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Top of the city

With Josh Valentine running the kitchen at The George, the anticipated opening of the restaurant atop Founders Tower has been worth the wait.
07/09/2014 | Comments 0

Going dark

Local brewers are expanding production, purchasing equipment and facilities and releasing new brews as Oklahoma’s craft beer industry continues to expand. Oklahoma City-based Black Mesa Brewing Company, fresh off its gold medal at the World Beer Festival, released a new beer, Alexander Supertramp Dopplebock, in June.
07/09/2014 | Comments 0

Experiments in spice

Jordan Winn of Dead Rooster Co. and Scotty Irani of local company In The Kitchen with Scotty want to inspire foodies to get more from barbecue.

During the Fourth of July weekend, many of us will attend or host a cookout.

There are two local options to make grilling time more satisfying for everyone.

07/02/2014 | 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

OKG eat: Know your rights

What better way to celebrate your freedom than grilling it to perfection over an open flame? We’ve combed local meat markets for the best ingredients to make traditional burgers or brisket. Feeling more adventurous? Why not go for lamb or buffalo? Whatever your heart desires, local butchers will be more than happy to help you praise hot-off-the grill freedom.
07/02/2014 | Comments 0

OKG Eat: The OKG staff eats, too

Culled from a list overflowing with some of the best and least-known names in the city, here are the places you’re likely to see a member of our staff. These are several top recommendations from Oklahoma Gazette staff.
06/25/2014 | Comments 0
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Ever so Humble

Life is short; eat plenty of pizza.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Humble Pie Authentic Chicago Style Pizza
1319 S. Broadway, Edmond
humblepieok.com
715-1818

What works:
Try a shandy. The lemonade is housemade. It’s a great drink.
What needs work:
It definitely needs a bigger dining room.
Tips:
It’s closed on Monday and crazy busy on weekends.

 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Modern Italiano

Stellas isn’t your momma’s spaghetti and meatballs.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Stella Modern Italian Cuisine
1201 N. Walker
stellaokc.com
235-2200

What works:
fancy Italian cuisine, tasty pizza combinations
What needs work:
Service can be spotty.
Tips:
Reservations are not mandatory, but they are helpful.

 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pretty Penny

Super submarine sandwiches, salads and soups served with Sooner sass on the side.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Penny Hill Deli & Subs
1424 W. Lindsey, Norman
phdeli.com
217-8339

What worked:
In-house preparation of key ingredients makes for incredibly good food.
What needs work:
Don’t keep cookies and other desserts a secret. The eatery hides them behind the counter for special customers or something.   
The Tip:
so much better than national chain sub shops          
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Go Green

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


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Green & Grilled
8547 N. Rockwell
greenandgrilled.com
563-2605

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.
Tips:
You can email your order in, but remember to call and confirm. Great for take-out.
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Different is good

Let your taste buds take a walk on the wild side.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
The Lobby Cafe & Bar
4322 N. Western
604-4650
willrogerslobbybar.com


What works:
great service, interesting dishes, excellent atmosphere
What needs work:
Prices can be a little high for the amount of food.
Tips:
Park in the back, where there’s lots of room.

 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bar none

The Sushi Bar provides metro sushi-lovers with a tasty experience.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
The Sushi Bar
1201 N.W.178th, Edmond
thesushibar.com
285-8484

What works:
Hamachi Kama and All ’Bout Tuna are tasty.
What needs work:
slow service, noisy dining room, some overly complicated rolls
Tips:
Call ahead if you think it might be busy. Consider sitting at the bar.

 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Artistic appetite

Italian Jim’s and Bella Forte work together to create great food and unique blown-glass artwork.


Restaurant Reviews

Stephanie Bice
Italian Jim’s Restaurant
13 S. Broadway, Edmond
italianjims.net
285-8800

What works:
eggplant ratatouille and lasagna
What needs work:
fettuccine Alfredo sauce
Tips:
Reservations of eight or more are accepted. If possible, ask to sit in the dining area that overlooks the glass studio.
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Nic of time

You may have to stand in a long line, but these perfect patties are worth the wait.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Nic's Grill
1201 N. Pennsylvania
524-0999

What works:
The food. Seriously. It’s uniformly good.
What needs work:
Specials ought to last a little longer than just before noon.
Tips:
Nic’s is cash only. If you go without cash, don't go without cash.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Victoria’s secret

The Norman pasta shop has worked the corner for years, leaving a slew of satisfied customers.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Victoria’s Pasta Shop
327 White, Norman
329-0377

What worked:
small menu that’s been perfected over years
What needs work:
Toss some chopped fresh parsley on top of all that cheese. 
Tip:
Cheese on pasta is good.   
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Super naan-y

A traditional Indian restaurant is working to build a tasty legacy in the metro.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Heritage India
3409 S. Broadway, Edmond
286-9972

What works:
great vegetarian options, like the chana saag, and the best naan
What needs work:
Servers need to know what’s on the menu.
Tips:
Lunch buffet lets you try a bit of everything; dinner for more intimate meals.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I dream of Gabriella’s

The food genie bestowed OKC with its wish of a top-notch Italian eatery.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Gabriella's Italian Grill & Pizzeria
1226 N.E. 63rd
gabriellasokc.com
478-4955

What works:
big portions of classic Italian fare for reasonable prices
What needs work:
The hostesses could be a little nicer.
Tips:
Urbanspoon says it's open for lunch. Only if you eat lunch at 3 p.m.

 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Thai-ed up

Tana Thai is authentic Thai cuisine, whether you know it or not.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Tana Thai Bistro
10700 N. May
749-5590

What Works:
lovely atmosphere, small and focused menu
What Needs Work:
Spice levels seemed to vary dish to dish.
Tips:
Take a group, order a bunch, try some of everything.
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Pig out

Van’s Pig Stands have been feeding hungry Oklahomans for more than 80 years.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Van’s Pig Stand
320 N. Porter, Norman
364-0600
pigstands.com
What worked:
outstanding hickory smoked barbecue that rivals any of the best in the country
What needs work:
The baked beans need bolder flavor.
Tip:
tried-and-true Oklahoma family recipes at a reasonable price        
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Pizza panache

No longer will you have to choose between a taco or a pizza for dinner.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Pizzini'z Pizza
12101 N. MacArthur
720-8500

What works:
simple, delicious pizza for very reasonable rates
What needs work:
Not all of its non-pizza offerings are so tasty.
Tip:
Make sure you call the right shop, as there are two locations.
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Friendly as pie

If you’ve a hankering for a pastry filled with fruit or meat, no need to make an Arbuckles retreat.


Restaurant Reviews

Kinsey Crocker
Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies
3721 N.W. 50th
946-1300

What works:
dessert fried pies
What needs work:
Not the place to go if you are looking to dine-in.
Tip:
If you can’t decide, just ask for a sample. 
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
 
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