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Every week, we give you seven OKC-area restaurants to explore.

Jenn Scott October 24th, 2012

We do more than just work around the clock to pump out the metro’s weekly entertainment guide. Everyone has to eat, right? Find out where the talented staffers at Oklahoma Gazette go and why they love it so darn much.

Sweet Basil

211 W. Main, Norman


One of our accounting gurus has run all the numbers, and for her, Sweet Basil just adds up.

“I love, love, love Sweet Basil in Norman,” she said. “It’s not just because it has the best Massaman curry and pineapple fried rice in the world, but because the people who own the restaurant are so awesome and always present in the restaurant. The service is beyond compare and they now have a full bar!”

Sala Thai

1614 N.W. 23rd


You can count on those design folk to be creative and have a good eye for quality things. Sala Thai meets and then exceeds one of our designer’s standards.

“I love Sala Thai’s cinnamon chicken or tofu, Drunken Noodles, pad thai, Tom Yum and Massaman curry, which is great on a cold day,” he said.

The Sushi Bar

1201 N.W. 178th, Edmond


Being a photographer for Gazette is likely one of the busiest jobs there is. At least it lends time to check out all the cool places with a magnified lens. One of our photographers thinks The Sushi Bar is picture-perfect!

“The Sushi Bar is good for a dark, date-like and clean atmosphere,” she said. “Great sushi, unique recipes, always great friendly service with consistent staff that remember and greet you like family or a friend.”

Zorba’s Mediterranean Cuisine & Bar

6014 N. May


When you’re in the Gazette’s production department, you’ve got to make decisions — good ones — on the fly. For the production director, there wasn’t a moment’s hesitation when asked about her favorite place to dine.

“I love the people and the food,” she said. Well put!

La Baguette Bistro

7408 N. May


At the helm of every good ship (in this case, the ship is the 33-year-old Gazette), there is a good captain. According to one of our fearless leaders, there’s a place you can set your sails toward and find some tasty treasure.

“Food — pick anything from the menu, atmosphere — closest place to Paris I know of, best-accented men — Michel and Alain, best-looking cook — Alain, and most charming and ornery host — Michel,” she said.

Pepperoni Grill

1901 Northwest Expressway


After a long week designing some of these pretty pages you flip through, one of our talented creatives likes to relax with a tasty dish before hitting the shops in Penn Square Mall.

“I really like Pepperoni Grill in Penn Square,” she said. “Consistently good food — the spinach salad with grilled chicken and fresh pears is yummy, the atmosphere is pleasant — no loud music, and you can usually get in on a Saturday evening without a long wait.”

Museum Cafe

415 Couch


When our resident classically trained chef and all-around food guru gives advice about where to eat, we listen. You should, too.

“I really like the Museum Cafe,” she said. “It’s within walking distance of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and other events, or for just a stroll around the downtown area. The food, atmosphere and service is always consistent. Every dish is like a masterpiece brought to life.”

Photos by Shannon Cornman and Mark Hancock

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