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Mediterranean on Main

Traditional gyro sandwiches, Middle Eastern specialties and American diner fare combine in this downtown Norman spot.

Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill

Ole Town Gyros & Kabobs
402 E. Main, Norman

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Coriander can-do

Authentic Vietnamese family recipes are interpreted for modern tastes at Norman’s Coriander Cafe.

Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill

Coriander Cafe
323 White Street, Norman

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Slab slingers

Pecan-smoked pork ribs, beef brisket and hot links make this unpretentious barbecue joint a local favorite.

Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill

Billy Craig’s BBQ
6001 S. Sooner Rd.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Border town

Tasty, traditional south-of-the-border specialties mix with familiar, hearty Tex-Mex fare at Alvarado’s.

Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill

Alvarado’s Mexican Restaurant
11641 S. Western

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Expertly prepared sushi and dishes representing most of the Asian continent are served in a warmly attractive dining room.

Food and Drink Features

Doug Hill

O Asian Fusion
105 12th Ave. S.E., Norman

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Johnny be good

Serving fresh food hot and ready when you walk in the door, Johnny’s Lunch Box has been at the same downtown location for generations

Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
413 W. Sheridan
Owner: Ed Strawn
Date Established: 1946
Food Style: American cafeteria lunch
Average check: $7.25
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Teenage black belt champion teaches taekwando in Norman


Doug Hill
Amber LaValley is helping people channel their inner Jackie Chan one class at a time. "Many of my students have played a lot of martial arts video games," LaValley said at her spacious Visio...
Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Canadian River Cruisers car club takes relaxed approach to organized motoring


Doug Hill
Next up for the Canadian River Cruisers: a yurt excursion. David Saunders, leader and founder of the Norman-based car club, talked about the planned spring trip during the weekly Saturday morning bre...
Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mama Sweet brings hip country/rock hybrid to Oklahoma City


Doug Hill
Although the Norman trio has been playing decidedly red dirt-flavored rock since 2003, Mama Sweet's signature sound might not be intentional.  "If you told our guitarist Alan Orebaugh we're a c...
Thursday, August 28, 2008

Songwriter plans Oklahoma City performance


Doug Hill
If you've attended a wedding in the last 15 years, there's a good chance the song "All My Life" was part of the ceremony; it's a "till death do us part" favorite. What you probably didn't know is sin...
Thursday, May 29, 2008

Groovefest mixes election-year messages with moving metro music


Doug Hill
Counterculture celebration has become an annual tradition at Norman's Groovefest, an event that combines a human rights forum with an all-day outdoor concert. Always a community-wide collaboration, ...
Thursday, April 24, 2008

Unique improv concert series brings together atypical instruments


Doug Hill
No instrument or device is off limits to "sound artist" Jon Mooneyham, the one-time KGOU-FM DJ and Flaming Lips drummer who began organizing the abnormal "White Walls" concert series last year. Dise...
Thursday, March 20, 2008