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Spanking new

Yep, these seven are fired up and ready to go with flavorpacked food flying out of the kitchens. Step aside, everyone, there are plenty of new places to try. Go get ’em!


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
In what used to be a former chimney shop, owners Juan Manuel Diaz and his wife, Solorro Garcia, opened their first Mexican restaurant in late June. Filled with family members, its enchiladas are pure Mexican, not Tex-Mex, they say. To the delight of its many regular customers, the tortillas are handmade on the spot.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Virgin territory

7 sets of recently-opened restaurant doors


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
“Hey, look at me!” These are the new kids on the block, and they need our support! One good thing about restaurants opening — other than offering darn good food, of course — is more job opportunities in the hospitality industry.
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Restaurant updates

Seven new OKC-area restaurants for you to explore


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
Those with a strong attachment to eating calf fries swing on by to sample several pairs, which come with a compatible cocktail sauce. These delicacies are also nicknamed Montana tender-groins and are among Chubby’s top-sellers.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

7 Under $7

You can set $49 for your lunch budget this week.


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
Your wallet is on the thin side lately, and the thought of money wasted on bad food triggers your emotions. Well, here are seven good places where savvy consumers won’t do any quibbling after that last bite. Everything on the various menus is fairly priced.
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Welcome!

Even more new restaurants.


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
Here are several new restaurants coming our way again. Just like summer vegetables, these will be taking root and hopefully growing. All seven are offering hearty flavors, regional influences and prices that are just right for tough economic times. Go get ’em.
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Blue-plate specials

Try the special!


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
Suppose you see a separate note attached to a menu announcing the blue-plate specials. Do you like to experiment? It’s true, some chefs use diners as guinea pigs when they’re experimenting with new dishes. But sometimes the food turns out so good, the dish actually makes it on the permanent menu.
 
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bring it on

Seven new, interesting restaurants


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
Are you constantly searching for new eating experiences? The following seven have an interesting spin on restaurant food. If you can’t find anything to really love at any of these new babies, then, well, God help you!
 
Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fresh faces


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
In the choppy waters of today’s economy, some are taking the plunge and opening up new places to eat. Give these seven restaurants a try, which are either new ventures or have moved to fresh locations.
 
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Summer sides


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
Throwing something on the grill? Here are some can’t-miss dishes from seven area restaurants that will help round out the meal. In this hectic, ever-changing world, keep it simple, and your family and friends will eat well.
 
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

You said ‘red’?


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
Smart, knowledgeable people say the color red could make people hungry. How about mouthwatering barbecue, chili or pizza? Eat inside at any of the following restaurants or carry out. Good stuff? You bet they are..
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fiesta time

Get your tacos and quesadillas here!


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for May 5) is victory day for Mexico. But you don’t need to be from south of the border to enjoy your own fiesta. Mexican food is a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and can be enjoyed at the following seven restaurants. Not to worry, the celebrations will continue even if you don’t make it tomorrow.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Food biz newcomers


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
New restaurant openings provide needed jobs for a great number of people in the metro area, and these seven small businesses are certainly helping out with the economy. From Chinese to great steaks and Russian caviar, it’s all here.
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Feelin’ flexy?

Going vegetarian, but only part of the time


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
A “flexitarian” is a concept that has been around since the ’40s, when our government asked citizens to give up meat for some meals, so the extra rations could be donated to our troops at war. Now scores of folks are flexing, so in honor of Earth Day on Friday — which also happens to be Good Friday — consider making your next meal meatless.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pretty special


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
Every restaurant has what they call “specials,” and regulars who frequent these restaurants tend to agree that they certainly are special.
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fresh faces


OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
When opening a new restaurant, choosing the right location for a new concept includes research, solid planning and a bit of intuition. And, oh, yes, there’s lots of legwork to make a correct decision. Try out these seven newbies.
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
 
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