Thai Kitchen Cafe
327 Dean A. McGee Ave.
What works: Top-notch pad thai, excellent stir-fry dishes, fast and friendly staff.
What needs work: Parking can be a real pain, but that’s the price of eating at Thai Kitchen Cafe.
Tip: Go at dinner if you want a larger selection. But there’s plenty to love at lunch.
Silks Restaurant at Remington Park Racing & Casino
1 Remington Place
What works: The atmosphere. The view. The food.
What needs work: It’s a little pricey.
Tip: Keep up with the race schedule to fully enjoy the view.
Othello’s Italian Restaurant
One S. Broadway, Edmond
What worked: Amber’s chicken pepperoni
What needs work: Modest outer appearance and plain-looking menus.
The tip: Stop by often enough and you might find an entree named after you.
5820 N. Classen Blvd.
What works: The jicama wraps and tacos are so good, you stop caring that they’re vegan.
What needs work: The tamales needed a little more filling and flavor.
Tips: Juice is really more of a smoothie. The spicy green is expensive but glug-worthy.
Legend has it that the first onion burgers were created in El Reno during the Great Depression by enterprising burger-flippers looking for ways to stretch increasingly scarce meat. That costcutting measure still lives and breathes today. While El Reno might be the home of the onion burger, there are plenty other metro eateries that offer the delightful fare.
— by Louis Fowler, photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman
Ba Shu Legends
1522 W. Lindsey St., Norman
What worked: Bravely un-Americanized Chinese food.
What needs work: Lose the insipid canned easy listening music and pipe Chinese classical directly into the dining room.
The tip: The red pepper pods are finely chopped and it can take some time to pick them out of your meal.