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Cronut craze

NYC’s Cronut concept has become the most sought-after dessert around the globe, and the metro is no exception.

Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell

When people first hear about Cronuts, they inevitably ask one question and make one statement.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Have your cake...

and Whiskey, too!

Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
“I don’t know. Would you call two links a chain?” asked Tanner Fleming, general manager of Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar, 1845 Northwest Expressway, when he was queried about the restaurant’s classification.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Bricktown boogie

Finally found a parking spot and have a few hours to kill before the game or hitting the dance floor? Have a burger!

Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell
Bricktown Burgers
300 E. Main St.

What works:
simple onion burgers cooked right
What needs work:
Avoid going overboard with toppings.
Bring change for parking, or walking shoes.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Roasted rumors

A coffee shop with a reputation for snobbishness surprises with a courteous staff and irresistible java.

Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell

What works: Incredibly smooth Americano, incredibly pleasant staff.

What needs work: The espresso wasn’t my cup of tea ... wait, what?

Tips: Bring a coat in the winter. It gets kind of chilly in there.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Peruvian purview

Chicken, fish and a variety of great food from Peru, with love.

Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell

La Brasa Peruvian Kitchen

1310 NW 25th St.

What Works: the food. Ceviches, chicken, beef — all tasty and all affordable.

What Needs Work: Service is friendly, but it needs more servers working lunch.

Tips: Get a table shielded from the door. On cold days, it gets gusty.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Viva vegan

Mexican restaurant goes vegan, again, with pleasantly surprising results.

Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell


5820 N. Classen Blvd.

What works: The jicama wraps and tacos are so good, you stop caring that they’re vegan.

What needs work: The tamales needed a little more filling and flavor. 

Tips: Juice is really more of a smoothie. The spicy green is expensive but glug-worthy.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Thai me up

For lunch or dinner, a downtown Thai restaurant delights.

Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell

Thai Kitchen Cafe

327 Dean A. McGee Ave.


What works: Top-notch pad thai, excellent stir-fry dishes, fast and friendly staff.

What needs work: Parking can be a real pain, but that’s the price of eating at Thai Kitchen Cafe.

Tip: Go at dinner if you want a larger selection. But there’s plenty to love at lunch.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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

Back door, man

Be an insider and skip the front door at this barbecue eatery on NW 23rd Street.

Restaurant Reviews

Greg Elwell

Back Door Barbecue

315 NW 23rd St.


What works: The ribs, the Daily Beast, almost everything

What needs work: The texture of the smoked burgers.

Tip: Park behind the restaurant and go in through the back door.

Wednesday, May 7, 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