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How cheesy

Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches are on the menu at The Mule, the Plaza District’s newest haunt.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
Grilled cheese is comfort food of the highest order.
 
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Silky smooth

Dinner with a view awaits at Silks, the upscale restaurant of Remington Park.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Silks Restaurant
1 Remington Place
remingtonpark.com
425-3280

What works:
great view of the track and tasty appetizers
What needs work:
better communication among staff
Tips:
Make a reservation and plan to stay the entire evening. It’s all about the view.
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Burger bistro

The changing of the season brings in menu changes at this Midtown upscale diner.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Kaiser's American Bistro
1039 N. Walker
kaisersbistro.com
232-7632

What works:
juicy burgers, tasty soups
What doesn’t work:
The au jus on the french dip is kind of “au no.”
Tips:
Milkshakes make every meal better.
Things change.
People change. And sometimes, most devastatingly, menus change.
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

All aboard!

Take the taste train straight to Italia Express.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Italia Express
4621 N. May
917-9995

What works:
Excellent marinara sauce and buttery pizza crust.
What needs work:
The chicken Parmesan sandwich is lacking.
Tips:
Prices vary between locations. Both serve inexpensive, quality food.
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The whole enchilada

House-made tortillas are the just the beginning of benevolent offerings from this Flavor Country.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Alvarado's Mexican Restaurant
1000 E. Second, Edmond
alvaradosmexican.com
359-8860

What works:
Tortilla soup and tacos poblanos are must-haves.
What needs work:
Thanks to a college crowd, it can get pretty busy.
The tip:
If you want a hotter salsa, ask for it.
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Still in Saigon

With diverse textures and flavors, the Saigon Baguette sandwiches are a gift from out of this world.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Saigon Baguette
2426 N. Classen Blvd.
524-2660
What works:
Barbecue pork banh mi and egg rolls for crazy cheap.
What needs work:
The line can get a little long.
Tips:
Take cash. The entrance is the door on the east side of the building.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Parrot talk

Repeat after me: Casa Perico does Okie-Mex right.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
What works: Enchiladas, tacos, fajitas … you know, Mexican food.
What needs work: Get rid of those fried guacamole bites.
Tips: Botanos are good, but filling. It’s an appetizer for a group.
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Slice of variety

Feeling a little bored with your current pizza relationship? Spice up your pies with these local alternatives.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
They say pizza is like sex: Even when it’s bad, it’s pretty good. But nobody goes out on the town looking for mediocrity. We want the best. We want to be excited and enchanted. Sure, we all enjoy pepperoni now and again, but let’s get kinky and try something different, shall we?
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Steakhouse of the rising sun

Yamato Japanese demonstrates a knack for seasoning and searing seafood.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Yamato Japanese Steakhouse
7101 Northwest Expressway
721-2420

What works: The shrimp and scallops are delicious.
What needs work: An overall update to its menu and decor.
The tip: Don't order the flounder, even if it's on the menu.
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

’merican medley

Purists might have a difficult time finding cuisine suited for Independence Day, but who cares.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
Is there an “American” food?
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Shawn’s secret

Sushi doesn’t have to be fancy


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Shawn's Sushi
5612 Northwest Expressway
792-2211

What works: Inexpensive, but still tasty.
What needs work: The wait time, especially for to-go orders, is approaching unreasonable.
Tips: Albacore loin. For reals. You’ll thank me later.
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Rico suave

Sometimes you just need some fast Mexican food. Enter Taco Rico.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Taco Rico
3838 N. Lincoln Blvd.
521-1330

What works: Tacos, burritos … you know, Mexican food.
What needs work: Not much. It does what it does.
Tips: Get queso for the tamales on the side. You may find you don't need all that sauce.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The hole shebang

Everyone loves a good donut.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
What a conundrum you present, donuts. First of all, should you be spelled “doughnuts”? Nobody is quite sure.
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Yes, you ’can

Caribbean and American cuisine combine to put spice in your life at Carican Flavors.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Carican Flavors
2701 N. Martin Luther King
caricanflavors.com
424-0456

What works: Oxtail, oxtail, dear lord the oxtail.
What needs work: A little more heat on the red snapper, but that's about it.
Tips: Ask about the Jamaican empanadas.
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Love me tender

Get a hunk of meat (and maybe even a side of nostalgia) from the barbecue joint serving memorable meals for 24 years.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Steve's Rib
7202 W. Hefner
728-9555

What works: Spicy sauces and tender meats.
What needs work: Soggy french fries and flavorless green beans.
Tips: The two-meat plate is enough for two meals, if you’re the kind who likes next-day barbecue.
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
 
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