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OKG Newsletter


Topic: food review

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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

Holy guacamole

A unique blend of the familiar and exotic makes for a satisfying meal at Abel’s.


Restaurant Reviews

Sam Lower
Abel’s Mexican Restaurant
5822 N.W. 50th, Warr Acres
491-0911

What works: Consistently great flavor and variety of food.
What needs to work: The taco menu option needs to be advertised.
The tip: The fresh fruit with lime juice and chili powder is a must.
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Temple of turmeric

Gopuram offers a shrine-worthy buffet of fried, stewed and curried Indian delights.


Restaurant Reviews

Jenn Scott
Gopuram Taste of India
4559 N.W. 23rd
gopuramtasteofindia.com
948-7373

What works: Everything on its menu is spectacular and carefully spiced.
What needs work: Nothing, actually.
The tip: The buffet is hard to beat and offers you a chance to try everything the menu has to offer.
 
Wednesday, May 16, 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

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

Rising from the ashes

Golden Phoenix has reopened, and is even better than before.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Golden Phoenix
2728 N. Classen Blvd.
524-3988

What works: The beautifully remodeled dining room with the same authentic and delicious Asian food.
What needs work: A menu that’s intimidating in its length and obscure descriptions. 
The tip: It’s possibly the best Asian food in the entire state.  
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

OKG7 new spots on the block

Every week, we give you seven OKC-area restaurants to explore.


OKG7 Dining

Jenn Scott

There are new kids in town, and it’s only fair you give them a little attention to make them feel at home.

 
Wednesday, July 11, 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

Nhinja star

Karate-chop-free food in a flash.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Nhinja Sushi & Wok
13905 N. May
nhinja.com
463-6622

What works:
fast service, low prices
What needs work:
Nhinja Poppers could use more pop.
Tips:
Condiments and silverware are not on the table. Go get ’em yourself, lazy bones.
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pho fever

South-side bowls of goodness await.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Pho B&B Vietnamese Cuisine
1615 S. Interstate 35 Service Road, Moore
794-5261

What works:
home-style Vietnamese cooking at fast-food prices in a family-operated establishment
What needs work:
Entrées should be brought to the table simultaneously or, at most, just a few minutes apart.
The tip:
Pho on the south side is as good as or better than what you’ll find in the Asian District.
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
 
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