Some diners like the white-tablecloth route, while some prefer their food at a sports bar.
Demo your diet
Eating healthy is much easier than it used to be with plenty of information about balancing your dietary intake and an entire city of support. After a recent million-pound loss, Oklahoma City is seriously overhauling eating habits, and that all starts at home.
Hey, OKC diners: When at a restaurant, what's the first thing you notice about its design? What are some of the best-designed restaurants around the metro?
Here are some of your answers via our Facebook page:
“Red Prime” —Erin Elizabeth Ames
“Well, if it's not in a corrugated aluminum building.” —Joe Nathan Stovall
“Matthew Kenney!” —Samantha Renee Ruble
“Cafe 501 Classen Curve” —Michelle Smith Ponder
“Whether or not you can carry on a conversation. Charleston's is good; Republic is deafening.” —Jeanmarie Nielsen
“Firs thing I notice, where are the TVs and how can I get away from them. Second thing I notice, where is the bar area, and how can I get away from it?” —Red McCall
“Red's Southern Diner has really cool design. Their ceiling fans are old mowers. And one of their booths is a trailer that you can eat in!” —Kristopher Gene Graham
“I like Toby Keith's with their tailgate benches!” —Christina Rivas
"Pho Cuong on Classen will always be my fave and I hope it never stops being turquoise and pink!” —Sarah Morgan
“Lighting. Noise. Comfort. Visual interest.” —Amy Brandley
The very accomplished Robin L. Obert is the executive chef at the Governor’s Mansion in Oklahoma City and has held that position for more than eight months. The former instructor at Platt College has a son, Sterling Sullivan.
“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