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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

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

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

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

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

Super naan-y

A traditional Indian restaurant is working to build a tasty legacy in the metro.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Heritage India
3409 S. Broadway, Edmond
286-9972

What works:
great vegetarian options, like the chana saag, and the best naan
What needs work:
Servers need to know what’s on the menu.
Tips:
Lunch buffet lets you try a bit of everything; dinner for more intimate meals.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I dream of Gabriella’s

The food genie bestowed OKC with its wish of a top-notch Italian eatery.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Gabriella's Italian Grill & Pizzeria
1226 N.E. 63rd
gabriellasokc.com
478-4955

What works:
big portions of classic Italian fare for reasonable prices
What needs work:
The hostesses could be a little nicer.
Tips:
Urbanspoon says it's open for lunch. Only if you eat lunch at 3 p.m.

 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Look who’s cooking

Cooking classes make dinner a hands-on time for the whole family.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
Takeout Tuesdays
5:30 p.m. Tuesdays
Uptown Grocery Co.
1230 W. Covell, Edmond
uptowngroceryco.com
302-6763
$15

Little Big Chef
2 p.m. Sundays
Uptown Grocery Co.
1230 W. Covell, Edmond
uptowngroceryco.com
302-6273
$15

 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Thai-ed up

Tana Thai is authentic Thai cuisine, whether you know it or not.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Tana Thai Bistro
10700 N. May
749-5590

What Works:
lovely atmosphere, small and focused menu
What Needs Work:
Spice levels seemed to vary dish to dish.
Tips:
Take a group, order a bunch, try some of everything.
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Pizza panache

No longer will you have to choose between a taco or a pizza for dinner.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Pizzini'z Pizza
12101 N. MacArthur
720-8500

What works:
simple, delicious pizza for very reasonable rates
What needs work:
Not all of its non-pizza offerings are so tasty.
Tip:
Make sure you call the right shop, as there are two locations.
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Shack up

It might be called the ‘No Name’ burger, but it has a tasty identity.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
Irma's Burger Shack
1120 Classen Drive
235-4762

What works:
No Name Ranch burgers, down-home recipes, the Which Came First
What needs work:
Parking at both locations can be a headache.
Tips:
Check for specials. It’s usually the staff doing something fun and tasty with ingredients available.
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
 
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