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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

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
 
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