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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

Funny talk

A lecture series at OU explores what makes us laugh, and why.


Features

Greg Elwell
The Nature of Laughter     
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, ongoing
Gaylord College Auditorium
University of Oklahoma
395 W. Lindsey, Norman
cas.ou.edu
free
 
Wednesday, February 6, 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

Midtown medley

This fusion spot is so delicious, you might just want to cry.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Foodies Asian-American Diner
1220 N. Hudson
Facebook
235-1111

What works:
affordable, tasty Asian treats. Ramen is très spicy.
What needs work:
communication with waiter
Tips:
Seat yourself, but be sure to look at daily specials first.

 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pho-nomenal

Flavor is the universal language at Pho Thai Nguyen.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Pho Thai Nguyen
3221 N. Classen Blvd.
525-7373

What works:
tasty dishes for all experience levels
What needs work:
Pho broth could be hotter.
Tips:
free hot tea! Also, the place takes credit cards, which is nice.
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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
You don’t feel well. Look at that plastic bag filled with crumpled-up wrappers. Why did you eat that?
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Shell game

Craving lobster? OKC has a number of places that will do in a pincer — er, pinch.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
What foods do you consider fancy?
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Presto Pranzo!

Searching for a neighborhood Italian spot? Caffe Pranzo just might fit the bill.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Opulence is overrated.
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Heaven and earth

From sky high to hitting the pavement, here (in no order) are OKC’s top 10 culinary moments of 2012.

 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Raw appeal

Bricktown gives you the entertainment, the view, and now the food, too.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
In the Raw Sushi
200 S. Oklahoma
intherawsushi.com
702-1325

What works:
ahi tuna nachos and affordable specialty rolls
What needs work:
Non-sushi items need a little more thought.
Tip:
Park in the lot on the other side of the building or across the street.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Flipping the patty


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
Everything and nothing is changing at Kaiser’s American Bistro, 1039 N. Walker in Midtown.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
 
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