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Topic: restaurants

Smag 7: Taste the trend

With each week comes seven new restaurants in the OKC metro!

OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
Pursue another passion: food! Trendy, contemporary dining is popping up all around the metro area with everything from American to Italian, Greek and even tempting food from Saudi Arabia.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Smag 7: Trucks to teacups

With each week comes seven new restaurants in the OKC metro!

OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
As our city grows and lets its belt out a little, stay up on food trends with us! From Tex-Mex to food trucks to bubble tea, satisfying sustenance is always nearby.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Smag 7: Pull up a chair

OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
Variety, diversity and multiculturalism are waiting to be discovered in Oklahoma restaurants. Find yourselves in seven tantalizing scenarios at new restaurants, thanks to the following spots.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Smag 7: Difficult, but delightful

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

OKG7 Dining

Carol Smaglinski
Due to construction in the downtown Oklahoma City area, some of your favorite places might feel a little left in the dust. You might have to navigate the rugged terrain of traffic cones and cracked pavement, but it’s well worth the effort to keep these downtown dandies up and running.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

American, Italian or Asian — oh, my!

We recently posed this to our Facebook readers:

American, Italian or Asian: Assume you had to choose between those cuisines. To which local restaurant would you head?

Bella Vista is great for Italian food!” —Michael Shoopman

Grand House.” —Joe Meinhart

Jana's in Norman: Thai and Italian.” —Gene Glaser

Spaghetti Warehouse in Bricktown.” —John O'Connor

My new fave: Charm, for Thai.” —Sara C. Jacoby

Bistro Lorene in Chickasha.” —Lorene Fite Wood

American: Cheever's. Italian: Vito's. Asian: Thai Kitchen Cafe downtown.” —Rot Job

You simply cannot beat that old American standby … Taco Bell.” —Adam Orendac

P.F. Chang's, Texas Road House, Olive Garden.” —Benjamin A. Pena

Pachinko Parlor for sushi!” —Bekki Liles

Papa Dio's.” —Suzanne Pennington Short

by Carol Smaglinski 05.21.2012 2 years ago
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Sarah Stinson

Sarah Stinson

Delightful and funny, Sarah Stinson, 23, is a hostess at Nonna’s in Bricktown. Moving here from Grand Prairie, Texas, in 2003, her father was in the military. Her two pets, Lil’ Bit and Bella, are both smart dogs.

How you got your job: “My boyfriend and I were walking through Bricktown picking up applications. He got me one from Nonna’s; I filled it out and Nonna’s gave me a call, and I was my smiling sweet self for the interview, although they thought I was a bit overqualified.”

Future plans: “I want to climb the ladder. I am going into training soon to become a server.”

When you were laid off, it never crossed your mind: “That I would work in a restaurant.”

Real talent: “I am a painter and went to Oklahoma City Community College to study and have been painting since I could hold a pencil. I do cubism and realism.”

Kinda look like: “Kat Von D, but without the tattoos.”

Take an out-of-towner: “To Nonna’s, of course, and around Bricktown — that has so much to see.”

Won’t touch: “Mushrooms; I like the flavor, but not the slimy texture.”

Would kill for: “A hot fudge sundae.”

People don’t know that you are: “A closet gamer — it takes away the tension.”

Pet peeve: “People who chew with their mouths open.”

Come back as: “Myself."

Best thing you did in 2011: “Got a job.”

Silliest questions you’ve been asked as a hostess: “One man asked. ‘Does your elevator go down to the canal?’ And a lady called and wanted to celebrate her birthday at Nonna’s, but couldn’t believe that we didn’t serve cat fries. She said she just ‘slaps ‘em on the grill'.”

by Carol Smaglinski 05.29.2012 2 years ago
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Bad day at Redrock

Fire destroys most of a lakeside OKC restaurant.

Food and Drink Features

Gazette staff
A fire shortly after midnight this morning roared through a popular Lake Hefner restaurant, the Redrock Canyon Grill.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Thunder games and food

With the Oklahoma City Thunder ready for Game 1 of the NBA Finals (Go Thunder!!!), we recently posed this question on Facebook: To watch Thunder games on TV, to which local bar or restaurant do you go? And what do you order? We wanna know!

And the people spoke:

“Dan O'Brien's!!! Closest to being at the game ever. Atmosphere is awesome and food is incredible!!! Chicken nachos, mmmm!” —Ashley Osborn

“Twin Peaks. Its refreshing to sit in a non-smoking bar and come home not smelling like an ashtray. Don't Okies know that secondhand cigarette smoke kills!?” —Jeff Jonaitis

“”Belle Isle Brewery … upstairs. Great atmosphere.” —Tempie DeVaughn Farmer

“”Cousins Bar and Grill! And beer.” —Jason Champ

“”Home with Pizza Hut and Bud Light.” —Christina Rivas

"Pizza Hut. They have great food, inexpensive, and tons of TVs!” —Tana Libby

by Carol Smaglinski 06.11.2012 2 years ago
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Gazette staff
How many stairs must one climb to burn off that McRib?
Wednesday, June 20, 2012