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Best of OKC 2020: Food & Drink 

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Best local craft brewer

COOP Ale Works
4745 Council Heights Road

Angry Scotsman Brewing, 704 W Reno Ave.
Bricktown Brewery, several metro locations
Stonecloud Brewing Co., 1012 NW First St., Suite 101
Vanessa House Beer Co., 118 NW Eighth St.

Best local tap room

Prairie Artisan Ales
3 NE 8th St.

Angry Scotsman Brewing, 704 W Reno Ave.
Elk Valley Brewing Co., 1210 N Hudson Ave.
Stonecloud Brewing Co., 1012 NW First St., Suite 101
Vanessa House Beer Co., 118 NW Eighth St.

Best breakfast

Cafe Kacao Latin Cuisine
3325 N. Classen Blvd.

Hatch Early Mood Food, two metro locations
Jimmy’s Egg, several metro locations
Neighborhood J.A.M., two metro locations
Sunnyside Diner, several metro locations

Best brunch

Cheever’s Cafe
2409 N. Hudson Ave

Hatch Early Mood Food, two metro locations
Hefner Grill, 9301 Lake Hefner Parkway
Neighborhood J.A.M., two metro locations
The Jones Assembly, 901 W. Sheridan Ave. 

Best late-night eats

Empire Slice House
1804 NW 16th St.

Beverly’s Pancake House, 3315 Northwest Expressway
Flip’s Wine Bar & Trattoria, 5801 N. Western Ave.
Guyutes, 730 NW 23rd St.
The Jones Assembly, 901 W. Sheridan Ave. 

Best burger

The Garage Burgers & Beer
several metro locations

Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler Express, several metro locations
Patty Wagon Burgers, 3600 N. May Ave.
S&B’s Burger Joint, several metro locations
Tucker’s Onion Burgers, several metro locations

Best taco

Big Truck Tacos
530 NW 23rd St.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, several metro locations
Hacienda Tacos, 12086 N. May Ave.
Mexican Radio, 1734 NW 16th St.
Oso on Paseo, 603 NW 28th St. 

Best sandwich shop

The Mule
1630 N. Blackwelder Ave.

City Bites, several metro locations
Lee’s Sandwiches, 3300 N. Classen Blvd.
N D Foods, 2632 W. Britton Rd.
Someplace Else A Deli & Bakery, 2310 N. Western Ave.

Best barbecue

Swadley’s Bar-B-Q
several metro locations

Clark Crew BBQ, 3510 Northwest Expressway
Cornish Smokehouse, 801 SW 119th St.
Earl’s Rib Palace, several metro locations
Iron Star Urban Barbeque, 3700 N. Shartel Ave.

Best pizza place

Hideaway Pizza
several metro locations

Empire Slice House, 1804 NW 16th St.
Pizzeria Gusto, 2415 N. Walker Ave.
Sauced on Paseo, 2912 Paseo St.
The Hall’s Pizza Kitchen, 1004 N. Hudson Ave., Suite 106

Best steakhouse

Cattlemen’s Steakhouse
1309 S. Agnew Ave.

Boulevard Steakhouse, 505 S. Blvd, Edmond
Mahogany Prime Steakhouse, two metro locations
Ranch Steakhouse, 3000 W. Britton Road
Red PrimeSteak, 504 N. Broadway Ave.

Best sushi

Sushi Neko
4318 N. Western Ave.

GoGo Sushi Express and Grill, 432 NW 10 St.
The Sushi Bar, several metro locations
Tokyo Japanese Restaurant, 7516 N. Western Ave.
Tsubaki Sushi & Hibachi, 5900 W. Memorial Rd., Suite E 

Best restaurant with vegan or vegetarian menu options

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Picasso Café
3009 Paseo St.

Shaun Fiaccone’s Humankind Hospitality group is on quite a roll.  In addition to opening the brand new Frida (see Best New Restaurant) and the popular OSO on Paseo, Picasso continues its long tradition of combining delicious food with a truly unique and warm setting.  In addition to a weekend brunch that continues to draw crowds, Picasso offers many excellent vegan and vegetarian options as well as innovative takes on more traditional menu items.  

