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Drum right

No offense to the Okarche economy, but great fried chicken can be found right here in the metro, at The Drum Room.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
If you think the only way to get good fried chicken is by driving 45 minutes to the west, I have good news.
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Menu metamorphosis

A new season means new eats on your favorite local menus.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
Yes, there’s a chill in the air ... occasionally. Yes, the weather outside is frightfully pleasant ... most of the time. It’s Oklahoma. Fall means it’s not always so hot that you want to strip off your skin and let your muscles enjoy the breeze.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Lucky VII

VII Asian Bistro brings together the flavorful textures of Vietnam with the flair of the Far East.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell

What works: Good prices on a variety of Vietnamese and other Asian dishes.

What needs work: Keeping goons like me from ordering too much food.

Tips: Skip the lunch specials and get the pho or the glass noodles. Very tasty.

 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Truckin’

A family business kicks its crispy, cheesy pride to the curbs of Oklahoma City with its wood-fired pizza truck.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
It all started on a Saturday night.

Lorne and Lori Hall wanted to create a family tradition for their daughters, Elise and Molly. So on Saturday nights, Lorne made pizza and everybody would gather around the TV with a couple of slices of basil, pepperoni and sausage pie.

 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Through the timeline

Local restaurants use social media to connect with people in search of the next great meal.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
Restaurants are all about mouths.
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

1, 2, Pizza23!

From its house oil and garlic sauce blend, these pies are delicious from the crust up.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Pizza23
600 NW 23rd St.
pizza23okc.com
601-6161

What works: buttery crust, fresh toppings and unique combinations
What needs work: more customers. Despite good food, the place was nearly empty.
Tip(s): Starting soon, Pizza 23 will serve pancakes, a coffee bar, etc. for breakfast.
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Boss broths

Don’t expect Kaiteki’s Ramen to look anything like processed packages of freeze-dried noodles.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
Blame it on the Big Apple.
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Bricktown boogie

Finally found a parking spot and have a few hours to kill before the game or hitting the dance floor? Have a burger!


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Bricktown Burgers
300 E. Main St.
232-4373

What works:
simple onion burgers cooked right
What needs work:
Avoid going overboard with toppings.
Tips:
Bring change for parking, or walking shoes.
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Have your cake...

and Whiskey, too!


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
“I don’t know. Would you call two links a chain?” asked Tanner Fleming, general manager of Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar, 1845 Northwest Expressway, when he was queried about the restaurant’s classification.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 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

Weather won’t be the same

Jump back, Loretta! Longtime TV meteorologist and all-around icon Gary England will do his final weathercast Friday night.


Features

Greg Elwell
After 41 years as chief meteorologist for KWTV 9, Gary England is stepping away from the camera.
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cronut craze

NYC’s Cronut concept has become the most sought-after dessert around the globe, and the metro is no exception.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell

When people first hear about Cronuts, they inevitably ask one question and make one statement.

 
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

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
 
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