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Food briefs: You’re toast, er, pretzel

There’s a new food truck on the scene.
07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Upward mobility

Locals can have fresh microgreens and herbs for cooking in a new and convenient way. Microgreens, a chef favorite, are petite vegetable greens that add color, nutrition and flavor to dishes.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Vietnamese comfort food

I’ve always had a love affair with the refreshing, healthy cuisine of Vietnam. I love the fragrances, the fresh herbs, cilantro, basil, mint and other Asian herbs: perilla, Vietnamese coriander and sawtooth cilantro. And I love the contrast and balance in almost every dish: spicy vs. cool, salty vs. sweet and steamed vs. crispy.
07/16/2014 | Comments 0

OKG eat: Cool places, cooler drinks

We know. It’s hot. It’s summer in Oklahoma. Cool down by sampling cocktails that local bars and restaurants have concocted just for you. Find a nice, air conditioned space or a shaded patio and while away the hours drinking the flavors of summer. You might decide it’s not that bad after all.

— by Devon Green, photos by Mark Hancock, Shannon Cornman and Lauren Hamilton

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

New kids on the block

There are a wealth of new local eateries cropping up in the metro and even more coming. If they’re not on your radar, they should be. From the comfy atmosphere at The Barrel on Western Avenue to the laid-back vibe at the Plaza District’s coffee shop, you might find a new regular hangout.

— by Devon Green, photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

OKG Eat

Ah, the perils of working with special dietary needs. It can make dining out a pain. Luckily, with restaurateurs becoming more savvy to their diners’ needs, there are a bevy of places in OKC to satisfy your craving for the foods you love without losing taste. All choices this week have been road-tested by gluten-sensitive foodies to guarantee satisfaction.
07/09/2014 | Comments 0
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Bovine in the breeze

Good food and fun in an informal restaurant on OU’s south research campus.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
First, let’s get one thing straight: Cows do not fly. They don’t normally anyway, unless there’s an aircraft, high explosives or wind-assist from Mother Nature. The Flying Cow Cafe serves the impressive National Weather Center complex on the University of Oklahoma campus immediately southeast of the Lloyd Noble Center. It’s named for a memorable scene in the 1996 movie “Twister.”
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Silly over Philly

Steady clientele fill the unassuming neighborhood Hobby’s Hoagies for Philly cheesesteaks and pizza packed with flavor.


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Carol Smaglinski
Customers, with real respect, stand in front of the open kitchen in Hobby’s Hoagies in Edmond. They watch the juggling act going on before them as the crew pumps out pizza, Reubens, hoagies and justifiably famous Philadelphia cheesesteaks. They even make their own bread.
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My Thai

Find this out-of-the-way Norman Thai spot for a lunch buffet or dinner.


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Ryan Querbach
There are plenty of Thai food options in the metro. Some are no doubt better than others, but in Norman, one especially stands out. Thai Kumkoon, although relatively hidden in its hard-to-notice location, stands tall as a delicious option for authentic Thai food.
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Louie’s latest

It’s new digs for Louie’s in Nichols Hills, and the impressive place runs like the proverbial well-oiled machine.


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Carol Smaglinski
“Let’s go to Louie’s!” That’s the frequent chant I hear bellowing from friends of mine when we try to come to a decision on where to eat.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Seoul kitchen

Authentic Korean cuisine is served alongside traditional Japanese dishes.


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Doug Hill
“Our food isn’t the same as what you’d get in Seoul,” the Rev. John Chong said. “It’s better.”
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Chillin’ at Chelino’s

Chelino’s creates a homey atmosphere for hearty Mexican fare.


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Carol Smaglinski
Soaking wet (What, was that rain?), we opened the door of the Chelino’s on 50th near MacArthur and were delighted to see the colorful, bright orange interior transporting us right to the heart of Mexico. Who knew Mexico was this close?
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Down-home downtown

Home cooking goes chic at Sage in Deep Deuce.


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Joshua Boydston
For metro residents looking for the homey nature of the suburbs with the excitement of city life, there are few districts more suitable than the Deep Deuce neighborhood, which has been in the midst of a renaissance.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bangkok by way of Roma

Traditional Thai and Italian specialties intermingle in one restaurant.


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Doug Hill
Thailand and Italy are more than 5,000 miles apart, but Jana’s Restaurant brings the cuisines of both countries together in one room.
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Asian persuasion

With an international presence, Golden Phoenix is an authentic Asian restaurant with no reservations.


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Carol Smaglinski
Travel down Classen Boulevard toward downtown Oklahoma City, and it would be difficult to miss the Golden Phoenix, where people sink their teeth into roasted, sautéed, barbecued or glazed duck.
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Raw diet

In the Raw goes for big style in Bricktown. Luckily, it has a sushi menu to back it up.


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Joshua Boydston
There’s a lot of stock put into image with sushi joint In the Raw. From the highly marketable and perfectly suited name, to the refined-but-fun interior and the elegantly simple sashimi, it’s an attractive, stylish place.
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Summer sizzle

With every inch meticulously planned, Hensley’s is brought back to life from decades ago. It’s a win-win arrangement.


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Carol Smaglinski
Since June, Hensley’s Top Shelf Grill, 1551 Garth Brooks Blvd. in Yukon, has become a magnet for beef lovers.
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cowpoke paradise

Swadley’s serves top-notch barbecue in a chuck wagon-themed dining room.


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Doug Hill
Swadley’s Bar-B-Q’s original theme song plays when you open swadleys.com. Complete with manly man vocals, mustang snorting and spaghetti Western whistling, the lyrics in part tout their catering: “If there’s a crowd you need to please / We’ll grab our meat and haul our buns.”
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fine fare goes West

West is a sexy, sleek, up-to-the minute restaurant from brothers who are no novices to the hospitality business.


Restaurant Reviews

Carol Smaglinski
When opening a restaurant, it’s all about location, location, location. The day after it opens, it’s all about people, people, people.
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Travel plans

Travel by Taste stamps your passport with food from all over the Mediterranean.


Restaurant Reviews

Ryan Querbach
You don’t have to travel far to get a taste of fresh and authentic Mediterranean food.
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

No bull

Get tempted by the flavors of Spain at this unique, enticing Bricktown restaurant.


Restaurant Reviews

Joshua Boydston
Bolero Spanish Grill & Tapas Bar faced many uncertainties when it opened in late 2009, and by that, I mean people uncertain of what tapas were.
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
 
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