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Still in Saigon

With diverse textures and flavors, the Saigon Baguette sandwiches are a gift from out of this world.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Saigon Baguette
2426 N. Classen Blvd.
524-2660
What works:
Barbecue pork banh mi and egg rolls for crazy cheap.
What needs work:
The line can get a little long.
Tips:
Take cash. The entrance is the door on the east side of the building.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
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‘Skate’ or die

It's a tough call.

Not that you’d notice, but here’s what’s been eating up my free time of late: As founder of The Movie Clubbed, I’ll be part of Saturday’s live skewering of Skatetown, U.S.A., an abomination of pop celluloid that was 1979’s both best and worst “rock and roller disco movie of the year!”

The details, from today’s Gazette:

"Turns out there’s a reason 1979’s Skatetown, U.S.A. has never hit VHS or DVD: It really sucks. The alleged comedy starring Scott Baio and Patrick Swayze will get a live, Mystery Science Theater 3000-style beating from The Movie Clubbed, whose members include a few Oklahoma Gazetteers, at 8 p.m. Saturday at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch. Also to be skewered: a 1972 short by the OKC Urban Renewal Authority. Tickets are $5-$8. Call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com."

This marks The Movie Clubbed’s second time at bat. The first was back in March, when we (me, Richard York, Brian Winkeler, Greg Elwell and Spencer Hicks) zapped Zardoz, the 1974 science-fiction slice of nonsense starring Sean Connery. We didn’t think we find a more painful follow-up, but we were wrong.

What’s “special” about this Skatetown screening is that the Oklahoma City Museum of Art has procured a 35mm print. That’s right: They weren’t all burned in anger. With any luck, this one will spontaneously combust as soon as we’re done with it, so buy your tickets now before they skate away. There's even an unofficial after-party at The Paramount on Film Row, for which Brian bought the Skatetown soundtrack LP off eBay. You've been warned, but see you there anyway? —Rod Lott



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Jo dough

We aren’t sure who Jo is, but she sure can make a pizza.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Jo's Famous Pizza
900 S. Kelly
josfamouspizza.com
340-7070

What works:
big flavors and lots of toppings
What needs work:
Prices are a bit steep for specialty pizzas.
Tips:
Get the half-and-half so you can try out a few intriguing combos.
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Cous we said so

This is Mediterranean food worth getting excited about.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Cous Cous Cafe
6165 N. May
couscouscafeokc.com
286-1533


What works:
big flavors, quality food, low prices
What needs work:
better information about their desserts
Tips:
The parking lot is small, so carpool.


 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

All trails lead to here

Enjoy Peru’s flavorful cuisine at a price that won’t break the bank.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Inca Trail Peruvian Restaurant
10948 N. May
incatrailokc.com
286-0407

What works:
Amazing food, especially the Pollo a La Brasa and ceviches.
What needs work:
Purple corn drink is not in my wheelhouse.
Tips:
Meat lovers, get the Parrillada Inca if you want to try a bit of everything.

 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Castro-free Cubans

No need to jet off to Havana to get your hands on a delicious and authentic Cuban sandwich.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
As Oklahomans, there are some things about Cuba that we will probably never really experience.
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Little bakery on the Prairie

It’s a bread-lover’s paradise at Prairie Thunder Baking Company.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Prairie Thunder Baking Company
1114 Classen Drive
prairiethunderbaking.com
602-2922

What works:
really great baked goods
What needs work:
expanding the lunch selection
Tips:
Go early if you’re going for a specific item. When they sell out, they’re out.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

No laughing matter

Bringing comedy to OKC is serious business.


Performing Arts

Greg Elwell
Comedy can be pretty depressing.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

French bread

Is one of Oklahoma City’s most beloved French restaurants worth your time? Oui, oui.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
La Baguette Bistro
7408 N. May
labaguettebistro.com
840-3047

What Works: The food. Specifically the kind you eat.
What Needs Work:
The Bermuda Triangle dining room. Don’t get lost!
Tips: Try something different.
This is the kind of place that does different very well.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 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
 
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