Said Fiaccone: “I’ve been fortunate to have found such great partners over the years. We’ve continued to grow with and towards one another - which facilitates growth in our individual roles. And it’s gratifying to watch everyone succeed like that. Kim directing our beverage program, Chef Ryan always innovating and Kindt as the shaman of our culture. You can feel it when you’re in the restaurant which is probably why we all like being there so much.”

The space has been refreshed without losing any of the charm, as has The Other Room, the connected neighborhood bar where you can also order from the full menu.  Amid the hundreds of additions and rapidly escalating local dining scene, Picasso Cafe remains a shining star.    

Coolgreens, several metro locations
Plant, 1120 N. Walker Ave.
The Loaded Bowl, 1211 SW Second St.
The Red Cup, 3122 N. Classen Blvd.

Best seafood

Off the Hook Seafood & More
two metro locations

FRIDA southwest, 500 Paseo St.
Hefner Grill, 301 Lake Hefner Parkway
Pearl’s Restaurant Group, several metro locations
The Drake Seafood & Oysterette, 519 NW 23rd St., Suite 111

Best dessert restaurant, shop or bakery

Pie Junkie
1711 NW 16th St.

Ingrid’s Kitchen, two metro locations
La Baguette Bakery, 7408 N. May Ave.
OKC Sweets, 7306 N. Western Ave.
Raspberries n’ Creme, 7606 N. May Ave. 

Best Mexican restaurant

Ted’s Café Escondido
several metro locations

Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant, several metro locations
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, several metro locations
Poblano Grill, 13593 N. May Ave.
San Marcos Mexican Restaurant, several metro locations

Best Latin restaurant

Café do Brasil
440 NW 11th St., Suite 100

1492 New World Latin Cuisine, 1207 N. Walker Ave.
Cafe Antigua, 1903 N. Classen Blvd.
Cafe Kacao Latin Cuisine, 3325 N. Classen Blvd.
La Brasa, 1310 NW 25th St.

Best Italian restaurant

Gabriella’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria
1226 NE 63rd St.

Bellini’s Ristorante & Grill, 801 N. Western Ave.
Flip’s Wine Bar & Trattoria, 5801 N. Western Ave.
Stella Modern Italian Cuisine, 1201 N. Walker Ave.
Vito’s Ristorante, 7628 N. May Ave.

Best Western European restaurant

La Baguette Bistro
7408 N. May Ave.

Fassler Hall, 421 NW 10th St.
Ingrid’s Kitchen, two metro locations
Royal Bavaria, 3401 S. Sooner Road, Moore
Sean Cummings’ Irish Restaurant, 7628 N. May Ave.

Best Mediterranean restaurant

Zorba’s Mediterranean Cuisine
6014 N. May Ave.

Basil Mediterranean Café, 211 NW 23rd St.
Cous Cous Café, 6165 N. May Ave.
Mediterranean Imports & Deli, 5620 N. May Ave.
Nunu’s Mediterranean Cafe & Market, 3131 W. Memorial Road

Best Indian restaurant

Sheesh Mahal
4621 N. May Ave.

Gopuram Taste of India, 412 S. Meridian Ave.
Mt. Everest Cuisines, 1169 E. 2nd St., Edmond
Taj Cuisine of India, 1500 NW 23rd St.
Tikka Craze, two metro locations

Best eastern Asian restaurant

Gorō Ramen + Izakaya
3000 Paseo St.

Grand House Asian Bistro, 7516 N. Western Ave.
Sala Thai, 1614 NW 23rd St.
Tana Thai Bistro, 10700 N. May Ave.
Thai House Restaurant, 500 NW 23rd St.

Best new restaurant

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FRIDA southwest
500 Paseo St.

