Evelyn’s Asian Table
5934 N.W. 122nd
Don’t be fooled by the Golden Dragon sign displayed on the building. Chef Evelyn grew up in the Philippines, with stints in Malaysia, and her menu reflects those countries, as well as Thailand, China and Korea. Start with fried tofu ($3.95 for five) or lumpia, the snack similar to a Chinese spring roll ($2 for two). Try the basil pork ($7.95) and Evelyn’s curry beef ($8.95); on the Filipino side of things, you won’t want to miss the pancit bihon ($5.50-$6.50), a traditional rice-noodle dish.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
208 Johnny Bench Dr.
Falcone’s in Bricktown moved out and Fuzzy’s moved in. For Mexican-inspired cuisine, make a stop at this taco joint that got its start in Fort Worth, Texas. Chips and queso ($2.99) to start, followed by Baja tacos ($1.99 each) topped with lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, feta and garlic sauce, as well as fish, shrimp, ground or shredded beef or pork, chicken or veggie. Get a jumbo burrito ($5.49), or keep it healthy with a salad ($5.49-$6.99). Like Fuzzy’s on Facebook for specials and Thunder playoff raffle tickets.
Health Nut Cafe
333 N.W. Fifth
Downtown and need something healthy? Stop at the second location for Health Nut Cafe. Hummus and pita bread ($3.49) or tabbouleh ($3.49) to start. Get your protein in with the pecan chicken salad ($7.49), topped with cheese, tomatoes and raspberry vinaigrette. Kick up the heat with the Terlingua wrap ($6.49): turkey, cheese and chipotle mayo wrapped in a jalapeño-cheese tortilla. If you’re on the go, grab a smoothie ($3.69-$4.69). For weekly specials, like them on Facebook.
6482 Avondale Drive
The original Iguana Lounge was located on N. Western Avenue years ago, and now the concept is returning to Nichols Hills with Iguana Cafe, a more intimate version of downtown’s Iguana Mexican Grill. The cafe will have a limited menu, but still offers the same spectacular tacos ($7.95 for one large flour or two crispy and a side), burritos ($8.95 for one of your choice and a side) and salsas ($1.50- $5) everyone has grown to love, as well as five dinner specials a night. Try the Key Lime pie or flan ($5) for dessert.
Asian Taste Chinese Japanese Restaurant
2035 S. Meridian
Take your pick between the Chinese or Japanese menu. Enjoy its steamed or fried dumplings ($5.25 for five) or teriyaki chicken sticks ($4.75), as well as hot-andsour soup ($2.45). The Singapore chow mai fun ($8.25) will satisfy your need for heat, or go with the house special, chow mein ($7.95), for a milder option. If you’re ordering for the whole family, the meal deals have you covered. With packages suited for two to eight people, each comes with egg rolls, rice, soup, entrées and sushi rolls. That’s a lot of food at a great price!
Sandro’s Pizza and Pasta
914 W. main, Norman
Not new, but improved and twice the size! Sandro’s has expanded and added more seating, as well as a bar. Pizza by the slice ($2.50-$3.75) draws in quite the lunch crowd, and now there’s plenty of room to sit down and enjoy the meal. Feeding the whole family? The family calzone ($14.95) feeds about four and is packed with cheese and sausage. Sub sandwiches ($5.50-$6.50) come hot or cold, from roast beef to eggplant parmigiana. Get a house salad ($2-$3) to add some fresh greens to your meal.
The Ceviche House
5805 N.W. 50th, Warr Acres
Hankering for Peruvian cuisine? There’s new spot serving up just that. The walls are colorful, the music is lively and the smell alone is enough to draw you in. Start with botana ($4.99) (a snack of grilled peppers, onions, potatoes, avocados and tomatoes) before trying something from the “mariscos” section of the menu. There you’ll find all things seafood. Order the cook-recommended ceviche al pescado ($11.99), fresh and flavorful platter of fish marinated in lime juice, or mejillones al pico ($10.99), mussels with pico de gallo.