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Green is good

Two enterprising former restaurant owners looked around Oklahoma City’s restaurant industry and thought it could be a lot greener. Chris Buerger and his partner, Brian DeShazo, took notice of the fact that there is no infrastructure to recycle in area restaurants.
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Chow time

Chow’s Chinese Restaurant

3033 N. May Ave.


What works: Dumplings, anything with ginger-scallion sauce, and lots more.

What needs work: Watch out for the raw garlic.

Tip: Take-out is a big time-saver.

04/23/2014 | Comments 0


Naylamp Peruvian Restaurant

2106 SW 44th St.


What works: The friendly staff and authentic food give guests a true Peruvian experience.

What needs work: The small restaurant is kind of difficult to spot.

Tip: The choritos a la chalaca are a must-try for seafood fans.

04/23/2014 | Comments 0

OKG eat: Highfalutin dining

You don’t have to be a millionaire or a head of state to eat like one. While dining like a king every night might quickly take its toll on your pocketbook, sometimes it feels good to eat like a well-heeled big wheel. For a special occasion or maybe just as a special treat, look no farther than these upscale eateries to tempt your taste buds and delight your palate.

— By Louis Fowler, photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman

04/23/2014 | Comments 0

OKG7 eat: Fresh off the farm

There was a time not too terribly long ago in Oklahoma City when there was a chain on every corner and the closest you could get to local was to make a trip to your farmers market and make the food yourself. We always celebrate all things local, and luckily, it’s getting easier for OKC restaurants to incorporate locally grown, all- natural ingredients into what they offer.

— By Devon Green

photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman

04/16/2014 | Comments 0

OKG7 eat: Soccer pub crawl

Football season is finally here! We call it soccer, but that doesn’t have to stop you from indulging in two favorite European traditions: walking and pub crawling. Since the Energy FC games will be alcohol-free, we’ve created a list of pubs and taverns within walking distance from Clement E. Pribil Stadium at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School.

— by Devon Green 

photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman

04/09/2014 | Comments 0
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Go Green

Green & Grilled keeps it light, healthy and full of flavor.

Greg Elwell April 17th, 2013

Green & Grilled
8547 N. Rockwell

What works:
pork and chicken entrees, spinach rice and bacon spinach salad.
What needs work:
A little more salt would be nice, but you can add that yourself.
You can email your order in, but remember to call and confirm. Great for take-out.

By: Mark Hancock

Green & Grilled focuses on serving healthy food.

It’s a focus that has paid off, and it proves that simple, flavorful and (gulp) healthy food can be really good. Really, really good.

Your choices of entree are few but powerful: chicken, steak, pork and tofu. Each comes with a side and half a salad ($7.99 for steak, chicken and pork, $7.65 for tofu).

Why only four choices? Probably because quality is the top priority. A big menu can be impressive, but it can also mean scattershot quality.

That’s not a problem at Green & Grilled. I’ve tried just about everything on the menu, and it’s spot-on.

My personal favorites are the pork and chicken because both of them have a tender texture and provide a showcase for Green & Grilled’s marinades. The chicken rests overnight in green onion and spiced adobo. The pork adds in pineapple. The result is a flavor that tantalizes without becoming overpowering.

The sides ($1.50 when purchased separately), too, are simple. Spinach rice and carrot rice are fluffy with a mild garlic flavor. There’s also a steamed, salted potato and corn on the cob or, if you’re the sort who frets about carbs, an avocado.

A word, if you don’t mind, about portion sizes. I like big portions. I shouldn’t, but my waistline is a clear indication of how often an overflowing mountain of food is put in front of me and a clean plate is taken away.

Green & Grilled serves enough food to sate your hunger, but not so much as to stuff you. You know how some people stop eating when they’re not hungry? Yeah, I don’t do that. Unless I order a second entree (it’s been known to happen), I can’t overeat at Green & Grilled. It’s kind of nice, honestly.

Salad? Yeah, OK. A whole salad will run you $5.49 if you don’t get the meal. Very fresh. Very tasty. The bacon spinach salad was a winner for me. It’s a big pile of baby spinach topped with sliced mushrooms, hard-boiled egg and kalamata olives. And bacon, of course. Enough to taste it, not enough to make it a breadless BLT. It comes with honey mustard dressing, which is fine, but I prefer the herb ranch or cilantro lime vinaigrette, myself.

By: Mark Hancock
Be sure to try some soup ($4.39), too. Tuesday’s broccoli cheese isn’t a creamy cheese dip like some places make it, and Friday’s pureed lentil was hearty and earthy. (Full disclosure: I added some salt to mine. And a dollop of heavy cream to the lentil when I took it home. Why am I telling you this? Are you my new therapist?) The portobello soup is available daily, and I would probably eat it daily. It’s tasty.

And that’s true of almost the entire menu. It’s tasty.

I would eat it if it was bad for me, but it’s not. It’s healthy. And so long as you’re not allergic to inexpensive, delicious meals that will fill you up without making you burst, I think you’ll enjoy it. Because enjoying your food is healthy for you, too.

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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