Harrison’s Chicken House
204 E. Oklahoma, Guthrie
Have you ever had fried chicken that looks simultaneously like a work of art and a heap of southern goodness? If the answer is no, and you have no aversion to fried green tomatoes, then you’ve got no legitimate reason not to check out Harrison’s Chicken House. And in case you’re still undecided, we’ve got three words for you: wavy tator twists.
Mama Sinmi’s Chop House
2312 N. Macarthur
When’s the last time you had West African fare? Exactly. Now you’ve got the luxury of enjoying meat pies baked in a butter crust, spicy suya (meat on a stick), moi moi (bean cakes), efo (sautéed spinach with seasoned tomatoes) and golden-friend plantains on a regular basis. Check out the lunch special, too.
Top That! Pizza
1389 E. 15th, Edmond
“Where pizza gets personal” is the motto at this new pizzeria. Choose your crust, get sauce-y with it, then pick toppings for a personal pie delivered to you in about five minutes. It’s a great solution for a group of friends or family who all have different ideas about what makes the best pizza. Top that!
Tea Garden Chinese Restaurant
38 E. 15th, Edmond
Teas and gardens are two things that can provide a little serenity in an otherwise busy day. Those who don’t have time to transform their home into a retreat might consider this new spot in Edmond. While the location isn’t actually in a garden, you actually get tea, along with Chinese food.
1621 N. May
Get your rockets ready! And, no, that’s not a euphemism for anything suggestive. You’ll just need a way to get to an entirely new world made of pizza. OK, maybe it’s not made of pizza, but you will find pizza — lots of it — at Pizza Planet. You can also pick up chicken wings, cheddar peppers, onion rings, sandwiches and calzones.
501 S. Mustang, Yukon
You’re throwing a party and want to do something out of the box. How about a candy buffet? Simply Sweet offers up packages for just that, including assorted jars, laminated cards with the type of candy listed, scoops and goody bags for guests when they leave. Visit the shop and enjoy one of its fresh-made muffins or pastries while you plan.
Spice and Rice
770 Debarr, Norman
Spice up your life! This has nothing to do with the Spice Girls and everything to do with tikka masala and curry. Enjoy the tandoori chicken with vegetables, and, of course, you can’t forget the naan. Also, all meat is 100-percent halal. Feast as if you’re a resident of the Taj Mahal!
Photos by Shannon Cornman and Mark Hancock