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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

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

Hill tops

Northwest Classen High School has produced an impressive list of alumni over the years, including current Sonic president and CEO Cliff Hudson, former Oklahoma City Mayor Ron Norick, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Bill Hill, a 1969 alumnus, left Oklahoma after graduating from the University of Oklahoma and has been instrumental in the development of some of California’s super premium vineyards and wines.
07/17/2014 | 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

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
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Don’t be a weenie

Try out-of-the-box hot dogs that will take your taste buds on a gourmet adventure.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
What works: The standard dog combinations are inventive and delicious.

What needs work: A few of the specialty dogs are so loaded with toppings you can't really taste the meat that makes them special.

The tip: Not in the mood for a dog? You can get any dog toppings on a burger.
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Soup’s on

Mr. Pho delivers what its simple name implies: Delicious pho, plus all the accompaniments.


Restaurant Reviews

Jenn Scott
Mr. Pho
1133 N.W. 25th
525-7692

What works: You get fresh and authentic dishes.
What needs work: The curry dishes lack the “wow” factor.
Tip: Don't wait for your server to take your payment; do that at the front cash register.

 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hurts so good

This Thai house isn’t afraid to turn up the heat with its curry and chile dishes.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
When my friends came to town — yes, I have them; don’t act so shocked — they had a few places they wanted to stop. La Baguette for brunch. The Wedge for dinner. And lunch, they insisted, must be at … Pei Wei.
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Picasso Cafe

Leave the brushes at home; this Picasso is all about eats.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Picasso Cafe
What works:
Crowd-pleasing menu and service.
What needs work:
I'd like en entrée of pretzels. But that's more my issue.
Tips:
Go at night and get a drink. Hippy Juice tastes like smiles, but will knock you down.
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fontana Italian Restaurant

Fontana nails the standards, and does so affordably.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Fontana Italian Restaurant
854 N.W. 12th, Moore
703-0911
fontanaitalianrestaurant.com

What worked: The service was prompt and friendly in this family-owned bistro.
What needs work: A few inexpensive flourishes would add more appeal to the plain-Jane iceberg lettuce salads.
The tip: Bring your appetite! There is a large selection of traditional Italian-American favorites served in a simple setting.       
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Saii Asian Bistro

The bustling May Avenue offers an Asian-paradise respite for the hungry and rush-hour weary.


Restaurant Reviews

Ryan Querbach
What works: The wide selection of sushi.
What needs work: Some of the prices are relatively high.
The tip: We didn’t stray far from the sushi menu, but the kitchen items have a great reputation.

Saii Asian Bistro
6900 N. May
saiiasianbistro.com
702-7244
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pepe Delgados Mexican Restaurante

Looking to break away from the Tex-Mex mold? Pepe delivers.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Pepe Delgados Mexican Restaurante
702 Asp, Norman
321-6232

What works: Unique family recipes for dishes that are cooked to order.  
What needs work: How about tamales every day … not just on Fridays.
The tip: Afro-Mexican heritage adds to the menu’s mix of flavors.
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Red Cup

This bustling, eclectic dive serves up coffee, comfort food and community.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
The Red Cup
3122 N. Classen Blvd.
redcupokc.com
525-3430

What works: Delicious dishes made upon ordering.
What needs work: Some comfort-food faves lacked any real standout appeal.
The tip: If you're avoiding meat, this is the place for you.
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lumpy's Sports Bar and Grill

This all-access man-cave entices women with nightly beer specials.


Restaurant Reviews

Carol Smaglinski
Some diners like the white-tablecloth route, while some prefer their food at a sports bar.
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Chefs di Domani

Practice makes perfect. It also makes for a pretty tasty lunch and dinner at Chefs di Domani.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Chefs di Domani
2727 W. Memorial
749-6798

What works: Low prices on creative, high-end dishes.
What needs work: A few of the plates are under-spiced.
Tip: Go with a designated driver and enjoy some wine with your meal.
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ray's Smokehouse BBQ

A Norman barbecue favorite smokes the competition.


Restaurant Reviews

Ryan Querbach
Ray's Smokehouse BBQ
1514 W. Lindsey, Norman
329-4040

What works: Ray’s has a wide selection of meats and sides, making it the perfect place for any barbecue lover.
What needs work: It’s not a great place for vegetarians, but then again, it is a barbecue joint.
The tip: The family atmosphere and the great food make Ray’s a solid addition to anybody’s favorite barbecue spot.
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Moon Thai

You’ll fill up on authentic Thai dishes, as well as a few Japanese selections, at Moon Thai.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Moon Thai
2218 N.W. 23rd
601-0546

What works: The pad thai and chicken chili paste are great.
What needs work: The heater, apparently. It was chilly in there.
Tips: They used to have a lunch buffet. They don’t have a lunch buffet anymore. Just order off the menu. It’s worth it.
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Birrieria Diaz

Visit Guadalajara by way of a Bethany restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Restaurant Reviews

Christina Nihira
Birrieria Diaz
6700 N.W. 39th, Bethany
603-1304

What works: The authentic food is fantastic.
What needs work: There is limited parking.
The tip: There's a parking lot behind the restaurant.
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Zorba's Mediterranean Cuisine

Roll on into one of the city’s favorite Mediterranean eateries.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Zorba's Mediterranean Cuisine
6014 N. May
zorbasokc.com
947-7788
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ajanta Cuisine of India

Get your masala fix at this northside Indian mecca.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Ajanta Cuisine of India
12215 N. Pennsylvania
ajantaokc.com
752-5283
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
 
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