Thursday 31 Jul


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Topic: doug hill

Pig out

Van’s Pig Stands have been feeding hungry Oklahomans for more than 80 years.

Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Van’s Pig Stand
320 N. Porter, Norman
What worked:
outstanding hickory smoked barbecue that rivals any of the best in the country
What needs work:
The baked beans need bolder flavor.
tried-and-true Oklahoma family recipes at a reasonable price        
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

All aboard!

Wave bye-bye to hungry town when you hop on the Interurban chow-down express.

Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
1150 Ed Noble Parkway, Norman
What worked:
attentive service, contemporary atmosphere and good food  
What needs work:
Pound that round steak harder before frying it.     
The Tip:
Lots of menu choices with a few out-of-the park home runs.       
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Don’t pho around

It’s still chilly outside, and now is the best time for sitting down to a steaming bowl of delicious Vietnamese-style noodle soup.

Food and Drink Features

Doug Hill
It’s great to go back to a favorite Asian District noodle shop or to discover a new one that is probably just around the corner. No doubt, the metro area has a wealth of places to get your pho fix.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Chinese sizzle

Traditional cooking of the Middle Kingdom with an emphasis on fiery flavors at Ba Shu Legends.

Food and Drink Features

Doug Hill

Ba Shu Legends 

1522 W. Lindsey St., Norman


What worked: Bravely un-Americanized Chinese food.    

What needs work: Lose the insipid canned easy listening music and pipe Chinese classical directly into the dining room.

The tip: The red pepper pods are finely chopped and it can take some time to pick them out of your meal.   

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Pony up

Red Horse Grill has been serving hearty Southern diner favorites to loyal patrons for a generation.

Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill

Red Horse Grill 

2205 W. Main St., Norman


What worked: Diner food that’s not from a corporate supplier.   

What needs work: Tidy up the dining room sports shrine.    

Tip: Twenty years in business means it’s doing lots of things right. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Plane food

Ozzie’s Diner provides a landing spot for hungry diners with aviation on their minds.

Food and Drink Features

Doug Hill

Ozzie’s Diner

1700 Lexington Ave., Norman


What works: No-frills diner food served fast and friendly.      

What needs work: Seating is slightly cramped.     

Tip: Come hungry; portions are huge.    

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mountaintop masala

Himalayas Aroma of India offers cuisine for carnivores and vegans alike.

Food and Drink Features

Doug Hill

Himalayas Aroma of India

705 N. Moore Ave., Moore


What works: Exotic food served in a pleasant atmosphere.

What needs work: If there must be beef on the menu, cook it low and slow.

Tip: Come prepared to be overwhelmed with choices.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Review: Ole Town Gyros & Kabob

A small Norman gyro restaurant offers an Iranian take on some familiar cuisine.

Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill

Ole Town Gyros & Kabob

402 E. Main St., Norman


What worked: Generous portions of exotic food at reasonable prices.    

What needs work: The menu needs to stick with the basics and lose the corn dogs and fish sticks. 

Tip: Parking is scarce. Plan to park in the nearby downtown business district.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sergio's Italian review

A small Italian eatery offers big flavors with a loving attention to detail.

Food and Drink Features

Doug Hill

Sergio’s Italian Bistro

104 E. Gray St., Norman


What worked: Great freshness and delicacy of flavors.

What needs work: House salad dressing was too heavy on the vinegar.

Tip: Go with the nightly special, whatever it is. You won’t be disappointed.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014