple chocolate cake.

$$ American



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