The first of many new additions to the resurgent Paseo Arts District, the gorgeous and bold Frida Southwest has been an instant hit.  The striking stand-alone building at the gateway of the district features huge windows and modern design which blends with its unique surroundings. The inventive Southwestern cuisine by Chef Ryan Parrott is the perfect complement to the beautiful outdoor patio, a large oval bar with overhead doors, and a cozy adjoining but separate watering hole (The Daley).  The large dining room also allows for safe distancing in these troubled times.

Cantaritos Mexican Grill, 1333 N. Santa Fe Ave
Clark Crew BBQ, 3510 Northwest Expressway
MOB Grill, 11 NE 6th St.
The Pig and the Butcher, 2925 W. Britton Rd.

Best fine dining restaurant

Mahogany Prime Steakhouse
two metro locations

Cheever’s Cafe, 2409 N. Hudson Ave.
FRIDA southwest, 500 Paseo St.
Ranch Steakhouse, 3000 W. Britton Road
Vast, 333 W. Sheridan Ave. 

Best neighborhood bar

Edna’s
5137 Classen Circle

51st Street Speakeasy, 1114 NW 51st St.
BAR ARBOLADA, 637 W. Main St.
Lost Highway, 1613 N. May Ave.
The Other Room, 3009 Paseo St.

Best new bar

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Social Capital
517 S. Hudson Ave.

When Scissortail Park opened last year, many assumed the derelict properties all around would take decades to develop.  Enter Social Capital, taking what was an old and abandoned service station and creating a wildly ambitious and sprawling bar and restaurant with jaw-dropping views of the park and skyline.  

The proprietors had cut their teeth with the popular Patriarch in Edmond and the new venture follows suit with 120 beers on tap, most local.  They also feature a full wine and cocktail list, street tacos, salads, charcuterie, and house-made ice cream.

On a nice day, there is no better place in town than the dog-friendly rooftop deck where the long tables and vistas invite patrons to spend hours drinking, eating, socializing, and watching the activity in the park.  There is plenty of indoor and outdoor space at ground level as well, making Social Capital a major destination and the perfect spot to impress visitors.

Palo Santo, 1203 SW 2nd St.
Parlor OKC, 11 NE 6th St.
The Daley, 500 NW 28th St.
The Study, 701 W. Sheridan Ave., Suite 100

Best patio dining

The Jones Assembly
901 W. Sheridan Ave.

FRIDA southwest, 500 Paseo St.
Hefner Grill, 301 Lake Hefner Parkway
Industry Gastro Lounge, 2800 NW 140th St.
Louie’s Grill & Bar, several metro locations

Best diner

Sunnyside Diner
several metro locations

Beverly’s Pancake House, 3315 Northwest Expressway
Hungry Frog Restaurant, 1101 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
Jimmy’s Egg, several metro locations
The Diner, 213 E. Main St., Norman

Best restaurant

Redrock Canyon Grill
two metro locations

Cheever’s Café, 2409 N. Hudson Ave.
FRIDA southwest, 500 Paseo St.
Taj Cuisine of India, 1500 NW 23rd St.
The Jones Assembly, 901 W. Sheridan Ave.

Best chef

Kevin Lee
The Jones Assembly, 901 W. Sheridan Ave.

Benni Pappachan, Taj Cuisine of India, 500 NW 23rd St.
Bruce Rinehart, Rococo, two metro locations
Quinn Carroll, FRIDA southwest, 500 Paseo St.
Ryan Parrott, Picasso Café, 3009 Paseo St.

Best pre- or post- event spot

The Jones Assembly
901 W. Sheridan Ave.

HiLo Club, 1221 NW 50th St.
Ponyboy, 423 NW 23rd St.
The Other Room, 3009 Paseo St.
Vanessa House Beer Co., 118 NW Eighth St.

Best national or regional restaurant

Chick-fil-A
several metro locations

Charleston’s Restaurant, several metro locations
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, several metro locations
On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, several metro locations
Whiskey Cake, 1845 Northwest Expressway

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(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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