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
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
Annie Okie’s Runway Cafe
5915 Phillip J. Rhoads Ave.
What worked: Breakfast is strong, especially the omelets.
What needs work: The burger’s pretty boring, and the dinners seem like they’re just sandwiches without the bread.
Tips: Sit in the atrium if you want to watch the planes.
Dong-A Korean Restaurant
1262 N. Eastern Ave., Moore
What worked: Made-to-order dishes from family recipes.
What needs work: Substitute Korean pop music for the big-screen TV.
The Tip: This is the place to go for Korean cuisine on the south side.
Casa De Los Milagros Mexican Restaurant and Cantina
5111 N. Classen Blvd.
What worked: pretty much everything
What needs work: Borracho beans had an unpleasant flavor.
The Tip: The salsa is real. It’s spiked liberally with jalapeño and fresh cilantro.