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Bovine in the breeze

Good food and fun in an informal restaurant on OU’s south research campus.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
First, let’s get one thing straight: Cows do not fly. They don’t normally anyway, unless there’s an aircraft, high explosives or wind-assist from Mother Nature. The Flying Cow Cafe serves the impressive National Weather Center complex on the University of Oklahoma campus immediately southeast of the Lloyd Noble Center. It’s named for a memorable scene in the 1996 movie “Twister.”
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ricardo’s restaurant

South-of-the-border specialties come served in very inviting surroundings.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Ricky’s Cafe is an impressive, freestanding Spanish colonial-style building in a bustling strip mall. It’s maroon and pink outside with a brick-colored tile roof. Although named “cafe,” Ricky’s is closer to being a fancy restaurant than a snack bar or coffee shop.
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Father knows fire

Big Daddy offers down-home hickory-smoked barbecue in a real roadhouse.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Big Daddy’s Smoke House Bar-B-Que has ricks of split hickory stacked outside, front and back. Inside the restaurant, a robust and permanent aroma of smoke leaves lingers. No doubt this place lives up to its name.
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thai times two

Cuisine from all regions of Thailand are brought together in a cozy corner cafe.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Thai Thai Asian Bistro boasts a duo of chefs who have been preparing the food of their native Thailand together for a long time. Daughter Koi Strickland and her mother, Samer Charoenpibool, are the core culinary team at this new restaurant that’s already developed a large loyal following.
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A cut above

Specialty meat purveyors supply selection and service not common at chain supermarkets.


Food and Drink Features

Doug Hill
In supermarkets, where most people shop for groceries, it’s rare to find anything in the meat case but plastic-wrapped parts on foam trays shipped from hundreds of miles away.
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cupid-approved

Is the way to your Valentine’s heart through his or her stomach? Find out with menu specials catering to romance and pleasure.


Food and Drink Features

Doug Hill
Dim the lights, uncork the Champagne and cue the violins: Valentine’s Day is Tuesday. For many lovebirds, the evening wouldn’t be complete without a romantic repast together.
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bagging the bean

Java jitters no more! Tea provides another option for that morning boost.


Food and Drink Features

Doug Hill
If you made New Year’s resolutions to adopt healthier habits, you likely attempted to overhaul more than just what you eat, but also what you drink.
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fontana Italian Restaurant

Fontana nails the standards, and does so affordably.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Fontana Italian Restaurant
854 N.W. 12th, Moore
703-0911
fontanaitalianrestaurant.com

What worked: The service was prompt and friendly in this family-owned bistro.
What needs work: A few inexpensive flourishes would add more appeal to the plain-Jane iceberg lettuce salads.
The tip: Bring your appetite! There is a large selection of traditional Italian-American favorites served in a simple setting.       
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Curry in a hurry

Fiery to mild Indian cuisine is served up à la casual at Spice and Rice.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Spice and Rice
770 DeBarr, Norman
321-7423

What worked:
high-quality food at lower prices
What needs work:
Addition of beer to the menu would complement the highly spiced cuisine.
Tip:
family recipes that haven’t been compromised for American tastes  
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Pizza pizzazz

Traditional Italian recipes define Sandro’s pizza and pastas.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Sandro’s Pizza and Pasta
914 W. Main, Norman
sandrospizzaandpasta.com
701-8822

What worked:
excellent pizza and good signature entrees
What needs work:
A crisp, ultra-thin pizza crust would be a welcome additional choice.
Tip:
Pleasant but not fancy dining room serving a level of Italian cuisine found in much more expensive restaurants.
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
 
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