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All trails lead to here

Enjoy Peru’s flavorful cuisine at a price that won’t break the bank.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Inca Trail Peruvian Restaurant
10948 N. May
incatrailokc.com
286-0407

What works:
Amazing food, especially the Pollo a La Brasa and ceviches.
What needs work:
Purple corn drink is not in my wheelhouse.
Tips:
Meat lovers, get the Parrillada Inca if you want to try a bit of everything.

 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Castro-free Cubans

No need to jet off to Havana to get your hands on a delicious and authentic Cuban sandwich.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
As Oklahomans, there are some things about Cuba that we will probably never really experience.
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cous we said so

This is Mediterranean food worth getting excited about.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Cous Cous Cafe
6165 N. May
couscouscafeokc.com
286-1533


What works:
big flavors, quality food, low prices
What needs work:
better information about their desserts
Tips:
The parking lot is small, so carpool.


 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Jo dough

We aren’t sure who Jo is, but she sure can make a pizza.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Jo's Famous Pizza
900 S. Kelly
josfamouspizza.com
340-7070

What works:
big flavors and lots of toppings
What needs work:
Prices are a bit steep for specialty pizzas.
Tips:
Get the half-and-half so you can try out a few intriguing combos.
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ode to bacon

An array of local restaurants offers bacon for the takin’.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
There are two types of people who don’t like bacon: vegetarians and imaginary creatures.
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Principles of pasta

An old-school spaghetti joint sticks to the tasty basics.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Meiki's Italian-American
6916 Northwest Expressway
721-5522


What works: angel hair with pesto and a great calzone
What needs work:
boring salads
Tips:
Lunch specials give good discounts on pasta favorites.
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Chicken fry country

Our region is known for tornadoes, religion and, best of all, fried food.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
Chicken can be pretty boring. Which is why we fry it.
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

You say ‘neck-o,’ I say ‘knee-ko’

Any way you pronounce it, Sushi Neko has a stellar menu for all to enjoy.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Sushi Neko
4318 N. Western
sushineko.com
528-8862

What works:
top-notch nigiri, spicy miso and gyoza
What needs work:
Watch what you’re spending. It adds up fast.
Tips:
Reservations aren’t always necessary, but it’s nice to have a guaranteed seat.
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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
 
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