Tacos el Primo
5603 S. Pennsylvania
If you’ve got a hankering for tacos or burritos that are muy auténtico, make a stop at this new spot. And if traditional Mexican fare doesn’t grab you (perish the thought!), opt for the corn dog. The taqueria stays open until 9 p.m., making it ideal for a late and yummy dinner. Take note that the place is closed Tuesdays.
GoGo Sushi Express and Grill
432 N.W. 10th
Based on the success of its first location in Moore, GoGo Sushi opened this Midtown eatery, and has been justly rewarded with much success. All the usual suspects are on the menu, from bento boxes to sashimi and nigiri. Get your order to go or dine in. Oh, and the iced water has strawberries and other fruit in it for a nice, refreshing treat.
Taste of Soul Egg Roll
Like its page on Facebook to know where this ever-moving truck will be each day. For breakfast, try the roll with sausage or bacon. The original boasts seasoned ground turkey and shredded cabbage. Or go veggie with cabbage, carrots, onions and bell peppers. It’s a simple menu that’s full of flavor.
9201 S.E. 29th, Midwest City
Gary Dale’s has long been an Oklahoma fixture, and this new location serves the same good home-cooking, including the restaurant’s famous barbecue. Every Tuesday is all-you-can-eat catfish from 5 to 9 p.m. There’s always a daily special, and most Fridays, there’s a bluegrass band performing during dinner.
1101 N.W. 23rd
Busy day and need a lunch break? Treat yourself at this Zen-inspired lounge that offers one of the most extensive drink menus in the metro. From frozen Japanese green tea to boba teas to smoothies, you’ll leave with peace of mind and a full tummy. Can’t make it in for lunch? The lounge is open daily until at least 10 p.m.
760 N. Interstate Drive, Norman
Start with the Queso Compuesto, with seasoned ground sirloin, guacamole and pico de gallo. Or maybe try the famous “Big As Yo’ Face” burrito with your choice of beans, ground sirloin, roasted chicken or fajita meat. The Chuychanga is a house specialty that comes with chicken and the traditional fixings, as well as cilantro and green chiles.
15 N. Robinson
Try the lemon ricotta pancakes with papaya chutney if you’re in for brunch. For lunch, grab the Thai beef salad, complete with noodles, green onions and ponzu dressing. Not in the mood for a whole meal? Opt for the jalapeño hush puppies or house-made hummus, all while enjoying the patio and a cocktail or local beer on tap.
Photos by Shannon Cornman, Mark Hancock and Heather Brown