Saturday 12 Jul


OKG Newsletter

Topic: food reviews

No reservations

A Warr Acres treasure has some of the best Indian tacos around.

Restaurant Reviews

Louis Fowler
Tim’s Drive Inn
5037 N. MacArthur Blvd., Warr Acres

What works:
Indian tacos, of course
What needs work:
cash only, no debit or credit cards
Order one of their “special” Dr. Peppers.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Positively posh

Nearly 50 years of fine-dining service in Norman finds Legend’s living up to its name.

Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Legend’s Restaurant
1313 W. Lindsey, Norman

What worked:
Possibly the best upscale joint in Norman.
What needs work:
The dining room is a bit cramped and cluttered with bric-a-brac.    
The Tip:
Good food and fancy atmosphere that manages to avoid pretension.                               
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A finer diner

Breakfast at Classen Grill is a glorious sight to behold.

Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Classen Grill
5124 N. Classen Boulevard

What works:
chicken-fried steak, orange juice, atmosphere
What needs work:
Customers can occasionally get lost in a bustling weekend breakfast service.
Your entire party needs to be present to be seated.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Greece is the word

Capers Mediterranean Buffet and Bistro is all you can eat, and all you will want to eat.

Restaurant Reviews

Louis Fowler
Capers Mediterranean Buffet and Bistro
6317 N. Meridian

What works:
There is a wide selection of food that you normally don’t see on a buffet.
What needs work:
The food goes fast. Larger quantities of popular items might help.
Start with a salad before going right to the meats.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tres times a charm

From banana leaves to chicken-fried goodness, this Norman establishment will plate anything you please.

Restaurant Reviews

Marisa Mohi
Tres Cantina & Grille
305 E. Main St., Norman

What works:
A menu of typical and not-so-typical Mexican and South American fare.
What needs work:
It takes time for food to get to the table when the restaurant gets busy.
Come on Fridays and Saturdays for live music.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Chow time

A local Chinese restaurant offers old favorites and some unexpected new twists.

Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell

Chow’s Chinese Restaurant

3033 N. May Ave.


What works: Dumplings, anything with ginger-scallion sauce, and lots more.

What needs work: Watch out for the raw garlic.

Tip: Take-out is a big time-saver.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Basil bunch

Mediterranean delights await you in a green building on NW 23rd Street.

Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell

Basil Mediterranean Cafe

211 NW 23rd St.


What works: Lamb shanks and kabobs are tender and tasty.

What needs work: The falafel isn’t nearly as good.

Tip: Call-ahead ordering can shave off plenty of wait time.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Eat like a Champion

Waffle sandwiches have earned a following at Waffle Champion in Midtown.

Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell

Waffle Champion

1212 N. Walker Ave. #100


What works: Pit Ham and classic Bacon Egg n’ Cheese sandwiches are tops.

What needs work: Parking can be a challenge. Lobster needs more flavor for the price.

Tip: Plan ahead. Closed on Mondays and after 2 p.m. every other day.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014