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OKG Newsletter


Topic: restaurant review

Italian artistry

Enjoy hearty Italian in the heart of downtown Edmond.


Restaurant Reviews

Stephanie Bice
Othello’s Italian Restaurant
1 South Broadway, Edmond
othellos.us
330-9045

What works:
lasagna topped with meat sauce
What doesn’t:
house wine
Tips:
Bring your appetite and save room for dessert.
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Savory Vista

Bella Vista serves up inspired Italian and Greek dishes.


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
Bella Vista Italian Kitchen
5801 S. Western
bellavistaokc.com
631-1717

What worked:
Italian and Greek meals prepared with obvious pride
What needs work:
The marinara sauce is too sweet.
The Tip:
Family owned and operated, this place is distinctly unique in atmosphere, service and quality.
 
Wednesday, October 17, 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

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

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

Ann can

Ann’s Chicken Fry House is the down-home taste you’ve been waiting for.


Restaurant Reviews

Louis Fowler
Ann’s Chicken Fry House
4106 N.W. 39th
943-8915

What works:
absolutely perfect chicken-fried steaks
What needs work:
Kitschy decor could use an update.
Tips:
Save room for dessert.
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Presto Pranzo!

Searching for a neighborhood Italian spot? Caffe Pranzo just might fit the bill.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Opulence is overrated.
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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

Pho-nomenal

Flavor is the universal language at Pho Thai Nguyen.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Pho Thai Nguyen
3221 N. Classen Blvd.
525-7373

What works:
tasty dishes for all experience levels
What needs work:
Pho broth could be hotter.
Tips:
free hot tea! Also, the place takes credit cards, which is nice.
 
Wednesday, January 16, 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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