753 Asp, Norman
It’s tailgating season, and that means hot dogs. You’re in luck, because Campus Corner is home to a new spot that serves them up. Now, these aren’t just any ol’ dogs. Try the Bambino, for instance, which includes pulled pork with broccoli slaw on top. Enjoy your “dawg” out on the patio until the wee hours, because Diamond is open late.
501 N. Rockwell
Former home of the restaurant El Salvador, Pollo Regio is trying its hand at a Midwest favorite: Tex-Mex. Nosh on shrimp dishes, grilled chicken (with beans, rice and tortillas) and just about any taco you can dream up. Don’t leave without trying the barbecued chicken! Wash the meal down with a fruit-flavored drink.
1244 N. Eastern, Moore
If you’ve a hankering for traditional Mexican fare on the south side, Taqueria Juanes is now open for business. This family-owned taco palace serves a variety of favorites like a mean beef birria, as well as spicy arbol salsa. Try the chicken nachos and taquitos, too.
3409 S. Broadway, Edmond
The buffet is pretty standard, but a bit spicier than other Indian buffets, and with more Northern India-influenced dishes. The naan is made in a clay pot, and its taste and texture alone are worth the trip. It’s not a huge space, so it’s best for lunch or a small dinner with family and friends.
Venue 104 Bistro & Catering
10400 S. Western
This upscale, yet quaint, spot is located in the Palagio Shops on Western. It serves lunch and dinner, caters and offers cooking classes. Enjoy selections like the crab and asparagus quiche and the peach with goat cheese salad. For more information, visit venue1040ok.publishpath.com.
617 S. Broadway, Edmond
Some days you just want a Cajun feast. From po’ boys to gumbo to jambalaya, Bighead’s has it all. Catfish, beans and rice and gator, too. Finish off your meal with a tasty beignet.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
6900 Northwest Expressway
If you want a delicious, two-patty burger with a heaping pile of Cajun-seaoned fries for your side, check out the new location of Five Guys. On a diet or a vegetarian? Try the grilled onions with other fresh veggies on a bun.
Photos by Shannon Cornman and Mark Hancock