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Surf and turf

Whether you fancy sausages or clams, both afford delicious outdoor eating.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
This is a time of great pride in Oklahoma City.
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Delicious rivalry

No need to take sides — just enjoy the barbecue.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Bedlam Bar-B-Q
610 N.E. 50th
528-7427

What works
: The ribs and the smoked ham are some of the best.
What doesn’t work: Come at the wrong time and you’ll find a very long line and only one register.
Tip: If it’s nice, sit on the back patio. If you get sweet tea, mix it 50-50 with unsweetened, lest you get diabetes.

 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Hoagie heaven

Hobby’s may not have invented the sandwich concept, but it has taken meat and bread to a whole new level.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
 Hobby's Hoagie

325 N. Walker

hobbyshoagies.com

605-3131


What works: The cheesesteak and Special Italian are shining paragons of sandwich-hood.

What needs work: Ambiance, maybe? It’s pretty bare bones in there.

Tips: Lean forward. The bread can’t hold those wonderful sandwich juices at an angle, so physics and your dry cleaner dictate you keep it over the table.

 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Fair-ly full

Can't decide what you'll eat this year at the arts fest?


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Fair food is always a mystery, isn’t it?
 
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Artful eating

Eat your arty little heart out!


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
Art is great, right? It’s all … artsy, and it makes you feel stuff. Which is why, when the torrential rains of late April show up, we OKCers like to head downtown and walk around looking at it during the perennially wet and wonderful Festival of the Arts.
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Don’t be crabby

Excellent service and authentic food await you in this Creole hideaway.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
Crabtown
303 E. Sheridan
funfresh.com
232-7227

What’s good: Crawfish étouffée and shrimp Creole are about as authentic as you’ll get around here.
What’s not so good: The goofy decorations.
Tips: Be sure to ask for the Crabtown Trash when your waitress first comes by, as it sometimes sells out.
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Don’t be a weenie

Try out-of-the-box hot dogs that will take your taste buds on a gourmet adventure.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
What works: The standard dog combinations are inventive and delicious.

What needs work: A few of the specialty dogs are so loaded with toppings you can't really taste the meat that makes them special.

The tip: Not in the mood for a dog? You can get any dog toppings on a burger.
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Grand-slam grub

The RedHawks season opens with more options for America’s second-favorite pastime: eating.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
When the 2012 RedHawks season begins Thursday with a homestand against our most-hated foes and history’s greatest monsters, the Memphis Redbirds, there will be baseball and sunshine. But most important, there will be food.
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hurts so good

This Thai house isn’t afraid to turn up the heat with its curry and chile dishes.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
When my friends came to town — yes, I have them; don’t act so shocked — they had a few places they wanted to stop. La Baguette for brunch. The Wedge for dinner. And lunch, they insisted, must be at … Pei Wei.
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Keep on truckin’

The mobile food trend didn’t waste any time making its way to town.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
Running a restaurant isn’t cheap. You need walls. You need a parking lot. Waiters. Chairs. Forks.

 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Picasso Cafe

Leave the brushes at home; this Picasso is all about eats.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Picasso Cafe
What works:
Crowd-pleasing menu and service.
What needs work:
I'd like en entrée of pretzels. But that's more my issue.
Tips:
Go at night and get a drink. Hippy Juice tastes like smiles, but will knock you down.
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Irish ayes

You’re in luck if you’re hoping for authentic Irish fare on Saturday.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
It’s said that St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland. Except that there never were any snakes in Ireland. And the snakes he said were driven out were attacking him during a 40-day fast which, let’s be frank, could make anybody a bit loopy.
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Gathering Mauss

Up-and-coming comedian Shane Mauss makes his first stop in OKC.


Performing Arts

Greg Elwell
Shane Mauss
6:30 p.m. Sunday
City Arts Center
3000 General Pershing
ticketstorm.com
951-0000
$12 online, $15 door
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Last supper

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel full.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
The problem with the end of the world is not all the volcanoes spewing lava and the plagues of locusts, frogs and (wild guess, here) wildebeests. Sure, the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse and 76 Trombones and probably Nic Cage as Ghost Rider are bad, but you know what’s worse?
 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Red Cup

This bustling, eclectic dive serves up coffee, comfort food and community.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
The Red Cup
3122 N. Classen Blvd.
redcupokc.com
525-3430

What works: Delicious dishes made upon ordering.
What needs work: Some comfort-food faves lacked any real standout appeal.
The tip: If you're avoiding meat, this is the place for you.
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
 
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