3401 S. Sooner, Moore
An authentic German restaurant that’s also a brewery sounds like a great idea, doesn’t it? That’s because it is. Duh. Check out its menu online for a ton of foods you can’t pronounce but will surely enjoy. Wash it all down with King’s Gold, a traditional Munich lager, or a King’s Weizen, wheat malt with hops.
Newly nestled in Nichols Hills Plaza, Iguana Cafe is a more intimate version of downtown’s Iguana Mexican Grill. The cafe features a smaller menu than the Ninth Street locale, but still offers the same spectacular tacos, burritos and salsas everyone has grown to love, including five dinner specials a night.
Hollie’s Flatiron Steakhouse
1199 S. Service Road, Moore
Hollie’s is selling sirloin, an 8-ounce fillet and a 20-ounce, bone-in ribeye. Pair it with the Purple Perfect Margarita, featuring Chambord. And don’t think your only choice is beef. Get oven-roasted chicken, fish, pork chops or St. Louis ribs. No matter what winds up on your plate, enjoy one of the 24 wines by the glass.
333 W. Sheridan
The temps might be low, but Vast is up — way up: on the 49th and 50th floors of the Devon tower, to be precise. Grab a glass of bubbles or one of the carefully concocted libations like the tropical sizzle, made with vodka, jalapeño, mango and passion fruit. Enjoy a lemon grass poached shellfish or porcini-dusted fillet.
Habaneros Mexican Restaurant
251 E. Waterloo, Edmond
This address is a relocation for the popular Habaneros in Edmond owned by Chris and Mandy Hobson. The chiles rellenos, made with large roasted poblano peppers, is one of the signature dishes. Wash that down with one of the many beers on the menu. Other favorites include pork chili verde and tacos carne asada.
2037 S. Meridian
Opt for the pulled pork sandwiches, blackened chicken salad sandwich or honey mustard chicken club. You might even consider splitting the sizable chicken-fried steak, which comes with mashed potatoes and green beans. On the lighter side are daily soup and salad specials. Don’t skip the milkshakes, especially the strawberry.
The Lobby Cafe & Bar
4322 N. Western
inside the Will Rogers Theatre, this polite cafe and bar provides an
intimate space for a quick lunch or hours-long dinner. Peruse the wine
list, but don’t hesitate to let the bar staff get creative, as some
cocktails they can shake up aren’t on the menu. Chow down on in-house soups, sandwiches and salads — especially the three-beet salad — and take note of the ever-changing specials board.
Photos by Shannon Cornman and Mark Hancock