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A finer diner

Breakfast at Classen Grill is a glorious sight to behold.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Classen Grill
5124 N. Classen Boulevard
842-0428

What works:
chicken-fried steak, orange juice, atmosphere
What needs work:
Customers can occasionally get lost in a bustling weekend breakfast service.
Tips:
Your entire party needs to be present to be seated.

 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Papa of pizza

A Bethany pizza parlor serves up quality pies.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Papa Angelo's
3921 N. College, Bethany
papaangelospizza.com
491-6767

What works:
great crust, fun atmosphere
What needs work:
Pasta dishes may require added seasoning.
Tips:
It delivers, but if you’re out of its area, call ahead for your takeout or risk a lengthy wait.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Kitchen creations

Even with all the hype, Kitchen 324 doesn’t disappoint.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Kitchen No. 324
324 N. Robinson
kitchen324.com
763-5911

What works:
open-faced toast, braised short rib, pretty much everything else
What needs work:
It can be very busy at practically any time.
Tips:
Bring quarters for parking. Try not to shove your butt in anybody’s face getting in and out of the booths.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Lean like a Chalo

A Bethany-area taqueria provides an oasis of home-cooking amid a smattering of chain restaurants.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Chalo’s Tacos
5029 N. Rockwell, Bethany
440-2984

What works:
Burritos, tamales and goat birria. And so affordable!
What needs work:
The beef and tongue are a bit dry.
Tips:
Be sure to get the green salsa.

 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Saddle up

No mules or ponies were harmed in the making of The Mule’s grilled cheeses.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
The Mule
1630 N. Blackwelder
themuleokc.com
601-1400

What works:
sandwiches with great flavors, excellent spot to hang out
What needs work:
Parking can be a pain, but that’s what happens when a place is popular.
Tips:
The Monte Cristo is a dessert worth the calories.

 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Cruise the Mediterranean

You don't need to travel far to enjoy the heart-healthy delicacies of the Mediterranean diet.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
The results are in: You should be eating more like a Mediterranean.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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

Festival of the foods

Culinary art shines more than ever in this year’s Festival of the Arts.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
Festival of the Arts
11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday
daily through April 28
downtown Oklahoma City
artscouncilokc.com
270-4848
Free


 
Wednesday, April 17, 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

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

More faves you crave

If you’re going to eat less-than-healthy food, make it a delicious and local choice.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
I have seen the inside of your crisper, and it is America’s nightmare writ large.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

SNAP to it


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
Low-income Oklahomans can now SNAP into locally produced produce, meats and bread at Urban Agrarian, 1235 S.W. Second.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
 
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