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Smooth pop

Ah, springtime in Oklahoma and the joy of eating food from a street vendor. Just in time for the warm weather, two new mobile concepts want you to chill out.
04/16/2014 | Comments 0

Egg-static

No single holiday has done more to ruin the reputation of eggs than Easter.
04/16/2014 | Comments 0

Plane food

Ozzie’s Diner

1700 Lexington Ave., Norman

364-9835

ozziesdiner-hub.com

What works: No-frills diner food served fast and friendly.      

What needs work: Seating is slightly cramped.     

Tip: Come hungry; portions are huge.    

04/16/2014 | 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

OGK7 eat: Dollars to doughnuts

While the idea of fried dough may or may not be American in origin, the traditional ring-shaped confection that we know and love does originate here. According to The Smithsonian, doughnuts were created by an enterprising New England sailor’s mother who wanted a way to store and transport pastry. Regardless of its origin, the doughnut is a modern favorite.

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

04/02/2014 | Comments 0
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DO-nuts

Be the office champion with a dozen doughnuts topped with candy or bacon.


Restaurant Reviews

Stephanie Bice
The Daily Donut
10911 N. Western Ave.
286-5599

What works:
a great variety of donuts
What needs work:
more inside seating
Tip(s):
If you are craving maple bacon donuts, get to the stop early on Mondays; they sell out fast. Also, the jalapeño cheese rolls are great.
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sammich time

The art of sandwich making is executed flawlessly in the deli of Native Roots Market.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Native Roots Market
N.E. Second St.
nativerootsmarket.com
310-6300

What works:
deli treats like quinoa, tabbouleh and simple sandwiches
What needs work:
If there’s a line, even a short one, it can be a wait.
Tips:
That Keep It Local card in your pocket is worth 10 percent off all items made in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hot date

Find time to share a little summer amore— over Italian cuisine, of course.


Restaurant Reviews

Christina Nihira
The Vine Italian Cafe
10004 N.E. 23rd, Nicoma Park
thevineitaliancafe.com
259-9888

What works: Italian food made by an Italian using authentic family recipes
What needs work: With tables close together, it isn't very private.
Tip(s): Make reservations in advance to prevent a painstaking wait.


 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pouring it on

Syrup is the perfect place to take Mom and nurse a hangover.


Restaurant Reviews

Marisa Mohi
Syrup Breakfast Boutique
123 E. Main, Norman
syrupbreakfast.com
701-1143

What works: a small menu of favorite breakfast foods
What needs work: The wait for a table can get pretty long.
Tips: Drink the coffee black; it’s that good.

 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

What about Kabob?

Authentic Pakistani cuisine is closer than you might think.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Kabob-n-Curry
4104 N. Portland
kabob-n-curry.com
601-3454

What works:
spicy, creamy, wonderful Pakistani cuisine for pretty cheap
What needs work:
Its online ordering system is dodgy.
Tips:
Remember to order rice, especially if you’re getting it to-go.
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Shackin’ up

Something’s fishy at The Shack ... in a good way.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
The Shack Seafood & Oyster Bar
303 N.W. 62nd
608-4333

What works:
It’s flavorful food without overwhelming heat. The seafood court-bouillon is wonderful.
What needs work:
Uh ... it gets a little noisy? Honestly, that’s about it.
Tips:
It’s kind of hidden behind a bank. And parking can be tricky.
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

All aboard!

Wave bye-bye to hungry town when you hop on the Interurban chow-down express.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Interurban
1150 Ed Noble Parkway, Norman
307-9200
interurban.us
What worked:
attentive service, contemporary atmosphere and good food  
What needs work:
Pound that round steak harder before frying it.     
The Tip:
Lots of menu choices with a few out-of-the park home runs.       
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Get in line

Boulevard Cafeteria nods to the old-fashioned, albeit delicious, cafeteria days.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Boulevard Cafeteria
525 N.W. 11th
boulevardcafeteria.com
239-6861

What works:
Lots of old-timey favorite foods, the cheesy grits in particular
What needs work:
The decor is kind of old-timey, too.
Tips:
Watch how much you put on that tray. It can add up quickly.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Greece is the word

Capers Mediterranean Buffet and Bistro is all you can eat, and all you will want to eat.


Restaurant Reviews

Louis Fowler
Capers Mediterranean Buffet and Bistro
6317 N. Meridian
capers-bistro.com
720-2600

What works:
There is a wide selection of food that you normally don’t see on a buffet.
What needs work:
The food goes fast. Larger quantities of popular items might help.
Tip(s):
Start with a salad before going right to the meats.
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Beverly fills

The metro's historic pancake diner offers up more than just the traditional breakfast fare.


Restaurant Reviews

Louis Fowler
Beverly’s Pancake House
3115 Northwest Expressway
848-5050

What works:
It’s arguably the best diner food in Oklahoma City. Of course, I haven’t eaten at all the diners. Yet.
What needs work:
Please make sure you get my order correct next time. No hard feelings.
Tip(s):
Open 24 hours, it’s a much better choice than McDonald’s at 3 a.m.
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Das tasty

Norman’s Das Boot Camp mixes delicious German mainstays with beer — lots of beer.


Restaurant Reviews

Marisa Mohi
Das Boot Camp
229 E. Main, Norman
das-bootcamp.com
701-3748

What works:
German food in a sports bar atmosphere
What needs work:
The restaurant echoes and can get pretty loud.
Tips:
Go after 9 p.m. to take advantage of the happy hour.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A finer diner

Breakfast at Classen Grill is a glorious sight to behold.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Classen Grill
5124 N. Classen Boulevard
842-0428

What works:
chicken-fried steak, orange juice, atmosphere
What needs work:
Customers can occasionally get lost in a bustling weekend breakfast service.
Tips:
Your entire party needs to be present to be seated.

 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Papa of pizza

A Bethany pizza parlor serves up quality pies.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Papa Angelo's
3921 N. College, Bethany
papaangelospizza.com
491-6767

What works:
great crust, fun atmosphere
What needs work:
Pasta dishes may require added seasoning.
Tips:
It delivers, but if you’re out of its area, call ahead for your takeout or risk a lengthy wait.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Viva Vaqueros!

A family-run restaurant in Norman is based on the principle of doing one’s best.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Los Vaqueros Mexican Restaurant
1316 N. Interstate Drive, Norman
310-3910

What worked:
jovial staff serving generous meals
What needs work:
Please refrain from spraying cleanser on the dining room tables during hours of operation.    
The Tip:
Above-average Tex-Mex food, generally with some superior dishes.       
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Manna of Morocco

A Norman nook dishes out some tasty Moroccan fare.


Restaurant Reviews

Marisa Mohi
Shawarma Vite
1129 Elm, Norman
shawarmavite.com
569-0879

What works:
hot food served fast
What needs work:
It can be a little hard to find if you aren’t familiar with the area.
Tips:
Orders can be made to go.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
 
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